Local roundup: Wesley splits AEC baseball doubleheader vs. Neumann

Wesley College scored the final seven runs of the contest to post a 13-6 victory over Neumann in the first game of an Atlantic East Conference baseball doubleheader on Monday.

The Knights came back to win the second game, 16-5.

The Wolverines (1-9 AEC, 3-23-1 overall) finished with 14 hits in the opener, They broke a 6-6 tie with five runs in the sixth inning before adding a pair of runs in the seventh.

William Foster (2-for-4, 2 runs), William Musser (2-for-2, 1 run) and Jason Boc (1-for-3) all drove in two runs for Wesley. Pitcher Kevin Schmitt (1-3) went five innings to earn his first win of the season.

Reliever David Whitlock allowed only one hit in two shutout innings to close out the victory.

Neumann (4-6 AEC, 13-18 overall) got its revenge in the nightcap thanks to a 13-run second inning.

Wesley still had 10 hits in the second game, including three from Jordan Marucci (2 RBI) with two each from Alxander Webber and Foster.

The Wolverines close the season by hosting Marywood on Saturday in a noon doubleheader.

College track & field

DSU to host first meet in five years: For the first time since 2014, Delaware State will host a track and field meet on its campus.

The Hornets will welcome Coppin State and Maryland-Eastern Shore, along with a number of unattached runners, jumpers and throwers as well as athletes from Wesley College, for the DSU Hornet Outdoor Invitational on today at 3 p.m. in Alumni Stadium.

Among the top performers for the Hornet men this outdoor season is Julian Brown, who has the ninth best time in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in the 400 meter hurdles at 54.56 seconds. DSU’s Kavante Dawson has the MEAC’s 10th best 400 meter hurdle time at 54.81 seconds.

Dawson has the Hornets’ top 110 meter hurdle time this season at 15.17 seconds, while Brown is No. 18 in the MEAC in the 400 meter dash with a time of 48.69 seconds.

On the women’s side, DSU’s Jolena Smith is No. 7 in the MEAC in the javelin with a top throw of 31.6 meters, while Precious Igwebuike has the MEAC’s eighth-best Heptathlon performance with 3985 points.

Katarzyna Rosikon has the 13th best performance in 5000 meter run and No. 19 in the 1500 meters (5:04.48).

College lacrosse

Wesley’s Short honored: Wesley College senior defender Joshua Short was named the Atlantic East Conference Defensive Player of the Week in men’s lacrosse on Monday.

In the final two home games of his career, Short caused a team-best 15 turnovers, picked up 13 ground balls and registered the first goal and assist in his collegiate career.

In Wesley’s 21-2 win against La Roche on Saturday, Short tallied 10 caused turnovers and picked up 10 ground balls. Short is tied for fourth in the Atlantic East in caused turnovers with 27 on the season.

Baseball

Cape Henlopen 9, Waimea, HI 3: Winning pitcher Mason Fluharty struck out seven in four innings as the Vikings won the road game on Saturday.

Luke Smailer reached base three times with two RBI for Cape Henlopen (8-3), which took a 7-1 lead into the sixth inning.

Cape was slated to play a scrimmage in Hawaii on Monday. The Vikings also took a spring trip to Hawaii in 2014.

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