Tied 2-2 going into the 6th, Post 10 scores 2 runs to take the lead. Post 7 rallies in the 7th to score a run to close it to 4-3 and with 2 out in the bottom of the 7th, with runners on 2nd and 3rd, left fielder Brad Kaden makes a diving catch on a sinking line drive to end the game.
Zack Lesher led the way for Post 10 in game 1 with 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Will Geppert had 2 hits including a double and Blaine Hansen also doubled for Post 7.
Starting pitcher Josh Venti got the no decision going 4 2/3 striking out 7. Brown came on in relief to pick up the win striking out 4.
Cameron Beulah went the distance for Post 7 on just 82 pitches yielding 7 hits (all singles) , no walks and 2 K's.
In Game 2, Post 3 jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning on consecutive RBI singles Cameron Beulah, Jimmy Kucharzyk, and Will Geppert but Post 10 pitcher Holler settled down and allowed just 1 hit, a double by Ethan Hurd, the rest of the way in earning the win.
Post 7 starting pitcher, Ryan Bishop, threw 3 scoreless innings before the defense imploded allowing 2 unearned runs in the 4th. Bishop was relieved by Bryan Bullock in the 5th, but 3 more errors allowed 5 runs to score (1 earned) before the inning ended. The 6th inning wasn't much better defensively as Post 10 pushed 7 runs across (2 earned) to cruise to a 14-3 mercy rule 6 inning victory.
Post 10 collected 9 hits, 4 walks, and took advantage of 8 errors en route to the victory. Hansen had 3 hits and Warrington had 2 to lead the offense for Post 10.
Holler went the distance for Post 10 collecting the win while yielding just 4 hits while striking out 9.
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)
Manager: Ronald Hurd
Home Field: Milford High School
Delaware State Champion
Francis J. Lucia Team Sportsmanship Award
CKRT Post 7 Harrington recruits primarily from the Milford, Lake Forest and Cape Henlopen school districts