Softball, baseball advance

May 13, 2011 12:00 am

LOOKING ON: A Delta player takes swings before an at bat. PHOTO BY: JOHN WALLACE

Baseball

The fourth seeded Delta College Baseball team took care of business over the weekend, ending the thirteenth seeded Cabrillo Seahawks season with a 4-1 victory on Friday and a 5-2 win on Saturday.

Game 1: The Friday, May 6 victory was hard earned as Cabrillo threatened in the ninth inning with the bases loaded and zero outs. The Mustangs then turned to closer Mark Scott who came up big striking out the first batter and then proceeded to force a game-ending double play.

Starter Jake Cose got the win for Delta after giving up just one run and allowing just four hits in seven innings.

Game 2: Things weren’t as easy on Saturday, May 7 for the Mustangs. Through six innings Delta trailed 2-0. They needed a spark and shortstop Ricky Acosta gave them with a lead off home run to start the sixth.

Acosta’s first career homer cut the lead to one run. After that the momentum began to swing in Delta’s favor. Four more runs were put on the board, led by Josh Grijalva’s two RBI’s.

The Mustangs advance to the Super Regional Championships on May 13–15 at Cecchetti Field. Delta’s next opponent will be No. 15 Cosumnes River at 4 p.m.

Softball

The undefeated and top ranked Delta softball team dominated Mendocino College Saturday, May 7, in game one of their best of three playoff series winning 9–1 in game that was stopped early in the sixth inning due to the mercy rule.

Star Pitcher Katie Cotta shined once again, giving up only a single hit, striking out fifteen batters and allowing one unearned run.

A day after the mercy rule stoppage to a dominant performance by the Lady Mustangs, Mendocino came back with some fight.

Sunday’s game was no easy task for Delta as they narrowly escaped extra innings, with a 4–2 victory.

Katie Cotta once again was solid, tossing a three hitter with fifteen strikeouts and allowing two runs.

Mendocino opened up the sixth strong, with a walk and two singles. Mendocino sealed its fate when Jackie Carr was called out at home plate after trying to tie the score at three.
Genevieve Reyna was the main offense generator for the Lady Mustangs as she went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run.

Delta now has its sights set on the Super Regional Championships which will begin Friday at 2 p.m. with the opponent still to be determined.