Dover, Del. (May 12, 2017) --- Jaylen Zielecki singled in the game-winning run with a one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Delaware State a 5-4 come-from-behind win and a split with St. Bonaventure in a doubleheader at Soldier Field today. St. Bonaventure won the first game 8-0.
In the seven-inning nightcap, the Hornets trailed 4-2 entering their final at bat.
Kwestin Smith started the rally with a one-out single. Todd Henry followed with an infield hit to put runners at second and first base. Smith and Henry advanced to third and second, respectively, on a wild pitch. Darnel Maisonet then drew a walk to load the bases.
Ciaran Devenney followed with a single up the middle, scoring Smith and Henry to tie the game at 4-4, and moving Maisonet to second.
Zielecki then singled to right to score Maisonet with the winning run. It was the only time that the Hornets led in the game.
St. Bonaventure opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first inning.
Delaware State tied the game in the bottom of the third when Maisonet reached base on an error, with Smith scoring on the play.
The Bonnies regained the lead with a run in the fifth, but the Hornets again tied the contest on a sac fly by Maisonet in the bottom of the inning.
St. Bonaventure (25-17) scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to open up a two-run lead.
Henry was 3-for-4 with a run scored, while Smith had a hit and scored three times in the nightcap for the Hornets.
Darrien Ragins (1-1) recorded the final out in St. Bonaventure's seventh inning to earn the win.
In the opener, Aaron Phillips and Nate Grant combined on a four-hit shutout for the Bonnies.
Phillips threw the first six innings, allowing just two singles and striking out three. Grant gave up two singles and fanned four in three innings.
David Hollins was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the fourth inning to lead the Bonnies' 10-hit attack in the opener.
Starter Lane DeLeon (4-5) was tagged with the loss for the Hornets.
The doubleheader marked the final 2017 regular season games for Delaware State (20-23). The Hornets will next see action on Thursday, May 18 in the MEAC Tournament at Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Md.