Cardiac Aggies Strike Again To Knock Off Delaware State
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - North Carolina A&T State and Delaware State went into extra innings for the second consecutive day as the outcome remained the same with the Aggies scoring three times in the eighth en route to a 3-0 decision.
Missed opportunities was the theme throughout the contest as Delaware State loaded the bases in the fourth but came up empty-handed despite having only one out. North Carolina A&T State had a chance to score in the sixth with runners on second and third with one out but hit into an inning-ending double play.
After playing 10 innings in the midday heat the day before, both teams found themselves in similar position once again but the Aggies had different plans. Left fielder Talisha Jenkins led the inning off with a single and moved over to second following a sacrifice bunt. Raven Gray singled to advance Jenkins which set up Zadia Davis' sacrifice RBI for the 1-0 lead. With the pressure off of N.C. A&T State, the bats came alive as Zadia Waddell hit an RBI single followed by Kimberly Brunson's RBI double for the final run.
Delaware State forced two walks to bring the tying run to the plate in the eighth but A&T held on as Waddell forced a game-ending groundout.
Waddell went the distance as she struck out four in eight innings of action. Hannah Shields fell to 8-12 on the season as she allowed three runs in 7.2 innings.
N.C. A&T returns to the diamond at 6 p.m. to face Florida A&M for the second straight day.