NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware baseball team dropped the first game of a four-game series to Bryant University 13-2 Friday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium.

Delaware, who managed four hits off Bryant pitchers, did enjoy a 1-0 lead after three innings behind a first-inning RBI ground-out from Calvin Scott.

 Facing a 1-0 deficit, Bryant (4-9) struck for six runs in the fourth and three runs in the fifth and sixth innings respectively. The Bulldogs added a run in the eighth.

 Juniors Kevin Mohollen and Erik Bowren each reached base three times in the loss, as Bryant pitchers walked nine Blue Hens and a hit a batter. Freshman Winston Allen made his first career Delaware (9-6) appearance, allowing an unearned run over two and two-thirds of work.  

Delaware and Bryant will play the second and third game of the four-game series tomorrow afternoon beginning at 12 Noon. Junior Kyle Hinton (1-1, 1.54 ERA) will face Bryant lefty Steve Theetge (0-4, 7.02 ERA) in game one. Senior captain Nick Spadafino (0-3, 9.00 ERA) will face Bryant right-hander Tyler Mattison (0-0, 11.57 ERA) in game two. 

Head coach Jim Sherman:

"Today was not our day. Credit Bryant, they were really locked-in, especially at the plate. The first inning we had an opportunity to put some pressure on them, having the bases loaded with nobody out, but we could not find the big hit. Then as the game went on they continued to get good contact. Our team needs to have a similar response to last weekend when we dropped the opener in a similar fashion but bounced back on Saturday and Sunday. I would expect that like last weekend, we're going to respond. This group battles." 

HEN SCRATCHINGS:

• Delaware falls to 0-4 this season in Friday games.
• UD lost for just the second time this season when scoring first (10 games).
• Today's loss snapped Delaware's three-game winning streak,
• Scott drove in a run for the third consecutive game
• Mohollen’s ninth-inning single extends his hitting streak to three consecutive games. The junior has recorded at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games
• Allen recorded his first career strikeout in the seventh inning. 
• DiFebbo drove in his fifth career run in just 13 at-bats. The freshman went two-for-four with a double.