Delgado splits Saturday doubleheader with visiting LSU Eunice

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NEW ORLEANS – Ethan Lege’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth plated Bryan Broussard for Delgado’s sixth and winning run in a 6-5 walkoff win in eight innings, but LSU Eunice earned a doubleheader split with a one-run win of their own in the nightcap Saturday on “Rags” Scheuermann Field at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.

JT Singletary put Delgado on the board with a solo homerun in the first inning for the early 1-0 lead. LSU-Eunice batted around in the fourth to plate five runs with five hits and a Delgado error to give the Bengals the 5-1 lead.

In the fifth, Ethan Lege reached on a single and scored on Jacob Singletary’s two run homerun to cut the Bengals’ lead to two. In the sixth, a five hit inning added two runs on an RBI single by Cade Pregeant and a sacrifice fly by Brayden Caskey to tie the game at five.

The tie carried until Lege’s walkoff single in the eighth.

Hunter Draper picked up the win in relief of starter Cory Cook, who pitched four innings and held the Bengals hitless through the first three.

In game two, JT Singletary homered in the first to give Delgado the early 1-0 lead. A two run homerun by Kole Myers gave LSU-Eunice the 2-1 lead.

Delgado tied the game with an RBI single by Jake Fury in the fourth to score Cade Pregeant, who reached on a two out walk.

The Bengals took a one run lead in the fifth on a single by Aiden Vosburg and added a run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Bryce LaRocca. Delgado added a run on a double by Cade Pregeant to score JT Singletary to cut the lead to a run.

In the bottom of the ninth, three Delgado runners reached bases on two out walks to load the bases before a flyout ended the game. Delgado left the bases loaded in the sixth, seventh, and ninth innings and left 16 runners stranded in total as the Dolphins’ rally fell short in LSU-Eunice’s 4-3 win.

Dwain Guice closed the final three innings and retired the final six batters he faced in relief of starter Carson Lore who pitched six innings allowing no walks and striking out five.

Delgado (26-10) and LSU-Eunice will meet in game three of the weekend series at 1 p.m. Sunday at Kirsch-Rooney.

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