Big sixth inning lifts 4A No. 8 Palisade baseball over 3A No. 4 Delta

Palisade scored nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to help spark a win over Delta on Thursday.

The Bulldogs, ranked No. 8 in Class 4A, trailed 3A No. 4 Delta 10-8 heading into the sixth, and then RBIs from Luke Sorensen (on a single) and Brandon Pribble (sac fly) tied the game at 10 with one out.

Ryder Mancuso followed that with a double to give Palisade the lead at 11-10, Jack Mohler made it 12-10 with a two-out RBI single, and Cody Bellmire plated two more with a single of his own. Then Stevenson Reynolds hit a two-run home run to center field, which made it 16-10. Sorensen added an RBI double to push the lead to 17-10.

In all, Palisade scored the nine runs on eight hits, two walks and two errors in the inning.

Sorensen finished with six RBIs, and was 3-for-5.

Cade Bickham picked up the win, allowed three runs (two earned) in four innings of work.

Palisade is now 15-5 this season. Delta falls to 13-3.