DOVER, Del.- The Delaware State baseball team pulled out a comeback win in the opener, but could not overcome an early four-run deficit in game two of a MEAC North doubleheader at Norfolk State held over the weekend.
DSU won game one 14-10. Norfolk state won the seven-inning follow up 7-5.
In the first game the Hornets scored eight runs in the last three inning to pull out the win. They trailed 5-0, and later 10-6 before rallying back. DSU took its first lead, 11-10 when David Kimbrough doubled in DJ Miller in the ninth. They notched three more runs in the ninth to seal the victory.
With efforts from Kimbrough (4-for-5), Mike Alexander (3-for-4) and Cameron Cecil (3-for-5) the Hornets notched 18 hits in game one.
In game two, at the close of the second inning the Hornets found themselves down 4-0. The Hornets scored three runs in the third to trim the deficit. The Spartans followed up with two runs to gain a 6-3 lead.
In the fifth the Hornets put one run on the board to pull within two of the Spartans. After some back and fourth single scoring the Hornets trailed 7-5.
DSU was at bat, the bases were loaded with one out. NSU reliever Corey Haynes entered and struck out Ron Farley and Hassan Evans to end the game.
The doubleheader split leaves the Hornets with a 13-10 overall record and 4-4 mark in the MEAC. Norfolk State stands at 9-17 and 6-4.
The Hornets and Spartans will wrap up the series with a single game on Sunday. Game time is 12 p.m. at NSU's Marty Miller Field.