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Delaware American Legion Baseball 2014

Standings
All reported games

(By Total Points)
  1. Stahl Post 30 (25-2) - 75
  2. Middletown Post 25 (22-5) - 66
  3. Fox Post 2 (20-6) - 60
  4. R.C. Dupont Post 18 (15-12) - 45
  5. Delvets Post 1 (14-11) - 42
  6. Post 10 Generals (12-14) - 36
  7. Durney Post 27 (7-17) - 18*
  8. Post 6 Patriots (8-12) - 12****
  9. Delaware Post 1 (7-18) - 9****
  10. Milford Post 3 (1-26) - 0****
* Adjusted for Forfeited Games
[Overall Point Standings]
[2014 Schedule with Results]
[Reported Game Scores by Team]

Weekly Results

State Tournament Seeding
State Tournament participants are the top 8 teams in overall points and seeded by total points earned, unless they have 4 or more forfeits during the season.



Delaware American Legion Baseball Committee:
Roy S Lamberton, Chmn (Post 6)
Chuck Armbruster (Post 18)
James Bradey (Post 10)
Stan Bradley (Post 30)
Dennis Cini (Post 1)
Ken Roberts (Post 2)
Bob Stevens (Post 30)

Rich Cooper (SAL At Large)

The American Legion Baseball program in Delaware is overseen by a  committee of American Legion members. The current committee has two former State chairmen as members


The Delaware Baseball Coach's Assn (DBCA)

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The 2014 Delaware American Legion Department Tournament:

Will begin on July 26th and run through July 31st at Schutte Park in Dover. We are using a 7 team, double elimination tournament as outlined by the National American Legion Baseball organization. The schedule link is to he right >>>


The 2014 American Legion Baseball Scholarship

Applications are due this week, and may be presented to the committee at the State Tournament by Sunday 8 PM. If a graduated senior who is attending college in 2014-15 wants to apply, they should download the Scholarship Application, fill it out and get it to your manager with the transcripts required, ASAP. At this time the scholarship is $500.00 and is awarded by criteria not related to your play on the field, but a players academics, community service and need.

Prior winners from Delaware have also been selected by the National American Legion as members of the Diamond Sports All Academic team.


Upcoming Games: (Weather Permitting)


Wednesday, July 23rd
Durney Post 27 Delvets Post 1 A I DuPont HS
5:55 PM
Delvets Post 1 Durney Post 27 A I DuPont HS 6:00 PM
Fox Post 2 Post 10 Generals Wesley College - Reed Field Cancelled


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Results:

Games 7/22
Stahl Post 30 - 8, R. C. DuPont Post 18 - 0

Delvets Post 1 - 5, Post 10 Generals - 0
Jon Harris pitched a complete game 4 hit shutout.

Durney Post 27 - 11, DE Post 1 - 10
Alex Brittingham led Durneys offense with three hits including a 2 RBI triple, Matt Trincia and Kyle Phillips added two hits apiece. Post 1ís Mike Dunning went 4 for 4 scoring 3 times. The game ended on a 7th inning bases loaded walk to Kyle Cox scoring Tyler Gawel. Kyle Hodgeson got the win in relief.

Games 7/21
Post 25 Middletown - 3, Delvets Post 1 - 0
Delvets: pitcher Schell threw a strong complete game  allowing only 4 hits. In the bottom of 6th inning Post 25 lead off batter Stevens reached base on an error. Brock Long doubled to left field scoring Connor Stevens. Another fielding error allowed Chad Bell to get on base. Delvets intentionally walked Ryan Zwier. Post 25 Mitch Clemons hit a line drive to left field scoring Chad Bell and Brock Long.

Mitch Clemons was 2-3 with 2 RBI'S, Brock Long was 1-3 with 1 RBI

Post 25 used 3 pitchers (Tommy Spagnolo threw 4 innings striking out 10 batters and allowed 3 hits. Rob Pitroli threw 1 scoreless inning, Garrett Maniatis threw 2 shutout  innings for the win).

Stahl Post 30 - 13, Durney Post 27 - 3 (5)
Novak, Parker and Walter each had multiple rbi's for Stahl in a game ended after 5 innings.
 
