Story Archives: DC Gators to host Delhi Bears Thursday
|DC Gators to host Delhi Bears Thursday|
The Delhi Charter School Gators (10-11) will be back on the baseball field Thursday when they host cross-town rivals the Delhi Bears in a district 2-1A contest.
The Gators are coming off a weekend in which they lost two-of-three district games to district leading Ouachita Christian School in Monroe. OCS won the first game 9-1 on Monday before the Gators go the offense going on Thursday. During Thursday's contest, OCS (16-7) took a 7-5 lead over Delhi Charter in the top of the sixth inning before the Gators scored three unanswered runs in the bottom half of the inning to secure the win.
Third baseman Hunter Sims was the star of the evening for Delhi Charter. Simms went 3-of-3 at the plate with 2 RBI and also pitched a perfect seventh inning to earn the save for the Gators. Kyle Hammons improved his record to 3-2 on the season after earning the win. Hammons gave up seven runs and 11 hits over six innings of work and two strikeouts.
Josh Wilkes took the loss for Ouachita Christian School. Wilkes gave up five runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings on the mound. The Gators chased OCS starter Cade Lawhon after just 0.2 innings win they tagged him for three runs on three hits and one walk.
Hunter Pruitt went 2-of-4 at the plate with two RBIs for Delhi Charter. Justin Ford and Austyn Davis also went 2-of-3 for the Gators.
On Saturday, OCS closed the series with a 11-1 win over Delhi Charter. OCS scored 11 runs on 13 hits, led by Josh Wilkes who went 2-of-3 at the plate with two runs scored. Hayden Robinson, Creighton Jones, and Taylor Dawson each went 2-of-4 at the plate for the Eagles.
Delhi Charter collected just five hits in the Saturday contest. Simms went 1-of-2 at the plate and gave up 11 hits and 10 runs over five innings.
Jones picked up the victory for OCS as he went six innings and scattered one run and five hits during the outing. Delhi will come into the series with the Gators after losing 10 of their last 11 contests. St. Frederick High School outscored the Bears 48-3 in a three-game sweep last week. A 21-4 win over Epps High School on March 26 was the last victory for the Bears.