Roundup: Hornets split double-header against North Carolina Central

Delaware State used a four-run sixth inning to top North Carolina Central, 4-3, and earn a split of a non-conference baseball doubleheader on Sunday evening.

The Hornets (2-3) lost the opener, 4-1.

The second game was scoreless until DelState scored four runs in the sixth. John Weglarz had an RBI single in an inning in which the Eagles also committed a pair of errors.

North Carolina Central rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth before falling short.

Winning pitcher Garrett Lawson (Dover) allowed just two runs with eight strikeouts and five walks in five innings. Reliever Jeremy Carrow (Smyrna) gave up only two hits with three strikeouts and a walk over the final two innings.

In the opener, Miguel Rivera (Caesar Rodney) drove in the Hornets’ lone run while Tripp Kimmell (Milford) had a pair of hits.

Liberty 11, Delaware 0: The Blue Hens dropped to 0-6 with the shutout loss.

Sophomore pitcher Chris Ludman kept Delaware within striking distance for the early part of the game, tossing six strong innings, while striking out six and walking none. Senior co-captain Kevin Mohollen led the six-hit offensive attack with two of his own, including one of Delaware’s two doubles.

College basketball

WOMEN, UNC-Wilmington 72, Delaware 64: The Blue Hens received career games from Alison Lewis and Rebecca Lawrence but had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Lewis finished the game with 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field. The senior added a team-high seven rebounds and two assists for the Hens (8-6 CAA, 13-13 overall).

Lawrence registered 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and also contributed four rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.

Delaware went 8-of-9 from the foul line but in the end shot just nine free throws to UNCW’s 29.

College softball

Delaware 6, Harvard 1: The Blue Hens (5-7) put the game away by scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning at the Jacksonville, Fla. Classic.

Brittney Mendoza drove home two runs with a double to leftfield. One out later Ali Davis delivered a two-run single to center, making it a 6-1 game. Davis finished 2-for-3 with three RBI.

College bowling

Hornets make MEAC tourney: Delaware State earned a berth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament after finishing third in the final regular-season league standings.

The Hornets had a team pinfall of 9,119 (3-2 won-loss record) in Baker matches at the second MEAC round-up on Sunday to finish conference play with total of 17,139 (12-6 record), trailing only No. 1 Maryland-Eastern Shore (17,485) and runner-up North Carolina A&T (17,430) in the standings.

The top six teams will compete for the conference tournament title in Virginia Beach next month.

College lacrosse

WOMEN, East Carolina 16, Delaware State 2: The Hornets led 8-0 midway through the first period before downing the Hornets in their season opener.

Delaware State scored its first goal of the season on a free position shot by Olivia Summerville. Emmy McGill closed the scoring for the Hornets.

College golf

UD women in second: The Delaware women’s golf team carded a 288 during Sunday’s opening round at the Kiawah Island Spring Classic to end the day in second place out of 49 schools.

The Blue Hens’ score is one shot off the UD single-round team record of 287 set twice during the fall season. Coastal Carolina leads the field with a 286.

Delaware senior Valentina Mueller is tied for 10th place after she fired a one-under par-71 on the par 72, 5,964-yard Osprey Point Golf Club course. Mueller carded seven birdies, and ended her round with an eagle on the seventh hole.

Swimming

Henlopen swimmers earn fifths: Henlopen Conference swimmers brought home six fifth-place finishes as the DIAA girls’ swimming state meet concluded on Saturday night in Newark.

Caesar Rodney High sophomore Danielle Stewart was involved in three of those top fives. She took fifth in both the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.93) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:16.89) while teaming up with sisters Victoria, Alex and Georgia May to place fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:48.96).

Other downstate fifth-place finishes came from Cape Henlopen’s Aya Daisey in the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.07); Cape’s Aya Daisey, Amaya Daisey, Madelyn McGreevey, and Erin Morrissey in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:43.09); and Sussex Tech’s Kylie Mitchell in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.40).

Newark Charter won its second-straight team state title with 284 points. CR took ninth with 88 points, while Cape Henlopen finished 12th with 85.

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