BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The University of Delaware baseball program dropped a 7-2 decision Friday evening to Florida Atlantic University at FAU Baseball Stadium.

The Delaware (2-2) offense was stifled by Florida Atlantic (4-1) senior Jake Miednik who allowed just two hits and two runs (one earned) over 6.1 innings, striking 14 Blue Hens.

In the loss, UD senior Nick Spadafino pitched the first five innings allowing five runs (four earned). Spadafino struck out six. Senior Diaz Nardo tallied his first triple of the season, scoring a run, while Junior College transfer Erik Bowren scored the other Delaware run.

Delaware and FAU return to action tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. Junior Kyle Hinton (0-0, 2.25 ERA) will take the mound for the Hens. He will be opposed by Owls righty Kyle Marman (1-0, 0.00 ERA).

Delaware head coach Jim Sherman: 

"Tonight was a tough night for us. Credit Florida Atlantic, as they really played better than us in all aspects of the game. Much like we did last weekend, we need to bounce back and perform well in order to have a chance to win the series."


• Delaware received another strong three innings from its bullpen, as Matt Hornich (one unearned run) and Cole Benjamin (one earned run) again threw well for the Blue Hens. 
• The Hens bullpen has allowed just two earned runs this season in 17.1 innings of work (1.06 ERA).
• Hornich has allowed just one earned run in 5.1 innings of work this season (1.69 ERA). 
• The Blue Hens failed to steal a base for the first time all season.
• Junior Kyle Baker did not reach base safely for the first time this year. 

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