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BROOKLINE, Mass. -- The University of Delaware baseball team dropped a 7-4 contest at Northeastern Saturday afternoon in the second game of a three-game Colonial Athletic Association weekend set at Friedman Diamond.

The Blue Hens (16-13, 4-4 CAA), who won the series opener by a 2-1 score on Friday, went 0-7 with the bases loaded and just 2-13 (.154) with runners in scoring position.

“Our offense just didn’t come through today,” Delaware head coach Jim Sherman said.  “We worked 12 walks and had 20 base runners, but just couldn’t seem to find the big hit when we needed it. When a team gives us as many chances as we got today we have to have better at-bats. Now we have to rebound tomorrow and grab the rubber-game.”

Leftfielder Jordan Glover collected two hits for Delaware while designated hitter Doug Trimble knocked in two runs and first baseman Nick Patten his a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Trailing 5-3 in the seventh, Delaware loaded the bases with no outs for Trimble, who hit a ball that barely missed sneaking into left field for a hit. Instead Huskies shortstop Max Burt gloved it and threw out Nick Tierno at second base for the first out of the inning.

After a walk reloaded the bases, Jeremy Ake struck out on a full count and Patten grounded out to end the inning.

In the bottom of the seventh Northeastern added two more runs off Kyle Hinton and Burk FitzPatrick on a two-run triple by Jimmy Hand.

Facing a three-run deficit, the Hens bats tried to mount a comeback in the eighth, loading the bases with nobody out for Kyle Baker. After a pitching change, Baker grounded out to the pitcher who threw out a runner at the plate. Tierno, the next Delaware batter grounded into an inning ending 1-2-3 double play.

The Blue Hens brought the tying run to the plate twice in the ninth inning, but Patten and Diaz Nardo struck out to end the game.

Delaware will look for the series victory tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. LHP Kevin Milley will be opposed by RHP Brian Christian.

HEN SCRATCHINGS:
• Nardo reached base for the 21st consecutive game
• Tierno extended his hitting streak to 11 games
Kevin Mohollen walked four times
• Delaware dropped to 8-2 when scoring in the first inning this season, and to 10-5 when scoring first.


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