Delgado takes two Sunday at Pensacola State

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Delgado swept both games of Sunday’s doubleheader against Pensacola State, defeating the Pirates 16-3 and 8-3 at Pirate Park in Pensacola, Florida.

In the first game, Delgado batted around in the second inning to post eight runs. Ross Scelfo led off the inning with a walk and scored on a bases-loaded walk by Beau Freeman for the first run of the game. Brandon Briuglio doubled to plate two runs and Ross Scelfo homered to give Delgado the early 8-0 lead.

A solo home run by Brandon Eusebio gave the Pirates their first run.

In the third, Jonah Manuel led off with a single, advanced on a stolen base and a passed ball, and scored on a double by Connor Feustle. Brandon Briuglio reached on an error to score Beau Freeman, who walked. Stephen Klein’s sacrifice fly and Ross Scelfo’s RBI single gave Delgado a 13-1 lead. Doubles by Connor Feustle and Dwain Varisco resulted in two runs in the fourth and a passed ball scored Justin Ory in the fifth for Delgado’s 16th run.

Pensacola scored solo runs in the fourth and fifth innings before Delgado’s 16-3 mercy rule decision shortened the game to five innings.

Zach Roussel earned the win on the mound, pitching four innings with Matt Barthelemy closing the game’s final inning.

In Game two, Stephen Klein doubled and advanced on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly by Justin Ory for the Dolphins’ first run. In the third, Connor Feustle singled and Brandon Briuglio reached as a hit batter before Tyler McManus’ three run homerun gave Delgado a 4-0 lead.

In the fourth, Justin Ory reached on an error and scored on a single by Dwain Varisco. Pensacola plated two runs in the fifth following a sacrifice fly and a passed ball and a run in the sixth. In the seventh, Brandon Briuglio singled and Tyler McManus walked before scoring on consecutive singles by Lyall Ball and Ross Scelfo. A Justin Ory single scored Ball for the Dolphins’ eighth and final run of the day.

Starting pitcher Noah Fontenot earned his first win on the mound with 4.1 innings pitched with Brock Daniels closing the game.

Delgado will face Meridian Community College in a 3:00 doubleheader at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi.

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