Baseball and softball find success early in the season


The Delphi baseball program took a large hit to its roster after graduating five seniors, but with the start to the season thus far you wouldn’t know it. The team is off to a solid 9-4 start, going 8-2 in conference play. After losing the season opener to Rochester, the Oracles have hit a hot streak winning seven games in a row. The Oracles are led by seniors Peyton Roth, Tristen Isley, Gavin Inman, and Luke Smock.


Last Tuesday the Oracle squad had an impressive win over conference opponent Sheridan. After falling behind early, going down 1-0 at the end of the first, the Oracles took back the lead 2-1 in the second. From there they extended it in the short term, until the Blackhawks tied the game at three apiece.


After a tense beginning to the game, Delphi found a rhythm and scored six runs on five hits in the bottom of the fifth, making the game 9-3. In the top of the sixth the Sheridan batters were unable to do anything off of junior relief pitcher Dakota Titus’ pitching. The Oracles put up three more runs in the bottom of the sixth before closing the game out with a scoreless top of the seventh. The final score was 12-3, and the following day the two teams played with a 13-5 Oracle victory.


The Delphi softball team is off to a respectable 11-4 start to their season. The team is also 5-0 in conference play thus far. With six seniors to lead the team, including starters Libbie Smith, Hailey Sutton, Reaganne Watts, and Paige Corbin, the team is looking to have an impressive season.


On April 21, the Lady Oracles faced down a struggling Twin Lakes team. After a scoreless first inning the Lady Oracles found some rhythm in the second, scoring two runs off of two hits. In the third the Oracles came close to scoring again but ultimately left players on base. After a short top to the fourth inning, the Oracles put up two more runs with an inside-the-park homerun by Libbie Smith. The fifth inning saw a similar performance by the offense, and heading into the sixth and ultimately last inning the Delphi team was up 6-0. 

In the top of the sixth the Twin Lakes team had its only hit of the night, making sophomore Alexis Miller fall one batter short of a no-hitter. The bottom of the inning saw four doubles and a triple by the Lady Oracles, ending with a two RBI hit by junior Jayden Klopfenstein to end the game 11-0.