NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware baseball program split a doubleheader with Bryant University Saturday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium.

Delaware (10-7) took the first game 7-3, as junior Kyle Hinton (2-1, below/left) threw his fourth consecutive solid outing. The righty fired six one-run innings, holding the potent Bryant (5-10) attack to just four hits. The junior struck out 10 batters (tied his career-high).

Junior Kevin Mohollen went 3-for-4 in game one, driving in a pair of runs. Mohollen also stole his sixth and seventh bases of the year. Three different Blue Hens contributed multiple hits, including Tyler Callender, who hit his first career home run in the fourth.

In Saturday’s nightcap, Delaware fell to Bryant 5-2 in seven innings. Junior Nick Patten hit his second home run of the year, while freshman Chance DiFebbo drove in a run with an RBI single. Senior Nick Spadafino pitched the first three and two-thirds for Delaware, allowing a pair of runs (one earned). The righty struck out four.

 Lefty Colman Vila (2-1) replaced Spadafino in the fourth, took the loss for Delaware, allowing three Bryant runners to score. Delaware managed just two hits in the final five innings of the contest. 

The Hens and Bulldogs will meet for the fourth and final game of the series Sunday afternoon. First pitch from Bob Hannah Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m. Senior James Meeker (2-0, 2.19 ERA) will take the ball for Delaware. He will be opposed by LHP Vito Morgese (1-1, 6.62).

Head Coach Jim Sherman:

“We’ll take the doubleheader split today. Ideally, we would have liked to have won both games to give ourselves a chance at the series victory. Now our attention turns to another crucial Sunday game, as we look to get the series split. Bryant is a really good club. I thought we played well for portions of the two games today. We just need to be more consistent and play well throughout the entire game. Again today I thought we got solid pitching. Hinton is the ace of our staff, and again he was outstanding today. Tomorrow, we’ll start Meeker instead of Billy [Sullivan IV] who is sick. So he cannot go tomorrow. It’s disappointing for us and him, but we want to make sure he gets healthy for the start of CAA play next weekend. We’ll have Meeker and some other arms ready to go tomorrow. So we’re still in good shape, pitching-wise.”

HEN SCRATCHINGS: 

• Delaware is now 8-3 when scoring first this season. The Hens struck first in Saturday's game two setback
• UD is now 8-0 when scoring six or more runs. 
• The Hens are now 8-0 when leading after eight innings
• For the first time this season Delaware fell when hitting a home run. Including both games of the doubleheader, Delaware is now 7-1 when hitting a homer. 
• Hinton lowered his ERA to 1.53. The junior has now struck out 36 batters in his 29.1 innings of work. He is just three away from tying his season career-high. 
• Mohollen is now hitting .300 on the season
• DiFebbo has now driven in six runs in his first 20 career collegiate at-bats
• Vila recorded his 75th career appearance, which ties the program record. Former Blue Hens pitcher Billy Harris (2004-07) set the all-time mark back in 2007.