Delgado swept College of St. Joseph in Sunday’s doubleheader, defeating the Fighting Saints 10-3 and 9-4 to close out the 2017 “Rags” Scheuermann Memorial Tournament at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.
In the first game, St. Joseph took an early 3-0 lead in the first before Delgado answered with a run in the bottom of the inning on JP LaGreco’s double that scored Daniel Lahare, who reached on a walk.
In the second inning, Christian Clayton reached on a single and Jace Nini was hit by pitch. Clayton scored on a single by Brandt Broussard and Nini later scored on Anthony Valdes’ sacrifice bunt to tie the score 3-3.
Delgado broke the tie later in the game, batting around in the fifth inning to post seven runs on nine hits including triples by JP LaGreco and Jace Nini and doubles by Tristan Babin, Justin Ory, Chip Bonura as the Dolphins walked away with the 10-3 victory.
Trevin Stein picked up his first win of the season in relief of starter Hayden Adams, who went four innings.
Delgado struck first in game two when Daniel Lahare doubled to score Anthony Valdes, who reached on a leadoff walk. Lahare advanced on an error and scored on a bases-loaded walk for the early 2-0 lead. Brandt Broussard singled in the second and scored on JP LaGreco’s single for a third Delgado run.
College of St. Joseph posted back to back doubles by Dillon Maxon and Brian Navarro for their first run in the third inning.
Justin Ory opened the third inning with a double and advanced on a wild pitch and passed ball to allow Delgado a 4-1 lead through three complete. Delgado added three more runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to take a 9-3 lead.
College of St. Joseph’s Brian Navarro’s solo homerun in the seventh added a fourth run and closed the game’s scoring enroute to the Dolphins’ 9-4 win and the doubleheader sweep.
Starting pitcher Jonah Manuel picked up the win, pitching six complete with six strikeouts and no walks. Donovan Goatley pitched the seventh inning.
Delgado travels to Wesson, Mississippi Wednesday to face Copiah-Lincoln in a makeup doubleheader that weather postponed last Wednesday.