Local roundup: Blue Hens fall to Terps in baseball

Delaware rallied to take a short-lived lead in the fifth inning before eventually falling to Maryland, 11-6 in baseball on Tuesday afternoon.

The loss keeps the Blue Hens winless at 0-11.

Delaware, which has played all 11 of its game on the road, used a five-run fifth inning to go up 6-4. But the Terrapins (7-4) answered with three runs in both the bottom of the fifth and sixth to take control.

The middle of the Hens’ order of Jordan Hutchins (Dover), Zack Miller and Vinny Vaccone combined to go 7-for-13 with four runs scored and four RBI. Miller had his second straight three-hit performance and has now hit safely in eight of his 10 games played this year.

Navy 11, Delaware State 3: The Hornets committed a season-high six errors, resulting in four unearned runs allowed, in the loss.
Freshman second baseman Brandon Bly had a team-high two hits and a RBI for the Hornets (4-5), who were out-hit 12-6.

Starting pitcher Miquel Rivera (Polytech) doubled to lead off the second inning and eventually scored the game’s first run. Rivera suffered the loss after giving up five hits and four runs in four innings.

College softball

Lake’s Glanden picks up CAA award: Delaware freshman first baseman Brooke Glanden, a Lake Forest High grad, was named Colonial Athletic Association Softball Rookie of the Week on Tuesday.

Glanden went 5-for-8 during the Blue Hens’ two games at the Cavalier Classic on Saturday, scoring three times and driving home three runs.

Glanden has started all 14 games for Delaware this season, batting .341 with team-highs of 15 hits, four doubles and two triples.

DSU pair win awards: Delaware State softball’s Jasmine Melgoza and Jonah Cunnigan have been honored by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for their performances last week.

Melgoza was selected as the MEAC Player of the Week after collecting 10 hits in 17 at-bats (.588), with a home run, two doubles and four scored in five games at the Hampton University Pirate Invitational last weekend. A Preseason All-MEAC first-team selection, Melgoza is batting .472 in the Hornets’ 11 games this season.

Cunnigan was named MEAC Rookie of the Week after batting .571 (8-for-14) with three stolen bases and four runs scored at the Pirate Invitational. Cunnigan’s performance last weekend raised her season average to .394, second best on the team.

College lacrosse

Hens’ Kurtz honored by CAA: Tye Kurtz helped the Delaware men’s lacrosse team to its best start since 2008 with a record-breaking week of eight goals and three assists in the Blue Hens’ two games last week.

For his outstanding play, Kurtz was named CAA Rookie of the Week.

For the season, Kurtz has 10 goals and four assists for the Blue Hens.

College track & field

Dover grad takes second: Former Dover High standout Tayshaun Chisholm, a freshman at Louisburg College, placed second in the 60-meter hurdles in the Junior College Nationals indoor track & field meet.

Chisholm posted a time of 8.03 seconds in the meet, held in Pittsburg, Kansas.

College golf

Hens take third: Ariane Klotz and Thitaree Sakulbunpanich each finished among the top four individuals while Delaware placed third in the team standings this week at the UNF Collegiate.

After carding the two lowest team rounds in program history on Monday, the Blue Hens followed with a 306 on Tuesday to finish third out of 17 squads with an 875 total.

That score is one shot off the UD three-round record set in the Blue Hens’ previous tournament at the Kiawah Island Spring Classic.

Klotz fired a two over par 74 during her final round on the par 72, 5,926-yard Jacksonville Golf and Country Club course, finishing in third place with a four under par 67-71-74-212. Sakulbunpanich, who shot a 75 on Tuesday, placed fourth in the standings with a three under par 68-70-75-213.

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