Delgado rips Nunez for 12th straight win
NEW ORLEANS – The dirty dozen has been dandy.
Delgado didn’t order doughnuts Saturday but coach Joe Scheuermann may allow them do so now with the way his Dolphins are playing.
Tyler McManus put the finishing touches on another sterling performance by the Dolphins with a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning as Delgado pummeled Nunez Community College, 14-1, Saturday afternoon in a game shortened by the mercy rule at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium to complete a sweep of the doubleheader aired live on WXDR 99.1 FM and at DolphinRadio.org.
The win was the 12th straight for Delgado, 10-1 winners over Nunez in the first game earlier in the day. on a one-hitter by Daniel Dugas while Brandon Briuglio and Grant Schulz each had a pair of hits, including a home run and three RBI for the Dolphins.
Delgado took the lead in the bottom of the first inning on a walk to Connor Fuestle, a single by McManus and an RBI single by Schulz to make it 1-0. Justin Ory followed with a three-run home run to make it 4-0.
Nunez got on the board in the top of the second on singles by Trever Robinson and Tyler Roberts, a sacrifice bunt by Alex Powell and a sacrifice fly by Braiden Usey to make it 4-1.
The Dolphins put it away in the bottom of the fifth inning on doubles by Briuglio and McManus and a walk to Schulz to load the bases. Ory was then hit by a pitch, scoring Briuglio to make it 5-1. Ross Scelfo plated another run with a sacrifice fly to make it 6-1 and a throwing error scored another to make it 7-1.
Jonah Manuel singled and Lyall doubled home two runs to make it 9-1. Beau Freeman was hit by a pitch and Fuestle walked to load the bases.
Mario Campo came in to pitch and walked Briuglio to score a run and make it 10-1. McManus then settled the issue with his grand slam, well over the left field wall.
Payton Russell went the distance, allowing just one run on three hits to pick up his fourth win of the season. Russel walked one and struck out three, using 79 pitches.
Caden Story took the loss, going four innings, allowing six runs on eight hits. He walked three and struck out one. Lee went a third of an inning, allowing six runs (five earned) on two hits. He walked two and hit two batters. Campo allowed two runs to finish it.
The two teams will meet again in another doubleheader Sunday at Noel Suarez Stadium in Chalmette beginning at 1 p.m.
Nunez 010 00 — 1 3 1, 3 LOB
Delgado 400 09 — 14 11 0, 3 LOB
WP—Payton Russell (4-1)
LP—Caden Story (0-4)
Time of Game: 1:30
2B—Ross Scelfo, Brandon Briuglio, Tyler McManus, Lyall Ball
HR—Justin Ory (2), Tyler McManus (6)
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