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2019 Delaware State Championship

The 2019 Delaware American Legion Baseball State Championship

The Tournament is sponsored this year by ALWS Champion, Delaware Post 1. It will be held July 20-27 at Caravel Academy and St. Mark's High School (Remaining days).

Because there were only 8 teams in the Delaware League this year, the tournament was restricted to the top 6 teams in the league, playing the American Legion Baseball's approved 6 team, double elimination schedule.

 


2019 Championship Awards

Brian Bullock, Post 6 - 2019 Scholarship Winner

Brian Bullock, Winner 2019 Scholarship

The Donald F. Kimsey Tournament Most Valuable Player Award

Gabe Dermott - Canal Post 25

 

Most Valuable Pitcher Award (2 Awards)

Derek Pusey & Jonathan Hines - Canal Post 25

American Legion Baseball Scholarship

Bryan Bullock - Nanticoke Post 6

The Francis Lucia Team Sportsmanship Award

Walter F. Fox Post 2

Tournament Game Results

The daily results of the tournament games, with line scores and links to the full scorebooks are on the 2019 Championship Page.

Special Thanks to:

  • Delaware Post 1 for hosting the 2019 Tournament.
  • St. Mark's High School for providing the facilities and equipment.
  • Delaware Baseball Committee members: Dennis Cini, Bob Manelski, Brian Witkowski (and his big brother) working as the grounds crew, then working the press box.
  • Mark Wilhelm for his help providing the PA System.
  • Tom Disharoon for serving as our Umpire Assignor.
  • Department of Delaware 2nd Vice Commander Dwight Lacy for helping with the opening ceremonies and taking many of the pictures.
  • Everyone who supports Delaware American Legion Baseball

Canal Wins the Championship

Canal Post 25 is the Delaware State Champion for 2019

2019 Championship Round

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.


Thursday - July 25 - Semifinal Game 2

Today's single game at 4 PM will decide which team with 1 loss takes on Fox Post 2, who won the winner bracket on Wednesday, in the final series on Friday.

Today's game features several of the tournament's leading batters, so the challenge will be on the mound as both team's pitchers will be facing players who can drive the ball.


Monday, July 22 - Day 3

Canal Post 25 at Stahl Post 30 - Opening game of the loser bracket. Winner plays Post 1 on Tuesday, Noon.

Canal scored first and carried a 2-1 lead into the 5th, where they added 2 runs in the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings. Stahl got one back in the 6th, to make it 8-2. Canal then held off a last minute rally by Stahl as they scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th to make the final 8-6.

Stahl's Shaun Haut hit a 2 run home run in the losing cause, Jake Walls got the win.

Prior to the scheduled game, Delvets and DE Post 1 had to finish the final 3 innings of a slugfest, that resulted in a 14-13 win for Delvets, as they advance to the Winner's Bracket Final on Wednesday.


Fox Advances to Championship Game

Fox Post 2 jumped on DelVets early and then rode the arm of Dom Velasquez to win the Winner Bracket final and advance to the Championship round on Friday.

Earlier in the day, Canal Post 25 beat DE Post 1 to continue in the losers bracket and set up a meeting with Delvets on Thursday at 4 PM.

Wednesday, July 24 - Day 4

Aftger a day off the deal with almost 2" of rain, we've reached the Winner's Bracket Final - and the top two seeds are playing: #2 Walter L. Fox Post 2 will meet the #1 Seed, Delaware Veterans Post 1 in the late game at St. Mark's

But before that, two teams with 1 loss meet to see who stays in the hunt for the Championship.

Game 8: Canal Post 25 at DE Post 1

Its survival time for these 2 teams with 1 loss each.

The Game starts at Noon,


Game 7 - Fox Post 2 at The Delvets

The top 2 seeds meet in the Winner Bracket Championship game.

4 PM at St. Mark's


Day 2: Sunday July 21 at Caravel Academy

Game 4: DE Post 1 at Delvets Post 1

Another Winner Bracket Game:

Post 1 showed both their pitching strength and their power at the plate as they rocked Canal Post 25 Saturday. Expect Delvets to bring a little better pitching to the mound, but this should be an early test of this year's #1 Seed.

Delvets finally shuts down DE Post 1's attack and scores enough runs to win the 2 day slugfest.

Game 3: Stahl Post 30 at Fox Post 2

Winner Bracket game between the #3 and #2 Seeds - Fox Post 2 rocks Stahl, scoring 5 in the 2nd inning to take the lead for good.

 


Day 1: Saturday, July 20 at Caravel Academy:

Stahl, DE Post 1 Advance to 2nd Round of Winner Bracket

Game 2: Delaware Post 1 pounded out 12 hits, and took advantage of 4 - Canal Post 25 errors, to win their opening round game of the 2019 Delware American Legion Baseball State Tournament.

Eric Ludman blasted a Solo home run, Chris Colmery pitched a strong 5 Innings, scattering 4 hits, and giving up one unearned run. Shane Loughead doubled for Post 1, on a 2 for 4, 2 RBI day.

Gabe Dermot doubled for Canal, David Keane took the loss.

Game 1: Nanticoke Post 6 Patriots did not have enough eligible players and withdrew from the tournament. Stahl Post 30 advances to Sunday's game with Fox Post 2.