The Deltaville Deltas baseball team continued its best start in five years of Southern Virginia Baseball League play last weekend, defeating the Peninsula Pirates by scores of 5-4 and 2-0 in a pair of down-to-the-wire games.
With the wins, the Deltas (7-1 overall, 6-1 league) remain one game behind the undefeated York Cannons (7-0 league) in league standings.
The tight standings make this weekend even more important for Deltaville. The Deltas take on the Cannons in a three-game series, starting in Deltaville on Saturday night with a 6 o’clock double-header at Deltaville Ballpark. The Deltas travel to Charles Brown Park in Yorktown to visit the Cannons on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Delta 5, Pirates 4
On Saturday night in Deltaville, the Deltas built an early 5-1 lead, and hung on to win at the end, 5-4.
After each team scored a run in the second inning, the Deltas put together a four-run fourth inning, capped by a Ryan Wiggins two-run single.
The Pirates tested the depth of the Deltas pitching staff, however. After closing within 5-2 in the sixth, Peninsula loaded the bases and plated two runs in the eighth to narrow the Deltaville lead to one run.
Will Barrack came on to close the ninth for Deltaville. After getting two quick outs, a pair of hits by the #3 and #4 hitters in the Pirates’ lineup put the tying and go-ahead runs on third and second bases, respectively. Barrack came through, however, inducing a ground ball for the final out to seal the win.