Local roundup: Hornets eliminated at MEAC tourney by FAMU 9-8 in 10 innings

Delaware State’s baseball team had a chance to keep its season going on Friday evening.

But, in the end, it was Florida A&M that came away with a 9-8, 10-inning victory in the MEAC Tournament elimination game in Daytona Beach, Fla.

In a contest in which the two squads traded six-run innings, the Hornets held leads of 6-1 and 8-7. But FAMU tied it with a run in the eighth before winning it on Rayburn Tuck’s walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th.

DelState, which ends the season at 20-25, lost its tourney opener, 13-3, to the Rattlers before winning a pair of games.

Delaware State had 13 hits in the contest. Cole Garey (Polytech) was 3-for-5 with an RBI, John Weglarz and Tommy Jordan (Milford) had two hits and two RBI each, while Jared Gillis (Smyrna) recorded two hits in four at-bats.

Weglarz was 11-for-18 (.611) with a triple, double, four RBI and three runs scored in the Hornets’ four tournament games to end the season with a .348 batting average.

The Hornets scored six runs in the fourth. Jordan had a two-run double and Weglarz singled in two to highlight the rally.

Rich Rountree and Adrian Hill (Polytech) also had run-scoring singles in the inning, which ended with DSU holding a 6-1 lead.

Two innings later, Florida A&M matched the Hornets with a six-run inning to pull ahead 7-6.

DelState answered with two runs in their next at-bat to regain the lead. Garey singled in DSU’s first seventh inning run to tie the score at 7-7 and the Hornets scored the go-ahead run when Darnell Maisonet scored on a wild pitch.

Miguel Rivera (Polytech) had two home runs and six RBI in the tournament for the Hornets.

Charleston 5, Delaware 0: Three pitchers combined to throw a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts as the Cougars blanked the Blue Hens in a CAA matchup on Friday evening.

The loss comes a day after Charleston out-lasted Delaware, 10-7, in 16 innings on Thursday night. Jordan Hutchins (Dover) had the only hit for the Hens (9-14 CAA, 21-32 overall).

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Cape Henlopen 10, St. Mark’s 8: Grant Evan’s grand slam sparked a six-run fifth inning that lifted the Vikings to the win.

Cape (13-5), which ends the regular season with a four-game winning streak, trailed 6-3 after the second inning before scoring the game’s next seven runs.

Mason Fluharty (2-for-4) also homered for the Vikings while reliever Parker Brown allowed only one earned run in 5 1/3 innings to earn the win.

Red Lion Christian 5, Lake Forest 1: Pitcher Wade Brooks struck out seven for the Spartans while Adam Schiff added a double in the loss.

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