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Blue Hens Drop Twinbill to Towson, 2-1 and 10-8

302sports 159 Apr 22

(Hutchins L, Colmery LC, Walter RC, Miller R, UD)

TOWSON, Md. – Conference games. It's just a different level. Every game is a battle. Every pitch matters a little more.
 
That's exactly what was on display in Towson on Saturday when the University of Delaware baseball team took on the Tigers in a doubleheader, with both games going down to the very final at-bat with Towson taking both by scores of 2-1 in 10 innings and 10-8.
 
"This is what conference games are like, every pitch matters and no one is every out of it," head coach Jim Sherman said. "Look at the standings and you can tell that literally anyone can win on any given day. We just have to keep fighting, keep working and focus on improving each time out."
 
Offensively, Jack Goan had a huge day for the Blue Hens, finishing 6-for-7  with five RBIs on the day. Senior Kevin Mohollen had three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Zack Miller (Salesianum)Jordan Hutchins (Dover)Joseph Carpenter and Austin Colmery (St Marks) all had two hits on the afternoon.
 
Redshirt junior Brandon Walter (Hodgson) was the star on the mound, tossing seven strong innings, allowing just one run and striking out 12 in the front end of the doubleheader for the Blue Hens.
 
Game 1 – Towson 2, Delaware 1
 
The front end of the doubleheader was a good old-fashioned pitcher's duel with neither side wanting to give in.
 
Walter and Towson's Josh Seils combined to allow just 12 total hits over the first seven innings and just one run apiece.
 
Goan's RBI single in the top of the sixth gave Delaware a 1-0 lead, but the Tigers answered with one in the home half of the seventh.
 
The game would head into extras, with Towson plating the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th. 
 
Game 2 – Towson 10, Delaware 8
 
The second game was the exact opposite of the first with plenty of runs put up on both sides. 
 
Goan once again struck first, launching a two-run HR to left to give the Blue Hens a 2-0 lead in the top of the second.
 
Towson responded in a big way, scoring six on seven hits in the bottom of the second to take a 6-2 advantage. 
 
Mohollen ripped a solo shot to left in the top of the third, but the Tigers once again answered for a 7-3 game.
 
It was a 10-4 contest heading into the ninth, but Delaware wasn't going to go quietly.
 
Mohollen laced an RBI single up the middle to plate the first run. Three batters later, Carpenter smoked a single to right field to plate two more and it was a 10-7 game. Goan tortured the Tigers once again with his fifth RBI of the day to make it 10-8.
 
Towson's closer would come in and eventually shut the door and close out the victory.
 
Up Next
 
The two teams close out the series with a 1 pm finale on Sunday afternoon.