Delgado defeats LSU-Eunice, 12-9

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EUNICE, LOUISIANA — Delgado defeated LSU-Eunice 12-9 Sunday in the third game of the non-conference weekend series.

Delgado took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a single by Anthony Valdes, which scored Blake Way and Christian Clayton. In the bottom frame, LSU-Eunice answered with three runs following three walks and three singles to take a 3-2 lead.

In the third, Eunice’s Anthony Forte was hit by pitch with bases loaded to score Hunter Feduccia, who led off the inning with a double. In the Delgado fourth, Blake Freeman led off with a single, advanced on two wild pitches, and scored on a groundout by Christian Clayton to cut the Bengal lead to a run.

The Dolphins posted four in the fifth inning following a RBI double by JP LaGreco, a dropped fly ball, and a single by Christian Clayton to take the 7-4 lead.

Singles by LSU-Eunice’s Micah McHugh and Anthony Forte added a run for Eunice in the 5th. Delgado added a run in the eighth when Daniel Lahare led off with a triple and scored on a two-out infield error. Michael Claverie’s two-run double in the bottom of the eighth scored two runs in Gavin Bourgeois (who reached on a Delgado error) and Braden Comeaux, (who singled) cutting the Delgado led to 9-8.

In the Delgado ninth, JP LaGreco singled with the bases loaded to score Anthony Valdes, who reached on an outfield error. Blake Freeman’s two-out single plated Daniel Lahare (who was intentionally walked) and LaGreco, expanding the Delgado lead to 12-7.

LSU-Eunice scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth on a two-out infield error before the Dolphins retired the final batter for their 12-9 victory.

Delgado relief pitcher Chris Turpin picked up his second win of the season, pitching 6.1 innings in relief of starter Adam Nelson and Christian Latino.

The Dolphins (21-10) will travel to Bay Minette, Alabama Tuesday to face Faulkner State in a doubleheader.

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