Standish, MI – The Delta College baseball team celebrated Sophomore day on Saturday, hosting MCCAA East foe St. Clair County and splitting the first two games of the series, winning game one 7-3 before dropping the nightcap, 6-3. The split give the Pioneers a 21-24 overall record on the season while they stand at 11-15 in conference play.
Game one saw the JOEs down 3-1 heading in to the bottom of the sixth before they exploded for six runs to open the game up and win, 7-3. Andrew Gauthier got the offense started in the sixth with a leadoff single before Cam Fowler blasted a double to straight away center field to put runners at second and third with no outs. Matt Fisher then drew a walk and Nick Johnson doubled to score all three runs.
Johnson then scored on a bases loaded walk before a Jackson Lund RBI single made it 5-3 and a misplayed ball in left field scored two more for the final tally. Seven different Pioneers had hits in the game while Carson Longstreth added a double, two stolen bases and a run.
Drew Schultz started the game and threw the first five innings in taking his fifth no-decision on the year. Alex Dingee (5-2) picked up the win in relief, throwing two innings and giving up no runs while striking out one.
Game two saw the Skippers pick up three runs on Delta starter Joe Tany and add two more unearned runs late for the 6-3 win. Tany's record drops to 2-4 on the year as he threw five and two thirds innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits while striking out six. Offensively, Delta was led by Evan Pocius with two hits, an RBI, a run and a stolen base.
Delta will head to Port Huron tomorrow to finish up the four-game series with St. Clair (13-24) with first pitch being thrown at 1pm.