Roundup: Hornets split doubleheader, Hens, Wolverines fall

Delaware State split a baseball doubleheader at University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday afternoon.

The Hornets won the first game 8-5 but were shut out in game two 2-0.

Four Delaware State players had multi-hit games in the opener — Jared Gillis, Miguel Rivera, John Weglarz and Darnell Maisonett. Rivera drove in a pair of runs.

Daryl Wilson broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the seventh with a sacrifice fly. The Hornets added a pair of insurance runs in the ninth on back-to-back bases loaded walks.

Travis Dill pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth to record a two-inning save.

Sean McGrath went seven innings to earn the win, only giving up three earned runs.

Michigan 11, Delaware 0: The Blue Hens dropped the second game of the series and were rained out in the nightcap of their scheduled doubleheader.

The Blue Hens (13-11) committed five errors in the first four innings Saturday, allowing Michigan (15-11) to score eight runs (one earned).

Junior Kevin Mohollen went two-for-five, while Nick Patten recorded a pair of hits for the second consecutive game. Kyle Hinton pitched five innings.

Wesley drops two: The Wolverines lost to Mary Washington 11-6 and 12-2 in a doubleheader on Saturday.

College lacrosse

MEN, Delaware 11, Fairfield 10: For the first time since 1998, the Blue Hens toppled the Stags of Fairfield University in a game that featured eight ties and neither team leading by more than two goals.

“It’s tough to put into words exactly how proud I am of these guys. They’ve worked so hard all spring for a moment like this,” head coach Ben DeLuca said. “We knew that Fairfield was a talented team that would challenge us and when you get to conference play, everything is ratcheted up another level. To be able to win that type of game and to be 1-0 in conference play is a credit to their hard work.”

Sophomore Charlie Kitchen tied a career-high with four goals on the day, including the game-winner with under four minutes to play. It was the third hat trick of the season and sixth of Kitchen’s career. Senior Dean DiSimone chipped in two goals and two assists, while junior Joe Eisele was the third Blue Hen with a multi-goal game with two on the afternoon.

“We’ve prepared for this moment for so long. We fought to have this feeling. I’m proud of the way we fought together all game long,” Kitchen said.

Freshman Joe Lenskold won 14 of 25 face-offs and picked up nine ground balls, both of which were career-highs. Classmate Mark Bieda had his hand in the final two goals for the Blue Hens, scoring his first collegiate goal with 13 minutes left in the game.

Sophomore Matt DeLuca and the Blue Hens defense were huge in the second half, holding the Stags to just three goals in the second half, including just one in the fourth quarter. DeLuca finished with 10 saves on the day, his seventh double-digit save performance of the season.

Mary Washington 18, Wesley 4: Josh Wassum scored twice and provided one assist in the CAC defeat for the Wolverines.

Joe Fingles and Zach Farnell added the other two goals for Wesley. Farnell led the Wolverines with a pair of assists.

WOMEN, Mary Washington 20, Wesley 3: The Wolverines fell behind 11-1 in the first half and dropped the CAC contest.

Fallon Fore, Brianna Bacon and Paige Brehm each scored on goal for Wesley.

Softball

UD splits with Towson: Blue Hen junior Anna Steinmetz belted a three-run homer in both games but Delaware came away with just one win.

Delaware dropped the opener 7-4 before responding with an 8-4 win in the nightcap.

Wesley swept at Christopher Newport: The Wolverines fell 10-1 and 9-0 to No. 7-ranked Christopher Newport.

Dori Loukopoulos drove in the lone Wesley run of the first game on an RBI single to left field in the fourth inning that plated Ashley Royer from third base.

Miranda Kinney notched the other Wesley hit of the first game in the fourth inning.

Kelly Palmer tallied Wesley’s lone hit of the second game with a leadoff single to left field in the top of the third inning.

Reach the Delaware State News newsroom at newsroom@newszap.com

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.
Facebook Comment