Blue Hens Earn First Conference Road Win of the Year as Delaware Defeats Hofstra 6-0
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The University of Delaware baseball team capitalized on great pitching and timely hitting to beat Hofstra 6-0 Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association contest.
Kevin Milley earned his second collegiate career win as the freshman did not give up a run in six innings pitched. Luke Alicknavitch relieved Milley and did not give up a hit in three innings of work as the junior recorded his fifth save of the season.
Hofstra starter David D’Errico only surrendered one unearned run in six innings, but was credited with his second loss of the year.
Neither team scored a run in the first five innings, but the Blue Hens finally drew first blood in the sixth inning on a Zach Lopes RBI single. Delaware then added two more runs in the seventh inning on a Ty Warrington sacrifice and a Joe Giacchino single.
“Today’s game was just an outstanding effort from Milley,” said University of Delaware head coach Jim Sherman. “He really showed us a lot out there. He was poised and kept his composure in big time situations. Our offense finally came around and our defense had a great game too.”
Delaware (16-19, 4-6 CAA) put the game out of reach with a three-run eighth inning. Tyler Powell drove in two runs with a single with the bases loaded and Doug Trimble knocked in the third run of the inning when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Today’s victory was the first CAA road victory for the Blue Hens since a 6-1 victory over Northeastern on May 10 of last year.
Hofstra (15-14, 4-4 CAA) was never able to get a beat on the Blue Hen pitchers as the Pride were only able to tally three hits on the day. Hofstra has yet to register an extra-base hit against the Delaware pitching staff in the series.
Despite scoring six runs, Delaware only had two batters register more than one hit. E.J. Stoltzfus and Alex Mottle each recorded two hits in the Blue Hen victory.
The Blue Hens and Pride will square off again tomorrow in the third and final game of the series. The first pitch is slated for 1 p.m. at Hofstra’s University Field.