Delgado stays hot, batters Nunez in game one
NEW ORLEANS – When you’re hot, you’re hot.
Delgado remained red hot, ripping Nunez Community College 10-1 in game one of a District 23 doubleheader at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium Saturday afternoon in a game aired live on 99.1 FM and at dolphinradio.org.
The win was the 11th straight for the Dolphins (20-5).
Daniel Dugas took care of business on the mound while Brandon Briuglio and Grant Schulz provided the punch at the plate.
Dugas pitched a complete game one-hitter, yielding just a leadoff single to Zack Dorcey in the top of the third inning. Dugas walked just one, hit two batters and struck out seven for his fourth win, using 103 pitches.
Briuglio and Schulz each had two hits, including a home run and three RBI to pace a 12-hit attack for the Dolphins.
Delgado grabbed the lead in the bottom of the first inning on a double by Brandon Bruiglio and a two-out, RBI single by Grant Schulz to make it 1-0.
The Dolphins added a run in the bottom of the second on a double by Justin Ory and a two-out, RBI single by Hayden Fuentes to make it 2-0.
Nunez got on the board in the top of the third. Zack Dorcey singled Cameron Daigle was hit by a pitch and both moved up on a wild pitch and Dorcey scored on a sacrifice fly by Dominic Curole to make it 2-1.
Delgado answered immediately in the bottom of the frame as Connor Feustle walked and Briuglio followed with a two-run homer to right, his first of the year, and it was 4-1. Tyler McManus walked, Grant Schulz reached on an error, Ory advanced McManus to third on a deep fly out and Ross Scelfo drove in McManus with a sacrifice fly to make it 5-1.
The Dolphins continued the assault in the fourth as Jonah Manuel singled, Fuentes grounded into a force play and Cornelius Ford singled with Fuentes moving to third. Feustle singled home Ford to make it 6-1 and Bruiglio plated another run on a fielder’s choice grounder and it was 7-1. McManus doubled home a run to make it 8-1 and Schulz belted a two-run homer and it was 10-1.
Nigel Mayfield took the loss for the Pelicans (9-26).
Mayfield was tagged for 10 runs on 10 hits in three and two-third innings. He walked three and struck out three. Brandon Usey pitched one and one-third innings of scoreless baseball before Jarmarquea Diamond pitched a scoreless frame for Nunez.
Final (Game one)
Nunez 001 000 0 — 1 1 2, 1 LOB
Delgado 113 500 x — 10 12 0, 7 LOB
WP—Daniel Dugas (4-1)
LP—Nigel Mayfield (3-2)
Time of Game: 1:39
2B—Brandon Briuglio, Tyler McManus, Justin Ory
HR—Brandon Briuglio (1), Grant Schulz (4)
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