Houston, Wiggins rally Deltas past Cardinals
|Deltas shortstop Colby Wiggins (Gloucester High School/Chowan University) dives into home ahead of the tag to win Saturday’s first game. (Photo by Stephen Blue)|
The Deltaville Deltas split a doubleheader with the Newport News Cardinals on Saturday night, winning a wild opening game with a Jacob Houston walk-off single, 9-8. The Deltas fell in the nightcap, 6-3.
The losses were the first of the season for both the Cardinals and Deltas. Deltaville moved to 4-1 on the season, and is ½-game behind the league-leading Peninsula Pirates (5-1) in the Southern Virginia Adult Baseball League (SVABL) standings. Newport News (3-1) sits in third place.
|Deltas pitcher Harley Moore (Middlesex High School/Dickinson College) struck out 8 of the 9 batters he faced in 3 innings of work. (Photo by Stephen Blue)|
This weekend, the Deltas host the Pirates at Deltaville Ballpark at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. The Deltas travel to Williamsburg to face the Pirates on Sunday, June 9, for a 4 p.m. game at Jamestown High School.
It may be cliché, but “that’s why they play the game.”
Deltaville scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th, capped by a Jacob Houston walk-off single to win, and the Deltas defeated the Cardinals 9-8.
The Cardinals strung together 4 singles in the 1st inning to take a 2-0 lead, and took advantage of a pair of Deltas errors in the 2nd to extend the lead to 4-0.
The Deltas plated Sam Somers in the 3rd on a Scott Crump double. But the Cardinals followed with a run in the bottom half of the inning, and another in the 4th to stretch their lead to 6-1.
The Deltas plated a pair of runs in the 5th to cut the lead to 6-3, but could get no closer.
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