The Dolphins jumped out early scoring three runs in the top half of the second inning. Drew Luther (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton College) and Nate Ricci (Madison, Wis./LaFollette) led off with a pair of singles and advanced on a perfectly executed sacrifice by Garrett Ruckel (Jacksonville, Fla./Stanton College Prep). One out later Zachary Houck (Orange Park, Fla./Eagles View Academy) singled scoring Luther easily and Ricci scored on a throwing error by the Owls to make it 2-0. Houck then the stole second and later scored on an RBI single by Nathan Koslowski (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) making it 3-0.
The Dolphins pushed across an insurance run in the top of the eighth. Koslowski reached on a one out walk and then stole second. He then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Following a Brady North (Tampa, Fla./Hillsboro CC) walk Braddock Rowe (Jacksonville, Fla./South Georgia College) singled to put the Dolphins up 4-0.
That was all the offense that Alex McRae (West Allis, Wis./New Berlin Eisenhower) (3-3) would need. McRae pitched a complete game shut out scattering three hits while striking out five.
The Dolphins were led offensively by Houck and Luther who both finished with a pair of singles on the day.
Game three of the series is scheduled for 1pm Sunday from Stillwell Field. You can follow all of the action live on www.judolphins.com.