A snowstorm cut short a double-header with Steamboat Springs on April 9.
Game one was played in rough conditions with Delta earning a 21-7 victory over the visiting Sailors.
Game two was snowed out. That game was rescheduled for April 25 in, of all places, Craig.
The Panthers were at home on Saturday (April 13) against Rifle's Bears. Delta won the previous encounter between the two schools, 7-3, and completed the season sweep with a 9-4 win Saturday.
Game one of the double-header with Steamboat Springs started even as each team scored three times.
The second inning gave Delta all the runs it would need to win the game as it plated five runs to take an 8-3 lead.
Steamboat tallied four runs in the top of the third with Delta rallying for five more runs in the bottom of the inning to lead 13-7. Eight more runs in the fourth marked the game's final scoring outburst with the Panthers winning 21-7 in five innings.
Keaton Reiher picked up the win for Delta and went three for four with the stick and an RBI. Tyler Sandoval was three for three with five RBIs, including a double and triple.
Isaiah Kathrein also had three hits in three at bats with three RBIs and a double.
Lino Ortiz had two hits for three RBIs and Jeremiah Baier had one hit for three RBIs and a double. Austin Kimber was two for four with two RBIs and a double, and Derek Horn had two hits and a pair of RBIs.
In all, the Panthers collected 17 hits in the game.
Cutter Pasternak was three for three and Ryan Jeep had two hits for three RBIs, including a double for the Sailors.
Saturday's battle with third-place Rifle (2-3 league, and 6-4 overall) was all Delta (5-1 and 9-2).
The game was scoreless for two innings before Delta erupted for five runs in the bottom of the third. Rifle scored once in the top of the fourth and Delta countered with four runs and a 9-1 lead.
Rifle put together a three-run seventh to make the final score 9-4.
Horn had two hits, two RBIs, and a double to pace the Panthers' offense. Marcus Garcia also had two hits and two RBIs while Kathrein posted a two-hit day as well.
Triston Quigley led the Bears offense with two hits, including a fourth inning home run.
Delta's next diamond action is slated for April 27 at home against Summit. There will be two games with the first beginning at 11 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m.blog comments powered by Disqus