The Delaware State American Legion Baseball Tournament is down to the final games, and the top 3 seeds from regular season play are still in the chase.
#1 Seed Stahl Post 30 faces the #2 Seed DELVETS in an elimination game Wednesday afternoon. The winner of the game will face #3 seed Delaware Post 1 for the State Championship at Noon on Thursday.
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
The Patriots took at 2-1 lead into the top of the 7th (and supposedly final) Inning, and with 2 outs, DE Post 1 tied the game after Christian Collmery doubled, then scored on Mason DeLuca's RBI single to left.
Post 6 couldn't score in the bottom of the 7th, and in the top of 8th, Ryan Reichard led off with a single, followed by Tommy Bosso's infield single. Both scored on Jack Szcerba's 2 RBI double to left and DE Post 1 was sitting on a 2 run lead. As darkness fell, Post 6 again couldn't mount an offense, and the game ended after 8 Innings in a DE Post 1 Win.
Pat Crawford got the win, pitching all 8 Innings, and allowing just 2 runs, on 5 hits, and striking out 8. Tyler Noell took the loss in relief of starter Wade Brooks, who only allowed 1 run on 5 hits with 4 K's. Noel finished allowing 3 runs on 6 hits, and also had 4 strikeouts. Jude Dean got the last Post 1 batter to fly out.
Jack Szcerba and Christian Comery both doubled for Post 1, Branden Widdowson and Wade Brooks doubled for Post 6. Widdowson also batted 2 for 4 in the game, Ryan Reichard of Post 1 did the same, also scoring twice.The Patriots also turned a 6-3 double play when Shortstop Ben Brown caught a fly ball in short left field, then threw out the baserunner who had tried to advance on the play.
It was a tough loss for the home team who is winless on the year, even though they have played some of the other teams in the league close. The Patriots now head on the road to Dover to finish a game that is tied 7-7, and then play the final regular season game with Fox Post 2.