Delta sophomore Zane Cline prepares to throw a pitch May 29 during the Sectional #24 championship game at Yorktown High School. Zach Carter, DN.

Delta falls, Wes-Del prevails in sectional championships

If you wanted perfect baseball weather for yesterday’s sectional championships, you got it as the day brought sunshine and enjoyable temperatures. But if you were looking forward to the final two Delaware County teams continuing their postseasons, disappointment was your answer. The Sectional #24 championship game at Yorktown High School came down to two teams who ended the regular season under .500, with both teams losing their first five games of the season. In the semi-finals, the Delta Eagles knocked off the hometown Yorktown Tigers (20-7, 11-3 Hoosier Heritage) 5-3, while the New Castle Trojans defeated the Jay County Patriots (13-14, 1-5 Allen County) 4-3. 



Graduate student infielder Ryan Peltier hits the ball in a game against Bellarmine on April 4 at First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Peltier had two runs and one RBI. Katelyn Howell, DN
BASEBALL

Cardinals defeat Kent State to move to MAC Championship

Just about a week ago, Ball State got beat 29-11 at home against Kent State in the last regular season series. Yesterday, Ball State (35-21) beat that same Kent State (41-15) team 6-1 to advance to the Mid-American Conference Championship. Senior Trennor O’Donnell, who started in the 29-11 loss, went a complete nine innings today to beat the Golden Flashes. It was the first complete game of his career. 


Senior pitcher Casey Bargo pitches in a game against Bellarmine on April 4 at First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Ball State won 12-3. Katelyn Howell, DN
BASEBALL

Ball State wins first game in MAC Tournament

Grit. Following today’s 7-6 win against No. 2 Central Michigan (33-21, 19-11 MAC), he used it once more. “[The Cardinals] are a gritty bunch who believe in themselves,” Maloney said. “And they've been amazing because we've been short-handed for a long period of time.” With the team going through some adversity this season, yesterday’s win made the Cardinals’ (34-21, 19-11 MAC) first Mid-American Tournament (MAC) victory more than just that. It was a big moment for multiple players and lifted the team's spirits.



Senior infielder Adam Tellier dives back to first base in a game against Bellarmine on April 4 at First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Tellier scored one run. Katelyn Howell, DN
BASEBALL

Cardinals defeat Southern Indiana

Ball State Baseball defeated in-state opponent Southern Indiana 12-1 last night. This was the final non-conference game of the season for the Cardinals, improving their record to 33-18. After three innings, Ball State had a 9-0 lead.  


The Wapahani Raiders pose with their trophy May 13 after the Delaware County Championship Game at Yorktown High School. Zach Carter, DN.
DELAWARE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Wapahani wins 13th Delaware County Title in program history

During the top of the sixth inning of the 2023 Delaware County Championship, the Wapahani Raiders and Delta Eagles were tied at one apiece. Wapahani senior Daniel Blevins, a former Delta student, stepped up to the plate. Until this point, he was zero-for-two on the day. But he would end the contest one-for-three as he destroyed a two-run home run to left field. This helped the Raiders capture their 13th Delaware County Title in program history as they downed the Eagles 4-1. 









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