Delgado blanks Nunez twice in Sunday doubleheader

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Delgado extended its streak with a Sunday doubleheader sweep of Nunez Community College at Noel Suarez Stadium in Chalmette. The Dolphins overcame the Pelicans 1-0 and 6-0 to close their opening weekend of conference play an undefeated 4-0.

In the first game, Delgado’s pitching combined for a one hit shutout of the Pelicans behind a stellar appearance by starting pitcher Noah Fontenot, who went 5.1 innings after surrendering the only hit to Luke Toups in Nunez’s first at-bat of the game. Dwain Varisco picked up the save, retiring four of the last six batters he faced in his 1.2 innings. Delgado’s run came in the second inning when Justin Ory drew a lead-off walk, advanced on a single by Ross Scelfo, and scored on a groundout by Jonah Manuel.

Nunez pitcher Cameron Daigle held the Dolphins to only three hits over seven innings. Nunez threatened with back-to-back singles in the seventh before the tying run was tagged out at the plate to end the game and give Delgado the 1-0 victory.

In game two, Brandon Briuglio reached on a fielder’s choice in the first and advanced on an error before scoring the game’s first run on a wild pitch. In the third, Tyler McManus and Grant Schulz walked before scoring on a triple by Justin Ory. Ory scored on an overthrow to give the Dolphins the 4-0 lead.

In the sixth, Matthew Barthelemy singled and scored on a single by Brandon Briuglio, who also scored on a single by Grant Schulz for the Dolphins final run enroute to a 6-0 shutout of the Pelicans.

Delgado starter Mason Mayfield went the distance on the mound, holding Nunez to three hits, a walk and striking out seven.

Sunday’s wins extend Delgado’s win streak to fourteen, which ties the program’s most consecutive wins since the 2014 season.

Delgado (23-5) will travel to Bay Minette, Alabama Tuesday for a doubleheader against Coastal Albama-South before continuing conference play next weekend against Baton Rouge Community College.

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