Co-Lin gains split with Delgado ‘Phins
WESSON – The Copiah-Lincoln Wolves split a Wednesday nightdoubleheader with the New Orleans-based Delgado Community CollegeDolphins. The Wolves lost the first game 6-5 before winning thesecond 4-2.
Co-Lin resumes play Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at SouthDivision rival Southwest in Summit for a key doubleheader.
Delgado 6, Co-Lin 5
In Game One, the Wolves (18-12) spotted the Division I Dolphins(31-7) to a 1-0 lead after one inning. Following a scorelesssecond, the Wolves unleashed three runs in the third inning to takea 3-1 advantage.
Co-Lin’s third-inning surge was highlighted by freshman DH ColeZumbro’s two RBI double that sent Co-Lin sophomores Matt Lea andKyle Beall home. Zumbro later scored off a wild pitch for theWolves’ third run of the game.
The Dolphins and Wolves scored one run apiece in the fourthbefore the Dolphins exploded in the fifth and sixth for fourdynamic runs.
“The fifth and sixth hurt us,” said Wolves head coach KeithCase. “But overall, errors cost us. We allowed them 18 extra basesfrom our mistakes.”
Two of the Dolphins runs came off wild pitches that cost theWolves momentum and chances of keeping the game closer.
“We’ve got to stop making mistakes,” added Case. “It hurtslosing one-run games.”
Co-Lin cut the Delgado lead to one in the sixth off a solo homerun from sophomore third baseman Ryan Davis. An Adams CountyChristian School product, Davis collected his second blast of theseason off the momentum-turning hit.
The Wolves tried to rally in the seventh but the Dolphins madeseveral pitching changed that kept the Wolves from coming back.
Suffering the loss for the Wolves was Brookhaven freshman MiguelBanks with two strikeouts and five walks. Banks (1-7) allowed fourruns on five hits in five innings of work.
Gaining the win for the Dolphins was Carl Romig (2-1) with onestrikeout and one walk.
At the plate, Delgado sophomore catcher Ryan Core led theDolphins with a triple and a single.
For the Wolves, Davis led all batters with a homer, a double anda single.
Co-Lin 4, Delgado 2
In Game Two, the Wolves and the Dolphins fought to a 2-2deadlock before order could be restored in the third.
The Wolves used a key Aaron Oberschmidt single to send Co-Linsophomore Chris Robinson home for a 3-2 advantage. Robinson hadreached third on back-to-back wild throws from the Dolphins.
In the fifth inning, Co-Lin again sent Robinson home for aninsurance run off a popup from Brandon Holleman. The Wolves endedthe game on the pitching of sophomore David Gray to solidify thewin.
At the plate, Arlandus Brown led the Wolves with two singles.Freshman Jeb Lee doubled.
For the Dolphins, Core led with a double and a single.
Brian Hartman suffered the loss for the Dolphins with threestrikeouts and three walks.
Gaining the win for the Wolves was sophomore Jacob Hartwig withseven strikeouts and two walks.