Elgin, Illinois - After Saturday's contest was rained out, Delta College was finally able to begin the District B Super Regional on Sunday, dropping a heartbreaker 6-3 in game one against Elgin Community College before winning the nightcap, 9-5. The split in best of three series means that the winner of Monday's contest will earn a trip to the NJCAA World Series next week in Greeneville, Tennessee.
Hunter David led off the top of the eighth with a double and stole third base then scored when the throw went in to left field. With the score 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, two outs and nobody on, Elgin got back-to-back-to-back singles to tie the game at 3-3. The Spartans would then hit a walk-off three run homerun for the win in the bottom of the 11th.
Game two saw Delta fall behind 1-0 but pick up two runs in the bottom of the third when Justin Heinlein single and scored on a Zack Booth double. Booth then scored on a Hunter David single to center to make it 2-1. Elgin scored two runs in the fifth to go up, 3-2.
In the bottom of the fifth, Mitch Morley singled and Justin Heinlein laid down a bunt single. Zack Booth then singled on a bunt to load the bases before Hunter David did the same to tie the game. Delta took the lead at 4-3 on a throwing error and with runners at second and third and no outs, Z Westley put down a suicide squeeze to score Booth and make it 5-3 in favor of the Pioneers.
Elgin cut in to the lead in the sixth to make it 5-4 before Delta scored another three runs in the bottom of the sixth to lead, 8-4. The two teams traded runs in the eighth for the final, 9-5 score.
Hunter David once again led the offense going 4-for-5 with six RBI while Zack Booth had two hits and two runs. Mitch Morley added three hits, three runs and an RBI and Justin Heinlein went two-for-three with three runs of his own.
Delta is now 33-21 on the year. Tomorrow's contest is scheduled for 12pm CST at the Elgin Community College baseball complex.