Dover, Del. (Feb. 28, 2012) --- Delaware State scored 13 runs in the third inning en route to a 22-1 win over Lincoln (Pa.) in the first game of a doubleheader at Soldier Field this afternoon. The Hornets scored seven runs in the second inning to highlight a 20-2 victory in the nightcap.
DSU has won its last three games to improve to 5-4 this season.
In the opener, Delaware State sent 14 batters to the plate in the third. Scott Davis doubled in two runs, while Troy Drummond had a two-run single in the inning. JP Frey also singled in a run, while Joey Babuca produced a run on a sacrifice fly in the third. The Hornets also scored when Ryan Haas was hit by a pitch, while Aaron Nardone and Eddie Sorondo were walked with the bases loaded.
Delaware State opened the scoring with four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The first two runs of the inning crossed the plate when Haas single was booted in the outfield, allowing Drummond and Cameron Cecil to score. Frey doubled in a run and Sorondo had a run scoring single in the first.
The Hornets closed out the scoring with five runs in the fifth.
Drummond was 3-for-3 with four runs scored and two runs batted in, while Sorondo was also 3-for-3 with two RBI. Davis (1-for-2) and Frey (2-for-4) drove in three runs each.
Delaware State starter Chad Adkins pitched five innings to earn the win. Adkins allowed two hits and one run, while striking out four.
In the nightcap, Frey, Darien Percell, DJ Miller and Peter Broehl had three hits each to highlight the Hornets' 19-hit attack.
Frey drove in a season-high four runs, while Miller, Percell and Broehl knocked in two each.
The Hornets trailed 1-0 before exploding for seven runs in the second inning. Broehl had a two-run single, while Babuca triple in a run and Haas had a run-scoring double in the frame.
Frey singled in a run in DSU's four-run fourth and singled in two more in the Hornets' three-run sixth.
Haas, Babuca and Elliott Gardner had two hits each for the Hornets in game two.
Delaware State returns to action with a three-game series at home against NJIT this weekend. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon. The series will wrap up with a single game on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Soldier Field.