Delano Tosses Three-Hitter, Rox Beat Border Cats in Game One of Doubleheader
Thunder Bay, ON– Garett Delano (Brown) allowed three hits in seven innings pitched as St. Cloud (42-27) beat Thunder Bay (23-46) in game one of the Saturday doubleheader. The Rox magic number to clinch a playoff berth is now one game.
St. Cloud quickly loaded the bases in the first inning and tacked on a run as Ben Carew (Kent State) was able to score on a wild pitch.
Leading 1-0 in the fourth inning, Jordan Barth (Augustana) scored Luke Ira (South Dakota State) from third base on sac-fly to center field. It was his 48th RBI of the season.
The Rox added two insurance runs in the seventh inning as Lenny Walker (St. Cloud State) and Ira both recorded RBI hits to extend the lead to 4-0.
Delano struck out five batters and did not walk a batter in his first win of the season.
For the box score from game one of the doubleheader against Thunder Bay, click here.
The Rox play the Border Cats again on Saturday in game two of the doubleheader and finishes the series on Sunday at 12:35 p.m.
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