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Homepage: Nick Patten (right) hit a home run for the second straight day. Above: Starter Matt Hornich produced six innings of two-run ball to improve to 2-1 on the year
Courtesy: Chris Mlynarczyk

Delaware Bats Stay Hot as Hens Down UMBC 17-6 for Third Straight Win

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 03/07/2017
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NEWARK, Del. -- Behind 10 extra base hits, 17 runs, and 19 hits, the University of Delaware baseball team defeated UMBC 17-6 at Bob Hannah Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

“Today and yesterday (a 15-5 win over Delaware State) were certainly the offensive performances we were expecting coming into the year,” Delaware head coach Jim Sherman said. “Today our offensive approach early was excellent. Nick (Tierno) and Kevin (Mohollen) had great games, and (Matt) Hornich was solid on the mound. We now have to try and keep it going as we head toward the weekend and another two tough teams coming in here.”

Nick Patten and Brian Mayer each homered for the second consecutive day and the Blue Hens received a pair of triples from outfielder Kevin Mohollen and second baseman Nick Tierno en route to posting another lopsided win.

On the mound, the Blue Hens (5-6) received a good outing from starter Matt Hornich. Hornich (2-1) went six innings, scattering six hits and two runs against the Retrievers (1-6).

At the plate, Delaware produced two home runs, four doubles, and four triples. Every member of the starting lineup produced a hit and five players scored multiple runs. In addition, six Delaware players produced multiple hits and five players drove in multiple runs.

In total the Hens had five innings where they scored two runs or more, including scoring four in the third and five in the seventh.

The Blue Hens have now won three in a row and five of their last six games. Delaware has now scored 15 runs or more in consecutive games for the first time since April of 2015.

Delaware will look for its fourth consecutive win in a row on Friday when the Blue Hens welcome in Binghamton and Wagner for the Delaware Invitational.

HEN SCRATCHINGS:
• Delaware tied a program record by producing four triples for the game. This was the first time that the Blue Hens produced that many three-baggers since May 10, 2002 against William & Mary.
• Mohollen went 3-3 with two triples and three runs scored and raised his batting average by nearly 60 points to .333
• Mayer has thrown out six runners this season in his six starts.

MEDIA INFORMATION: Contact Andrew Stern | Anwstern@udel.edu | Office: 302-831-6519 |  Cell: 914-589-9666

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