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RALEIGH, N.C. – The University of Delaware baseball squad recorded just four hits on Saturday night and suffered a 7-0 seback at hands of North Carolina State at Doak Field.

The Hens (24-20), who dropped the opener of the three-game non-league set to the Wolfback by a 7-1 score Friday night, again struggled with runners in scoring position and left nine runners on base. Delaware suffered its fourth straight setback.

Despite the loss, Delaware senior outfielder Calvin Scott extended his hitting streak to 14 games as he went 1 for 3 and also drew a walk.

“Tonight was another tough result,” said Delaware head coach Jim Sherman. “We again couldn't find the big hit when we needed it. Going into tomorrow, I want to see us change our approach at the plate.”

Delaware starter Ron Marinaccio allowed just three runs in six strong innings of work and struck out six batters but suffered the loss to fall to 1-2 on the season.

The Blue Hens allowed a two-run double in the third and a solo home run off the bat of Josh McClain in the fifth. North Carolina State, an annual NCAA Tournament contender, extended its winning streak to seven games and improved to 27-20 on the season.

In the seventh, the Wolf Pack scored their fourth run of the game on a two-out single off Colman Vila. The Blue Hens loaded the bases in the eighth inning with one out, but back-to-back strikeouts ended the threat. North Carolina State then added three runs in the eighth to put the game away.

Delaware and North Carolina State will play the series finale Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. Kevin Milley will take the ball for Delaware while Michael Brown will toe the rubber for the Wolf Pack.

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