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HORNETS SWEEP SERIES OVER HAWKS WITH SUN. WIN

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                                           (Garey L, Hill LC, Warrington C, Carrow RC, Weglarz R, DSU)

Courtesy DSU Athletic Media Relations
Sun, March 31, 2019

Salisbury, Md. (Mar. 31, 2019) --- Delaware State scored seven runs in the last two innings en route to a 10-5 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore and complete a three-game MEAC series sweep at Perdue Stadium today. The sweep gives the Hornets a 9-15 overall record and 4-5 mark in the division. MDES fell to 6-24 and 2-7.

Center fielder Mark Herron was three-for-five with a double and two runs batted in to lead the Hornets’ 14-hit attack. First baseman Cole Garey (Polytech) was also three-for-five, while catcher Adrian Hill (Polytech) had two hits, including his first career home run.

Delaware State opened the scoring with two runs in the top of the second inning. The first run scored on back-to-back doubles by Todd Henry and Herron, who scored the second run on a ground out by Tommy Jordan (Milford).

MDES tied the score with two runs in the bottom of the second off Hornet starter Austin Warrington (St Marks).

Hill’s solo shot in the fourth gave the Hornets a 3-2 lead.

DSU held onto the one run lead until exploding for five runs in the eighth inning. John Weglarz (Appoquinimink) singled in two eighth-inning runs, while Henry and Cole Garey had run-scoring hits. Miguel Rivera also drove in a run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly.

The Hawks answered with three runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull to within 8-5.

DSU tacked on two insurance runs in the top of the ninth on a sac fly by Henry and Herron’s second RBI of the game on a one-out single.

Freshman Jeremy Carrow (Smyrna), the second of three Hornet pitchers in the game, threw six innings to pick up the win (1-2). He kept the Hawks off the board for the first five innings he pitched before allowing the three eighth-inning runs.

Chandler Fitzgerald pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Hornets.

The Hornets will return to action with a three-game home series against MEAC rival Norfolk State next weekend (Apr. 5-7). The series begins with a single-game on Fri. at 3:00 p.m. at Soldier Field. The teams will also play single games on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1.