Dover, Del. (Apr. 18, 2019) --- Eight players drove in at least one run to lead Delaware State to a 15-5 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore in the opening game of a MEAC North series at Soldier Field today.
Garrett Lawson pitched the first six innings, allowing four hits and five runs, one earned, while striking out five and walking six to improve to 6-3 this season.
The Hawks opened the scoring with two unearned runs off Lawson in the top of the first inning. The Hornets committed a season-high seven errors in the contest.
Delaware State answered with five runs in the bottom of the first. Jared Gillis, Rountree and Herron had run-scoring singles in the inning, while Todd Henry drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. MDES committed three errors in the first leading, to two Hornet runs. The Hawks committed five errors in the game.
The Hornets tacked on four more runs in the second to open up a 9-2 lead. The big blow in the inning was a two-run triple by catcher Adrian Hill. DSU also took advantage of two more MDES errors in the inning.
Herron also drove in a run on a sac fly in the second and tripled in a run in the Hornets’ two-run fifth.
DSU scored three times in the fifth to open up a 15-3 lead. The game was halted after MDES batted in the seventh due to the MEAC’s 10-run rule.
The Hornets are 4-0 against the Hawks this season.
The series continues with a single game on Friday. The start time has been pushed up a 10:00 a.m. due to the threat of rain later in the day.