BRISTOL - Pennsylvania was handcuffed by Delaware starting pitcher Cameron Kelley through three innings on Tuesday, totaling just one baserunner on a second-inning walk, but came alive in the later innings for a 7-0 victory.
After recording two outs in the fourth, Pennsylvania got its first hit on an Aaron Angelo single, and after that the floodgates opened.
Four straight singles were followed by three walks and a hit batsman, leading to a six-run inning to put plenty of distance between itself and Delaware.
Pennsylvania (1-1) stayed alive as Steel Bayer gave his club a 2-0 lead on a single, and J.J. Gossard followed with a two-run single of his own, which followed Logan Collette reaching on an infield single after a manager’s challenge overturned an out call on a bang-bang play at first base.
Ryan Seibert was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Chase Deibler drew a walk for a 6-0 lead.
Delaware (0-2) was eliminated as Pennsylvania starter Diebler (one hit allowed and six strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings) and relievers Jon Erdossy (one hit allowed in two innings) and Steel Bayer (who struck out the game’s final hitter) combined on a two-hitter.
Pennsylvania next plays in a 1 p.m. losers’ bracket game on Wednesday against New Jersey.