Sunday’s split closes Delgado’s four game series at Pasco-Hernando State College
Delgado Baseball split its Sunday doubleheader, falling to Pasco-Hernando 5-4 in game one before rebounding for a 5-4 win in the second game to wrap the four-game weekend series in New Port Richey, Florida.
In game one, Brayden Jobert singled in the first and stole second before advancing and scoring on two wild pitches for the game’s first run. Jobert’s two run homerun in the third plated Brayden Caskey, who singled to reach base, to give the Dolphins a 3-0 lead. A two run, three hit fourth inning for Pasco cut the lead to a run before Pasco took a 5-3 lead on Kyle Murphy’s triple with the bases loaded.
Delgado mounted a short-lived rally in the seventh by sending seven batters to the plate, being held to one run when Brayden Jobert reached on a single and advanced on an error and two wild pitches to score Delgado’s fourth and final run before Pasco-Hernando closed their 5-4 win.
Ian Landreneau suffered the loss with Kaile Levatino pitching the final two innings in relief.
In the second game, Brayden Caskey reached on a single during the first at-bat of the game, stealing second before scoring on a groundout by Stephen Klein. In the second inning, Pasco-Hernando plated two runs following an error and sacrifice fly to take a 2-1 lead. In the third, Brayden Caskey reached on a walk and made his way around the bases on three wild pitches to tie the game 2-2.
Jobee Boone’s double jump-started the Delgado fifth, later scoring on a single by Brayden Jobert. Stephen Klein walked before both runs scored on a double by Ethan Lege for the Dolphins to take a 5-3 lead. The Bobcats reached on a leadoff walk to start the seventh, scoring on an RBI single to narrow the lead to a run. Two additional singles loaded the bases before reliever Kaile Levatino retired the final two batters to end the game and earn the save.
Will Reed earned the win on the mound, holding back the Bobcats by pitching three innings in relief of starter Kraig Segrave. Brennan Hamner pitched 1.1 innings into the sixth before Levatino made his appearance.
With the split, Delgado closes its Florida trip 4-2 and improves to 18-4 overall on the season. Delgado returns to action on Tuesday, March 23 against Bossier Parish Community College.