Delgado splits Sunday doubleheader to close “Rags” Scheuermann Memorial weekend

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Delgado split its Sunday doubleheader, falling to Pensacola State 12-6 and defeating St. Joseph 4-2 to close out its opening weekend and the 20th annual “Rags” Scheuermann Memorial Tournament at Kirsch-Rooney.

In the first game, Pensacola State took an early 4-0 lead following a three run triple and a groundout. Delgado answered with a three-run second when Mason Diaz walked, advanced on a double by Tyler McManus, and scored on a single by Grant Sculz. McManus scored on an outfield error. Beau Freeman’s RBI single gut the lead to a run.

Blake Way led off the third with a solo homerun to tie the game at four before a fielder’s choice and error scored two additional runs to give the Dolphins a two run lead. Pensacola posted a six-run sixth to take the lead following three walks, three singles, and two hit batters. The Pirates added two in the seventh to close the scoring enroute to their 12-6 win over Delgado.

Kyle Flettrich suffered the loss in relief of starter Daniel Dugas. Collin Kulivan appeared in relief in the fifth inning.

In Game two, Delgado’s Brandon Duhon singled to open the Delgado first, advanced on a groundout and single by Blake Way, and scored from third on a balk. St. Joseph tied the game in the third on three consecutive singles. In the bottom frame, Duhon singled, stole second, and scored on a single by Blake Way.

A leadoff walk in the fourth and RBI single added a St. Joseph run to tie the game at two. In the sixth, Blake Freeman reached on a single, advanced on a double by Lyall Ball, before both runs scored on an RBI single Grant Schulz to lift Delgado to a 4-2 win.

Dwain Varisco picked up the win in relief of starter Beau Balado, who pitched five innings.

Delgado will travel to Thibodaux Tuesday for a doubleheader against Meridian Community College at Nicholls State University.

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