Local roundup: Delaware baseball team crushes host Hofstra 22-8


The Delaware baseball team pounded out 21 hits and belted four home runs as the Blue Hens rolled to a 22-8 win at Hofstra in CAA baseball on Sunday afternoon.

It was the most runs Delaware has scored in a game since 2016 and the most in a CAA contest since 2010.

Delaware scored its most runs in a game since a 22-1 win over La Salle on Mar. 22, 2016.

Six Blue Hens posted multi-hit games, led by Jake Dunion, who had six hits on the season entering the day before going 4-for-6 with five RBI and his first career homer.

Kyle Baker, Vinny Vaccone, Jack Goan and Jordan Hutchins (Dover) each added three hits, while Joey Loynd crushed a grand slam in the ninth inning. Goan and Aidan Kane also went deep, as Delaware scored in six of nine innings.

The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Hens (5-11 CAA, 9-17 overall).

After the Pride took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, Mitchell Balint drove home a run in the second with a sacrifice fly before Goan singled home the tying run in the third.

The Hens then scored eight times in the top of the fourth, as Hutchins delivered a two-run triple and Dunion followed with a two-run homer. After two more runs scored on a groundout and a wild pitch, Goan belted a two-run shot of his own to make it a 10-2 game.

Coppin State 12, Delaware State 8: The Eagles won the last three games of the series to improve to 10-25 overall and 7-16 in the MEAC. The Hornets fell to 13-20 and 11-12 in league games.

Cole Garey (Polytech) was 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI, while Jared Gillis (Smyrna) had two hits, including a homer, and two RBI to lead the Hornets.

Delaware State committed four errors, while the pitching staff walked 15 batters and hit six others.

College softball

Wesley’s Loukopoulos tosses no-hitter: Dori Loukopoulos threw a five-inning no-hitter in the opener as Wesley College swept Gwynedd-Mercy, 9-1 and 13-5, on Sunday.

Loukopoulos struck out five and walked three in throwing the Wolverines’ second no-hitter this season. Ariana Mirenda and Rachel Martinez both had three hits and two RBI for Wesley (17-5).

Loukopoulos and Amanda Curry both had three RBI for the second game.