Last Week, DELVETS Post 1 Manager Mike Buono lost his mother, Kathleen Buono.
Most of us probably don't remember her, but she used to cheer her son Mike when he played Legion Baseball for Delvets all those years ago. Her funeral is scheduled for Wednesday.
Then, over the weekend came the word of the sudden death of long time Jos. Stahl Post 30 manager, Bob Anderson.
Bob was the SAL representative on the Delaware American Legion Baseball committee, and had been the manager of the Stahl Post 30 since the late 1990's. He was an outstanding baseball manager, who took his team to the playoffs every year, and whose teams usually played in the final game of the championship most years, winning 8 during his tenure as manager.
Funeral services are expected to be Thursday at the Spicer-Mulligan funeral home.
It was to be a rematch of the close game played Tuesday between Stahl Post 30 and DE Post 1....
But Mother Nature had other plans in the form of a heavy Thunderstorm that rocked Northern Delaware about mid afternoon.
Unplayable Conditions forced another postponement with the game to be made up later this month.
Fox Post 2 made the trip up north to face Post One last night @ St. Mark’s Alessandrini Field – prior to the game Post One celebrated and honored the 2018 ALWS winning coach Brett Treml and some of his players. They presented Coach Treml w/ the new Post One jersey #18 and retired that number from future use on the team in remembrance of the 2018 Championship. They also had him throw out the 1st pitch prior to the National Anthem being played to celebrate Flag Day that was on Monday June 14th and to officially open our season at this 1st home game of the year for Post One.
RHP Gerrett Quinn got the start for the home team Post One and quickly went to work holding Fox Post scoreless until the top of the 4th INN when Fox plated a run off a few hits by Mendez , Martin and Rodriguez.
Quinn settled in and struck the next 2 batters out to hold off Fox from scoring again that INN.
Post One scored often and early with a barrage of hits off of Fox Post SP Shawn Mannering especially in the bottom of the 2INN when Post brought 5 runs across the plate – Fox Post then went to RHP Jared Hoffman.
Post One catcher Max Autry went 4 for 4 on the night with a pair of doubles and contributed to 3RBI … Christian Colmery also had hot night at the plate with a monster HR in the bottom of the 4th INN off of relief pitcher Patrick Buckson. Post One had a quality Home Opener performance at the plate and in the field supporting Quinn’s 1st career start in American Legion Play – Pat Crawford came in to seal the victory over Fox Post by closing the door on the side in the top of the 5INN and securing the 13-3 victory ( 10 run rule after 5INN ) .