Hanover, Md. (Apr. 14, 2019) --- Coppin State led 9-0 after four innings and never looked back in an 11-5 victory over Delaware State in the finale of a three-game MEAC North series at Joe Cannon Stadium today.
The division leading Eagles won two of three series games to improve to 18-14 overall and 11-4 in the MEAC. The Hornets fell to 11-20 and 6-9.
Eric Crossman was three-for-four with a home run and three runs batted in to lead Coppin State’s 12 hit attack.
Derek Lohr had had two hits and three RBI in two at bats for the Eagles.
Delaware State had 11 hits in the game, including three by Tommy Jordan. Jared Gills had two hits and three RBI in five at bats, while John Weglarz and Mark Herron also collected two hits for the Hornets.
Coppin State struck first with three runs off Hornet starter Darnell Maisonet in the bottom of the first inning. Crossman doubled in the first run of the inning. He smacked a two-run homer in the second inning to give the Eagles a 5-0 lead.
Coppin State scored a run in the third and tacked on three more in the fourth to build a 9-0 lead.
The Hornets got on the board with three runs in the fifth on a bases clearing double by Gillis.
DSU trailed 11-3 when Jordan and Herron singled in runs in the eighth inning to close out the scoring.
Maisonet (-2) gave up eight hits and six runs in 2.2 innings to take the loss.
Coppin State starter Devin Rivera Ozuna (6-1) went seven innings, allowing seven hits and three runs to earn the win.
The Hornets return to action with a three-game series against Maryland-Eastern Shore Apr. 18-20 at Soldier Field.