Roundup: Hornets sweep MEAC series with Maryland-Eastern Shore

 

Delaware State scored seven runs in the last two innings en route to a 10-5 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore and complete a three-game MEAC series sweep at Perdue Stadium Saturday. The sweep gives the Hornets a 9-15 overall record and 4-5 mark in the division. MDES fell to 6-24 and 2-7.

Center fielder Mark Herron was three-for-five with a double and two runs batted in to lead the Hornets’ 14-hit attack. First baseman Cole Garey was also three-for-five, while catcher Adrian Hill had two hits, including his first career home run.

Delaware State opened the scoring with two runs in the top of the second inning. The first run scored on back-to-back doubles by Todd Henry and Herron, who scored the second run on a ground out by Tommy Jordan.

MDES tied the score with two runs in the bottom of the second off Hornet starter Austin Warrington.

Hill’s solo shot in the fourth gave the Hornets a 3-2 lead.

DSU held onto the one run lead until exploding for five runs in the eighth inning. John Weglarz singled in two eighth-inning runs, while Henry and Cole Garey had run-scoring hits. Miguel Rivera also drove in a run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly.

The Hawks answered with three runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull to within 8-5.

DSU tacked on two insurance runs in the top of the ninth on a sac fly by Henry and Herron’s second RBI of the game on a one-out single.

Freshman Jeremy Carrow, the second of three Hornet pitchers in the game, threw six innings to pick up the win (1-2). He kept the Hawks off the board for the first five innings he pitched before allowing the three eighth-inning runs.

Chandler Fitzgerald pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Hornets.

Northeastern 16, Delaware 8: Six different Blue Hens had hits and six different Blue Hens had RBIs in the contest. Jack Goan, Zack Miller and Vinny Vaccone led the way, each collecting two hits, a run scored and at least one RBI.

Seven different pitchers saw the mound with Joey Haas having the longest outing, with 2.1 innings of work, not allowing a hit or an earned run.

Women’s lacrosse

Delaware 9, Louisville 8: A close affair throughout, the Blue Hens (6-5) took a 5-3 lead into halftime and took its largest lead of the game at 6-3 five minutes into the second half. The Cardinals (4-9) were able to tie things at 6-6, but Christine Long put UD ahead with 12:38 remaining and the Blue Hens never looked back.

Long registered a game-best four goals while Caroline Farley picked up two goals and an assist to go along with a game-high seven draw controls for Delaware.

Chantae Simms and Sarah Comstock led the defense with four ground balls apiece while Simms added two caused turnovers.

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