LOCAL ROUNDUP: Delaware State baseball team falls to Charleston Southern

Another strong pitching effort was not enough to prevent the Delaware State baseball from falling to Charleston Southern, 3-1, in the series finale on Sunday afternoon.

Hornet freshman Garrett Lawson, a Dover High product making his collegiate debut, settled down after giving up three runs in the first three innings to keep DSU in the game.

Lawson was relieved after 6.2 innings, allowing nine hits and three runs, two earned, while striking out four and walking one. Terry Godfrey pitched a scoreless eighth for the Hornets (1-2).

DSU outhit the Buccaneers, 10-9, but failed to take advantage of several scoring opportunities.

In the first inning, Darnel Maisonet singled down the left field line to score Kwestin Smith with the game’s first run. But Charleston Southern (2-1) answered with two runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead for good.

Maisonet had three hits in four at-bats for the Hornets to raise his average to .700 (7-for-10) this season. Evan Regez, Smith and freshman Jared Gillis (Smyrna) had two hits each for DSU.

Pittsburgh 3, Delaware 2: The Blue Hens (0-4) closed out the Sunshine State Classic with a loss on Sunday.

Starting pitcher Kevin Milley went seven innings, allowing just five hits and one run.

The game was deadlocked at 1-1 until the eighth inning when the Panthers took the lead for good at 3-1. The Hens put up a run in the ninth but left the bases loaded to end the game.

College basketball

WOMEN, Drexel 53, Delaware 49, OT: Hannah Jardine’s jumper with 13 seconds left in regulation sent the CAA game to overtime but the Blue Hens couldn’t hold off the Dragons.

Senior guard Erika Brown led the Hens (14-12, 8-7 CAA) with 21 points, including all five of Delaware’s points in OT. Sophomore Nicole Enabosi added eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds while junior Makeda Nichola had eight points, five rebounds and three blocks.

The back-and-forth affair featured nine lead changes and nine ties.

College softball

Delaware 8, LIU-Brooklyn 1: All nine Blue Hen starters had hits in Delaware’s victory at the Orange Blossom Invitational.

Trailing 1-0, the Hens (2-8) answered with two runs in the bottom of the first when Devon Steiner laced a double to drive home Mattie Nuccio and Anna Steinmetz.

Leanna Gearhart and Giovanna Kolofer each finished 3-for-4 with a run scored for the Blue Hens, while Steiner added two hits and Mariah Kondravy drove home three.

College track & field

Wesley women take second: The Wesley College women’s track & field team came in second place at the Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday.

The Wolverines tallied 137 points to finish behind Christopher Newport with 179.

Wesley had 19 top-five finishes at the meet. The 1,600-meter relay team of Elizsha Streeter, Briana Artis, Quadira Minus and Angel Hall retained their crown in the event with a time of 4:01.42, finishing over seven seconds ahead of the second-place team.

Jourdyn Beverly and Jasmine Brown took home titles in the weight throw and the triple jump, respectively. Beverly won the weight throw with a heave of 14.58 meters while Brown won the triple jump with a leap of 10.77 meters.

Wolverine men third in CAC: The Wesley College men’s track & field teams placed third at the Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships.

The Wolverines dominated the 60-meter dash with four runners qualifying for the finals. Greg Taylor and DaJahn Lowery placed 1-2 in the event while Patrick Schlosser and Terrance Mack picked up sixth and seventh-place honors, respectively.

Hillman wins for Hens: Junior Sarah Hillman (Polytech) registered her third shot put title of the indoor season for Delaware in a meet at Princeton on Saturday.

She threw the shot put 50 feet, 8 inches to take first place and earn a spot in the post-season Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships in Boston on March 4-5. She also placed fifth in the weight throw with an ECAC-qualifying throw of 52-8.

Also bringing home first-place finishes for the Blue Hens at the meet were London Freeland in the 400 meters (57.60), Caesar Rodney’s Jeanette Bendolph in the 800 meters (2:12.35), Liz McGroarty in the 1,00 meters (2:51.65), and the 1,600-meter relay team of Bendolph, Leslie Ope, Sofia Janotti, and Nadia Khoury (4:01.03). Bendolph and McGroarty also qualified for the ECAC meet with their winning times.

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