Delta catcher Brendan Kortz checks with assistant coach Steve Reiher for a sign to relay to his pitcher. The Panthers played Palisade in Delta on May 1 but were unable to derail the Bulldogs in a 10-0 loss. Delta swept a twinbill from Eagle Valley Saturday.
Delta took one on the chin against Palisade on Tuesday (May 1) as the Bulldogs finished their regular season schedule with a 12-0 record in league play with a 10-0 win over Delta. The Panthers managed to hold onto second-place with their doubleheader win against Eagle Valley on Saturday.
Delta won the first game 13-10 and scored an 8-7 win in game two.
Delta finished at 8-4 in league play and was 11-8 overall. Palisade was 17-2 overall. Glenwood Springs finished third at 8-4 and 10-9.
Post-season play is next on Delta's schedule with opponent, site, and times yet to be determined.
Palisade 10, Delta 0
Kameron Pfaff spun a four-hitter for Palisade as the Panthers failed to muster enough offense to keep up with the Bulldogs' run production.
Palisade got four runs in the second inning as 10 batters came to the plate. The Bulldogs' Lane Orman pounded a two RBI triple to highlight the inning for Palisade. Delta pitching helped as well with four walks and a hit batsman in the inning.
Palisade tallied another three runs in the third, two in the fourth and a singleton in the fifth accounting for their 10 runs.
Delta was set down in order for three of the five innings played with only 18 batters stepping to the plate.
Tyler Sandoval took the loss for Delta with Keaton Reiher seeing time on the mound as well. Brendan Kortz was behind the plate.
Delta 8, EV 7
The Panthers fell behind early in Gypsum against Eagle Valley with the Devils getting three runs in the first inning. Delta retaliated with two runs in the top of the second but trailed 4-1 after the Devils scored once in the bottom of the inning.
In the third, the Panthers scored twice to knot the score at 4-4 only to have Eagle Valley take the lead with a run in the bottom half of the third.
A three-run fourth gave the Panthers a 7-5 lead going into the fifth.
In the sixth, Delta plated two more runs while holding the Devils scoreless. A big seventh inning netted four runs for Delta and a 13-5 lead. Eagle Valley put a scare into the Panthers with five runs in the bottom of the inning to make the final score 13-10.
Delta 8, EV 8
The Panthers struggled offensively for the first three innings of this game. Eagle Valley scored twice in the first inning and four times in the third to take a 6-0 lead into the fourth inning.
A five-run fourth cut the Devil's lead to 6-5.
Delta put up three more runs in the sixth for their first lead of the game at 8-6. Eagle Valley managed to score once in the seventh making the final score 8-7.