Delgado splits twin bill Saturday at Pensacola State

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Delgado traveled to Pensacola Saturday for a doubleheader against Pensacola State College. Delgado earned the split, defeating the Pirates 5-2 in game one before slipping to a 5-3 loss in game two.

Reliever Jonah Manuel nine of Pensacola State’s final 10 batters en route to Delgado’s 5-2 victory in game one.

Pensacola State took an early 2-0 lead in the second on Gordon’s sacrifice fly, scoring Onassis Matos who reached on a single. Foreman was hit by pitch and scored on a Delgado error.

Delgado quickly answered with a four run third inning that opened on an infield error that allowed Chip Bonura to reach base. Bonura advanced on a single by Anthony Valdes and both runners advanced on a stolen base. Bonura scored when Brandt Broussard reached on a fielder’s choice. Blake Freeman doubled to score Valdes and Broussard. Freeman advanced on a wild pitch and later scored on a single by Tristan Babin as the Dolphins took a 4-2 lead over the Pirates.

The Dolphins added a run in the fifth when Matt Rykaczewski reached on an error, advanced on a single by Tristan Babin and a groundout before scoring on a wild pitch.

Dolphin starter Hayden Adams earned his third win of the season on the mound.

Delgado opened game two with a two run first inning that included a solo home run by Blake Freeman and a double by Daniel Lahare. Lahare advanced on a single by Tristan Babin and scored on a single by Justin Ory.

Pensacola State pieced together three runs with two outs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 3-2 lead. The runs came following four singles, including RBI singles by Willie Carter and Peyton Lacoste.

Will Sheats opened the Delgado fourth with a single to leftfield and advanced on a wild pitch and Hayden Fuentes’ sacrifice bunt, scoring on a groundout by Bryce Dantin to tie the game at three.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the sixth when Pensacola State’s Bucky McGlamry singled in Bobby Courson for the go-ahead run, who had also reached on a single.

The Pirates added a fifth run on a double by Alvarez to take a 5-3 lead, and the eventual win over Delgado to earn the split.

Kyle Flettrich picked up the loss in relief of starter Beau Balado, who went five innings.

Delgado (12-8) will host Copiah-Lincoln on Monday in a 4:00 doubleheader at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.

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