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  • Blue Hens Drop Game Two to Northeastern

    Posted 2018-05-21 01:31:10 by: Exec Exec

                                          (Sullivan Left, Baker Center, Niggebruger Right, UD)                                       (Scott Left, Hutchins Center, Spadafino Right, UD) NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware baseball team dropped game two of a weekend set to Northeastern University Friday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium. The loss combined with yesterday’s setback, snaps Delaware’s (29-24, 12-11 CAA) CAA home series winning streak at eight. Freshman (6-3) started the game for the Blue Hens allowing three unearned runs in 3.2 innings pitched. The righty struck out two batters and walked four. Seniors and combined to throw five strong innings for the Blue Hens, allowing just two runs. Junior went 2-4 with an RBI double, while also turned in an identical 2-4 with an RBI double. The loss keeps Delaware in fifth place in the CAA standings. A Delaware loss tomorrow would drop the Hens into sixth place heading into next week’s CAA Tournament. Delaware struck first Friday in the bottom of the second, as Niggebrugge drove home from second base on an RBI double. The game remained 1-0 until the fourth when Sullivan IV allowed the three unearned runs behind a pair of errors.  Meeker, who came on in relief of Sullivan IV in the fourth, also tossed a scoreless fifth, giving the Blue Hens a chance to cut into a two-run deficit. Second baseman singled and later scored on a two-out Baker double that hit off the ‘Blue Monster’ in left cut the Northeastern (33-17, 17-6 CAA) lead to just 3-2. The Blue Hens has an opportunity to tie the game in the sixth, as and Niggebrugge were on second and third with two outs, but a strikeout ended the frame. Northeastern added runs in the seventh and ninth, to hold on for a 5-2 ...

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  • Epic Rally Pushes Blue Hens to Eighth Consecutive CAA Home Series Victory, Improves CAA Position

    Posted 2018-05-08 19:08:49 by: Exec Exec

      NEWARK, DE The University of Delaware baseball team capped off a series victory in style Sunday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium, erasing a 5-1 eighth-inning deficit to defeat Elon University 6-5 in 10 innings. The Blue Hens (25-22, 9-9 CAA), who trailed the game 5-1 with two outs in the eighth inning, found some late-inning magic scoring five times over their last 13 at-bats to cap-off another CAA series victory. Elon (28-20, 10-8 CAA) struck first Sunday, adding a pair of second-inning runs off Delaware freshman  (St Marks). Delaware cut the Phoenix lead to 2-1 in the fourth, when hit a no-doubter to left field for his eighth home run of the season. Singular runs for Elon in the fifth, sixth and eighth gave the visitors a 5-1 lead heading into the eighth inning, where Delaware was able to shave a run off the deficit. and  (Wilmington Charter) singled to open the inning for Delaware and later advanced a base on a wild pitch. A  (Below, left/Mark Campbell) walk loaded the bases for  (Cape Henlopen), who worked a five-pitch walk. After Hutchins struck out to end the frame, Elon answered with a pair of singles to open the ninth inning, prompting a pitching change. Lefty entered and stranded both runners on base giving the Blue Hens a chance in the ninth. With their backs against the wall, Delaware went to work in the ninth, as led-off the frame with a walk. After a strikeout, Mohollen and Baker worked walks to load the bases for Patten, who also walked. The three straight walks forced a pitching change from Elon, who summoned closer Robbie Welhaf from the bullpen. After taking a breaking-ball for a strike, Callender roped a single into left-center that chased home Mohollen and Baker, tying the game at five.  Delaware’s walk-off bid was put on hold in the ninth, as Elon struck out a batter and coaxed a fly-ball. Vila returned for the 10th working a perfect 1-2-3 frame with a pair of strikeouts, setting the stage ...

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  • Sullivan IV, Mohollen Earn CAA Weekly Honors

    Posted 2018-04-17 19:43:55 by: Exec Exec

      (Sullivan, UD) RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Delaware baseball program was well represented on this week’s Colonial Athletic Association baseball honors, as freshman (St. Mark’s HS) earned CAA Pitcher of the Week and (Rose Valley, Pa./Strath-Haven) earned Co-Player of the Week. Sullivan IV joins Hofstra’s John Rooney as the only two-time CAA Pitcher of Week honoree this season. A true-freshman from nearby New Castle, Del., Sullivan IV is coming off one of the most dominant starts in program history, as the righty struck out a career-high 16 batters in his seven shutout innings. He allowed just three hits (two infield singles and a single to right) and didn’t allow a baserunner to advance past first. The righty struck out six consecutive batters at one point and lowed his season to date ERA to 1.99. The first CAA Player of the Week honoree for Delaware this season, Mohollen was an on-base machine this week. The junior hit .583 (7-12) for the week with three doubles and six runs scored. The leadoff hitter reached base 14 times for the week, including in all six of his at-bats in Wednesday’s 15-7 Liberty Bell Classic victory over Lehigh. Mohollen finished the week with an on-base percentage of .737 due in large part to his six walks drawn. Delaware kicks off a five-game week tomorrow night against Lafayette College. First pitch of the Liberty Bell Classic Finals is scheduled for 7 p.m. from Citizens Bank ...

