Local roundup: DSU sweeps baseball doubleheader over Marist

Delaware State’s baseball team took advantage of solid pitching in a doubleheader sweep of Marist at Soldier Field on Sunday.

The Hornets won the first game 6-1 and completed the sweep with a rain-shortened 3-1 victory in the nightcap. DSU (4-4) took two of the three games in the weekend series.

In the opener, Darnell Maisonet pitched four innings to earn the win and also smacked a three-run homer to highlight the Hornets’ six-run second inning. The homer was the first for DSU this season.

On the mound, Maisonet (1-1) allowed three hits and one run, while striking out three and walking one. Freshman Robert Shorts (St. Georges) pitched the last three innings to collect the save.

In the rain-shortened nightcap, starter Sean McGrath (St. Georges) threw four solid innings and freshman Jeremy Carrow (Smyrna) pitched a scoreless fifth to lead the Hornets.

Oswego State 22, Wesley 4: The 15th-ranked Lakers scored 17 runs in the first two innings before posting the win.

Oswego State had nine hits and took advantage of 16 walks.

In the bottom on the fourth, the Wolverines’ DaQuan Jefferson belted a two-run double to right field that scored Wiliam Musser and Alexander Weber.

New Mexico State 11, Delaware 4: The Blue Hens led 4-3 in the fifth before giving up the final eight runs of the contest to fall to 0-10.

Zack Miller had three of Delaware’s nine hits with Kevin Mohollen drove in a pair of runs.

DelTech swept in openers: Delaware Tech dropped both games of a doubleheader to Cumberland County on Feb. 23, losing, 4-1 and 5-2.

In the first game, freshman Jordan Haddaway pitched six innings and gave up just one run. Freshman Matt Marandola had two hits and an RBI, and sophomore Tyler Cunningham doubled.

In the second game, freshman Micah Bregard struck out five, while Cunningham blasted a home run, and sophomore Dwayne Harmon had an RBI single.

College basketball

WOMEN, Delaware 68, William & Mary 52: A 29-point third quarter propelled Delaware to the CAA win.

The Blue Hens trailed by four at halftime before turning around to outscore the Tribe, 29-14, in the third. Delaware (15-13, 10-6 CAA) never looked back.

The Hens had four players with double-figure scoring for the second straight game and were led by Alison Lewis’ 16 points, seven rebounds, three steals and one assist while Makeda Nicholas collected 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block.

Junior Samone DeFreese added 16 points, five rebounds and four steals and classmate Abby Gonzales registered a career-high six steals to go along with 10 points and five assists.

With two regular-season games left, Delaware will finish no lower than fifth in the CAA and has clinched a first-round bye for the upcoming CAA Tournament which is being hosted by UD.

College lacrosse

MEN, Finger Lakes 11, Delaware Tech 6: Delaware Tech opened the season on Feb. 24 with a loss.

Freshman Devaughn Williams had three goals and an assist, while sophomore Connor Garrett had two goals, and sophomore Hunter Melson had one goal and one assist. Sophomore goalies Nathan Williamson and Nathan Carey had five saves apiece.

College bowling

DSU 8th in tourney: Delaware State has moved up three spots to eighth place after day two of the Monmouth University Hawk Flight.

The Hornets have a two-day total pinfall of 9,292 after winning four of five traditional matches. DSU was 11th after Friday’s opening day Baker competition.

The Hornets rolled a combined 1,017 in their fourth traditional match of the day, fifth-best among the 18 teams in the field.

Individually, DSU’s Alexis Neuer (jr.) is seventh among more than 120 competitors with a five-game total pinfall of 1,025 (205.0 avg.). Neuer topped the 200 mark in four games, including a high of 223 in the fourth game.

Hornet sophomore Melissa Ortega is ninth in the individual standings at 1,008 total pinfall (201.6 avg.). She scored 200-or-better in three matches, highlighted by total of 222 in the opening match.

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