04/14/2010 Newark DE, Bob Hannah Stadium: Delaware enters todays meeting Against The Hawks Of Saint Joseph’s with a record of 15-14, Delaware handed Interstate rival Delaware State it’s second straight loss the final score 13-8, while St Joe’s come in with a 11-15 record losing to the Temple owls 3-2, in 10 Innings on April 13.
Moving on to the bottom of the Sixth, Delaware is behind by five runs 5-1, the University of Delaware fighten Blue hens begin to fight back tacking on three runs with a ravishing two-out rally # 2 Josh Dean was hit by a pitch Next # 12 Hank Yates hits a double to left before #24 Chris Branigan launched a three-run home run to left center for his second home run of the season which took the Score to 6-4 The Hen are Fighting Very hard to get back into this game, with back-to-back singles by # 5 Aaron Mascoe and #6 Carlos Alonso Then St Joe’s Pitcher Bryan Penalo walks the batter to loaded the bases for #10 Ryan Cuneo, St Joe’s Manager Fritz Hamburg make the call to the bull pin calling for Quentin Farr to face The senior captain Ryan Cuneo, Cuneo came through with a clutch with a single to left that tied the game at six all.
But St Joe’s wouldn’t Lay down so easy, Coming back in the seventh inning with two run retaking the lead 8-6, the hens would turn around and start fighten back thanks to #24 Chris Branigan and # 5 Aaron Mascoe drives in a run due to an error on St Joe’s first baseman Brain Hartsell Delaware and St Joe’s would finishes the Seventh Inning Tied at 8.
St. Joe’s David Valesente would lead off the top of the Ninth Inning with a single, That would be all for St. Joe’s, Delaware would going on not allowing any more runs for the rest of the game, In the bottom of the ninth inning delaware would load the bases before freshman second baseman DJ Long would work the count notwithstanding with the bases loaded Long was hit by a pitch on his hands, Game over right? Wrong the umpire call the ball hit off Long hand a foul ball, The last time i checked the batter hands are apart of the bat when a batter is in the box, If i’m wrong please correct me. Notwithstanding DJ would get his bat on the ball driving it into right center for the walk-off win.
The Hens will be back in action on Friday at 3 p.m. when the team opens up a three-game series with Towson at Bob Hannah Stadium, and Saint Joseph’s will travel to Olean, N.Y. for a a three-game series with St. Bonaventure, The pitch Friday, April 16 3PM.