Delgado wins one, loses late in nightcap at South Central District Tournament – Crescent City Sports
NEW ORLEANS — It was a day of huge highs and lousy lows for Delgado baseball on Friday.
Hosting the South Central District tournament, the Dolphins rallied from a two-point deficit to defeat Eastern Oklahoma State 4-3 at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Dolphins sent nine men home as Mikey Stutes homered to make it 3-2 before Hayden Kibbe hit a single and Cade Pregeant was hit by a throw.
Jake Fury picked Kibbe at home to tie the game 3-3 before a wild pitch scored Pregeant to give the Dolphins a 4-3 lead.
Carson Lore made sure the lead held, pitching 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just two hits while striking out four for the win after starter Turner Toms went 5 1 /3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits.
The Mountaineers (51-5) had taken the lead with two runs in the top of the first inning on a single from Isaac Webb, who stole second and scored on an RBI single from Parker Rowland. Keniel DeLeon followed with an RBI brace and it was 2-0.
Delgado cut the deficit to 2-1 late in the first on a walk to Brayden Caskey, who stole second and scored on an RBI single from Stutes.
EOSU made it 3-1 in the top of the fourth on another double from DeLeon and an RBI single from Dalton Patten, setting the stage for Delgado’s winning rally.
Starter Easten James, the first of five Mountaineers pitchers, absorbed his first loss of the season, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits.
The loss eliminated Eastern Oklahoma State as the Mountaineers lost in Friday’s opener to Crowder College, 6-4.
The final game of the day was another outstanding contest, won by Crowder 5-3 over Delgado.
The Dolphins took an early lead with a run leading first on a single from Ethan Lege, who went third on a pair of wild pitches and scored on an RBI pitch by JT Singletary.
Crowder took a 2-1 lead late in the fourth inning when Jackson Cobb was hit by a pitch and scored on an RBI double from Landrey Wilkerson to tie the game before a wild pitch scored Wilkerson.
It stayed that way until early in the eighth inning when Delgado rallied to take a 3-2 lead on a walk to Caskey, a single from Lege and a two-run double from Singletary.
The advance was short-lived.
The Roughriders brutalized Delgado closer to Kaile Levatino in the bottom of the eighth to steal the win.
Peyton Holt picked before Kenny Diclimente walked. With two outs, Wilkerson doubled two runs at home to make it 4-3 before Clayton Gray led Wilkerson with an RBI single to make it 5-3.
Conner Floyd struck out all five batters he faced in relief, striking out four for the win.
Cody Adcock started for the Roughriders and was dominant in 7 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on just three hits, walking three and striking out seven. Gage Singer was hit for a run on two hits before making way for Floyd.
Cory Cook started for Delgado, going 3 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits.
Hunter Draper came in and was brilliant, pitching 3 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on a single hit with four strikeouts before Levatino came in in the bottom of the eighth inning.
“We didn’t do the things we needed to do offensively in Game 2,” Delgado coach Joe Scheuermann said. “I thought we got really roughed up in the first six or seven innings of the game. Their starter was off. We didn’t play well with him but we kept the game close. Our pitchers have done a phenomenal job of keeping us in the game. »
Delgado (36-15) must win Saturday at 4 p.m. against Crowder to force a decisive game Sunday. If the Roughriders win on Saturday, they are the champions and advance to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado for a second straight year.
“They’re in the same boat as us,” Scheuermann said. “We have fresh weapons that we haven’t used. We are definitely able to come back.
FRIDAY LINE SCORES
FIRST FINAL GAME:
Crowder 202 010 001 6 9 2, 7 LOB
EOSU 004 000 000 4 10 4, 10 LOB
WP—Jacob Misiorowski (10-0)
PL—Nate Ackenhausen (8-1)
SV—Jace Presley (2)
SB—Isaac Webb-2, Drake Kerr, Jonah Cox-2
2B—Parker Rowland, Houston King, Josh Patrick
HR—Gavin Glasgow (4)
Game duration: 3:02
SECOND FINAL GAME
EOSU 200 100,000 3 8 1, 4 LOB
Delgado 100 003 00X 4 9 1, 11 LOB
WP—Carson Lore (8-4)
PL—Easten James (8-1)
SB—Brayden Caskey, Isaac Webb, Austin Albright, Drake Kerr
2B—Josh Alexander, Keniel DeLeon-2, Jonah Cox
HR—Mikey Studes (4)
Game duration: 2:31
FINAL MATCH THREE
Delgado 100,000,020 3 5 0.5 LOB
Crowd 000 200 03X 5 8 0.8 LOB
WP—Conner Floyd (2-2)
LP—Kaile Levatino (6-3)
2B—Kenny Diclemente, Landry Wilkerson-2, JT Singletary
Game duration: 2:31