Co-Lin splits series with Delgado
WESSON — The Co-Lin Wolves split a Sunday afternoon baseballdoubleheader with the Delgado Dolphins in the final game of theregular season at Sullivan Field.
Co-Lin rallied to win the opener 5-3 and came close in thesecond game before falling 4-3.
“We played a lot cleaner on Sunday,” said Co-Lin head baseballcoach Keith Case. “We won the first one and lost the secondone.”
Co-Lin finished regular-season play with a 24-24 record. Delgadoimproved to 32-18.
“We played a lot better in the games,” explained Case ofSunday’s performance by the Wolves. “Mentally, we were in the ballgame at all times. Sometimes you show up and the light switcheswere off like Saturday.
“We are trying to get ready for the regional tournament,” addedCase which begin Friday, May. “We have a shot. We have to make sureout light switch is turned on.”
Co-Lin 5, Delgado 4
The Wolves trailed the Dolphins 4-2 going into the bottom of theseventh inning.
With two outs, Greg Ketchings hit the game-winning single withtwo strikes on him.
“We are still playing with a patched-up lineup,” stated Case.”We found a way to win.’
Smith (6-4) earned the win on the mound and gave up 4 runs on11hits, walked 2 and struck out 1. Delgado starter Shelton Catchotworked the first 5 innings and allowed 2 hits, walked 1 and struckout 6. Wilhite (2-2) took the loss in final 11 /2 innings with 5runs allowed on 6 hits and 1 strikeout recorded.
Powering the Wolves was Josh Logan with a double and a single.Matthew Schexnayder doubled. Joseph Langham singled twice. GregKetchings, Jody Britt and Cody Cunningham singled.
Delgado’s Tray Naquin ripped 4 singles.
Delgado 4, Co-Lin 3
“We gave up the big inning with 3 unearned runs,” stated Case.”We had runners on in every inning and we tried to give ourselves achance. We had the tying run on in the seventh and didn’t’ get thehit.”
Ryan Belanger (4-7) went the distance for the loss. Belangerallowed 4 runs on 6 hits, struck out 12 and walked 3. According toCase, Belanger is now the new strikeout record holder atCo-Lin.
Posting the win was Joe Winn (6-5) with 3 runs allowed on 8hits, 7 strikeouts and 4 walks.
Co-Lin was led by Garrett Jones’ triple. Langham doubled.Schexnayder ripped 2 singles. Singling were Patrick Williams, BenSandifer, Logan and Ketchings.
Delgado was led by Troy Naquin’s 2 singles.