Delgado falls to Baton Rouge 6-4 in Game 3 of Region XXIII conference series

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Delgado slipped to Baton Rouge Community College in a 6-4 decision Saturday in Game 3 of the Region XXIII Division I Series at Pete Goldsby Field in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge struck first when Hunter David and Michael Smith reached on back-to-back singles in the second inning before Nicholas Cucci’s three run homerun gave the Bears the early 3-0 lead.

Delgado hit the board in the third when Daniel Lahare singled, advanced on a wild pitch and stolen base, and scored on a passed ball for the Dolphins’ first run.

In the fourth, Christian Clayton’s solo homerun cut the Baton Rouge lead to a run. In the bottom frame, Aiden Hodges reached on a leadoff walk, advanced on a wild pitch, and scored on a double by Hunter David to make for a 4-2 game.

In the top of the fifth, Brandt Broussard reached as a hit batter and scored following a single by Matt Rykaczewski and a subsequent error to put the Dolphins within a run. In the bottom of the fifth, Tyler LaPorte led off the inning with a solo homerun to expand the BRCC lead.

Delgado’s Daniel Lahare led off the Delgado seventh with a single, advanced on a single by JP LaGreco, and scored on a single by Matt Rykaczewski. A flyball double play resulted in the tying run being called out at home plate to end the inning.

Baton Rouge’s sixth and final run came in the eighth on Tyler LaPorte’s sacrifice fly, which scored Bo Barrilleaux, who reached on a leadoff double.

Delgado threatened in the ninth, but left two runners on base before Baton Rouge’s 6-4 victory.

Dolphins starter Jonah Manuel suffered the loss, pitching 3.1 innings with Jace Nini appearing in relief to finish the game. Baton Rouge starter Dillen Miller picked up the win.

The best-of-seven game series moves to New Orleans on Sunday with a 3:00 Game 4 at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. Baton Rouge currently leads the series 2-1.

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