Roundup: Delaware State earns 3-1 win in baseball opener against The Citadel

Dover High grad Garrett Lawson threw 6.2 solid innings and freshman Jeremy Carrow (Smyrna) tossed 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to lead Delaware State to a season-opening 3-1 victory over The Citadel in baseball on Friday afternoon.

DSU scored first with three runs in the top of the seventh inning, highlighted by run-scoring hits by shortstop Tommy Jordan (Milford) and designated hitter Tripp Kimmell (Milford).

Lawson, who was limited to just five games due to injury in ’18, allowed only two singles in the first six innings. In all, the left-hander allowed four singles while striking out six without a walk.

Carrow allowed a single to the first batter he faced to put Citadel runners on second and first with two outs. But he recorded the third out on a pop up to end the threat.

Carrow allowed three hits, but also did not walk a batter.

The Hornets outhit the Bulldogs 10-6 with Jordan getting three hits.

Blue Hens drop two: Despite a solid day on the mound for the Blue Hens, Delaware lost twice to Charlotte, 5-2, 3-1, in its season openers.

Delaware limited Charlotte to nine hits and five earned runs in 16 innings. Redshirt junior Brandon Walter made his return from arm surgery by tossing 5.2 innings, allowing just two hits and one earned run, while striking out six.

Offensively, Zack Miller and Chance DiFebbo both had three hits on the day, while Jordan Hutchins (Dover) and Kevin Buglio both notched two hits. Hutchins added an RBI and run scored for the Hens.

Wesley swept in openers: Wesley College dropped a pair games to Frostburg State, 7-0, 12-2, in its season openers in Fayetteville, N.C.

In the opener, Alexander Weber got the Wolverines’ lone hit with a single to left field in the top of the fourth. Starting pitcher Joey Strazza stuck out six in 2.2 innings.

Jordan Marucci hit a two-out RBI single in the top of the third inning of the nightcap that brought Jason Boc around to score. Marucci scored Wesley’s second run on an error.

College basketball

WOMEN, Delaware 77, Northeastern 63: Junior Samone DeFreese netted a career-high 31 points to spark the Blue Hens to the CAA win.

Delaware (11-12, 6-5 CAA) also got a career-high 14 points from freshman Paris McBride. The point guard tallied eight of her points in the fourth quarter.

The Hens, who lost to the Huskies by nearly the same score in Boston on Jan. 20, held the lead for the majority of the game, but were not able to fully break away until a 30-point fourth quarter.

Northeastern (15-8, 5-7 CAA) cut the lead to two with 7:56 remaining in the game, but Delaware scored eight straight points and never looked back.

College softball

Hens earn split: Delaware posted a 9-1 victory over Butler before falling to Murray State, 16-5, as the Blue Hens opened play at the Madeira Beach, Fla. Invitational.

Against Butler, Halle Kisamore finished with three hits, while Anna Steinmetz and Reyna de Jesus added two apiece. Sarah Piening earned her second win in the circle after allowing one run on five hits.

Boys’ basketball

Appoquinimink 54, Lake Forest 41: The Jaguars held the Spartans to a season-low 41 points in the win.

Kaheim Kimbrough-Roach had 15 points with Jaysem Vazquez adding 13 for Lake Forest (14-5).

St. Georges 73, Cape Henlopen 44: The Hawks jumped out to a 20-7 first-quarter lead en route to the win.

Ja’Vaughn Burton had 13 points, with three three-pointers, for the Vikings.

Delmar 55, Seaford 45: The Wildcats out-scored the Blue Jays, 37-22, in the second half to rally for their sixth win at a row.

At 14-6, Delmar finishes the regular season with its most victories since 2012.

Holly Grove Christian 69, St. Thomas More 56: Holly Grove finished the contest on an 18-9 run to put away the win.

Omari Burris netted 25 points with De’Marius Lee (14) and Matthew Sadusky (11) also scoring in double figures for St. Thomas More (8-11).

ECHS@DSU 52, Providence Christian, Md. 38: The Hornets improved to 10-8 with the victory.

Girls’ basketball

Cape Henlopen 67, St. Georges 34: The Vikings out-scored the Hawks by a combined 42-16 in the second and third quarters to break open a five-point game.

Abigail Hearn (13), Dania Cannon (12), Mehkia Applewhite (10) and Niyashja Mosley (10) all scored in double figures for Cape (16-3), which won its fifth game in a row.

ECHS@DSU 45, Providence Christian, Md. 30: The Hornets won their fifth game in a row to improve to 7-10.

St. Thomas More 52, Worcester Prep, Md. 36: The Ravens raised their record to 14-2 with the victory.

Delmarva Christian 62, Gunston, Md. 7: Hannah Czapp scored 12 points with Katie Hill adding 10 in the Royals’ win.

William Penn 76, First State Military 16: The Colonials netted 25 unanswered first-quarter points before downing the Bulldogs.

Wilm. Friends 54, Smyrna 51: Jayla Smith tallied 29 points with Jennifer Sloven adding 16 for the Eagles in the loss.

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