Roundup: Hornets notch 15-5 win against Coppin State

Austin Bentley drove in four runs and Jaylen Zielecki knocked in three to lead Delaware State to a 15-5 MEAC baseball victory over Coppin State in the series finale at Soldier Field on Sunday.

The Hornets (7-12, 3-3 MEAC) led 15-0 before the Eagles scored five runs in their last at-bat.

The Hornets opened the scoring with five runs in the first inning. Zielecki had a two-run triple, Devin Beverly doubled in a run and Jared Gillis (Smyrna) had a run-scoring hit in the inning.

DSU added three runs in the second to open up an 8-0 lead. The big hit in the inning was a two-run homer by first baseman Ciaran Devenney, the first of his career.

Nine Hornets hit safely in the game, including second baseman Kwestin Smith, who went 3-for-4. Delaware State starter Garrett Lawson (Dover) threw five shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out five to earn the win.

Delaware 10, James Madison 2: Behind 14 hits, the Blue Hens salvaged the third game of the CAA series.

Delaware (12-9, 1-2 CAA) received another stellar start from senior Kevin Milley, who pitched six innings allowing just one earned run. It was the fourth time Milley has gone at least six innings and allowed two earned runs or fewer this season.

Milley and reliever Burk FitzPatrick held the Dukes (16-6, 2-1 CAA) to just four hits.

College softball

Delaware State 7, Norfolk State 0: Freshman Hannah Shields tossed a three-hit shutout, while the offense provided three home runs in the Hornets’ win.

DelState won two of the three series games to improve to 4-1 in the MEAC North.

Shields (3-7) scattered three singles and struck out three to earn her second win of the weekend series.

Khaliyah Flournory (3-4) led off the second inning with her second home run of the weekend. Freshman catcher Desiree Moreno followed Flournory with her second career homer to give DSU a 2-0 lead.

In the sixth, Mika Lumsden smacked a two-run homer, her second of the year.

Wesley sweeps DelVal: Wesley College downed Delaware Valley, 9-1, 10-8, in a nonconference doubleheader.

All nine Wesley starters registered a hit in the first game. Megan DiRubbio went a 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Samantha Burns, Devin Mackay and Ashley Royer each went 2-for-4 with an RBI while Siok and Brooke Retkowski scored twice for the Wolverines (12-8).

Lindsay Siok pitched five innings for the win, retiring the last 13 batters she faced.

In the nightcap, the Wolverines scored five runs in the sixth to pull out the victory.

Nina Marcano went 4-for-4 with four runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI. Burns, Royer and Lauren Hoffman each went 3-for-4. Burns added three runs scored while Royer recorded two RBI.

College lacrosse

WOMEN, Delaware State 17, Howard 14: Iman Hasan scored five times and had four assists for a school-record nine points, while four other players had multiple goals to lead the Hornets.

DSU trailed 14-11 before scoring the last five goals to even their record at 1-1.

Delaware State took the lead for good on Hasan’s fifth goal of the game off a free position shot with 4:46 left.

Lauren Perry gave the Hornets a 16-14 lead on a free position shot with 3:45 left, and DSU’s Olivia Summerville tallied her second goal of the game to close out the scoring with 2:54 remaining.

The Hornets held Howard scoreless for the last 8:59 of the game.

College equestrian

Hornets win title: Fourth-seeded Delaware State out-dueled Fresno State, Tennessee-Martin and Southern Methodist to capture the United Equestrian Conference Tournament title on Sunday.

Delaware State won the championship with a nail-biting victory over SMU. The Hornets needed a victory on their final ride of the match to tie the score. DSU was declared the winner on a tie-breaker.

The Hornets advanced to the championship match with a close victory over Fresno State that was decided by a re-ride.

Delaware State Western rider Emily Fick was selected as the United Equestrian Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Performer in Horsemanship.

Also, Hornet junior Elizabeth Koons was honored as the UEC’s Reigning Rider of the Year, while DSU’s Jennifer Ridgely shared Coach of the Year honors with Carol Gwin of Southern Methodist.

Baseball

Milford 8, Tower Hill 5: The Buccaneers erupted for eight runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out the imporobable win on Saturday.

Will Kimmel, Derrick Brooks and James Kucharzyk all had RBI hits for Milford.

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