Delgado Baseball drops two games Saturday in “Rags” Scheuermann Memorial

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After rain forced the cancellation of Friday’s “Rags” Scheuermann Memorial Tournament, all three teams returned to action Saturday at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.

Pensacola State carried an early 3-0 lead through the third inning, when Delgado’s Anthony Valdes reached on an error and advanced on a single by Daniel Lahare.

Valdes scored on JP LaGreco’s groundout and Lahare scored on Matt Rykaczewski’s sacrifice fly to cut the Pirate lead to a run.

Pensacola added a run in the fifth when Brett Gilmore reached on an error and later scored on a wild pitch.

Delgado answered with a three-run fifth on Matt Rykaczewski’s double and Christian Clayton’s single to take a 5-4 lead. Brandt Broussard’s solo homeurn in the sixth added a sixth Delgado run.

Pensacola State batted around in their seventh frame to post a eight run inning and take a 12-6 lead over the Dolphins.

Tony Valdes and Daniel Lahare led off the bottom of the seventh with a single and double, scoring on JP LaGreco’s flyout and Rykaczewski’s groundout to add two runs before Pensacola State closed their 12-8 victory.

Chris Turpin suffered the loss on the mound in relief of starter Adam Nelson, who pitched four innings and relievers Brandon Noel, Kyle Flettrich, and Donovan Goatley.

Tristan Babin’s two run home run in the first inning scored JP LaGreco (who reached on a single) to open Game 2 with a 2-0 lead over College of St. Joseph. The Fighting Saints answered with a run in the second and three runs in the third on Chris Doyle’s single and a fourth run on Colin McLeod’s double.

The 4-2 lead carried to the sixth when JP LaGreco reached on a fielder’s choice, advanced on Tristan Babin’s double, and scored when Christian Clayton reached on an error. With the bases loaded in the seventh, JP LaGreco was hit by a pitch with bases loaded to tie the game 4-4.

The game carried over the eighth when Tommy Grant walked and scored on a Delgado error to give the Fighting Saints a 5-4 lead. The Dolphins left a base runner stranded in the bottom of the inning as College of St. Joseph picked up the 5-4, extra inning win.

Skylar Enlow appeared four innings in relief of starter Beau Balado to earn the loss on the mound.

Delgado and College of St. Joseph will meet in a doubleheader at noon Sunday to close out the “Rags” Scheuermann Memorial Tournament.

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