The Delaware Blue Hens forced a second and title-deciding game on Saturday in the 2012 CAA Baseball Tournament, as they defeated the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks 11-9 Saturday afternoon.
Delaware's win left both teams with one loss in the double elimination tournament.
The Blue Hens took control of the game after scoring three runs in the top of the fifth inning and three more in the top of the sixth inning to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 10-4 lead. The 1-4 hitters for Delaware (D.J. Long, Nick Ferdinand, Jimmy Yezzo, and Alex Maruri) combined to go 11-for-19 with 9 RBIs. Yezzo had the big blow: a sixth-inning grand slam that made the score 10-4.
UNC-Wilmington had the tying runs on base in the bottom of the ninth inning, but Andrew Cain struck out swinging to end the game and force a winner-takes-title showdown.