The winless Post 6 Patriots traveled up to Christiana Saturday, July 17, to take on the winless Post 10 Generals.
In Game 1, the Patriots jumped on the General's starter, Jake Holloway, scoring 5 runs in the first 3 innings, a lead they never lost. Jude Dean and James Knisley had 5 RBI's each. Gage Lunn and Dean batted 4 for 5 in the game as Benjamin Brown, Tyler Noell and James Knisley all doubled.
Tyler Noell got the win scattering 5 hits, pitching 6 shutout innings, James Knisley finished the game, striking out 1. Jake Holloway took the loss for the Generals.
In Game 2, Wade Brooks pitched 6 1/3 no hit innings, also striking out 12, giving up 5 walks. Carl Stump came in with one out in the 7th, walked one batter, but got the final 2 outs to complete the 7 Inning No Hitter.
At Bat, the Patriots were led by Ben Brown's 2 for 4 2 RBI game, James Knisley added 2 RBIs, scoring all of their runs off General's starter Ben Bolan.
Over the 2 games, the Patriot pitchers combined for 25 strikeouts on the day.
The Patriots now move to the Delaware American Legion Baseball State Tournament where they occupy the 5th seed. Those games begin on Saturday, July 24th at St. Mark's High School Baseball Field in Newark.
Post One Right Hand Pitcher Jack Burns takes the hill for the 1st time since his last start in High School for the Spartans of St. Mark’s and brings his change -up back to top form once again –
It was a hitters night for most, if not all of the Post One line-up Thursday night and they got to Post 10 Generals SP Hauser in his 3 inns of work ( 5 hits and 8 runs charged to his line ) before going to the pen and bringing in Bovankoci in the bottom of the 3rd . That was all Mr. Burns needed to let his FB and Change-up do their own damage to the Post 10 line-up of – Jack went 5 inns for Post 1 giving up 4 runs on 4 hits ( 2 of them to Post 10 starting SS Hollaway w/ a double and single 2 rbi night ).
The Post One team won in 5 inns by 10 run rule when a bases loaded double off the bat of Tyler Satterfield scored all 3 men on base as Christian Colmery was running like a receiver for the end zone scoring from 1st base on the centerfield gap shot off Satterfields bat … It truly was an all hands on deck W for Post One as plethora of hitters contributed on the 9 hit 14 run night !
Brelick , Hauser and Hollpway all had hits for the Post 10 Generals … Burns get his 1st win for Post One and Bovankoci takes the loss for the Generals
Mike Nester started on the mound for the General’s and went 1 2/3 inn before Windett came in relief 2nd inn and on to Bolan in the 4th inn … all three pitchers battled through heat and a barrage of hits scattered through multiple innings off the bats of the Post One lineup .
On the other side of the lines Post One started Logan Myers who went 2 strong inns and gave up 1 hit to the General’s starting 3rd baseman and StE’s graduate Jaden Dickerson which scored 2 runs in the B 2nd ( 2 for 3 on the night w/ 2rbi ) . Ryan Riechard came on in relief for pitch count protection in the 3rd inn and pitched 2 very strong inns retiring the side in order in the 3rd and only giving up 2 hits in his outing to Jones and Dickerson which seemed to be the heart of the Generals lineup in the matchup.
One run was scored off of a throwing error in the bottom of the 3rd by Post One. DMA graduate starting pitcher and DIAA State Baseball Champion Pat Crawford came in the game in the 5th to pitch 2 inns of shutout baseball and even helped himself at the plate with an RBI triple in the 6th . Post One pitching staff combined for 9 K’s on the night . Post One starting catcher Mason DeLuca had multiple hits and contributed 2 rbi on the night as well .
Post One had multiple hits and scored the magnitude of their runs in the 4th inn which eventually led to a final score of 12-3 for the Post One win .