Gustine pulled back to the .500 mark in Southern League baseball play last week, at the expense of winless Delhi.
The Reds posted two wins over the Hawks to improve to 4-4 in league play, one game back of fourth-place Orestimba. The league will send four teams to the playoffs.
Gustine capped the sweep with a five-inning, 11-1 win at home Friday.
A six-run first vaulted the Reds to the victory.
That inning featured a Gannon Silva triple, two base hits by Devin Bettencourt and singles by Patrick Broderick, Thomas Gomes and Genaro Hernandez.
Gustine plated two more in the third. Gabriel Silveira tripled and Silva doubled in that inning. Each subsequently scored on an error.
Silva’s second triple of the afternoon sparked a three-run fifth as the Reds closed out the abbreviated contest. Bettencourt and Nathan Nunes also hit safely in that inning, and Broderick ended it with a sacrifice fly to give the Reds their mercy rule victory.
Silva and Bettencourt each collected three hits. Broderick and Gomes had two hits each.
Broderick picked up the win, allowing just two hits and fanning nine over five innings.
GHS 9, Delhi 5
An upset-minded Delhi team played the Reds on even terms through five innings before the West Siders pulled away to win last Wednesday.
The Reds surrendered the game’s first run in the bottom of the first, but appeared to take control with three in the second and another in the third to take a 4-1 lead.
Delhi did not go quietly, however, rallying to tie the game at 5-all after five innings.
Gustine scored the eventual game-winner in the sixth when Broderick was hit by a pitch and eventually scored on a fielder’s choice.
The Reds added three insurance runs in the seventh. Successive two-out singles by Nunes, Broderick and Hernandez fueled that inning.
Broderick had two of Gustine’s eight hits as the Reds got contributions from across their lineup.