Mustangs stay hot going into playoffs

Mustangs stay hot going into playoffs

By Raul Torres

Sports Editor

The Delta College baseball program is accustomed to winning and this season is no different. 

The Mustangs are going into the playoffs and their overall record is 34-6 (19-1 at home, 9-5 in conference play).

Delta is riding a seven-game winning streak with their confidence at an all-time high for this weekend's California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Baseball Regional Playoffs. 

Mustangs ended the season in first place in the Big 8 Conference while finishing the last series of the season with a three-game sweep of Sierra College.

No. 23 Jake Cruce and No. 22 Beau Philip both ended the season with the top Slugging percentage and leading the team with eight home runs apiece.

The pitching this year was a strong point as well as starting pitcher No. 11 Nick Avila finished with 13 game appearances and 71 innings pitched with a starting record of 8-1. 

While freshman pitcher No. 9 Kevin Kyle finished with a record of 7-1 with 66 innings pitched.

Coach Reed Peters always has had his team ready during the season and his preparation is elevated during the playoffs. 

Delta Baseball has made the Elite 8 the past five years.  Delta Baseball have also made the Final Four, three out of the last five years and were state champions in 2011.

The Mustangs hope for a deep run in the playoffs again and have their eye on a state championship as well. 

Delta starts CCCAA Baseball Regional Playoffs this weekend May 4 at home against Taft College.