Delgado splits Monday doubleheader with Baton Rouge

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Delgado split Monday’s conference doubleheader against Baton Rouge Community College, falling to the Bears 8-3 before rebounding for a 10-5 win in game two.

In game one, Baton Rouge batted around in the fourth inning to plate seven runs on four hits, including a two run double by Lane Hutchinson. In the bottom of the inning, Delgado’s Stephen Klein led off with a walk before scoring Delgado’s first run on a triple by Jobee Boone, who scored on Chris Collet’s groundout the following at-bat.

Klein reached safely on a single in the sixth inning, advanced on a groundout, and scored on a single by Jobee Boone for the Dolphins’ third and final run en route to Baton Rouge’s win.

Cory Cook suffered the loss with Kaile Levatino pitching the final 3.2 innings in relief.

Delgado’s offense started Game 2 with a five run, four hit first inning. Brayden Caskey opened the game with a double before scoring on Brayden Jobert’s two run homerun. Ethan Lege singled and Stephen Klein walked before scoring on Brennan Lambert’s home run to give Delgado the early 5-0 lead.

In the third, Chris Collet walked and scored on Mark Johnston’s triple before Nick Lorio tripled to score Johnston. Lorio scored on a single by Brayden Caskey for Delgado’s eighth run.

In the fourth, Ethan Lege reached on a double and Stephen Klein singled before the two runners scored on a single by Jobee Boone before the threat ended with bases loaded. Baton Rouge plated four runs in the fifth, two off of Will Veillon’s home run.

The Bears added a solo run in the eight on a sacrifice fly before Carson Lore retired the threat to seal Delgado’s 10-5 win and earn the save in relief of starter Ian Landreneau.

Landreneau pitched six innings and struck out seven to earn the win on the mound.

Delgado (24-11, 7-3) and Baton Rouge will meet in a 4:00 doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Brusly High School.

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