Game 1: In an offense battle with a record number of extra base hits for both teams, Post 25 came out on top.
RC duPont’s Luke Schnees went yard in the bottom of the second inning for the first home run of the day, then a half inning later, Canal’s Joey Lungen launched one over the left field fence for Post 25’s first HR on the day.
Canal’s John Weglarz hit two home runs, one in the fifth inning and another in the seventh, and had 6 RBI’s on the day. Post 25’s starting pitcher Jake Walls went 5 for 5 on the day, with a walk, and knocked in three of Canal’s runs. Post 18’s Henry Ackroyd went 2 for 2 with two doubles.
Game 2: R.C. duPont Forfeited due to a lack of players.
(Edit corrected a typo in the 2nd headline - only 4 Homers in the game)
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)
Marshall Awtry was a home-run away from the cycle, batting 3 for 3 with a double, triple, 2 RBI's, and a walk. He also threw 3 relief innings, allowing only 1 run and striking out 4. Michael Cautillo also had a multi-hit game and scored 2 runs.
Justin Jump had 2 hits for RC DuPont, while Sullivan was 3 for 3 with 2 doubles.
Manager: Harold Jordan
Home Field: Brandywine High School
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The team recruits players from the Northeast corner of Delaware - Claymont, south to Wilmington