Delgado opened the 2017 “Rags” Scheuermann Memorial Tournament Thursday with two wins at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.
In the first game, back-to-back singles by Anthony Valdes and Daniel Lahare opened the Delgado first. Valdes scored on a double play and Lahare scored on Christian Clayton’s single to give the Dolphins an early 2-0 lead.
In the third inning, JP LaGreco reached on a single and scored on Matt Rykaczewski’s homerun the next at-bat to expand the lead to four. A wild pitch in the fourth inning plated Chip Bonura (who tripled) as the Dolphins made it a 5-0 game.
College of St. Joseph’s solo run came in the seventh when Chris Doyle singled, stole second, advanced on a wild pitch, and scored on a groundout before Delgado closed the game for the 5-1 victory.
Jace Nini picked up the win on the mound, pitching five innings. Trevin Stein and Donovan Goatley each pitched one inning in relief.
In game two, Pensacola State struck first with a two-run first inning. Delgado cut the lead in half in the bottom frame following a leadoff single by Anthony Valdes, who advanced on a balk and wild pitch before scoring on a single by Daniel Lahare.
Pensacola added a run in the second when Wilfredo Alvarez doubled to score Richard Sorrenti, who singled.
The Dolphins took their first lead of the game in the second, posting four runs following singles by Tristan Babin, Brandt Broussard, Tyler Thompson, and JP LaGreco and a double by Daniel Lahare to take a 5-3 lead.
The Pirates added a run in the third and tied the game in the fourth when leadoff hitter Bucky McGlamry walked, stole second, and scored on a groundout.
The game remained knotted at five until the sixth when Tristan Babin walked to open the inning and advanced on a double by Brandt Broussard. Both scored on back-to-back sacrifice flyouts by Chip Bonura and Ty Thompson to allow Delgado a 7-5 lead and the eventual win.
Blayne Haro picked up his first win of the season on the mound in relief of starter Kevin Armstrong. Christian Latino and Chris Turpin both appeared in relief.
Delgado continues play in the “Rags” Scheuermann Memorial on Friday with another 5:00 p.m. doubleheader against College of St. Joseph and Pensacola State.