The Delaware baseball team scored six runs in the eighth inning and got 4.2 innings of one-hit pitching from junior Mike Biasiello to defeat Towson, 9-3, in a CAA contest Sunday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium.
The victory allowed the Blue Hens (6-14 CAA, 10-20 overall) to salvage one win in the four-game weekend series with the Tigers (8-8 CAA, 18-30 overall). Towson swept Delaware, 12-4 and 12-7 on Saturday.
“I thought we played a really clean baseball game and I’m proud of our efforts,” said coach Jim Sherman. “We are a dangerous team when everything comes together and that’s what happened today.”
Biasiello was solid out of the Delaware bullpen, retiring eight in a row after his first batter reached on a sacrifice bunt. Senior Vinny Vaccone helped his pitcher out with a big play deep in the hole at shortstop to end the top of the eighth and strand the go-ahead Towson run on third.
Joey Loynd was 2-for-3 with three RBI, a double and a run while Joseph Carpenter and Jack Goan each collected a pair of hits.
Jordan Hutchins (Dover) was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored and Biasiello finished with five strikeouts, allowing only one hit and no walks.
North Carolina Central 11, Delaware State 1: The Eagles scored at least a run in all eight innings before topping the Hornets on Sunday.
DelState (12-15 MEAC, 14-23 overall) beat North Carolina Central, 3-2, in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday but lost three of four in the weekend series.
Robert Trujillo drove in DSU’s lone run on Sunday while John Weglarz had two of the Hornets’ seven hits.
Wesley to host AEC finals: Top-seeded Wesley College (22-5) will host No. 2 Cabrini in the Atlantic East Conference softball finals next weekend.
The best-of-three series will start on Friday with a 4 p.m. contest and continue on Saturday.
College track & field
Hornets fourth in MEAC: Delaware State finished tied for fourth in the men’s MEAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday.
The 62-point showing was an improvement from two seasons ago, when the Hornets finished 11th (last) with just 21 points.
Dover High grad Tayshaun Chisholm placed third in the 110-meter hurdles. His time of 13.96 seconds also qualified him for nationals.
Albert Norman placed second in the 5,000 meters (15:29.39) after finishing first in the steeplechase on Friday. Emperor Campbell finished third in the discus (42.38 meters) after placing sixth in the hammer (40.07 meters).
The Delaware State women’s squad finished fifth in the team standings.
Sussex Tech 6, Caravel 1: Grant Allen pitched a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts as the Ravens improved to 13-3 with the win on Saturday night.
Conor Ellingsworth (2-for-3, triple, 2 runs), Alex Adams (2-for-3, triple, 2 runs, 1 RBI) and Jonathan Stokley (2-for-4, double, 3 RBI) paced Sussex Tech’s 11 hit attack. The Ravens led 4-0 in the top of the second.