 

Games 7/20
Game 1: Post 25 Middletown -14,  Durney Post -  0

Game 2:
Post 25 Middletown - 12, Durney Post 27 -  6
Durney Post 27 jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first. Cox singled to ignite Durney Post 27's offense. J Bartlett singled, scoring Amaro. Durney Post 27 pushed more runs across when Cox scored on a sacrifice fly by T Lasko, Reyes scored on an RBI single by M Trincia, and B scored.

The game was back-and-forth heading into the fourth, with five lead changes.

Post 25 finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fourth inning. Post 25 went up for good on an RBI double by Shane Feehery off Boc, bringing home Zwier. Zwier had two extra-base hits for Post 25 Baseball. Matt Hooks got the win in relief for Post 25 Baseball. Matt Hooks pitched three innings and allowed no runs.

Post 25 built upon its lead with five runs in the fifth. Matt Hooks kicked things off with a double, plating Pitroli. Post 25 scored six runs in the first on an RBI single by Chad Bell, an RBI triple by Ryan Zwier, an RBI double by Shane Feehery, an RBI single by Mitch Clemons, and a two-run home run by Rob Pitroli.

Clemons, Pitroli, Zwier and Shane Feehery also helped lead Post 25 as they combined for eight hits and nine RBIs.

Boc ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in four innings, walked two and struck out two.


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Legion Baseball continues to attract the top Delaware Talent:

Durney Post 27 Catcher Tyler Hill was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in round 19.

Delaware State's D.J. Miller named to MEAC All American 1st Team (former Durney player who also made the Dean's List and earned the DSU Leadership Award as well)
Joining Miller on the All MEAC team are: Mike Alexander and Matt McClain.

Delaware All State Selections playing American Legion Baseball in 2013 or 2014:
Nick Spadafino, Conner Chasanov, Tevin Thomas, Seth Brosius and Kyle Mace(2013), Dominic DeSabatino, Tom Spagnolo, Chad Bell, Ryan Zwier, Matt Taylor, Connor Stevens, Brock Long, C.J. Baker, Johnny Valdez, Ty Hill, Sean Deely

Replay the Delaware State Tournament Here using iScore


Recruiting:
[Note: Recruiting Boundaries changed for 2013]

and Here is the Official American Legion Baseball Age Eligibility Chart

The 18 man Team Rosters become official Sunday, June 30th, 2014. Your managers should have made their final player decisions by then. Thanks to all who have participated in American Legion Baseball in Delaware this year. 

Legion LogoWe're Always Updating our History and Alumni

You can find a short history of the Delaware and American Legion Baseball history at our "history" site. We've also updated the list of Legion Baseball Alumni. You'll be amazed at who has played Legion Baseball in Delaware.

Follow the Links to: History and Alumni

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2014 Team Information:

With Rosters (when the season starts)  and Contact Information:

Delaware Post 1
Wilmington
Steve Lex
Sussex West Post 6 Patriots
Seaford - Laurel - Woodbridge
Steve Hearn
Charles F. Durney Post 27
Elsemere area
Bob Manelski

Delvets Post 1
Wilmington
Mike Buono

The Post 10 Generals
Newark - Christiana
Kevin Green

JosephB. Stahl Post 30
Wilmington - New Castle
Bob Anderson
Fox Post 2
Dover
Zach Carter
R.C. DuPont Post 18 Aviators
Claymont
Chris Maczynski

Milford Post 3
Bill Kent
Middletown Post 25 Firehawks
Appoquinimink-Middletown
Ed Colaprete



2014 Weekly Results
2013 Weekly Results

Week 1 (6/1-6/7)
Week 2 (6/8 - 6/14)
Week 3 (6/15-6/21)
Week 4 (6/22-6/28)
Week 5 (6/29-7/5)
Week 6 (7/6-7/12)
Week 7 (7/13-7/19)
Week 8 (7/20-7/24)
2014 DE State Tournament
Week 1 (6/2-6/9)
Week 2 (6/10-6/17)
Week3 (6/18 - 6/23)
Week 4 (6/24 - 6/30)
Week 5 (7/1 - 7/7)
Week 6 (7/8 - 7/14)
Week 7 (7/15-7/21)
Week 8 (7/22-7/24)


