Ty Hanchey, KevinAlicea Lift Norfolk State To 5-0 Win Over North Carolina Central


Norfolk State Sports Information



Norfolk State Sports Information


NORFOLK, Va. – Spartan catcher Ty Hanchey had a career-high three hits, and left hander Kevin Alicea combined with two relievers to shut out North Carolina Central in Norfolk State’s 5-0 non-conference win on Wednesday afternoon at Marty L. MillerField.

Hanchey doubled, tripled and drove in two runs. Alicea (2-3), meanwhile, picked up his second win of the year by scattering nine hits over seven-plus innings. He walked two and struck out two. Tyler Morgan and Trey Hanchey each pitched a scoreless inning out of the bullpen.

Just like their game Tuesday with Longwood, the Spartans scored a first-inning run Wednesday. Justin Hayes doubled to lead off the bottom of the first. Alsander Womackfollowed with a single, but Hayes was thrown trying to score. Womack did take second on throw home that cut down Hayes, and Caleb Ward followed with an RBI single to plate Womack.

Alicea consistently made pitches to escape traffic on the base paths. NCCU had hits in five of Alicea’s seven completed innings, but Alicea worked out of trouble each time. The Eagles stranded nine runners on the day.

The Spartans added to their lead in the seventh. Ty Hanchey hit a one-out triple and scored on Mikey Delgado’s squeeze bunt. Delgado reached second on an Eagle error and came home on Jaran Davis’ RBI single.

Alicea pitched into the eighth but yielded a hit and a walk to start the frame before giving way to Morgan. Morgan recorded a popout, lineout and then caught Trey Maslin trying to steal home to end the inning.

Ty Hanchey doubled in Stephen Baughan and Adam Collins to cap the scoring in the bottom of the eighth.

Hanchey went 3-for-4, Davis was 2-for-3 and Ward 2-for-4 for the Spartans. Maslin had three hits and Corey Joyce two for NCCU.

The Spartans host Delaware State for a three-game MEAC Northern Division series this Friday through Sunday.

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