NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware baseball team’s bid for a series sweep was denied Sunday afternoon, as the visiting Towson University Tigers defeated the Blue Hens 10-2 at Bob Hannah Stadium.

The Blue Hens (12-9, 2-1 CAA) who defeated Towson (4-17, 1-2 CAA) 6-3 and 2-1 yesterday afternoon, received a pair of hits and an RBI from first baseman Nick Patten. Junior Kevin Mohollen reached base twice, scoring his team-leading 15th run of the season.

Senior Nick Spadafino (0-4) pitched the first three innings for Delaware, allowing four runs.  Delaware received a pair of shutout innings from relievers Winston Allen and Cole BenjaminDelaware returns to action on Tuesday for the first round of the Liberty Bell Classic at La Salle. First pitch from Philadelphia is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Head coach Jim Sherman

"Credit Towson they were the better ballclub from the start today and came back with a better performance after dropping both games of the doubleheader yesterday. Right now we're not stringing together enough consistent play to get a series sweep. We have to figure out a way to close out the sweep. Towson hit it better than we did and pitched it better than we did. They were just the better team. Today is disappointing, but we did complete the series victory which was the goal. The plan is to start [Joey] Haass on Tuesday and give him his first career start. Hopefully, we can forget this one today and get back to winning ways at La Salle."


• Delaware falls to 3-9 when scoring less than five runs and to 1-5 when the opponent scores in the first inning.
• The Hens are now 2-9 when getting out-hit this season.
• Mohollen extended his on-base streak to 16 games.
• The Hens fall to 8-5 when Mohollen scores a run.
• Allen has not allowed an earned run in his first 4.2 innings pitched. The righty struck out a pair of batters in his two innings. 
Zack Miller recorded a hit for the seventh consecutive game. The catcher has now driven in a run in five out of his last seven starts.