Wolves split with Dolphins

Published 5:00 am Friday, April 8, 2005

NEW ORLEANS – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College DiamondWolves invaded the Big Easy Thursday afternoon playing the DelgadoDolphins of New Orleans.

The Wolves (20-16) split with the Dolphins (22-17), winning theopener 8-2 but losing the nightcap 12-4.


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Co-Lin starting pitcher Lance DeVille (4-0) went the distance,collecting his fourth win of the season. DeVille struck nineDolphins out and allowed five hits on two runs. He walkedseven.

“He (Lance) pitched really well,” said Co-Lin head coach KeithCase. “We swung the bats. New Orleans is a tough place to play. Ourguys battled all day. Delgado swung bats well all day as well.”

Case watched his Wolves take a 5-0 first inning lead, beforeDelgado finally broke the shutout in the second inning. The Wolvesadded a run each in the top of the third, fourth, and sixth inningsto aid DeVille.

Hitting safely for the Wolves, was freshmen third basemanGarrett Jones with a double and two singles for three RBI’s.Sophomore shortstop Patrick Williams added a double, a single, anda stolen base. Second baseman Jody Britt finished with a triple anda single.

Delgado pitcher Kyle Beerbohm suffered the loss for theDolphins. He struck two Wolves out and walked one. He allowed ninehits.


Game Two of the series started off good for the Wolves as theycollected a 1-0 top of the first inning lead. Delgado answeredback, scoring two runs in the first and five in the second.

The Dolphins hot sticks were to much for the Wolves to handle asCo-Lin quickly fell behind 10-3 after four innings of work.

Freshmen hurler Derek Thompson (4-3) suffered the loss in sixfull innings of work. He allowed nine earned runs on 14 hits. Hestruck out four and walked three.

Delgado starter Ryan Kamalade collected the win with threestrikeouts and two walks. He allowed four runs on seven hits.

At the plate, the Wolves got a double, a single and three RBI’sfrom Williams. Logan plated two singles while Xavier Qualls stole abase.

For Delgado, right fielder Justin Piper led all batters withthree singles for two RBI’s. First baseman Steven Waguespack addedtwo doubles.

Co-Lin will host Tougaloo Saturday at home beginning atp.m..