NORFOLK, Va. -- The University of Delaware baseball team will continue their season this weekend against Old Dominion, Saint Joseph’s and Kentucky when the Blue Hens head to Virginia to compete at the Old Dominion Tournament.

The four-team tournament, hosted by the Old Dominion University, features three afternoon games Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Hens open the weekend tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. against ODU. UD continues the weekend Saturday against St. Joes (12 p.m.), before concluding the weekend with a game versus Kentucky at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.  

All three games will be live streamed ($) via the Conference USA website. Links to the streams for the games can be found on the baseball schedule page on BlueHens.com.

Last weekend, Delaware (0-4) dropped a pair of games to ACC member Pittsburgh, and a game to Ohio State and Kansas State.

Down in Florida, senior Jeremy Ake led the Blue Hens offensively, batting .417 for the weekend.

Fellow senior Jordan Glover also produced a large chunk of Hens offense, as the outfielder drove in five runs and hit a grand slam in the 15-10 loss to Ohio State.

Sophomore Kevin Mohollen reached base in all four games, while designated hitter Doug Trimble led the Hens with two extra-base hits.

On the mound, the Blue Hens were paced by senior lefty Kevin Milley, who threw seven one-run innings in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Pitt.

Scouting the Foes:

Old Dominion (3-0) is coming off a three game home sweep of LIU-Brooklyn. Over the three games, ODU scored 40 runs outscoring the Blackbirds 40-15. The Monarchs were paced offensively by senior outfielder Nick Walker (.615, 1 HR, 6 RBIs) and outfielder Culver Lamb (.667, 4 RBIs). Six different ODU batters hit .350 or better for the entire series.

The Hens second opponent this weekend, Saint Joseph’s, is coming off a tough weekend where they were swept by Pepperdine. After the first game was postponed due to weather, the Hawks dropped the next three games 8-0, 7-5 and 9-5. The Hawks received a pair of homeruns from senior Brian Lau. On the mound SJU struggled, as none of the teams three starting pitchers made it past the third inning.

The final opponent UD will square off with in Virginia is SEC Conference member Kentucky. The Wildcats also come into the weekend winless, as they were swept by North Carolina, before dropping a close mid-week game to Liberty (5-4) on Wed.

The Wildcats played the Tar Heels tough, dropping the final two games of the series by just one run. UNC took the opener 3-1 last Friday afternoon. Over the weekend UK was led by senior outfielder Zach Reks (.636, .714 opb). In yesterday’s loss to Liberty, Kentucky received homeruns from Connor Heady and Riley Mahan.

All-Time Series:

Delaware is 16-16 all-time against Old Dominion, while the Blue Hens defeated Kentucky 5-3 in the programs lone matchup. Delaware leads the all-time series versus Saint Joseph’s, 47-25.

Probable Starters:

Game One (vs. Old Dominion)- LHP Brandon Walter (0-1, 6.75 ERA) vs. LHP Adam Bainbridge (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
Game Two (vs. Saint Joseph’s)- RHP Nick Spadafino (0-0, 7.71 ERA) vs. RHP Tim Brennan (0-1, 21.00 ERA)
Game Three (vs. Kentucky)- LHP Kevin Milley (0-0, 1.29 ERA) vs. RHP Justin Lewis (0-1, 22.50)

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