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Co-Lin salvages split with Delta’s Trojans

MOOREHEAD – The Co-Lin Wolves split a baseball doubleheaderFriday with the Mississippi Delta Trojans. The Wolves won theopener 13-8 and dropped the finale 9-6.

Co-Lin (6-8) entertains the Hibbing (Minn.) Cardinals Monday atSullivan Field for a doubleheader. The first game begins at 1p.m.

Co-Lin 13, Miss. Delta 8

“We got down two runs early, but we battled back,” said Co-Linhead coach Keith Case. “We had 19 hits and scored 13 runs. We swungthe bats well.”

The winning pitcher was sophomore left-hander Jeff DeBlieux(2-0). In 5 innings, DeBlieux allowed 5 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits,walked 4, struck out 1 batter and hit 1 batter. Andrew Lee workedthe final 2 innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 4 hits, 1 strikeoutand 1 walk.

Powering the Wolves at the plate was Luke Brumfield with adouble and 2 singles for 4 RBIs. Bud Britt followed with double and3 singles for 3 RBIs. DeBlieux doubled for 2 RBI. Also collecting adouble and a single for an RBI was Tyler Hue. Chris Fink singledtwice for an RBI. Also hitting 2 singles was Edmund Cheatam.

Absorbing the loss was Josh Absher with 10 runs allowed on 16hits, 4 strikeouts and no walks. Reliever Caleb Bradshaw worked thefinal inning and allowed 3 runs on 3 hits with no walks and nostrikeouts.

Delta’s Spencer Brunson ripped a home run for 3 RBIs. Doublingand singling was Hunter Bolder. Brett White doubled for 3 RBI.Justin White singled twice followed by Paul Mangialarbi with adouble.

Miss. Delta 9, Co-Lin 6

“The biggest thing was we didn’t pitch well,” said Case. “And itall starts on the mound. The defense was on its heels. I didn’tlike the tempo.”

Craig Garrison went 5 innings for the win. Garrison allowed 6runs on 9 hits, struck out 1 and walked 1. Reliever Garrett Pickensallowed 2 hits and struck out 3.

The losing hurler was Marshun Hall who started and lasted 3.1innings. Hall (0-2) allowed 5 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits, struck out1 and walked 1.

Taking over for 1.2 innings was Drew Weaver with 3 runs (2earned) on 5 hits, no strikeouts and no walks. Finishing the final2 innings was Mitch Tidwell with 1 run allowed on 1 hit, 1strikeout and no walks.

Caleb McMinn drilled a 3-RBI home run for Co-Lin. Ripping adouble and a single was Matthew Freeman. Cheatam smashed a 2-RBIdouble. Kendall Logan singled twice. Ryan Tutor and DeBlieuxdoubled.

Boulder sparked the Trojans with a 2-RBI home run. Brunson andHunter Purpose each hit an RBI double.