Dover, Del. (Apr. 19, 2019) --- Freshman Jeremy Carrow threw seven shutout innings of relief to highlight Delaware State’s 11-5 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore in game two of a MEAC North doubleheader at Soldier Field today. The Hawks won the first game 12-8, although the Hornets won two of the three series games.
In the nightcap, Carrow allowed six hits while striking out a career-high nine without issuing a walk to hold the Hawks at bay while the Hornets battled back from a four-run deficit.
Tommy Jordan and Adrian Hill each had two hits and two RBI to lead DSU’s 11-hit attack.
The Hornets trailed 5-1 before tying the game with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. The big blow in the inning was a two-run homer by Jordan, the second of his collegiate career, while Hill doubled in a run.
Delaware State took its first lead of the game, 6-5, when Miguel Rivera doubled home John Weglarz, who walked with one out in the seventh inning. Cole Garey singled in a run later in the inning to give the Hornets an 8-5 lead.
DSU tacked on three insurance runs in the eighth, aided by three MDES errors.
Todd Henry also had two hits in four at bats in game two for the Hornets.
In the opener, Delaware State led 4-1 before the Hawks fought back to win. MDES began its comeback with five runs in the sixth inning and scored three runs in the eighth and ninth frames.
Dillon Oxyer and D.J. Doherty each had two hits and three runs batted in to lead the Hawks. Marcus Brown also had three hits and a RBI for MDES in game one.
Jordan was three-for-five at the plate, while Rivera and Alex Vasquez drove in two runs each for the Hornets in the opener.
DSU scored first when Weglarz doubled in a run with one out in the third inning. After the Hawks scored a run in the top of the fourth, Vasquez singled in two runs in the bottom of the inning to give the Hornets a 3-1 lead.
Oxyer’s three-run triple highlighted the Hawks’ five-run sixth.
The Hornets answered with two in the bottom of the sixth on a double by Rivera and a single by Cole Garey.
Freshman reliever Robert Shorts (2-2) allowed two runs in two innings to take the loss for DSU.
The series win gives the Hornets a 13-21 overall record and an 8-10 mark in the MEAC this season.
MDES stands at 10-33 and 4-14 this year.
Delaware State returns to action with a three-game series at Norfolk State next weekend (Apr. 26-28).