Joe Scheuermann gets 1,100th career win at Delgado
NEW ORLEANS – It has been a brilliant coaching career for Joe Scheuermann at Delgado.
It does not figure to end anytime soon as Scheuermann is at the top of his game.
That was on full display Saturday afternoon at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.
Scheuermann reached another magical milestone, capturing his 1,100th career victory, all at one school, as Delgado blanked Bryant & Stratton 8-1 in game one of a doubleheader. The win was the ninth straight for the Dolphins. The win streak ended in game two as the Bobcats shut out Delgado 5-0. The Dolphins had beaten Bryant & Stratton 18 straight times dating to 2019.
Josh Alexander was the hitting star with a home run, double and four RBI while Brock Slaton also homered for the Dolphins. Turner Toms pitched four scoreless innings, striking out seven to pick up the win.
Appropriately, the milestone came in the annual Louis “Rags” Scheuermann Memorial Classic, named after the founder of the Delgado program, the father of the current coach.
Pictures worth 1100 words…and wins!
Thanks to the current and former players who made another milestone possible! Congrats, Coach Joe! 🐬🆙 pic.twitter.com/KgfmMxEhbw
— Delgado Athletics (@delgadodolphins) February 26, 2023
“We try not to embarrass him every day,” an emotional Scheuermann said. “It’s special. Good script, good ending. Let’s see if we can a couple more with him in mind.”
To illustrate the significance of the accomplishment, Scheuermann is the eighth active junior college coach and just the 26th all-time to reach the 1,100 milestone. Scheuermann is the winningest coach in Louisiana history at the junior college or college level at one institution, having won 1,100 games in 33 seasons at Delgado. The late Tony Robichaux won 1,173 games in 36 seasons as a head coach at McNeese State and the University of Louisiana (Lafayette) combined.
Additionally, only 61 four-year program college coaches in history have won 1,100 games.
“All this means is that we’ve had great players and great coaches,” Scheuermann said. “I kind of just ride along. Coaches lose games, coaches don’t win them. Players win games. I have a good five or six years still left in me, I hope. We could get to 1,500, maybe. Who knows? Our pitching has been very good. We’re pretty deep on the mound.”
The latest milestone in the brilliant career of Scheuermann comes nearly four years after reaching the magical 1,000 win plateau on April 9, 2019.
The one goal not achieved yet is capturing a national championship.
“It motivates us every year,” Scheuermann said. “We’re not in just to compete, we’re here to win it all,” Scheuermann said. “When I lose that energy and that goal, I’ll get out.”
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