WILMINGTON, N.C. – The University of Delaware softball team posted a 5-1 win over UNCW in the opener before dropping a 3-0 decision in the nightcap as the Blue Hens split a Colonial Athletic Association doubleheader with the Seahawks Saturday afternoon at Boseman Field.

Delaware (12-31, 4-13 CAA) struck first in the opener during the top of the second inning when Reyna de Jesus scored on a throwing error by the Seahawks catcher on a double steal attempt. The following frame Leanna Gearhart singled with one out, moved to third on a Giovanna Kolofer single, and scored when Mariah Kondravy ripped a single to leftfield.

UNCW (16-26, 6-11 CAA) scored its lone run of the contest in the bottom of the fourth when Kelsey Bryan scored on a sacrifice fly by Lacey Fox.

The Blue Hens added three insurance runs in the top of the seventh as Gearhart legged out a bunt single, Kolofer walked and Kondravy belted a three-run homer over the rightfield fence. UD pitcher Jordan Cargile then fired a scoreless bottom of the seventh to pick up her fifth win of the season.

Anna Knox put the Seahawks in front during the nightcap with a solo home run in the bottom of the second, while Hannah Adamczyk scored on a Blue Hen error in the bottom of the third to make it a 2-0 game. Knox added a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth to conclude the scoring.

Delaware puts runners on second and third with one out in the top of the seventh, but UNCW pitcher Sarah Davis retired the next two batters to complete the shutout.

HEN SCRATCHINGS
• Kondravy led UD with three hits on the day and now has 230 for her career, nine shy of the school record
• Kondravy’s homer was her sixth of the season and the 31st of her career
• Gearhart and de Jesus each added two hits during the afternoon, while Gearhart also stole a pair of bases
• Cargile scattered seven hits and did not walk a batter while striking out four in a complete game victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Delaware at *UNCW – April 29, 2018 (12 noon)
Delaware vs. Mount St. Mary’s – May 2, 2018 (3 p.m.)
Delaware vs. *Elon – May 4, 2018 (3 p.m.)

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