Bethune Cookman scores late and beats Dolphins 3-2
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --On a beautiful Bike Week afternoon in Daytona Beach the JU Dolphins faced the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

The Wildcats jumped out early scoring a run on two hits in the bottom half of the second inning. Eric Sams laced a one out double into the gap in left then scored on a single by Brandon Turner to go ahead 1-0.

The Dolphins threatened in the top half of the third. Ethan Loosen (Uniondale, NY/Kellenberg) reached on an error Kris Molter (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) sacrificed him to second. Dylan Dillard (Kissimmee, Fla./Osceola) then reached on an infield single. The threat ended when pitcher Anthony Stokes coaxed Nathan Koslowski (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) into an inning double play.

Drew Luther (Fullerton, Ca./Fullerton Col.) singled with one out in the top of the fourth. Alex McRae (West Allis, Wis./Eisenhower) followed with a crisp single to left. After a strike out, Garrett Ruckel (Jacksonville, Fla./ Stanton Prep.) laced a single to right. Luther attempted to score from second on the play and was retired at the plate ending the Dolphins threat. Josh Baker (Sussez, Wis./ University School reached on a one out pinch-hit single in the top of the sixth. Luther then followed with his fifth double of the season advancing Baker to third. Scott Schaub (Ocala, Fla./CoCF) followed with a 2 RBI single to center to put the Dolphins up 2-1.

BCC answered back in the bottom of the sixth knotting the score at 2-2 with three singles in the inning.

The Wildcats pushed an unearned run across in the bottom half of the eighth inning. Zach Gordon (St. Petersburg, Fla./ St. Petersburg Col.) hit the lead off batter. He was advanced to second on a sacrifice and moved to third on a ground out, He then scored on an infield error to put the Wildcats ahead 3-2.

The Dolphins were retired in order in the ninth giving the Wildcats the 3-2 win. Gordon (1-3) was the hard luck loser going 1 2/3 innings allowing no hits and one unearned run.

The Dolphins will be back in action on Friday night at 6:30 pm from John Sessions Stadium.