Delaware State baseball dropped its third straight game Wednesday falling to George Washington 9-6.
George Washington got to Hornets starter Jaylen Zielecki early, thanks to a two-run double to center by designated hitter Colin Gibbons-Fly. Junior outfielder Matt Cosentino came through later on in the inning for the Colonials with an RBI single, opening up a three run lead.
George Washington forced Zielecki out of the game after just 2 2/3 innings. Zielecki gave up three runs on eight hits and walked two before Hunter McVey came out of the bullpen in relief.
The Hornets were kept quiet until the fourth inning until Austin Bentley hammered a two-run blast to left cutting the lead to just one.
The Colonials would go on to have an answer of their own rattling off four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take control once again.
Delaware State had trouble against Colonial starter Will Kobos, who struck out a career high eight hornets and gave up just three hits in his five innings of work.
Both offenses were unable to come through in the fifth and sixth innings, but the Hornets were able to come alive in the seventh. In a bases loaded situation, Bentley was hit by a pitch to walk in a run.
Jared Gillis got involved with an RBI single to bring the score to 7-5. But with the bases still loaded the Hornets struck out to end the threat.
In the eight inning the Hornets grabbed another run thanks to a ground out run by Kwestin Smith. That was as close as Delaware State could make it.
Colonials first baseman Bobby Campbell tacked on two more runs with a single to add key insurance runs, and notch his second and third RBIs of the game.
Kobos (1-0) grabbed the win to give George Washington their second victory of the season.
Ten Hornets stuck out and they managed eight hits on the day. The Delaware State pitching staff gave up 14 hits and struck out just one batter they faced.
The Hornets move to 1-3 on the season and face a three game series versus Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. The Hornets won’t be have their first home game until March 7, when they take on Towson.