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  • Meeker, 10th Inning Explosion Pushes Delaware to 5-2 Victory.

    Posted 2018-04-09 19:44:01 by: Exec Exec

                        (Sullivan Left, Baker Center, Scott Right, UD) HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The University of Delaware baseball team behind five and one-third shutout innings from defeated Hofstra University 5-2 in 10 innings Sunday afternoon at University Field. Delaware (14-14, 3-3 CAA) freshman  (St Marks) took a no-hitter into the fifth inning Sunday, but a two-out single by Hofstra’s (14-10, 4-5 CAA) Austin Gauthier ended Sullivan’s no-no bid. The righty pitched 4.2 innings allowing just one hit and a pair of runs. He struck out eight batters. After the single and a pair of walks loaded the bases, the Pride added a pair of runs on a wild pitch and an infield single, but Meeker was able to strand a pair of runners in scoring positon with a pop-up. Trailing for the first time all day, the Blue Hens rallied in the sixth.  (Charter)  and recorded back-to-back two-out singles and advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. With the tying runs in scoring position, senior  (St Marks) lined a two-out single to centerfield that scored both Baker and Patten. The game remained tied at two, as Hofstra and Delaware traded zeros until the top of the 10th when the Blue Hens struck for the final three runs of the game. Shortstop walked with one out and advanced to second on a single. Batting with a pair of runners on, second baseman tripled down the left field line, scoring both Vaccone and Mohollen. Bowren ultimately scored the Hens third run of the inning on a passed ball. Meeker recorded three ground balls in the bottom half to secure the victory for the Blue Hens, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Delaware returns to action Wednesday afternoon for the Semifinals of the Liberty Bell Classic. First pitch from Lehigh is scheduled for 3 p.m. Head coach :  "Today was a game we truly needed as it allowed us to regain our confidence heading into another ...

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  • Big Hit Alludes Hens in Series Finale

    Posted 2018-04-03 17:15:21 by: Exec Exec

                                               (Reich Left, Sullivan Center, Hutchinson Right, UD) ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Delaware baseball program dropped a 4-2 decision to the University of Michigan Sunday afternoon at the Wilpon Complex. Trailing by a run in the eighth and a pair of runs in the ninth, Delaware (13-12) placed the tying runs on a base in both innings but could not find the big hit. In the eighth, the Hens loaded the bases with one-out, but a strikeout and a fly out to center ended the Delaware threat. After Michigan added its fourth run on a homer in the eighth, the Blue Hens brought the go-ahead run to the plate three times in the ninth, but much like the previous inning, Delaware could not scratch across the tying runs. Freshman (3-1) (St Marks) pitched the first five and one-third innings for the Hens, allowing three runs. The freshman struck out three batters earning his first career loss. Centerfielder went three-for-four, while  (St Marks) reached base three times in the defeat. Delaware returns to action Tuesday afternoon for the Semifinals of the Liberty Bell Classic. First pitch from Lehigh is set for 3:00 p.m. Head coach : " Today was an old-fashioned pitchers' duel, and another great ballgame. I thought we pitched it well and were excellent defensively. We had guys come up in big spots, but we just couldn't find the big hit, stranding 11. Overall we played pretty well in two of the three games up here. Now we have to turn the page to a big five-game week for this team."  HEN SCRATCHINGS: • Delaware falls to 4-2 in Sullivan's six starts this season.• The Hens have lost a season-high three games in a row. • Sunday, Delaware hit just 1-11 (.091) with runners in scoring position and were 0-9 with two outs. • The three earned runs allowed tied ...

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  • Scott's Walk-Off Home Run Completes Epic Comeback Over Maryland

    Posted 2018-03-14 13:27:27 by: Exec Exec

                    (Ludman Left, Scott  Left Center, Haass Right Center, Niggebrugge Right, UD) Scott's Walk-Off Home Run Completes Epic Comeback Over Maryland NEWARK, Del. -It did not look pretty for the home team early Tuesday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium, as the University of Delaware trailed the University of Maryland 6-0 heading to the bottom of fourth. Then it all changed. Senior Calvin Scott (St Marks) led-off the fourth with a double, bring up Austin Niggebrugge (Caravel), who worked an epic 10-pitch walk, fouling off five two-strike pitches (three consecutive). A wild pitch advanced the runners to second and third for freshman Zach Miller (2-for-3, 2 RBI) who cut the Maryland lead to 6-2 on an RBI single. The next Delaware (9-5) batter, Kevin Mohollen, tripled home Miller to cut the Maryland (9-7) lead to just three runs. Freshman Chance DiFebbo lined a single to left to cut the UMD lead to 6-4 before junior Nick Patten capped the five-run explosion with a two-out double, that scored DiFebbo. Down just a run, Delaware turned to freshman Joey Haass (Caravel) who threw a scoreless fifth and sixth innings. Unable to scratch across a run in the home half of either the fifth or sixth, Delaware turned to Cole Benjamin for seventh and eighth innings, who promptly struck out three batters in his two-clean innings of work. In the bottom of the eighth, Delaware would tie the game at six, as Niggebrugge worked another full-count walk, taking three consecutive wide pitches. A sac-bunt and a Miller single placed runners on the corners with one out for Mohollen. The speedy outfielder later bounced into a fielder’s choice beating the ball to the first base bag. Freshman Chris Ludman (St Marks) pitched a scoreless ninth, setting the stage for Scott to be the hero. Down 1-2 in the count, Scott worked the count full. On the ensuing payoff pitch from Terps closer John Murphy, Scott rocketed ...

