Dolphins take two from Choctaw to open district 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.
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.
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.