Princess Anne, Md. (Apr. 1, 2017) --- Three pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout and Darnel Maisonet broke a scoreless tie with a two-run double in the eighth to lead Delaware State to a 2-0 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore in a MEAC North contest at Hawk Field today.
Pitchers from both teams were dominating the game until the Hornets broke through in the eighth. Tommy Jordan singled to lead off the DSU eighth and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Kwestin Smith. After a single by Evan Regez put Hornets at third and first, Maisonet doubled to right center to score both runners.
DSU reliever Terry Godfrey allowed a MDES hit in the eighth, but kept the Hawks off the board in the inning.
Hornet closer Darrien Ragins pitched the ninth inning. He allowed a two-out single, but ended the game on a strikeout to record his fourth save.
Godfrey (2-1) was credited with the win.
Delaware State starter Lane DeLeon pitched six strong innings before leaving the game. DeLeon allowed just two singles and struck out seven.
Starter Wesley Martin (2-2) took the loss for UMES.
DSU improved to 8-12 overall and 4-3 in the MEAC.
The teams will close out the series with a doubleheader on Sunday beginning at noon.