BALTIMORE, Md. (April 7, 2022)–Morgan State travels to Dover, Del. this weekend (April 9-10) to face the Hornets of Delaware State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) softball series at DSU Softball Field.
The three-game series kicks off on Saturday, April 9 with a doubleheader starting at 12 p.m. and will end with a single game on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Morgan State (15-13, 6-3 MEAC), whose Wednesday doubleheader at Mount St. Mary’s was called off due to inclement weather, last played Sunday, April 3 in the final against rival Howard. The Lady Bears would drop the contest to the Bison, 4-1 and lose the series, two games to one. The series loss would be the Lady Bears’ first MEAC series loss since the 2019 season.
Defending MEAC champion Lady Bears enter the Delaware State contest on a two-game loss and currently sit tied at three for second in the league standings with Norfolk State and North Carolina Central, all with conference records of 6-3. Morgan State has already beaten Norfolk State, winning two of three games and holds the tiebreaker against the Spartans. The Lady Bears and North Carolina Central will meet on the final weekend of the MEAC regular season (April 30-May 1) in Baltimore, Maryland.
Delaware State (3-21, 2-7 MEAC) enters the weekend tied for sixth in the league standings with South Carolina State. The Hornets were also scheduled to play Wednesday at home against Cornell, but the game was called off.
The Hornets are coming off a three-game loss at North Carolina Central (April 2-3), including 8-1 in the series finale.
Last season, the Lady Bears and Delaware State met four times in the MEAC’s divisional play setup, with Morgan State winning all four contests, including two shutout victories. The Lady Bears have won 11 straight against the Hornets and have held them scoreless in eight of those wins dating back to 2017.
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