SUNDAY, APRIL 07, 2013
Hatters down Dolphins 8-1 to take weekend series
Terry Alexander
Terry Alexander
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Stetson Hatters (15-17,4-5 ASun) defeated the JU Dolphins (11-21,4-5 Asun) 8-1 to in matinee action at John Sessions Stadium.

The Dolphins jumped out early scoring a run in the bottom half of the first inning. Dylan Dillard (Kissimmee, Fla./Osceola) led of with a double down the left field line. Two outs later Brady North (Tampa, Fla./Hillsboro CC) singled up the middle scoring Dillard and putting the Dolphins up 1-0.

Stetson starting pitcher Austin Perez (4-1) then shut down the Dolphins limiting the Dolphins to only six hits and the lone earned run allowed in the first inning.

The Hatters pushed across two runs on three hits in the third to up the lead to 2-1 and then followed with three runs in the fifth on three hits to make it 5-1.

The Hatters rounded out the scoring with a pair of runs in the eighth and an insurance run the ninth.

Dillard who was 3 for 4 with three doubles led the Dolphins offensively.

Dolphin starting pitcher Alex McRae (West Allis, Wis./New Berlin Eisenhower) (2-3) was tagged with the loss.

The Dolphins will be back in action at 6pm Tuesday against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats from John Sessions Stadium.