Tallahassee, Fla. (Apr. 17, 2011) --- Delaware State scored seven runs in the last three innings en route to a 13-8 win over Florida A&M in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game at Moore-Kittles Field this afternoon. The Hornets won two of three games between the teams this weekend to improve to 17-18 overall and 6-2 in the MEAC. The Rattlers fell to 14-28 and 3-6.
Each Delaware State starter had at least one hit, with the Hornets totaling 16 for the game.
Eddie Sorondo knocked in three runs, while Trey DeRouen and Scott Davis drove in two each. DeRouen had a team-high three hits, and five other players collected two each. Davis was 2-for-4 in the contest to raise his average to .440 this season. He was 8-for-14 (.571) with three RBI in the series.
The Hornets trailed 1-0 before taking the lead with five runs in the top of the third inning. Sorondo had a two-run single and DeRouen singled in a run in the inning. The Hornets also scored on a Florida A&M error and a wild pitch in the third.
Delaware State scored a run in the fourth to take a 6-3 lead. Davis doubled to lead off the inning and later scored on a Rattler error.
Florida A&M scored two runs in a fourth and another in the sixth to tie the score at 6-6.
The Hornets scored two runs in the seventh to take the lead for good. DJ Miller singled with two outs and the bases empty to start the rally. Miller stole second and scored the go-ahead run on a single by DeRouen, who advanced to second on the throw home. Troy Drummond then singled in DeRouen to give the Hornets an 8-6 lead.
Delaware State scored a run on Florida A&M's fourth error of the game and Sorondo knocked in his third run of the contest to give the Hornets a 10-6 lead in the eighth.
The Hornets stretched their lead to 13-6 with three runs in the ninth. The big blow in the inning was a two-run double by Davis. Aaron Nardone knocked in the third run on a sacrifice fly.
Delaware State returns to action with a non-conference game at LaSalle on Wednesday. Game time is 3:00 p.m. in Philadelphia.