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.
Game 1: Nanticoke Post 6 - 1, Stahl Post 30 - 0: The Nanticoke Post 6 Patriots' Jordan Haddaway pitched a complete game 1 hit shutout that was only spoiled by Stahl's Matt Hammond's double in the 7th Inning. Haddaway struck out 9 (vs 5 walks) and had a no-hitter going into the 7th. Both teams turned timely double plays as well.
Justin Gray's 480 foot solo Home Run to left center in the 4th Inning, was the only score in the game.
Game 2: Nanticoke Post 6 - 10, Stahl Post 30 - 7: The second game started very differently as both teams pounded out 6 runs each in the first 2 innings. Starters Dustin Sutton (Stahl) and Evan Niblett (Patriots) were rocked early, giving up a total of 7 extra base hits, but both found their groove in the 3rd with the score tied 6-6.
Evan Niblett only gave up one additional run, a Nate McVey home run in the 7th. Sutton allowed Post 6 to take the lead in the 4th on a 2 out walk and a couple of singles but kept the Patriots from expanding their lead until the 6th inning.
Post 6 bats exploded in the 6th as Matt Warrington, Dylan Layton and Dylan Niblett all doubled, combining with a 2 out walk to drive in 3 runs that proved to be the insurance needed.
Noah Covington came in to finish the last out of the game (Niblett had reached the Pitch Count Limit) and earned a save. See the Schedule Page stat recap for all the hits.
Manager: Bryan Widdowson
Home Field - Seaford High School
Delaware State Champions
The Post 6 Patriots have been a force in Delaware American Legion Baseball since they rejoined the league in 1999 under the direction of former Seaford HS Standout Gary Waller.
They sponsored the Delaware State Tournament (2001), which they won and ran a 4th of July Tournament for several years.
They now enjoy support from their sponsoring American Legion Post, one of the more active posts in Southern Delaware. Post 6 is no stranger to Legion Baseball - they sponsored teams in the league prior to 1970.
They play their home games at Seaford HS, on of the finest high school fields in the state - the center field fence is 391 feet from home.
The Patriot's players come from the Delmar, Indian River, Laurel, Seaford, Tech and Woodbridge High Schools.