The Department of Delaware American Legion Baseball Committee has decided to expand the field of the 2018 State tournament to the top 8 teams based on league play.
"We looked at the schedule, and regardless if we play a six or eight team tournament, it would still take 5 days." according to State Chairman Roy Lamberton. "In addition, the top 2 seeds would not play a game until Monday of the tournament. "
"We decided under the new 7 Inning game format, we could play the entire tournament on one field, and all 8 teams would be in action during the first 2 days of the event. The idea is to send our best team to the Mid Atlantic Regional, and that requires a team to play at least 5 games."
The 2018 State Championship Tournament will start July 21st at Wilson Field in New Castle, Delaware. The host team is Stahl Post 30. (article edited July 2nd)
Every year two American Legion Baseball teams from their respective Post 1's face off in a special game at Frawley Stadium.
The 8th annual Delaware Veteran's Cup game has been organized by Delaware's "other" Veterans Service Group, the Delaware Veterans (DelVets) as a way to honor all of the vets in Delaware AND to showcase their team, now in their 32nd year in the Delaware American Legion Baseball League.
Former DelVets Manager, the late Stan Witcowsky used to always say when talking about Delvets and American Legion Baseball; "We play to honor their service."
Sunday's game is the annual tribute to that ideal.
First Pitch is at 10 AM, Sunday, June 17th at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington.
Manager: Mike Buono
A.I. DuPont High School
The Late Stan Witcowski managing Delvets.