A 6 run 2nd inning doomed the Canal Post 25 team to a mid tournament exit on day 3 of the 2019 Mid Atlantic American Legion Baseball Tournament.
The Host team also scored 2 in the first and 3 in the 3rd, to take an 11-4 lead into the 4th Inning. Canal mounted a small comeback in the top of the 7th, but the team from Randolph County held on to get the 11-6 win.
Canal now heads home, having lost their 2nd game.
Canal had to work their way back into the tournament through the loser's bracket, and on Thursday morning, beat Funkstown Post 211, 10-5. (Funkstown was a14-4 loser on opening day).
Canal scored 2 in the first, 4 in the 4th and another 4 in the 7th in a game where they never trailed. Jarrett Weglarz (2 for 4) and Chris O'Niell (2 for 3) provided 2 RBI's each. Jon Hines got the win for Canal.
Next Game for Canal Post 25 is at 4:30 Friday.
First round of the Mid Atlantic Regionals for Canal Post 25, and its the team from West Virginia - Morgantown Post 2.
Canal and Morgantown were tied after 7, but a 2 run homerun in the top of the 8th put the boys from West Virginia up by 2. Canal scored one, and had the tieing run on second, but a 3rd out strikeout ended the game 6-5 and put Canal into the loss column, with a make or break game at 9:30 AM Thursday.
if you go to the Schedule Pages you will see the full lists of everyone who played in the tournament this year.
One thing that stood out, Canal's starters, except for one player, all fielded 1.000 for the full tournament. The player who didn't started one less double play than he had errors. Not a bad tradeoff?
Brian Bullock, Winner 2019 Scholarship
The Donald F. Kimsey Tournament Most Valuable Player Award
Gabe Dermott - Canal Post 25
Most Valuable Pitcher Award
Jonathan Hines & Dereck Pusey* - Canal Post 25
American Legion Baseball Scholarship
Bryan Bullock - Nanticoke Post 6
The Francis Lucia Team Sportsmanship Award
Walter F. Fox Post 2
* After reviewing the tournament statistics, the Committee decided to Recognize two of Canal Post 25's pitchers for their contributions to their team's wins.
The daily results of the tournament games, with line scores and links to the full scorebooks are on the 2019 Championship Page.
Canal Post 25 is the American Legion Baseball Delaware State Champion for 2019.
They are off to North Carolina for the Mid-Atlantic Regional.
Fox Post 2 takes on Canal Post 25 in a battle between two Southern Division teams.
Fox Post 2, the #2 Seed, features a balanced attack with good pitching and solid defense. In the tournament they defeated #3 seed Stahl and #1 Seed Delvets.
Canal Post 25, the #5 seed, has demonstrated power, and enough pitching to win. They lost early to Delaware Post 1, but then beat #3 Stahl, #4 DE Post 1, and #1 Delvets to earn their spot in the Championship Round.
Fox needs to win Game 10 to take the crown, Canal must beat Fox twice, in a double header on Friday.
|Seeding by Current Points|
* = Forfeit (-2 points)
+ Head to Head
++ Score Differential
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.
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