HORNETS USE LONG BALL TO DEFEAT HAWKS
Courtesy: DSU Athletic Media Relations  
Release: 03/18/2011
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Dover, Del. (Mar. 18, 2011) --- Scott Davis and Ryan Haas hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning to lift Delaware State to a 3-2 victory over Hartford at Soldier Field this afternoon. The Hornets won for the second time in three games to improve to 5-12 on the season. Hartford fell to 0-10-1.

Delaware State trailed 2-1 when Davis led off the sixth with a homer to left field to tie the game. Haas followed with a solo shot over the center field fence to put the Hornets ahead.

Starter Jordan Elliott (2-3) allowed six hits and two unearned runs in seven innings to earn the win. Elliott struck out four and walked one. Josh Patman tossed two shutout innings to record his first career save.

Hartford opened the scoring with two unearned runs in the second inning. The Hornets pulled to within 2-1 when Keith Hernandez drove in a run on a bases loaded single with none out in the third. Hartford starter Mike Thatcher got Davis pop out and Haas to hit into a double play to avoid further damage in the inning.

The Hornets and Hawks will continue their three-game series with a 1:00 p.m. contest on Saturday at Soldier Field.  


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