The Delaware Blue Hens advanced to the CAA Championship on Friday night with a thrilling 12-9 win over Hofstra. Delaware trailed by as many as five runs before the offense absolutely exploded in the seventh inning to hang a 10-spot on Hofstra. Delaware scored 11 runs against Hofstra on Thursday night, and the offense came through when they needed it again during the elimination matchup Friday.
Jimmy Yezzo had a career night at the plate for Delaware, driving in four runs in a three-hit night. Yezzo led off the game for Delaware with a two-run shot to open the scoring in the top of the first. He also had two hits and two RBIs during the interminable 7th-inning rally, getting it all started with an RBI double. Remarkably, the Blue Hens scored all ten runs without going deep.
The title game is now set, and Delaware will face No. 1 seed UNC-Wilmington. The Blue Hens dropped the first game of day on Friday to Wilmington, so they will need to beat the Seahawks twice on Saturday to capture the title.