Delta baseball picks up an extra-inning win over Montrose

Montrose Delta baseball

(Danielle Bynum)

Delta baseball got a walk-off win over Montrose in eight innings on Monday to end its regular season 19-4.

The Panthers led 5-1 after five innings, but Montrose scored a run in the sixth and three more in the seventh to tie the game at 5-5. Delta then plated one in the eighth for the win.

"We knew it was going to be a dog fight," Delta coach Steve Reiher said. "Landon is a great coach and we knew they would come at us. We came out with a lot of energy. Ryan Cooper did a great job of keeping them off balance today. What we need to improve on is just a some little things that we haven't been able to, like fly all communications."

The Panthers broke out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, including a two-run single from Nolan Bynum. They would go ahead 4-0 after three innings.

Montrose trailed 5-2 going to the seventh. A two-run single by Dustin Boone in that inning tied the game at five.

Bynum finished 2-for-2 with three RBIS. Gauge Lockhart and Trevor Myers each went 2-for-3, with Myers scoring three runs. Nathan Workman and Kolby Keller each had an RBI for Delta.

Lockhart also picked up the win in the mound, pitching 1 1/3 perfect innings. Ryan Cooper, a senior, threw 6 2/3 innings for Delta.

Montrose senior Dustin Boone was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Trey Schwardtfeger struck out 12 batters on the mound for Montrose in seven innings of work.

Montrose ends the regular season at 17-6.