NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware baseball team saw its four-game overall winning streak snapped Thursday afternoon, as Northeastern University earned a 10-0 victory Thursday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium.

Junior Kyle Hinton (6-6) pitched the first four innings for Delaware, allowing four runs (three earned) and six hits. The righty struck out three batters. The loss was only Hinton’s second home loss of the season.

Delaware (29-24, 12-10 CAA) had its opportunities in the game, but Northeastern (32-17, 16-6 CAA) was able to strand 11 Blue Hens runners on base. The loss also snaps Delaware’s five-game CAA winning streak and snaps the Blue Hens three-game home winning streak.

The Blue Hens loaded the bases twice and placed at least one runner on base in seven of the nine innings, but Delaware hit just 1-17 with runners on base and 1-10 with runners in scoring position. With the victory, Northeastern clinched a first round CAA bye for the second consecutive year, while Delaware can now finish no better than third place.

Freshman Zack Miller went 2-3 at the plate, reaching base in all four of his plate opportunities (two singles, walk and an error), while Kyle Baker recorded a single and two walks.

Delaware and Northeastern return to action tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. Freshman Billy Sullivan IV is set to go for the Blue Hens, while Tyler Brown will go for Northeastern.

 Head coach Jim Sherman:

“I tip my hat to Northeastern. Today they showed why they’re leading this conference. They did everything right. They hit it, pitched well and made some great plays in the field. They’re a really good ballclub. They look like a team that was fighting for that first round bye. They looked hungry. We didn’t look anywhere near as hungry. We looked like a team that knew it was in the playoffs and was satisfied. I know our kids want to play better than we did today. We need the weather to cooperate for us along the way this weekend and we can get the rest of the series in and get another crack at them. Hopefully, we can get the game in tomorrow because it could be a lot of fun to see Billy try and set the freshman strikeout record. He’s had a great year for us."