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Weekly Game Recaps:

2013 Season - Week Four
6/24 - 6/30

Delaware American Legion Baseball 2013 Team Standings
reported games thru 6/27 win/loss.)
  1. Stahl Post 30 (27)
  2. Fox Post 2 (27)
  3. Middletown Post 25 (22)
  4. Delaware Post 1 (21)
  5. Post 10 Generals (21)
  6. R.C. Dupont Post 18 (15)
  7. Delvets Post 1 (9)
  8. Milford Post 3 (4)
  9. Durney Post 27 (3)
  10. SW Post 6 Patriots (-3)
Sunday, June 30, 2013 & Monday, July 1st:
All games rained out.

All this bad weather reminds me of the scene in Patton where, outside Bastogne, the General asks his head Chaplain for a Prayer to stop the bad weather. The Catholic Chaplain, Colonel James H. O’Neill - wrote the following:
Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations. --
While we don't consider our opponents "enemies" or "wicked" but some of our games might be seen as "battles." In any case, providing dry playing conditions is outside the ability of the Department Baseball Chairman - I suggest you turn to your personal religious leader for help.

Saturday, June 29, 2013
Fox Post 2 at DE Post 1:
Game 1: DE Post 1 - 2, Fox Post 2 - 1:
Dan Galati held Post 2 to three hits and one run for his third win of the season. Mike McCracken went 2-2 with a walk. All scoring occured in the first inning and was a pitcher duel the rest of the way. Graham scored a lead off run for Post 2.

Game 2: Fox Post 2 - 9, DE Post 1 - 1: Fox Post scored 9 runs on 10 hits for the win of game two to split with Post 1. Brosius and Lee Killen both went 2-3 with a pair of runs. Pat Harris had a double and scored on Dillon Holdren's single in the bottom of the seventh for Post 1's only run

Nanticoke Post 6 at Post 10 Newark:
Game 1: Post 10 - 4, Post 6 - 3:
Mike Cipolla started on the mound for the Generals striking out 3 batters allowing only 2 hits and 3 unearned runs.  Connor Knight entered the game in relief and held on to the lead for the Generals with the game ending 4-3.  Post 6 Patriot players Eric Wharton, Tyler Absher, and John Keefe logged hits for the team with Adam Absher going 3 for 3 with a double in the 6th. 

The Generals Mike Cipolla went 2 for 3 with a double in the 3rd inning while Eric Rowe, Drake Rivera and Matt Armistead recorded hits.  Cipolla records the win with Knight recording the save while Post 6's Taylor Baynum takes the loss.

Game 2: Post 10 - 6, Post 6 - 1: In game 2 of the doubleheader, the Generals continued to swing the bats and run batters, out scoring the Post 6 Patriots in a 6-1 game. 

Matt Downey records the win with 6 1/3 innings pitched striking out 5 batters and allowing only 1 hit when Kole Hearn sunk a fly ball in center field for a single. Brent Adams drove in Adam Absher, who had reached on a hit batsman, for the Patriot's only run.

Brett Marien closed the game for the Generals walking one but shutting down the next 2 batters. For the Generals Eric Rowe was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and Dylan Beeson was 2 for 2.  

Middletown Post 25- 7, Delvets- 3: Matt Fullerton and John Ratkevic homered for Delvets. Post 25 rallied back from a 3-1 deficit in the final 3 innings to win the game.

Durney Post 27 - 7, Post 3 Milford - 2:
Zach Rumford powered Durney Post 27 at the plate and on the mound Saturday, willing Durney Post 27 to a 7-2 victory over Post 3 Milford.

