Ormond Beach, Fla. (May 12, 2017) --- For the second time in two days, Delaware State starting pitcher Hannah Shields shut out North Carolina A&T beyond the regulation seven innings, but lacked run support, resulting in a 3-0 eight-inning loss to the Aggies in a MEAC Tournament elimination game Friday. The Hornets' second tournament loss, each to the NCA&T, ends their season at 19-29.
The Aggies scored three runs off Shields in the eighth inning to snap a scoreless tie. The Hornets fell to North Carolina A&T 3-0 in 10 innings in their tournament opener on Thursday.
Zadia Davis drove in the Aggies' first run on a sacrifice bunt, while Zadia Waddell and Kimberly Brunson had run-scoring singles in the eighth.
Delaware State had two runners on base with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, but Mika Lumsden grounded out to short to end the game.
The Hornets had their best scoring chance in the fourth inning. The game was scoreless and DSU had runners at second and first with one out. Khaliyah Flournory then singled to right, but Desiree Moreno was thrown out the plate trying to score from second base. After the play, the Hornets still had runners at third and second with two outs, but NCA&T pitcher Waddell struck out Danielle Velez swinging to end the inning.
Moreno and Lumsden had two hits each for the Hornets in the game. Lumsden was 8-for-13 at the plate (.613) in the Hornets' four tournament games to end the season with a .331 batting average.
Waddell was the winning pitcher for the Aggies. Shields, a freshman, was again the tough-luck loser in the contest for DSU.