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May 20, 2013

Grand Junction Bound: Connors State advances to JUCO World Series

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WARNER — “We’ve run that play all year,” Keith said about the squeeze. “Daniels handles the bat real well and (Hymel) was around the plate. It just fit.”

The Cowboys added an unearned run in the fourth inning. Morales scored when  Delgado’s first baseman Cameron Hoffman muffed the throw from shortstop Tony Fortier, making the score 3-0.

Delgado (47-11) looked like it was going to break through in the fifth inning. Jordan Caillouet began the threat with a one-out single to center. After Cody Farrell worked the count to 3-2, Caillouet broke for second but instead of going home, Concepcion threw to first and got Caillouet in a rundown.

“That was on me,” Concepcion said. “I thought it was a good count to run. I threw over and got what I wanted.”

Delgado (47-11) got its run in the sixth inning when Brady Williamson led off with a double, moved to third on a groundout, and came home on a sacrifice fly by Luke Voiron.

When Connors finished batting in the top of the ninth, Justin Ferrell come on in relief. After a lead-off walk to Fortier, Ferrell sent down the next three batters to record his ninth save of the year.

“I was tired and a little bit nervous,” Ferrell said. “But my adrenaline was pumped up and I was ready to go. This game means everything. It’s what we’ve worked on all year.”

The Cowboys are making their first appearance in the College World Series since 2008. Their first game will be at 8:30 p.m. next Saturday against Navarro (Texas) College, winner of the Southern District.

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