Delgado loses title game to Jefferson College in 10-innings

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NEW ORLEANS – Nathan Goro’s single scored Sage Boehner from third base with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as Jefferson (Mo.) College defeated Delgado Community College 4-3 to win the NCAA South Central District tournament Sunday at Kirsch-Rooney.

Jefferson (43-20) advances to the Junior College World Series for the second time in its program’s history, while Delgado (42-17) fell one game short for a second consecutive year.

Boehner led off the bottom of the 10th with a triple against Delgado reliever Nate Fury. Delgado coach Joe Scheuermann elected to intentionally walk the next two hitters to load the bases, then brought in a fifth infielder.

But Goro lifted the first pitch from Fury down the right field line, where it landed just inside the foul line for the game-winner.

Viking reliever Justin Sprenger pitched 5 1/3 innings of shutout relief for the win.

Alex Prestenbach drove in two of the Dolphins’ three runs, including a solo homer in the top of the fifth that gave Delgado a 3-0 lead. Jefferson rallied with a run in the sixth and two in the eighth to tie the game.

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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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