Annapolis, Md. (Mar. 5, 2019) --- Delaware State committed a season-high six errors, resulting in four unearned runs allowed, in an 11-3 loss to Navy at Max Bishop Stadium this afternoon. Of the 11 runs scored, the Midshipmen were credited with six RBI.
Second baseman and leadoff hitter Zach Biggers was three-for-four and drove in three runs to lead Navy’s 12-hit attack.
Delaware State had six hits in the game. Freshman second baseman Brandon Bly had a team-high two hits and a RBI for the Hornets.
DSU scored first in the game with a run in the top of the second inning off Navy starter Charlie Connelly. Starting pitcher Miquel Rivera doubled to lead off the inning. He advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Adrian Hill and scored on a ground out to first by Tripp Kimmell.
Navy scored a run off Rivera in the bottom of the second to tie the game.
The score was still 1-1 when the Middies scored three in the fourth inning to take the lead for good. The big blow in the inning was a two-run triple by Biggers to give Navy a 4-1 advantage.
The Midshipman (5-6) scored an unearned run on a Delaware State error in the fifth to lead 5-1.
The Hornets scored an unearned run in the seventh on a two-out single by Bly to pull to within 5-2. Adrian Hill scored on the Bly hit after reaching base on a one-out throwing error by the Middies.
Navy blew the game open with six runs on four hits off the DSU bullpen in the bottom of the eighth inning to open up an 11-2 lead. The Midshipmen sent 11 batters to the plate and took advantage of three Hornet errors to score three unearned runs in the inning. Biggers drove in his third run of the game when he singled in the first run of the inning.
Delaware State closed out the scoring with a run in the top of the ninth on a two-out double by Mark Herron.
Connelly (1-1) allowed one hit and one run, while striking out four and walking two in six innings to earn the win for the Midshipmen.
Rivera suffered the loss after giving up five hits and four runs in four innings for DSU.
Delaware State (4-5) returns to action with a three-game series at UMBC this weekend. The Hornets and Retrievers will play single games on Friday and Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Sunday in Baltimore, Md.