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Dolphins power past Gators, 7-2

Posted on March 9, 2017 by Christian Graves

The Gulf Breeze High School baseball team cleaned house back on Feb. 24 in a decisive 7-2 victory over Escambia High School after suffering the first loss of the year in the Preseason Classic against Pace the week before.
The Dolphins finally put a couple of runs on the board in the bottom of the second inning, the first from Austin Wines who did well to make it home from being initially put on the plate off of a walk. Jackson DelValle hit a sacrifice fly to right field a few minutes later and allowed Connor Duffy to tag-up and give Gulf Breeze a two-run lead headed into the third inning.
The Gators wrestled with Gulf Breeze for two innings before they found the strength to bite back and even up the score 2-2 at the top of the fifth inning. After the pair of goals from Escambia’s Isaiah Hernandez and Frank Peasant, Gulf Breeze found itself in a sink or swim situation getting up to the plate.
The Dolphins were facing two outs by the time Andrew Dorsey got up to bat, and after four pitches and one dropped bat — he was looking at one strike away from having his team head back to the field with the match still tied 2-2. On the following pitch, Dorsey hit a beautiful dipping shot to right field where the ball hit the ground just out of reach of the outfielder.
The base-hit was enough to get Dorsey to first and have Nate Herrick and Daniel Green cross home plate to make the score 4-2 — the first two points in an unanswered five-run streak that helped Gulf Breeze secure the match 7-2.