2012 Weekly Results
2011 Weekly Results
2010 Weekly Results: 2009 Weekly Results:
Week 1 (6/2-7)
Week 2 (6/9-14)
Week 3 (6/16-21)
Week 4 6/23-28)
Week 5: (6/30 - 7/5)
Week 6: (7/7- 12)
Week 7: (7/14-7/19)
Week 8: (7/21-26)
2012 DE State Tournament
Week 1 (6/2-9)
Week 2 (6/9-15)
Week 3 (6/16-6/22)
Week 4 (6/23 - 6/30)
Week 5 (7/1-7/7
Week 6 (7/8-7/14)
Week 7 (7/15-7/23)
2011 DE State Tournament
Week 1 (6/3-11)
Week 2 (612-617)
Week 3 (6/18-6/24)
Week 4 (6/25-7/1)
Week 5 (7/2 - 7/8)
Week 6 (7/11-7/15)
Week 7 7/16-7/28
2010 DE State Tournament
Week 1 (6/4-12)
Week 2 (6/14-6/19)
Week 3 (6/21-6/26)
Week 4 (6/28-7/3)
Week 5 (7/4-7/10)
Week 6 (7/12-7/17)
Week 7 (7/19-7/25)
Week 8 (7/26-7/31)
2009 StateTournament
Delaware American Legion BaseballDelaware American Legion Baseball State Tournament              

July 26 - 31, 2014
Schutte Park, Dover
Host is Fox Post 2 - Dover


Mid AtlanticAmerican Legion Baseball Mid - Atlantic Regional

August 7-11, 2014
Campbell's Field
Brooklawn, NJ


Legion WS88th American Legion Baseball World Series

August 2014
Keeter Stadium
Veteran's Field, Shelby, NC
and on ESPN3

2014 Rule Books:
Delaware Local Rules
Official American Legion Rules [pdf]

The Coach's Manual
Major League Baseball Rules Site


American Legion Code of Sportsmanship

I will:

Keep the Rules;
Keep Faith with my teammates;
Keep my temper;
Keep myself fit;
Keep a Stout heart in defeat;
Keep my pride under in victory;
Keep a sound soul;
A clean mind;
And a Healthy body

The Francis J. Lucia, Jr. Team Sportsmanship Award
Given to the Delaware American Legion Baseball team in the State Tournament exhibiting the principles outlined in our Code of Sportsmanship (below). Both the team and sponsoring post/organization will be given a trophy to commemorate their achievement. Francis J. Lucia, Jr. was a long time supporter and participant in Delaware American Legion Baseball and was Chairman of the league in the 1980's.

2013 - DE Post 1
2012 - Fox Post 2
2011 - Fox Post 2

Delaware American Legion Baseball Scholarship

The American Legion Baseball Scholarship is an annual award by the National American Legion Americanism Commission to a baseball player in each department who demonstrates outstanding leadership, scholarship, character and citizenship, and who has a demonstrated need for funding to continue their education beyond high school. Players are nominated by their respective team managers in June, and the winner is selected by the Department Baseball Committee each July.

Prior Winners:
2013 - Dante De Ascanis - Post 10
2012 - Matt Armistead - Post 10
2011- John Donnelly - Post 18

2010 - Heath Johnson - Post 30
2009 - Eric Husni - Post 25
2008 - Timothy Hopkins Post 3
2007 - Corey Phelan Stahl Post 30

The Donald F. Kimsey Most Valuable Player Award:
Given to a player selected by the Baseball Committee as the MVP of the State Tournament.
Past winners:
2013 Lonnie Funderburk - Stahl
2012 Brandon Dooley - Stahl Post 30
2011 Zachary Mawson - Post 2
2010 Sam Goines - Durney Post 27
2009 Derrick Parker - Fox Post 2
2006 Tyler Townsend - Post 8


Past Stories and Columns:
Stories:
Why Play Legion Baseball
From the "Commish"

Its about the Kids
June 23, 2008
June 19 2008



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