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  • Blue Hens Conclude Liberty Classic With 4-2 Victory Over Ohio

    Posted 2018-03-12 13:44:05 by: Exec Exec

    (Bessel, UD) LYNCHBURG, Va. – Blue Hen pitcher escaped a bases loaded, no out jam in the bottom of the seventh inning as the University of Delaware softball team held on for a 4-2 victory over Ohio University Sunday afternoon at the Liberty Classic.The Blue Hens (4-14) took a two-run lead into the final inning, but the Bobcats (9-10) quickly loaded the bases on two walks sandwiched around a single. However Piening retired Desirae Villanueva on an infield pop up, and after Allie Englant flew out to leftfield, fired to third baseman  (Conrad), who threw out Alexa Holland at the plate to end the game.Delaware took the lead in the top of the second inning when led off with a single and two outs later scored on a double to leftcenter by . and then led off the third with walks, before Steinmetz delivered a two-run double to left as the Blue Hens went up three.Kolofer hit a sacrifice fly to drive home pinch runner in the top of the fifth inning to make it a 4-0 game, before the Bobcats scored their only two runs in the bottom half.Piening picked up her third victory in the circle after allowing two runs on five hits in a complete game effort. Steinmetz finished 3 for 4 at the plate with two doubles and two RBI, while Gallardo also had two hits on the day for the Blue Hens.HEN SCRATCHINGS• Delaware snapped a five-game losing skid• Steinmetz posted her team-leading fifth multi-RBI game of the year• Gallardo recorded the first multi-hit game of her career• Ohio went 2 for 21 with runners on base and stranded 13• Delaware opens its home schedule next weekend with four games at the Blue Hen InvitationalUPCOMING SCHEDULEDelaware vs. Villanova – March 17, 2018 (12 noon)Delaware vs. Cornell – March 17, 2018 (2 p.m.)Delaware vs. Cornell – March 18, 2018 (12 noon)Delaware vs. Villanova – March 18, 2018 (2 ...

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  • Blue Hens Win Epic Rubber Match Over Monmouth, 7-6

    Posted 2018-03-12 13:38:34 by: Exec Exec

                                                     (Sullivan Laft, Reich Center, Scott Left, UD) NEWARK, Del. - The University of Delaware baseball team won a crucial 7-6 rubber-match from Monmouth University Sunday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium. Redshirt freshman drove in the game-winning run with two out on a suicide squeeze play in the bottom of the eighth inning. Senior , who started for the Blue Hens (8-5) at designated hitter, stranded the bases loaded in the ninth with one out to earn his second save of the series. Freshman IV (St Marks) went the first four innings for Delaware, allowing a season-high three earned runs. The St. Mark’s product threw 90 pitches and struck out a pair of Monmouth (4-8) hitters, earning a no-decision. At the plate,  (St Marks) hit his first home run of the season and reached base four times (three walks) scoring the winning run. Centerfielder went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, while  (St Marks) recorded a pair of hits in four plate appearances.   Delaware continues its eight-game homestand Tuesday afternoon against Maryland. First pitch from Bob Hannah Stadium is scheduled for 3 p.m.   Head coach : “I think it’s important for us to play some close games early on. Once you get into CAA play and into the postseason, the games are usually close, so this prepares us well. After Friday’s tough performance it was great to see us bounce back yesterday, winning a tight pitcher duel before the bats picked up today. Down the stretch today we got the right combination of clutch pitching and execution at the plate. Meeker has a knack for being able to escape those tough situations, so that’s why we trusted him today. I think he enjoys them. He’s a senior who’s been in similar situations before so he knows how to handle ...

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  • Hinton Flirts with History as Hens Win 2-1 Thriller

    Posted 2018-03-12 13:29:17 by: Exec Exec

    Hinton Flirts with History as Hens Win 2-1 ...

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  • Pitching, Clutch Hitting Pushes Hens to Series Sweep Over Delaware St

    Posted 2018-03-06 15:04:07 by: Exec Exec

    Pitching, Clutch Hitting Pushes Hens to Series Sweep Over Delaware ...

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