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BROOKLINE, Mass. -- A fifth-inning home run off the bat of Cam Hanley pushed the Northeastern Huskies past the University of Delaware in the final game of their Colonial Athletic Association baseball series Sunday afternoon at Friedman Diamond.

The Blue Hens (16-14, 4-5 CAA) took Friday's opener 2-1 before falling to Northeastern by a 7-4 score on Saturday afternoon.

In the loss, the Hens received 3.2 shutout innings from reliever James Meeker, who lowered his ERA to a paltry 2.20 on the season.

“Today was a frustrating loss because we received great pitching and didn’t get a win,” Delaware head coach Jim Sherman said. “We are really struggling at the plate right now and it cost us this series. Hopefully we can regroup and our guys can regain their form this coming week.”

Offensively, the Hens received a pair of hits from Brian Mayer and Doug Trimble, but produced a season-low five hits.

The Hens rallied from a 2-0 deficit and tied the game in the fifth, but Hanley’s home run in the bottom half of the inning proved to be the difference.

Delaware had its chances on Sunday, most notably in the seventh inning. Diaz Nardo led off with a walk and moved to second on a Mayer sacrifice bunt. Nardo advanced to third on a wild pitch, and after Kevin Mohollen walked, Nick Tierno popped out to the second baseman in shallow right field.

After another walk, the Hens squandered the bases-loaded chance when Jordan Glover flew out to deep left field.

The opportunity was the best chance the Hens would have the remainder of the game as Northeastern (13-16, 6-3 CAA) retired the side in order in the eighth and ninth innings preserve the win the series victory.

Delaware returns home this Wednesday, Apr.12, when it begins a five-game homestand against Penn. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. from Bob Hannah Stadium

HEN SCRATCHINGS:
• Nardo reached base for the 22nd consecutive game
• Tierno failed to record a hit for the first time in 12 games
• Mohollen walked at least twice in all three games this series. His .489 on-base percentage leads the CAA
• Meeker has allowed just two earned runs in his last 15.1 innings pitched
• Delaware falls to 1-8 when scoring three runs or less.

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