Region 12C Tournament: Athletics upend Loretto, 10-3
The Delano Athletics coasted to a 10-3 win over the Loretto Larks on Friday evening in the Region 12 amateur baseball tournament at Delano Municipal Stadium.
Delano got on the board first with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first. Kevin Jaunich led off with single and would later score on a single by John Magee. Trevor Jaunich doubled to score Magee and the Athletics would lead 2-0.
Loretto would cut the Athletics lead in half with a run in the second inning. The Larks would take a 3-2 lead in the top of third inning with a pair of runs off starting pitcher, Zach Iten.
Delano would score five runs in the third inning with a 2-out rally, led by RBI singles from Jay Stevens and Jeff Althoff.
Cody Mathisen picked up the win for the Athletics in relief of Iten. Mathisen pitched 2 1/3 innings, gave up two hits and struckout two. Troy Beckman was the losing pitcher of record for the Larks.
Delano will now play the Maple Plain Diamond Devils on Saturday, August 8 at 4:00 p.m. in a state tournament qualifying game at Delano Municipal Baseball Park.