Statesboro, Ga. (Mar. 5, 2017) --- The Delaware State softball team fell twice on the final day of Georgia Southern’s Flying Eagle Classic today. The Hornets dropped their first game today to Marshall 9-3, then closed out the tourney with a 9-2 loss to host Georgia Southern.

In the Marshall contest, pitcher Ali Burdette hit a grand slam off DSU starter Tara Tursellino to highlight the Thundering Herd’s five-run first inning. Marshall added a second inning run to open up a 6-0 lead.

The Hornets got on the board in the top of the fourth on a two-out single by Jordan Casey,

DSU trailed 8-1 when Desiree Moreno singled in Sabrina Quarles with the Hornets’ second run in the fifth. Moreno has a team-high eight runs batted in this season.

Delaware State pulled to within 8-3 when Quarles singled in Mika Lumsden in the sixth.

The Hornets outhit the Herd 10-7, but was plagued by four errors leading to three unearned runs.

Jasmine Melgoza and Vanessa Washington joined Moreno, Quarles and Jordan with two hits each.

In the Georgia Southern contest, Delaware State Lumsden smacked a two-run homer in the fourth to give the Hornets a 2-1 lead. Lumsden was 3-for-3 in the game to raise her season average to .333.

Georgia Southern answered with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 5-2 lead. The big blow in the inning was a three-run homer by Mekhia Freeman.

The Eagles tacked on three runs in the fifth and another in the sixth to close out the scoring.

Delaware State (1-8) will return to action on Wednesday (Mar. 8) with a doubleheader at Jacksonville (Fla.).  Game time is 2:00 p.m.

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