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 third meeting between Fox and Canal were just like the first two, with the winner decided by only a run.
After Post 2’s Evan Harris scored a run in the bottom of the third off of Miguel Rivera’s single, Post 25 came back with three runs in the fifth, including a solo HR by Joey Lungen, followed by a double from Mason Keene, an RBI single by Alex Weber, and an RBI triple off that bat of Jack McDermott. Fox answered back in the bottom of the fifth with four runs, highlighted by a three-run homer off the bat of Mikey Carrington.
Canal’s Joey Lungen hit another solo shot HR in the top of the sixth (his second on the night) to close the gap to one run. In the top of the seventh, Post 25 batters drew back to back walks, and runners moved to second and third base. A deep sac fly to center field by Ryan Bond knocked in the tieing run for the second out of the inning. A well-executed single by John Weglarz over the head of the the third baseman brought in the go-ahead run. Post 25’s
Mason Keene closed out the bottom of the seventh, three up and three down, handing Canal the hard-fought victory between two evenly-matched teams.
Tonight's game started out as a pitcher's duel between Nanticoke Post 6 Patriots, Dylan Layton, and Canal Post 25's Jarrett Weglarz. Good pitching and outstanding fielding play from both teams had the score tied 0-0 after 3, with only one hit between the two teams.
The Patriots got on the board first, as Justin Gray doubled in Mitch Moyer in the top of the 4th. Weglarz struggled a bit, giving up 3 walks before he finally struck out Jake Rogers with the bases loaded to end the inning, with the Patriots up 1-0.
Canal threatened in the bottom of the 4th, after 2 singles put runners on the bases, but two fly balls ended that threat. They then turned a double play to end the top of the 5th leaving the score still 1-0, Patriots.
Manager: Bill Alexander
Home Field: Middletown High School
DE State Champions:
Canal Post 25 in Middletown is growing, planning a new Post Home, and reaching out to the young men in the Middletown - Smyrna area with a new entry in Delaware's Central division.