Local roundup: Hen baseball team wins 1-0, UD triumphs in women’s hoops

Behind five shutout innings from freshman Billy Sullivan, Delaware blanked Charleston Southern, 1-0, in baseball on Sunday afternoon.

In the series-clinching victory, the Blue Hens received a second-inning solo home run from senior captain Diaz Nardo (Cape Henlopen) for the only run Delaware would need. On the mound, three Delaware (2-1) pitchers limited Charleston Southern (1-2) to just four hits, striking out 13 batters.

Sullivan, a St. Mark’s grad, pitched the first five innings, allowing just three hits and striking out nine. The sixth and seventh innings belonged to redshirt junior Clay Conaway (Sussex Central), who also made his debut for the Hens Sunday, throwing a pair of scoreless innings.

Senior Colman Villa pitched the final two innings for the Blue Hens, earning his sixth career save.

“Today was a great first career start for Billy Sullivan,” said Delaware coach Jim Sherman. “He had an electric fastball that was sitting in the mid-90s, and was able to mix in some great curveballs to strike out batters.”

Savannah State 8, Delaware State 1: The Hornets took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second before the Tigers scored final eight runs of the contest.

Dover High grad Garrett Lawson scored the run for DSU (1-2) and also struck out eight in 4.1 innings. John Weglarz had two of the Hornets’ seven hits.

College basketball

WOMEN, Delaware 79, Charleston 51: Senior Kiersten West registered a career-high 18 points as the Blue Hens cruised to the CAA vistory.

West, who was honored alongside classmates Makeda Nicholas, Danielle Roberts and Alexis Sears on Senior Night, shot 6-of-9 from the field, including two big three-pointers in the first quarter. The guard added four rebounds and two steals.

Junior Nicole Enabosi collected a game-high 22 points and 14 rebounds for her school-record 19th double-double of the season.

The Hens (16-9, 9-5 CAA) also saw double-figure scoring from sophomore Abby Gonzales, who recorded 11 points, four rebounds and two assists.

College track & field

Wesley takes third in CAC: The Wesley College women’s track and field team placed third overall at the two-day Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

Ashley Morris continued her momentum from the preliminaries to take the indoor crown in the 60-meter hurdles. After setting the meet record in the event, Morris finished the 60-meter hurdles in 8.96 seconds.

Jourdyn Beverly won the weight throw with a distance of 14.94 meters (49-0.25).

As a team, Wesley totaled 93 points. Host Christopher Newport won the title with 149 points.

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