Richmond, Va. (May 7, 2019) --- Cole Garey was four-for-six with a homer, double and three runs batted in to lead Delaware State to an impressive 9-7 victory over Richmond in the Hornets’ regular season finale today. DSU won its fourth straight to end the regular year with an 18-23 overall record. Richmond, a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, fell to 25-19-1.
Tommy Jordan and Todd Henry also homered for the Hornets, who outhit the Spiders 16-11.
Miguel Rivera had three hits and a RBI in four at bats, while Jordan and Darnell Maisonet collected two hits each. Rivera has three hits in each of the last three games, going three-for-four in each contest, to up his season average to .370, third best in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Delaware State scored at least one run in each of the first six innings and in seven of the nine in the contest.
The Hornets opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first inning. Jordan walked to lead off the game and scored the first run of the game on a double by Rivera.
DSU added two more in the top of the second on Henry’s third home run of the season to open up a 3-0 lead.
After Richmond scored a run in the bottom of the second, the Hornets got in back in the third on a double by Garey to lead 4-1.
Delaware State pulled ahead 5-1 when Jordan smacked his second homer of the season, a solo shot to left in the fourth inning.
The Hornets led 5-3 before tacking on two more runs in the fifth. Garey hit a solo homer for the first run of the inning and Adrian Hill singled in the second run to stretch DSU’s lead to 7-3. Henry and Garey are tied for the team lead with three homers this season.
The Hornets scored in their sixth straight inning when Garey singled in his third run of the game with one out in the sixth.
Delaware State opened up a 9-3 lead when John Weglarz singled in Hill with one out in the ninth.
Richmond made things interesting when Anthony Forte hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to cut the Hornets’ lead to two, but DSU reliever Jeremy Carrow retired the next batter to end the game.
Carrow (2-4) pitched 5.1 innings of the relief to earn the win.
The Hornets will return to action in the 2019 MEAC Tournament next week in Daytona Beach, Fla.