Delgado splits home double-header with BRCC

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Delgado split its Saturday doubleheader against Baton Rouge Community College, defeating the Bears 7-2 before falling 6-2 in game two to open conference play.

In the first game, Ethan Lege and Jobee Boone reached on singles in the second inning before Chris Collet’s sacrifice fly plated the game’s first run in Lege. The following at-bat, Mark Johnston homered to left field to give Delgado the early 3-0 lead.

In the third, Brayden Jobert reached on a leadoff walk and Ethan Lege reached as a hit batter before Brennan Lambert’s three run homerun expanded the Dolphins’ lead to 6-0.

Back-to-back doubles by Will Veillon and Nathan Beyer plated Baton Rouge’s first run in the fourth inning and Cody Crifasi’s single scored a run in the fifth. In the Delgado fifth, Stephen Klein singled and later scored on a fielder’s choice by Jobee Boone to give the Dolphins their seventh and final run for the 7-2 victory.

Cory Cook went 6.2 innings, retiring the first ten batters of the game before allowing two runs on three hits and striking out seven. Carson Lore struck out Baton Rouge’s final batter in the seventh to close the game in relief.

Baton Rouge’s offense dominated game two, beginning with Nathan Carriere’s solo home run in the third to give the Bears an early 1-0 lead. Baton Rouge added a run in the fifth, two in the sixth, and two in the seventh to command a 6-2 win over Delgado to earn the split.

Delgado’s two runs came in the bottom of the eighth when Stephen Klein singled and advanced on a double by Ethan Lege before scoring on a groundout by Jacob Singletary. Jobee Boone’s two out single scored Lege for the Dolphins’ second and final run before the 6-2 loss.

Starting pitcher Josh MacCord suffered the loss, pitching 2.2 innings with Tre’ Dupont, Will Reed, David Theriot, and Brennan Hamner appearing in relief.

Delgado (19-5, 1-1) will host LSU-Eunice in a 4:00 non-conference doubleheader Wednesday at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.

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