DeLamielleure Hits for Cycle, JU Sweeps Ospreys in Extras

JACKSONVILLE (Florida Sports Wire) – Jacksonville University baseball completed the sweep of North Florida in dramatic fashion, prevailing 3-2 in 11 innings on Saturday afternoon at John Sessions Stadium.The Dolphins (33-22, 17-13) won on a walk-off home run by Blake DeLamielleure, which completed the cycle for the junior.While DeLamielleure delivered heroics on offense, the JU pitching was the story for much of the day. Blake Barquin got the start three-up, three-down for his lone inning. Tommy Allman took over on the mound to start the second inning. A leadoff double for North Florida gave the Ospreys a runner in scoring position, but Allman buckled down getting the next three batters, including one strikeout, to strand the runner.As we moved to the third, Parker Murphy came out to pitch for Jacksonville and punched out one. After a walk to put a runner on, Murphy was injured on a pitch and Layton Perry was called upon to replace his teammate. Perry got the final two outs on a pop out and a pick off.Perry came back out for the fourth inning. A one-out double and a hit batter had North Florida threatening in the fourth. A fly ball to center for the second out allowed the runner to advance from second to third. With runners at the corners, Perry got an infield popup to end the inning and strand two Ospreys on the base paths.DeLamielleure jumpstarted the offense, ripping a double off the left center field wall to give Jacksonville a base runner in scoring position to start the fifth. With one away, DeLamielleure stole third base, setting up Colin Wetterau, who slapped one into left field for a RBI base hit to give the Dolphins a 1-0 lead. North Florida, however, buckled down and got the next two hitters out to strand two.Both pitching staffs continued to pitch well as the Dolphins were clinging to a 1-0 lead going into the seventh. Jack Carver took over for Perry to start the seventh and continued the shut out with a one-two-three top of the seventh.DeLamielleure led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple that got past the diving Osprey centerfielder. With one out, Hogan McIntosh hit a deep fly ball to centerfield to score DeLamielleure from third to make it 2-0 Dolphins.Heston Mosley came out to pitch the eighth inning for Jacksonville. A lead off base hit by North Florida put the tying run at plate. A ground ball to the second baseman, Jonny Barditch advanced the runner to second with one away. The Ospreys followed that up with a slow roller to third that was fired over to first for our number two but the runner moved up another 90 feet to third. A walk put the tying run on base with two away for the UNF cleanup hitter. A stolen base put both runners in scoring position. Mosley buckled down and got a clutch strikeout to strand the runners and hold the lead.As we moved to the ninth inning, Divine Valle came in to try to slam the door on the Ospreys and complete the sweep. However, North Florida wasn’t done. A lead off hit by pitch that was followed by a walk put the tying run on base. A sacrifice bunt was put down to move the runners up into scoring position. A ground out to first (3-1) scored a run to make it 2-1. A weak ground ball to third led to an error and allowed the tying run to score, making it 2-2. Jacksonville then got out of inning but North Florida did what they had to do to stay alive.Scout Updike threw two scoreless innings in extras to give JU a chance, and DeLamielleure delivered pounding the second pitch of the bottom of the 11th over the wall in left to win it, and complete the natural cycle.

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