2017-03-16 / Sports

Dolphins take two from Choctaw to open district play

Murphy’s walk-off single secures home and home sweep over Indians
BY JASON THOMPSON
Gulf Breeze News© 2017


Keegan Luchsinger puts the ball in play during a recent Dolphin baseball game. GBHS took two from Choctaw last week. 
Jason Thompson/Gulf Breeze News Keegan Luchsinger puts the ball in play during a recent Dolphin baseball game. GBHS took two from Choctaw last week. Jason Thompson/Gulf Breeze News The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team bounced back from a loss at Milton to take a home and home series with Choctaw on Thursday and Friday to open District 1-3A play.

Dolphins 3, Choctaw 2 (eight innings): Bobby Murphy’s bases loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth scored Parker Baynes as the Dolphins pulled out an extra inning win Friday.

Austin Wines singled before Andrew Dorsey was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Murphy, who hit the first pitch he saw through a drawn in infield.

Both Baynes and Murphy had two hits, while R.J. Philips added a base hit.

GBHS took a 2-0 lead in the third inning after a Jackson DelValle single and a Baynes double, scoring Connor Duffy (single) and DelValle, respectively.


Connor Duffy fields a throw in between innings of a recent game. 
Jason Thompson/Gulf Breeze News Connor Duffy fields a throw in between innings of a recent game. Jason Thompson/Gulf Breeze News Choctaw used a groundout and a single in the top of the fifth to tie the game at 2-2.

Wines got the win in relief of Carson Reeder, who struck out seven and walked only one in the first five innings. Wines struck out five and allowed only one hit over the final three innings.

Dolphins 4, Choctaw 2: A passed ball and a wild pitch ­allowed the Dolphins to break a 2-2 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh Thursday at Choctaw.

After Wines led the inning off with a double, pinch runner Nate Herrick scored on a passed ball.

Derek Whited then singled before being lifted for pinch runner Philips, who went on to score on a wild pitch.

Murphy struck out three and allowed only one hit over the ­final two innings after Noah Bryant fanned 13 in the first five innings, walking only two and allowing five base hits.


The Gulf Breeze baseball team hosted three Oklahoma teams this week as part of the Tate Aggie Baseball Classic. 
Jason Thompson/Gulf Breeze News The Gulf Breeze baseball team hosted three Oklahoma teams this week as part of the Tate Aggie Baseball Classic. Jason Thompson/Gulf Breeze News Brandon Schrepf had a hit and a run scored, while Philips had two stolen bases and scored twice. Murphy also had a hit for the Dolphins.

Milton 9, Dolphins 0: The Panthers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning on their way to a lopsided win March 5 in Milton.

Baynes had two of the team’s four hits, including a double. Wines and Keegan Luchsinger had the other two. Jack Martin struck out three, but allowed six runs on five hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Dolphin JV 11, Choctaw 1 (five innings): Trenton Lamar and Chance Napier both had two hits for the Dolphins, who scored nine in the third Friday.

Lamar and Bryson Smith both scored twice, while Braden Massey fanned seven in four innings.

Dolphin JV 4, Choctaw 1: Massey hit a two-run homer, while Philip Hoffman had two hits and two RBIs in a win Thursday.

Ryan Patrick struck out three in four innings for the win.

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