Delgado combines for 37 runs to sweep Copiah-Lincoln in Tuesday doubleheader
Delgado bats combined for 37 runs on 32 hits in its two games against Copiah-Lincoln Community College Tuesday at Sullivan Field in Wesson, Mississippi.
In game one, three Delgado errors in the bottom of the first allowed for a 3-0 lead for the Wolfpack. The Dolphins anwered by sending sixteen batters to the plate in the top of the second inning, posting twelve runs on seven hits, including a two run homerun by Brock Slaton and a three run double by Bryan Broussard.
Copiah-Lincoln capitalized on an infield error and RBI double in the second to post a run. Delgado added a run on Jhonnathan Ferrebus’ RBI double in the fifth before five more singles in the sixth added four runs before the 17-4 mercy rule decision in six innings.
Bryan Broussard closed the game with a single, a double, and a sacrifice fly to combine for five RBIs. Josh Alexander and Brock Slaton each had three RBIs.
Starting pitcher Carson Lore picked up the win, holding Co-Lin to five total hits.
Delgado batted around in the first inning of game two, sending thirteen to the plate to take an early 9-0 lead behind an RBI double by Jacob Singletary, an RBI single by Cade Pregeant, and a three run home run by Bryan Broussard. Back-to-back homeruns by Brock Slaton and Logan O’Neill added two runs to open the second inning before Jake Kaufmann tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Cook, Broussard singled and scored on a triple by Josh Alexander for the Dolphins’ thirteenth run in two innings. Kaufmann doubled in the third to score Jhonnathan Ferrebus, who led off the inning with a single.
In the fourth, Delgado base runners reached on three hit by pitches and a walk, scoring on a two run triple by Kaufmann, as well as a wild pitch and passed ball to expand the lead by five runs.
The 20th run of the game came in the fifth with Cameron Senior’s pinch hit double was followed by an RBI single by Jacob Singletary.
Starter Tyler Velino went the distance on the mound to earn his first win of the season, pitching five innings and holding Copiah-Lincoln to no runs on only two hits, which came in the fourth and fifth innings.
Delgado (12-2) will travel to Pensacola this Friday for a four-game weekend series against Pensacola State, Frontier College, and Coastal Alabama-East.
The Dolphins were ranked #20 in the nation in the first National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll of the season, which was released Monday.
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