Local roundup: Hornet baseball team nips Rider 4-3 in 10th, Hens fall to Fla. Atlantic

Freshman Miquel Rivera hit a seeing-eye single up the middle in the bottom of the 10th inning to score the winning run in Delaware State’s 4-3 walk-off baseball victory over Rider at Soldier Field on Friday.

Rider led 3-2 after scoring the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the top of the 10th when DSU came to bat in the bottom of the inning.

In the bottom of the 10th, John Weglarz scored the tying run when Cole Garey (Polytech) reached base on a fielder’s choice. There were two outs when Rivera — also a Polytech High grad — hit a bouncer past the pitcher and between Rider’s shortstop and second baseman to score Arthur Burrell with the winning run.

The Hornets (2-2) opened the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Jared Gillis (Smyrna) doubled down the right field line to lead off the inning and scored the game’s first run when Garey followed with a double to left.

Garey later scored on a sacrifice fly by Tommy Jordan (Milford).

Hornet reliever Nich Ruhl, DSU’s fourth pitcher of the game, was credited with the win. Ruhl (1-0) did not allow a run and struck out two of the four batters he faced in the 10th inning.

Delaware State starter Lane DeLeon (Ssussex Tech) pitched six shutout innings, allowing six hits and striking out seven. Hornet pitchers struck out 12 batters in the game.

Florida Atlantic 7, Delaware 2: The Blue Hens (2-2) were stifled by Florida Atlantic senior Jake Miednik, who allowed just two hits and two runs (one earned) over 6.1 innings while striking out 14.

UD senior Nick Spadafino (Dover) pitched the first five innings allowing five runs (four earned). Spadafino struck out six. Senior Diaz Nardo (Cape Henlopen) tallied his first triple of the season, scoring a run.

College basketball

WOMEN, Delaware 61, William & Mary 52: Junior Nicole Enabosi notched her 20th double-double of the season as the Blue Hens earned a CAA road win.

Enabosi collected 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Hens (17-9, 10-5 CAA) to their 17th win of the season, the most for Delaware since the 2013-14 campaign. Sophomore Samone DeFreese added 13 points.

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