Dolphins Sweep Stetson on Senior Day and Clinch ASUN Championship Berth

Dolphins Sweep Stetson on Senior Day and Clinch ASUN Championship Berth

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Another strong start backed by dominant pitching, and Jacksonville University baseball beat Stetson 6-1 on Sunday at John Sessions Stadium.
 
The Dolphins (29-23, 12-9) completed the three-game sweep of the Hatters, the first time since joining the ASUN Conference in 1999 that JU completed a three-game sweep of Stetson.
 
"We got that lead early, put some pressure on them, and our guys on the mound did a great job of pitching with a lead," said Head Coach Chris Hayes.

For the third straight day, it was the JU offense that struck first. Dakota Julylia drew a walk to lead off and Scott Dubrulehit a grounder to first that led to a throwing error when the Hatters tried to cut down the lead runner at second. John Cassala's singled to left to load the bases and Angel Camacho singled in the first run of the game for the third consecutive game. Jacob Southern then hit a sharp grounder to short. Stetson managed to get the force out at second, but the relay throw to first was wide, plating two more runs. Cory Heffron followed that up with a run scoring single and JU lead 4-0 after one.
 
Pitching again took the early lead and ran with it, as starter Austin Temple (4-3) filled up the strike zone throughout, striking out four, while scattering four hits and not allowing a run or a free baserunner through six innings.
 
"I just wanted to fill up the zone and give our offense a chance and they came out in the first and got us that four spot which is huge," said Temple. "Getting the lead early takes off a lot of the pressure."

The Dolphins tacked on another run in the third to make it 5-0, when Southern led off the inning with a triple and scored two batters later on Cory Garrastazu's ground out to second.
 
A two hour and 25-minute weather delay stopped play in the bottom of the sixth, and when play resumed, both teams went to their respective bullpens. Stetson got its first run of the game in the eighth, when Jagger McCoy hit a batter, walked the next man and then gave up a double. He was relieved by Chris Mauloni, who got a pop out and strikeout to strand two men on base, then allowed only one hit in the ninth to collect his second save of the season.
 
Ruben Someillan tripled to start the bottom of the eighth, and Julylia drove him in get the run back and build the lead to its final margin, 6-1.
 
Jacksonville honored its six seniors prior to the game, Logan WonnCory GarrastazuJohn CassalaGreg ShannahanReagan Wright and Angel Camacho.
 
The Dolphins conclude the regular season with a four-game road trip, starting with a game in Tampa vs. South Florida on Tuesday.

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