Dover, Del. (Mar. 10, 2014) ---  Bobby Brown tossed 5.2 innings of scoreless relief and Aaron Nardone had three hits and two runs batted in to lead Delaware State to a 6-3 win over St. Peter’s at Soldier Field today.

The Hornets swept the three-game series to improve to 8-2 this season, their best 10-game mark since going 9-1 to begin the 1991 campaign. The Peacocks fell to 2-8.

St. Peter’s scored two runs off Delaware State starter KT Thomas in the top of the fourth inning to tie the game at 3-3. The Peacocks had the bases loaded with one out when Brown entered the contest. The Dover High School product struck out the first batter he faced and retired the next hitter on a force out to end the inning.  

The Hornets took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth. Ron Farley singled to lead off the inning. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Charles Dailey and advanced to third on a single by Cameron Cecil. Farley scored the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice by David Kimbrough.

St. Peter’s trailed 4-3 with a runner on second and one out in the top of the fifth inning. The next batter, Vinny Maietta, singled to right field, but the Peacocks failed to score when DSU right fielder Hassan Evans cut down the potential tying run on a throw to catcher Eddie Sorondo at the plate.  

Delaware State stretched its lead to 5-3 when DJ Miller singled home Mitchell Moore from second base with two outs in the seventh inning.

The Hornets took a 6-3 lead when Kimbrough doubled in Dailey from first base with one out in the eighth.

DSU trailed 1-0 before scoring three runs in the third inning. Nardone doubled in the first two runs and he scored the third run of the inning on a ground out by Sorondo.

Nardone was three-for-five with two doubles to raise his season average to .359. He also leads the Hornets with 10 runs batted in.

Cecil was also three-for-five at the plate, while Evans had two hits (2-for-4) for DSU.

Brown picked up his first win of the season (1-0). He allowed five hits, while striking out two.

Delaware State returns to action on Tuesday with home doubleheader against the University of Pennsylvania. Game one gets underway at 12 p.m. at Soldier Field.   

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