LOCAL COLLEGES: Delaware baseball sweeps Fairfield

LOCAL COLLEGES: Delaware baseball sweeps Fairfield


LOCAL COLLEGES: Delaware baseball sweeps Fairfield


Zach Flowers and the University of Delaware baseball team swept Fairfield on Saturday.

Zach Flowers and the University of Delaware baseball team swept Fairfield on Saturday.

NEWARK – The University of Delaware posted two more comeback wins Saturday afternoon as the Blue Hens used timely hitting and pitching to finish off a weekend sweep over Fairfield by taking both ends of a baseball doubleheader under rainy and raw conditions at Bob Hannah Stadium. Delaware (15-5), winners in 10 of its last 11 games, won the first game 4-3 as the Hens scored three runs in the third and then scored the game-winner in the sixth on a fielder’s choice groundout. In the nightcap, the Hens overcame a 6-0 deficit by erupting for six runs in the sixth, two in the seventh, and three more in the eighth to post an 11-6 triumph. Combined with the 22-6 win over Fairfield (4-11) on Friday, the Hens swept a series for the second straight weekend.


Delaware State 9, Norfolk State 5 (Game 1); Delaware State 5, Norfolk State 3 (Game 2)

The Hornets picked a good time to pick up its first two wins of the season as they opened MEAC North play with a doubleheader sweep of defending division champ Norfolk State at Marty Miller Field on Saturday. In the opener, Austin Bentley was 4 for 6 with three runs batted in, while Jacob Bartlett and Sam Barber drove in two runs each to lead DSU’s season-high 16-hit attack. In the nightcap, Bartlett drove in two runs to lead the Hornets.

Wesley 10, Mary Washington 9 (Game 1); Mary Washington 8, Wesley 4 (Game 2)

The Wesley baseball team split a pair of Capital Athletic Conference contests against Mary Washington, winning game one behind a Joseph Hummel cycle. The Wolverines were unable to complete the doubleheader sweep. Hummel’s Game 1 effort included a single in the third, an RBI double in the fourth, a solo home run in the sixth, and a stand-up triple in the eighth to complete the cycle. The first baseman finished 4 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. In Game 2, the Wolverines took a 4-3 lead with two runs each in the bottom of the first and in the bottom of the third, but couldn’t manage any more offense the rest of the game.


Goldey-Beacom placed sixth at the Bear Trap Dunes Invite. Sophomore Andre Primeau shot a final-round 77 and finished tied for 21st at the Bear Trap Dunes Invitational in Ocean View.


No. 10 Stony Brook 8, No. 22 Delaware 7

Down 8-3 with 15 minutes remaining, the Blue Hens rattled off four unanswered goals before they ran out of time Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium. The loss halts a six-game winning streak and is just the second of the season for Delaware (8-2).

No. 4 York 18, Wesley 0

The Wesley women’s lacrosse team struggled against one of the top-ranked teams in the nation on Saturday, falling to fourth-ranked York in a Capital Athletic Conference clash.


UMES 4, Delaware State 3 (Game 1); Delaware State 7, UMES 4 (Game 2)

The Delaware State softball team (8-13, 1-1 Mid Eastern Athletic Conference) opened MEAC play on the road Saturday afternoon with a loss to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (6-14, 1-1) for its fifth consecutive defeat, but bounced back later in the day with a victory. In Game 1, the Hawks scored three runs on three hits off reliever Alexis Goldsby in the sixth solidifying the win. The back end of Saturday’s doubleheader saw the Hornets erase a 1-0 deficit in the third with a three-run output in back-to-back at-bats with infielder Chloe Oro connecting for an RBI-double, followed by catcher Sandy Hawthorne homering over the left-center field wall off starter Kaitlyn Hitch.

Post 8, Goldey-Beacom 0 (Game 1); Post 5, Goldey-Beacom 1 (Game 2)

Post, in Game 1, scored all of the runs it would need in the third inning, opening a 3-0 lead. In Game 2, Post struck in the first inning when Kayla Kresley reached on a two-out error and Erica Ragazzone smacked a two-run shot for a 2-0 margin.

Wesley 10, Keystone 2 (Game 1); Wesley 9, Keystone 6 (Game 2)

The Wesley softball team earned a pair of wins on Saturday afternoon, defeating Keystone College in game one and walking off on a Nina Marcano three-run home run in Game 2 for a victory. Marcano finished the day with two home runs, one in each game. She went 4 for 9 from the plate with seven RBI in the two games combined. Lindsay Siok earned the win on the mound in both games for the Wolverines, starting in Game 1 and pitching three scoreless innings, and then finishing Game 2 with three innings pitched.

Saint Joseph’s 5, Delaware 3 (Game 1); Saint Joseph’s 7, Delaware 2 (Game 2)

The University of Delaware softball team dropped a nonconference doubleheader to Saint Joseph’s Saturday afternoon at the SJU Softball Field. Delaware now stands at 13-9.


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