Bryan Delgado And Drexler Macaay Carry Grambling State Tigers Past UAPB Golden Lions




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GRAMBLING, La. – Bryan Delgado pitched seven strong innings and Drexler Maccay drove in six as the Grambling State University baseball team got back into the win column with an 11-0 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Friday at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park.

Grambling State (8-9) plated three runs in the third, three in the fifth and five in the sixth to defeat Golden Lions in seven innings.

How It Happened 
After a scoreless first two innings, Grambling State struck for three runs on one hit and took advantage of an error to grab a 3-0 lead.

With one down in the third inning, Michael Sookdeo and CJ Mervilus drew back-to-back walks. After an Ian Baileystrikeout, Drexler Macaay doubled to left center to bring in Sookdeo and Mervilus. Macaay advanced to third and scored on an error to give the Tigers a 3-0 advantage.

Grambling State extended the lead to 6-0 with three runs in the fifth.

Sookdeo reached on an error to begin the frame, but was out at second on a Mervilus fielder’s choice. Bailey singled to center and both came across to score on a Macaay three-run homer.

The Tigers put the game away with five runs on seven hits in the sixth.

Trevin Bolden opened the inning with a single to right center and moved to third on a Nick Wheeler base hit to right center. Sookdeo doubled down the left field line to plate Bolden. With one down in the inning, Bailey singled up the middle and Macaay followed with a single to right as Wheeler and Sookdeo scored. Isaiah Torres brought in Bailey on a doubled to left center. Bolden, batting for the second time in the frame, singled to center to plate Macaay as Grambling State built an 11-0 lead.

Inside the Numbers
> Grambling State finished with 11 runs on 12 hits and left five on base
Drexler Macaay led the Tigers at the plate by going 3-for-3, with six RBIs and three runs scored
Trevin Bolden went 3-for-4, with one run scored and one RBI
Isaiah Torres went 2-for-3, while Ian Bailey was 2-for-4
Nick Wheeler and Michael Sookdeo collected one hit each
Bryan Delgado (4-1) pitched all seven innings and scattered five hits. He fanned five and walked three
> Arkansas-Pine Bluff finished with four hits, two errors and stranded five on base
> Jarficur Parker led the Golden Lions at the plate by going 2-for-3
> Will Smith (0-1) took the loss in 5.0 innings pitched. He surrendered six runs (four earned) on five hits, struck out four and walks three
> Braxton Pennington and Austin Toth pitched in relief

Up Next
Grambling State continues its three-game home SWAC series against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday. First pitch from Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park is set for 3 p.m.

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