Delgado Baseball splits with Copiah-Lincoln, combines for seven home runs
elgado split Wednesday’s doubleheader against Copiah-Lincoln, falling 11-10 before taking an 11-4 win in Game 2 in two offensive displays at Sullivan Field in Wesson, Mississippi.
In the first game, Copiah-Lincoln struck first with back to back home runs in the bottom of the first for the early 2-0 lead. Delgado answered with a seven-run second inning, highlighted by a grand slam by Tyler McManus. The Wolfpack posted a run in the second, two in the third, and three in the fourth on a three-run home run by Ryan Zimmerman to take an 8-7 lead. An RBI single in the fifth added a run to make it 9-7.
In the Delgado sixth, Beau Freeman led off with a single and stole second before scoring on a single by Brandon Briuglio before a home run by Blake Way gave the Dolphins a 10-9 lead. Co-Lin answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning to retake the 11-10 lead and the eventual win.
Kyle Flettrich suffered the loss in relief of starter Chris Turpin and Brock Daniels. Dwain Varisco faced one batter in the sixth.
In game two, Copiah-Lincoln scored in the bottom frame of the first when Craig Bradley doubled and scored on a single by Jaylyn Williams. Tyler McManus’ solo homerun tied the game in the second with a go-ahead run scoring in Grant Schulz, who reached on a walk and scored on a wild pitch.
Brandon Briuglio’s solo home run in the third added a run before Blake Way doubled and scored on another homerun by Tyler McManus. In the fourth, Grant Schulz singled and Jake Swiacki walked before being driven by a three run homerun from Brandon Duhon.
Co-Lin added three in the fourth to cut into the Dolphins’ lead before Blake Way’s three run homerun in the sixth scored Brandon Duhon and Brandon Briuglio, who reached on a walk and intentional walk to close Delgado’s scoring enroute to their 11-4 win.
Zach Roussel picked up his second win of the season, pitching 3.1 innings in relief of starter Sean Bretz. The duo combined for eleven Co-Lin strikeouts.
In total, Delgado batters combined for seven homeruns and twenty RBIs in the doubleheader (McManus – 3, Way – 2, Briuglio – 1, Duhon – 1).
Copiah-Lincoln will travel to New Orleans on Saturday for a 1:00 doubleheader at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.
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