Durney Post 27 was led by a flawless day at the dish by Zach Rumford, who went 3-3 against Post 3 Milford's pitching. He doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the second and fifth innings.
Zach got the win for Durney thanks to eight strikeouts allowing one earned run on four hits and one walk over seven innings. Jake Bartlett and Lee Dunning each had 2 rbi's for Durney

Milford's Tom Saxon went 2-3 with a double and a triple.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Nanticoke Post 6 Patriots - 5, Post 25 Middletown Firehawks - 1:
Nanticoke Post 6 Patriots got their second consecutive win Thursday when they defeated the Middletown Firehawks 5-1 at Seaford.

The Post 25 Middletown Firehawks struck first in the third inning when Quincy Waite singled in Chad Bell for Post 25's only run.

But the Patriots struck back almost immediately when Brent Adams singled and Cole Schaffner walked. Taylor Baynum then stroked a double into right field, scoring Adams and Schaffner to take a 2-0 lead. Eric Wharton singled in Baynum to make the score 3-1. The Pats tacked on 2 more runs in the 4th when Eric Willey doubled in Tyler and Adam Absher to end the scoring for both teams. Tyler Absher batted 2 for 3 in the game, Taylor Baynum batted 2 for 3, scored, and had 2 RBI's.

Derrick Magee got the win for the Pats, pitching a 3 hitter, striking out 5 and only allowing the one run. Garret Maniatis took the loss, but still recorded 3 strikeouts in 3 innings of work. The three Post 25 pitchers combined on 6 strikeouts.

Rain to the north in Delaware washed out the rest of the schedule up there.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013:

R. C. DuPont Post 18 - 16 . Post 10 Christiana - 6: Brett Hills grove threw a solid 4. 1/3 innings for R.C, as the bats exploded tonight. R.C. Was led by leadoff man Max Carney who went 4-5 with a double and 2 runs along with stellar defensive play. Timmy Miller was 3-5 with a double an 2 runs scored. Danny Klusman was 3-5 with 2 runs scored. For Christianna Junior Bautista was 2-3.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013:
Middletown Post 25 - 3, Milford Post 3 - 2: 
- Berry had a double for Milford Post 3's only hit. Middletown Post 25 - Chad Bell went 2 for 3, Qunicy Waite hit  a 2 run Home Run to give Middletown the lead in the 5th.
Winning Pitcher Rob Pitroli pitched  a one hit complete game striking out 9. Losing Pitcher -Kent

Continuation: Middletown Post 3 - 9, Milford Post 3 - 9: (9) Called due to darkness again.

Stahl Post 30 - 15, Durney Post 27 - 3: (6) In the bottom of the first, Durney Post 27 grabbed the early lead, 1-0 on a Zach Rumford double.  Buy Stahl Post 30 took the lead, and never trailed after scoring four runs in the fourth on three singles and a steal of home by T. Novack breaking a 2-2 game.

Post 30 Stahl built upon its lead with three runs in the fifth adding six more in the sixth.
Post 30 M. Hand had 3 hits scored 4 runs, B. Spence had 2 hits also. Tyler Hill had 2 hits and a Sac fly for Durney

Nanticoke Post 6 - 6, Fox Post 2 -2: 
The Nanticoke Post 6 Patriots got a 4 hit, 2 run pitching effort from Eric Willey, and took advantage of 5 Post 2 errors, to roll over Fox Post 2, 6-2 in Dover Tuesday night.

Post 6 also had their share of errors, with 4 miscues charged to the Patriots in the game, but their bats came alive as they plated 3 runs in the 6th (with the score 2-0) then added a 6th run in the 7th. Fox Post 2 also scored their only runs in the 6th inning, an inning that had 5 combined errors against 3 hits.

Baynum Taylor led the Pats in hitting batting 2 for 4 with a run scored. Wyatt Richardson added a 2 for 3 performance with an RBI and a run scored as well.

Even with 9 errors, Post 6 turned 2 double plays, Post 2 turned one. The Winning Pitcher was Eric Willey, who gave up no earned runs, had 4 strikeouts and one walk. The loser was Kyle Mace  who gave up 3 earned runs (5 total) with 5 K's in the game.

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