The Season Has Started:
1. To inculcate in youth a better understanding of the American way of life and to promote the principles of 100 percent Americanism.
2. To instill in the nation’s youth a sincere desire to develop within
themselves a feeling of citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty and
3. To aid in the improvement and development of the physical fitness of our country’s youth.
4. To build for the nation’s future through our youth.
The Delaware State American Legion Baseball Tournament is down to the final games, and the top 3 seeds from regular season play are still in the chase.
#1 Seed Stahl Post 30 faces the #2 Seed DELVETS in an elimination game Wednesday afternoon. The winner of the game will face #3 seed Delaware Post 1 for the State Championship at Noon on Thursday.
The winless Post 6 Patriots traveled up to Christiana Saturday, July 17, to take on the winless Post 10 Generals.
In Game 1, the Patriots jumped on the General's starter, Jake Holloway, scoring 5 runs in the first 3 innings, a lead they never lost. Jude Dean and James Knisley had 5 RBI's each. Gage Lunn and Dean batted 4 for 5 in the game as Benjamin Brown, Tyler Noell and James Knisley all doubled.
Tyler Noell got the win scattering 5 hits, pitching 6 shutout innings, James Knisley finished the game, striking out 1. Jake Holloway took the loss for the Generals.
In Game 2, Wade Brooks pitched 6 1/3 no hit innings, also striking out 12, giving up 5 walks. Carl Stump came in with one out in the 7th, walked one batter, but got the final 2 outs to complete the 7 Inning No Hitter.
At Bat, the Patriots were led by Ben Brown's 2 for 4 2 RBI game, James Knisley added 2 RBIs, scoring all of their runs off General's starter Ben Bolan.
Over the 2 games, the Patriot pitchers combined for 25 strikeouts on the day.
The Patriots now move to the Delaware American Legion Baseball State Tournament where they occupy the 5th seed. Those games begin on Saturday, July 24th at St. Mark's High School Baseball Field in Newark.