Delgado split its non-conference doubleheader against LSU-Eunice (currently #1 in NJCAA Division II poll) on Sunday evening at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.
In the first game, which was cut short due to the ten-run rule, Delgado’s offensive explosion pounded out three runs in the first, nine in the third, and one in the fourth en route to the 13-0 victory over the Bengals. Delgado was led by Daniel Brockhoeft (2-3, 2 RBI), Chad Gough-Fortenberry (2-3, 2 RBI), Angelo Bruno (1-3, 3 RBI), and Sean McMullen (2-3, 2 RBI, 1 HR). Alex Prestenbach and James Davis each went 2-3 with 1 RBI. Brent Bonvillain pitched a complete game shutout, improving to 5-0 on the mound. The victory also marked Head Coach Joe Scheuermann’s 700th victory as the Delgado skipper (2011 marks Scheuermann’s 21st at Delgado).
Delgado held a 2-1 lead headed for the seventh inning of game two, when Eunice’s Homey Rosado’s RBI-single scored the game’s tying run. The game would be extended into two extra innings before Delgado allowed three runs in the top of the ninth inning to allow LSU-Eunice’s 5-2 win and split. Nate Fury got the loss in relief of starter Jake Fabre, who pitched 7 1/3, allowing two runs and striking out 14 Bengal batters.
With the split, Delgado goes to 32-9 on the season. The Dolphins will travel to Baton Rouge next weekend for a second round weekend conference series against Baton Rouge Community College.