Delgado clinches regular season conference title with Sunday doubleheader split

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Delgado split a Sunday conference doubleheader against Baton Rouge Community College, falling to the Bears, 5-1, in game one before over-comming Baton Rouge, 2-1, in the second game of the twinbill. A cancellation in Baton Rouge forced the Sunday doubleheader at Kirsch-Rooney.

With the win, Delgado improves to 32-10 overall and closes regular season conference play 9-3 to clinch the regular season conference title.

In the first game, Baton Rouge’s William Veillon singled in the bottom of the first, stole two bases, and scored on a groundout for the game’s first run. The Bears added two in the third on a triple by Cameron Crawford and a single by Luis Marmolejos to expand the lead to 3-0. Another single by Veillon in the fourth plated a fourth run and his solo home run in the seventh padded the Baton Rouge lead to 5-0.

Delgado’s Tyler McManus reached on a single in the eighth and scored on a triple by Grant Schulz to break up the Bears shutout en route to Baton Rouge’s 5-1 win.

Dolphins starting pitcher Daniel Dugas suffered the loss with Zach Roussel pitching 5.1 innings in relief.

In game two, Baton Rouge struck first in the third when Cam Crawford tripled and scored on a single by Mitchell Lemoine. In the bottom frame, Stephen Klein, Hayden Fuentes, and Justin Ory reached on singles. Klein was erased as a base runner on the back end of a line drive double play to left field before Brandon Duhon singled to score Fuentes to tie the game 1-1.

The nightcap was still tied in the seventh when Hayden Fuentes reached on a two-out single and scored on a double by Jake Swiacki to give the Dolphins a 2-1 lead.

In the ninth, Baton Rouge’s tying run reached on an error before being stranded on third to end the game in Delgado’s 2-1 win over the Bears.

Dwain Varisco earned the win in relief of starter Payton Russell, who pitched six innings.

The Dolphins will travel to Mobile, Alabama Friday for a noon doubleheader against Northwest Florida State College at Hank Aaron Stadium.

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