This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History

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University of Delaware Athletics takes a weekly look back at some memorable dates in Blue Hen history.


MARCH 14, 2003

BASEBALL: Vincent Tosses Gem as Blue Hens Sweep Quinnipiac

NEWARK, Del. -  Sophomore Jason Vincent (Seaford, Del.) pitched a one-hit complete game shutout and freshman Todd Davison (Somers Point, N.J.) went 5-for-6 on the afternoon to lead the University of Delaware baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of Quinnipiac University at Bob Hannah Stadium.

The Hens won the first game 12-0 and took the nightcap 9-1.

Vincent (at right), who limited the Bobcats (0-6) to a single through the right-side in the fifth inning by Brian Magee, struck out six batters and faced just 22 batters, just one over the minimum.

Senior Doug Eitelman (Wilmington, Del.) put the Hens up 1-0 on an RBI single and Davison followed with a two-RBI single to left to go ahead 3-0 in the third.

With a 5-0 cushion, the Delaware offense, which entered today's action with a .213 team batting average, exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning. The big hit was a three-run homer by freshman Daryl Holcomb (Wilmington, Del.), his first career homer at Delaware, to put the Hens up 12-0.

Davison was 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBI while senior Kris Dufner (Philadelphia, Pa.), Eitelman and Holcomb each went 2-for-4. Senior Steve Harden (Wilmington, Del.) had two hits and two RBI.

The offense continued to surge in the nightcap as the Hens jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning as Harden doubled down the right-field line, scoring freshman Joey Coudon (Rising Sun, Md.) and Davison.

Delaware struck for another seven runs in the fourth, Coudon doubled home two in the inning while Harden sent a deep-shot to left center to give Hens starter, sophomore Scott Rambo (Downingtown, Pa.) a comfortable lead. Rambo went 6.0 innings, striking out eight to improve his record to 2-1.

Harden went 2-for-4 in the second game with four RBI and his third homer of the season while Coudon went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI.