COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Maisonet goes the distance in the Delaware State baseball win

Darnell Maisonet pitched a complete-game six-hitter as Delaware State blanked Maryland-Eastern Shore, 3-0, in a MEAC North baseball game on Sunday evening.

Darnell Masionet

The victory, in the game played at Salisbury, Md.’s Perdue Stadium, gave the Hornets (6-11 MEAC, 8-29) a three-game sweep of the weekend series.

Maisonet (2-2) struck out 11 and walked only three while earning the shutout.

DelState scored all three of its runs in the top of the eighth inning to snap a scoreless tie. Sophomore catcher Adrian Hill (Polytech) singled home the last two runs in the inning.

Todd Henry singled and scored the first run on a throwing error. The Hornets picked up three of their five total hits in the eighth.

John Weglarz finished with two hits for DSU.

James Madison 6, Delaware 0: Freshman Chris Ludman threw six strong innings Sunday, allowing just two earned runs but the Blue Hens were blanked in a CAA game.

Ludman struck out five and didn’t issue a walk. But Delaware (20-17, 7-5 CAA) managed just two hits off James Madison starter Nick Stewart, who threw six shutout innings while striking out nine.

Junior Nick Patten increased his on-base streak to 28 games with a fourth-inning single, while Clay Conaway (Sussex Central) struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless ninth.

After four CAA series, Delaware sits in a three-way tie for third place in the league.

Softball

Delaware State 9, Howard 5: The Hornets scored four runs in the ninth to pull out the MEAC North win.

DelState won two of the three series games to improve to 9-5 in conference play (11-26 overall).

Micaela Cummings smacked her first home run of the season, a three-run shot to give the Hornets an 8-5 lead. DSU added another run on a two-out single by Sia Hornbuckle.

Sabrina Quarles was 3-for-4 with four RBI while reliever Hannah Shields (5-11) was the winning pitcher after throwing 8.2 innings, allowing seven hits and one run.

Sherhorn sets Wilm. mark: Former Caesar Rodney High coach Mike Shehorn became Wilmington University’s all-time winningest softball coach when the Wildcats swept Felician on Saturday.

Shehorn now has 159 victories in five seasons at Wilmington. The Polytech High grad is 159-101 for a .631 win percentage, passing former coach Erin Harvey’s mark of 157-128-1 in six seasons from 2007-12.

Delaware 3, Charleston 2: Blue Hen freshman third baseman Sarah Bessel lined an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning

Jordan Cargile earned her fourth win after allowing two runs on six hits in a complete-game effort.

Women’s lacrosse

Delaware 14, William & Mary 6: Senior goalie Taylor Carpentier tied a season-high with 15 saves while allowing a season-low six goals as Delaware (7-9, 2-3 CAA) kept its CAA Tournament hopes alive.

Classmate Megan Santoleri added her fourth career hat trick with an assist for four points while fellow senior Becky Gohsler tied a career-high with seven draw controls.

Furman 19, Delaware State 2: Olivia Summerville and Taylor Swann both scored for the Hornets in the Southern Conference loss.

Summerville is second on the squad with 12 goals this season.

Golf

Hen men sixth at CAA: The Delaware men’s golf team carded its second consecutive 303 round on Sunday to finish sixth at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship.

UD senior Kieran Purcell concluded his Blue Hen career with a three over par 75 on the par 72, 7,358-yard Lonnie Poole Golf Course, tying for 18th place with a 13 over par 80-74-75-229.

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