Local roundup: Wesley splits in baseball, Hens fall to Hopkins in men’s lax

Wesley College dropped the first game 6-5 but rebounded with a 7-3 win in the nightcap as the Wolverines split a baseball doubleheader with Neumann on Saturday afternoon.

Alex Marrs pitched six strong innings in his start in the first game. Marrs carried a no-hitter until the fifth inning. He struck out seven and allow allowed a run on two hits and two walks.

Chris Seibert, Michael Piccirillo and John Joines each collected two hits. Seibert notched a double and scored twice. Joines and Piccirillo drove in a run apiece.

Seibert and Will Barton opened the second and third innings with leadoff home runs to get Wesley started in Game Two.

Deshawn Aiken gave Wesley some insurance with two RBI in the sixth. Aiken added a run of his own later in the inning.

Cody Simet struck out a season-high eight batters in a complete-game effort to earn his second win of the season as Wesley improved to 4-6.

Delaware splits with Bryant: The Hens won the opener before falling in the second game.

Delaware (10-7) took the first game 7-3, as junior Kyle Hinton (2-1) threw his fourth consecutive solid outing. The righty fired six one-run innings, holding the potent Bryant (5-10) attack to just four hits. The junior struck out 10 batters (tied his career-high).

Junior Kevin Mohollen went 3-for-4 in game one, driving in a pair of runs. Mohollen also stole his sixth and seventh bases of the year. Three different Blue Hens contributed multiple hits, including Tyler Callender, who hit his first career home run in the fourth.

In Saturday’s nightcap, Delaware fell to Bryant 5-2 in seven innings. Junior Nick Patten hit his second home run of the year, while freshman Chance DiFebbo drove in a run with an RBI single. Senior Nick Spadafino (Dover High) pitched the first three and two-thirds for Delaware, allowing a pair of runs (one earned). The righty struck out four.

Lefty Colman Vila (2-1) replaced Spadafino in the fourth, took the loss for Delaware, allowing three Bryant runners to score. Delaware managed just two hits in the final five innings of the contest.

DSU falls twice: The Hornets lost two games of a doubleheader to Norfolk State.

DelState fell 10-2 in the first game and lost 6-1 in the second.

Men’s lacrosse

Johns Hopkins 14, Delaware 8: The Hens battled 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins for 50 minutes, but a big fourth quarter by the Blue Jays propelled them to a win.

Sophomore Matt DeLuca made 13 saves on the day and kept the Blue Jays at bay for nearly the entire game. Entering the game, Hopkins was averaging nearly 13 goals a game, ranking in the top-five in the country in that category. JHU had just nine goals in the first 50 minutes of action.

Offensively, junior Joe Eisele and sophomores Charlie Kitchen and Bryce Reid all had multi-goal performances.

Women’s lacrosse

Wesley 18, Lancaster Bible 4: Wesley’s five-game winning streak to start the season matches their program record for the longest winning streak and best start to a season, which was set a season ago.

Fallon Fore tallied six goals, six draw controls and four assists in the win. Paige Brehm netted five goals with four ground balls, two assists and two caused turnovers.

Bailey Grey and Brianna Bacon each collected two goals while Tiaziah Wright, Stacey O’Neale and Kathleen Martin recorded a goal apiece for the Wolverines.

Maddison Cypher assisted on three Wolverines goals.

Francesca Benitez and Alexis Galloway paced the Wesley defense with four caused turnovers. In net, Shelby Schirmer stopped six shots.

College softball

DSU sweeps UMES: DSU took game one 17-10 and completed the sweep with a 13-2 victory in the nightcap.

Desiree Moreno was 6-for-10 with two homers and eight RBI in the doubleheader to raise her season average to a team-best .435. She also tops the Hornets with 27 hits, six home runs and 17 runs batted in this season.

Hens drop a pair: Delaware softball team opened its home schedule on Saturday by falling to Villanova, 3-0, and Cornell, 2-1, on the first day of the Blue Hen Invitational.

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