HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The University of Delaware baseball team behind five and one-third shutout innings from James Meeker defeated Hofstra University 5-2 in 10 innings Sunday afternoon at University Field.

Delaware (14-14, 3-3 CAA) freshman Billy Sullivan IV took a no-hitter into the fifth inning Sunday, but a two-out single by Hofstra’s (14-10, 4-5 CAA) Austin Gauthier ended Sullivan’s no-no bid. The righty pitched 4.2 innings allowing just one hit and a pair of runs. He struck out eight batters.

After the single and a pair of walks loaded the bases, the Pride added a pair of runs on a wild pitch and an infield single, but Meeker was able to strand a pair of runners in scoring positon with a pop-up.

Trailing for the first time all day, the Blue Hens rallied in the sixth. Kyle Baker and Nick Patten recorded back-to-back two-out singles and advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. With the tying runs in scoring position, senior Calvin Scott lined a two-out single to centerfield that scored both Baker and Patten.

The game remained tied at two, as Hofstra and Delaware traded zeros until the top of the 10th when the Blue Hens struck for the final three runs of the game.

Shortstop Vinny Vaccone walked with one out and advanced to second on a Kevin Mohollen single. Batting with a pair of runners on, second baseman Erik Bowren tripled down the left field line, scoring both Vaccone and Mohollen. Bowren ultimately scored the Hens third run of the inning on a passed ball.

Meeker recorded three ground balls in the bottom half to secure the victory for the Blue Hens, who snapped a five-game losing streak.

Delaware returns to action Wednesday afternoon for the Semifinals of the Liberty Bell Classic. First pitch from Lehigh is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Head coach Jim Sherman:  
"Today was a game we truly needed as it allowed us to regain our confidence heading into another important week. Today our guys played well. We received excellent efforts from Sullivan and Meeker, and we got a few timely hits. Hopefully, we can ride the momentum of this game into a four-game week. Overall, I'm proud of the guys."

HEN SCRATCHINGS: 
• Delaware improves to 5-2 in games started by Sullivan IV.
• For the three consecutive game, Delaware struck out at least 10 batters. For the weekend, the Hens struck out 34 batters. 
• The Hens played their first extra-inning game since last season's NCAA Regionals against Arizona (6/3). 
• UD is now 7-1 when holding opponents to two runs or fewer. 
• Delaware out hit Hofstra 9-3 and improved to 11-1 when outhitting opponents this season.
• Meeker now leads the Blue Hens in victories (4) and saves (3). He lowered his ERA to 2.70.
• Patten reached base twice this afternoon. The first baseman has now hit safely in six consecutive contests and has reached base in 15 straight. 
• Mohollen scored his team-leading 21st run of the season.