Towson falls to Delaware in 12th inning
After a close to five hours delay, Towson was finally able to play the second game of the Colonial Athletics Association tournament. The team lost to Delaware 8-7 in the 12th inning.
The Tigers started off the scoring in the top of the first, but Delaware tied it up in the bottom of the inning.
Towson scored two more runs in the third, but the fourth inning was where most of the action took place. The Tigers went on a 4-run rally with no outs. However, Delaware scored three of its own runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the Tigers’ lead to 7-4.
The Tigers wouldn’t score again for the rest of the game.
Delaware scored one run in the bottom of the seventh and two in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game and send it to extra innings.
It would take three extra innings for the game to be decided.
Blue Hens first baseman Jimmy Yezzo singled through the right side, after which Dan Gatto pinch ran for him. After a bunt to third base, Gatto advanced to second and scored on a throwing error by Towson catcher Andrew Parker unearned.
Towson will now face George Mason in Game 3 of the CAA Championship Thursday, May 24 at 10 a.m.
The Tigers are 3-0 in regular season play against the Patriots, winning 6-1, 11-3 and 8-4, respectively, in a 3-game home stand March 16-18.