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This is a filler game just added last week or so.
Mississippi Valley State is 5-4.
The Delta Devils have 21 guys on the roster, total.
5 p.m. start
Expected starters W-L ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO
UA-Mike Oczypok (Fr., RHP) 3-1 2.91 8/2 21.1 17 7 7 8 11
MVSU-David Lostra (Jr., RHP) 3-7 6.72 18/9 71.0 90 74 53 41 42
This post was edited by Chris Walsh on 5/7/2013 at 4:34 PM
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First game I can remember covering in which no one in either lineup is batting .300.
The Delta Dogs arrived about, oh, 10 minutes ago.
Meanwhile, the weather is just about perfect at the Joe. 72 degrees and sunny.
Hays got a two-out double for the D-Dogs, but was left stranded in the first.
Tide goes down in order, no score through one inning.
Dogs go 1-2-3 in the second with two Ks.
0-0, heading bottom second.
Smith home run to center on the first pitch he saw in the second, with one out.
Didn't think it would go, but it carried. 1-0
1-0 after two innings.
Dogs get a pair of two-out hits in the third, but nothing across.
Tide has a rally going in the third. Miller credited with a leadoff double when the left fielder lost the ball in the sun. With one out Roberts singles him to third.
Salem flares a single to left to score Miller, Roberts to second. 2-0.
Overstreet hits into a double play to kill the rally. 2-0 after three innings.
Dogs go down in order in the fourth ....
Moore gets a leadoff single in the fourth, steals second, and with two outs scores on a White double over the left-fielder's head when he misplayed it.
3-0 through four innings.
With one out in the fifth, Oczypok gives up three straight hits and a run. 3-1.
With two outs, Hays singles in two runs, and is then thrown out trying to steal.
Tide getting a little more serious here in the fifth. Blanchard leadoff single and scores on a Roberts double into the left-field corner. 4-3.
With two outs, Moore singles in Roberts. 5-3.
Taylor Wolfe in for the Tide ...
Wolfe making just his second appearance of the season, gives up two hits (both infield) and then gets a K to record his first out of the season.
Then gets a nice 4-6-3 double play.
5-3, heading bottom sixth.
Booth leads off the sixth with a single and with one out Miller hits a hard single down the right-field line (Dogs don't like the call, thought it was foul).
First and third and Kameron Stady in relief ...
On a 0-1 pitch, Blanchard his first career home run, a three-run shot to left. 8-3.
Dogs go to the bullpen again, this time for Jonathan Parker, the DH. He's a lefty.
Win these next 5 games and we're an NCAA lock so this is essentially a huge game.
Through six innings. 8-3
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