Newark, Del. (Mar. 6, 2017) ---Delaware State had more hits and played an error-free game, but it wasn't nearly enough in a 15-5 loss to Delaware at Bob Hannah Stadium today.
The Hens scored eight runs in the first three innings and smacked four home runs in the game to improve to 4-6 on the season. The Hornets dropped their second in a row to fall to 2-7.
Delaware opened the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the first inning off DSU starter Garrett Lawson. Jeremy Ake singled with one out and Jordan Glover followed with a home run to left to account for UD’s first inning runs.
The Hens touched up Lawson for six runs in the third inning. The big blow in the inning was a three-run homer by Diaz Nardo to give Delaware an 8-0 lead.
The Hornets got on the board with three runs in the fourth. Tommy Jordan drove in the first run of the inning on a one-out, bases loaded single. Evan Regez singled in the Hornets’ second run of the inning and third run crossed the plate when Kwestin Smith reached base on a fielder’s choice to cu the Hens’ lead to 8-3.
Delaware stretched its lead to 10-3 when Brian Mayer hit a two-run homer off Hornet reliever Terry Godfrey in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Glover hit his second homer of the game, a solo shot off DSU’s Kyle Mace in the sixth, to give the Hens an 11-3 lead.
The Hornets added two more runs in the eighth. Regez singled in his second run of the game and Smith brought home the other eighth inning on a ground out to second.
Delaware responded with four runs in the bottom of the eighth to close out the scoring.
The Hornets outhit UD 13-11, but the Hens had seven extra base hits, including the four long ball. Delaware State failed to produce an extra base hit in the game.
Todd Henry singled in each of his three at bats, while Regez and Jordan had two hits each for the Hornets.
Glover was 2-for-2 with the two homers, four runs scored and three RBI to lead the Hens.
Delaware State will play its 2017 home opener on Tuesday against Towson. Game time is 2 p.m. at Soldier Field.