As of March 24th, all Public Schools in the State of Delaware are closed until May 15th.
The Baseball Committee is waiting for further clarification from the DIAA and our respective districts to see how this closure effects High School sports for the remainder of the season.
The National American Legion has issued the following Guidance for the 2020 Season:
American Legion Baseball’s highest priority is the health, well-being and safety of all our participants, families, volunteers and fans. Currently the National American Legion Baseball schedule remains in place per dates approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC); however, the schedule is subject to the respective state restrictions where the Regional and World Series tournaments are scheduled. It remains the goal of the Americanism Commission to hold our Regional and World Series tournaments this summer if possible.
Your National American Legion Baseball Committee continues monitoring COVID-19 developments through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the COVID-19 updates from National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford at legion.org. We are committed to communicating with you on a consistent basis and provide you with additional information as it becomes available.
We realize this pandemic results in all of us taking concerted steps and making important decisions regarding the 2020 baseball season. For now, we ask you to review the guidelines, restrictions and regulations established by local, state and federal governments to ensure doing whatever is required for the safety and well-being of everyone involved. The more prepared we are moving into this 2020 program season, the better we are in the face of all possible contingencies.
As this point, based on known school districts, local, state and federal restrictions and regulations, the Americanism Baseball Committee strongly encourages and recommends that departments suspend all baseball activities (team meetings, tryouts, practices, etc.) until all restrictions have been lifted. This recommendation has the endorsement of the national Americanism Commission.
The Delaware American Legion Baseball Committee has not given up on a 2020 Season, but until we know when the high school season will officially end, we cannot begin to plan for our season.
We have asked that teams file their team applications with National, but do not pay any fees or buy insurance at this time.
This is a difficult time for all of us, especially High School athletes approaching the end of their secondary school careers. Legion Baseball in Delaware is committed to providing the additional playing time that can help a student athlete's development, but before we can do that this year, we have to get past the health problem that has severely impacted all athletics our state.
Del Vets wins 7-2
Brian Downey threw a complete game to get the win. Jake Dunion hit a triple to secure the win late in the game in another pitching duel between both teams
Delaware Post 1 started both games of a twin bill at Seaford by scoring a run, and the Nanticoke Post 6 Patriots answered, but that was where the similarity ended.
In the First game, Post 1 took advantage of two errors, one on a wind blown fly ball to go up 2-0 in the first. The Patriots answered with one, and the game settled into a close contest until a disputed play in the outfield where the original call of out was reversed - leaving the bases loaded with 1 out, instead of the inning being over. Post 1 went on to score 4 runs, and the Patriots couldn't answer.
Post 1 got another 4 in the 4th, and added the 10 run rule last run in the sixth. Dalton Reid got the complete game win, Kris Medford took the Loss for the Pats, in a game with 5 errors, and two double plays.
In Game 2, Post 1 again got up 1-0 in the first, but the Patriots answered with 5 as the first 5 batters reached base, and scored, giving the Patriot's pitcher, Kobe Heineke all the runs he'd need to win.
The Pats added 2 in the 2nd and Post 1 added 2 in the 3rd. But the Patriots answered with 1 more run in the 3rd, and added insurance runs in the 5th and 6th inning.
Heinicke settled in and shut out Post 1 for the last 4 innings to earn a complete game win. Post 1's started Jeremiah Glavin took the loss.
There were no extra base hits in either game, and several players had multiple hits on the day. The day ended with both teams on top of their divisions, holding down an early 1 - 2 seed in the league.
Hirum Davis struck out 9, and scattered 5 hits, while his teammates of Fox Post 2 avenged Tuesday's loss to the Nanticoke Post 6 Patriots by taking advantage of 2 errors, 6 walks and 7 stolen bases to score 5 runs and defeat the Patriots 5-0 at Seaford, Thursday.
It was the first loss for the Patriots, who still lead the South with a 2-1 record.
Fox's Tre Davis was the star at the plate batting 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and a double.
Hirum Davis was the winner, Trace Hitchens took the loss. Dylan Nibblett pitched 2 innings of scoreless relief.
Fox next plays Canal Post 25 at home on Tuesday, June 18. The Patriots have a Saturday Double header against the American Legion World Series Champion Delaware Post 1.
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Keep the Rules;
Keep Faith with my teammates;
Keep my temper;
Keep myself fit;
Keep a Stout heart in defeat;
Keep my pride under in victory;
Keep a sound soul;
A clean mind;
And a Healthy body