Oracles win two conference games
Delphi won a pair of Hoosier Conference games last week over Sheridan - 10- 8 on Tuesday and 9-6 on Wednesday before losing to Tri-County 4-3 on Thursday, 11-2 at Class 1A #1-ranked Central Catholic on Friday, and 7-0 at Class 4A #6-ranked McCutcheon on Saturday. Vs. Sheridan
The Oracles scored five runs in the bottom-of-the 1st inning and scored at least one run in each of the first four innings to take control of the game and hold on for the victory. Karson Bender had three hits and an RBI, while Shane Hyman, Codey Sattler and Cole Murray added a pair of hits apiece, including a double from Hyman, 2 RBIs from Sattler and an RBI from Murray.
Dayton Rumell added a hit and two RBIs, and Tyler Smith had a pair of RBIs in the 12-hit attack. Murray earned the pitching victory, while Bender threw a perfect final inning to earn his first save of the year. At Sheridan
Delphi again took an early lead, taking advantage of 1st inning walks to Kolby Myer and Hyman, who both scored on Sattler’s single to right field. The Oracles scored four more in the 2nd to take a 6-0 lead that it would not relinquish on consecutive hits from Smith and Erik Carpenter to start the inning, then an RBI single from Myer and another 2-RBI hit by Sattler.
Sattler was a perfect 4-for-4 with an intentional walk, while Carpenter went 3-for-4, Myer 2-for-3, Bender 2-for-5, including a double and an RBI and Austin Hawn added a hit and an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Jason Sterrett struck out seven for the victory, while Sattler made his first varsity appearance to earn the save. At Tri-County
Delphi lost a close one as the Cavs scored the gamewinning run in their final atbat.
The Oracles took the lead by scoring a run in each of its first three at-bats, but could not hold onto the 3-1 lead in a well-pitched game as Tri- County scored two in the 6th to tie it before the final inning heroics.
Murray and Hyman had two hits and an RBI apiece, while Murray, Sattler and Rumell each had a double. Jason Stewart drew his first start of the season, allowing only three runs in 5 1/3 innings. At Central Catholic
Hawn’s 2-run homer over the right field fence was the only hit in what was a 3-2 game until the bottom-of-the- 4 inning when the Knights scored three runs, then added five more in their final at-bat. At McCutcheon
Delphi had seven hits, but left seven stranded on base, including the bases loaded in the 2nd. Rumell had a pair of hits, including a double for the Oracles only extra-base hit in the contest.
Delphi (10-10) next starts a conference series at Class 3A #6-ranked West Lafayette Tuesday at 5 pm, before playing the Red Devils at Wabash College Wednesday at 6 p.m., then play at Tipton on Saturday for a conference doubleheader starting at 10 a.m.
The North White game scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled due to the Vikings’ need to reschedule a conference game that night that was previously postponed due to weather.