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Weekly Game Recaps:

Week 5
July 3 - July 8, 2010

Delaware American Legion Baseball
2010 Team Standings

reported games thru 7/8

(Division win/loss, league win/loss.)
R.C. Dupont Post 18 (4-2, 7-8)
Durney Post 27 (4-2, 8-7)
Delaware Post 1 (3-3, 7-8)
Delvets (1-5, 6-11)

Stahl Post 30 (6-2, 12-6)
Middletown Post 25 (5-3, 11-4)
VFW Post 3420 (4-3, 9-7)*
Post 10 Newark (0-7, 3-10)

Fox Post 2 (7-0, 16-0)
SE Post 28 Warriors (4-3, 6-9)
SW Post 6 Patriots (3-4, 6-11)*
Milford Post 3 (
2-5, 6-11)*
Spooner Post 17 (1-5, 3-11)*

Thursday 7/8:

DE Post 1 - 16, Durney Post 27 -14: Post one scored 11 runs in the sixth inning to go on top and they had to hold off a 7th inning rally which fell two runs short for Durney.

A total of six Home Runs were hit by both teams - DJ Miller had three with six rbi's Kyle Field also had one for Durney. . Post One's J.Wilson and K.Pope had one homer each.

VFW 3420 - 10, Post 10 Newark - 4: Jamie Treml pitched into the 7th inning giving up 6 hits while striking out 7, and went 2 for 4 with a homerun, double and 3 rbi's.  Matt Alleman, Dylan Oakes, Cory Purnell, Billy Sartin, and Kevin Green all had 2 hits for VFW.

Tyler Husfelt had 2 hits and Mike Medori had 2 rbi's for Post 10.

Stahl Post 30 - 8 , Post 25 Middletown - 6:  Stahl moves into 1st place in the Central with the win. WP Fortuna, LP Kuhl

Post 3 Milford -  14, Sussex West Post 6 Patriots - 9: The Patriots returned to Milford to finish a game halted by lightning in the 4th inning back on June 22 trailing 8-5, but Steve Scharff was unable to hold down a potent Milford attack, giving up 6 runs (4 earned) in relief.

Milford's George Michael batted 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs. The Patriots did score 4 in the top of the 7th, but needed 6 more runs to take the lead.

Post 3 Milford -  8, Sussex West Post 6 Patriots - 3:
Milford's Red Sox put on an offensive show in a game where the Patriots led 2-0 after the first half inning of the game. Post 6 Pitcher Chad Sturgeon and Post 3 Pitcher Hunter Whalen both struck out 7, but Milford got solid hitting in the middle of their lineup to get the win.

Delvets Post 1 - 4, R.C. DuPont Post 18 - 2: Strong pitching by starter Mike Laplante and relief Pitcher Jared Carney shut down the last two innings.

Wednesday 7/7

Fox Post 2 - 8, Post 25 Middletown Firehawks - 1: Matt McClain gave up 5 hits, one run and had 11 K's to get the win for Fox Post 2. 

Fox Post scored 5 runs in the bottom of the third off Ryan Haas to break open the the game. Zach Mawson started the rally with a single, and Fox Post sent nine batters to the plate scoring 5 runs. In the inning Bryce Morrow and Zach Candeloro each had a double.

For Fox Post Zach Mawson had three hits,and Bryce Morrow had two hits. Frank Samluk led Post 25 with 3 hits.

Stahl Post 30 -13, Newark 2: WP Juarez, LP Vietri

Tuesday 7/6

Post 10 Newark - 10, Delvets - 5. Taylor Mahoney pitched a complete game for Newark, Kyle Hayman and Lincoln Lamberton both had three RBI’s for Newark. Mike Medori doubled and tripled for Newark and scored two runs. Eric Gardner went two for three with an RBI.

Post 25 Middletown - 15, DE Post 1 - 9:
Post 25 scored six runs in the first two innings and never lost the lead.  Post 1 battled back with a four-run rally in the seventh inning, but fell short of the win.  Ryan Haas batted in four runs for Post 25, and Post 1’s J. Wilson went 4 for 5 with five RBI’s.

VFW 3420 - 10, R.C. duPont Post 18 - 5: Dennis Massari pitched 5 strong innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 5 for the win.Sam Farley had 3 hits and a rbi, Cory Purnell had 2 hits and a rbi, and Mark Young had a 2rbi double. Greg Rostick was 3 for 3 with a solo HR, and 3 rbi's for RC DuPont.

Durney Post 27 - 15, Stahl Post 30 - 5: (5)
Durney Post Pounded out 17 hits, come from behind in the fourth and took a 7-4 lead going into the 5th inning. Stahl added a run in the fifth then Durney scored 7 runs before there first out. Airiane Shankaras second hit of the inning was a walk off single which secured the win for Dan Tiberi.

Joe Bermingham led Durney's offense with three hits and five rbi's including a 2 run Triple. Kyle Maloney had three hits which included two doubles in the fifth inning. Zack Cook, Tyler Hawthorne and Dan Tiberi added two hits each. J Fallers had a two run HR for Stahl.

Fox Post 2 - 23, Post 3 Milford - 4:

Sussex West at Sussex East:
Postponed due to field conditions - someone turned on the sprinklers and flooded the field prior to the game.

Halfway to the State Tournament:

Here we are, July 5th, halfway throught the Delaware American Legion Baseball season, with roughly 14 of our 28 games played by each team.

A few teams are behind due to All Star games, and the weather, but on average everyone has played close to 14 league games. Now the season heats up as the teams have cut their rosters to 18.

In the North, R.C. DuPont Post 18 has a one game lead over Durney Post 27 and Delaware Post 1. Half the division season is left, and nobody is out of the race yet, even the 1-5 Delvets team plays hard and pounds opponents if the pitching is a little off.

In the Central, Middletown Post 25 has a narrow lead over Stahl Post 30. Once again, nobody is out just yet. The surprise team is Newark Post 10, who are fighting to claw their way out of the cellar. There is a lot of talent on this team that you would expect to step up as the State Tournament approaches. Then there is the VFW 3420 who are battling back from some early season off field issues.

The VFW is a very talented team with good pitching and power - they'll probably have a hand in deciding the Central.

And in the South, the big question is, "who is going to be able to beat Fox Post 2." At 6-0 (14-0 overall) Fox is rolling although their last few games have been close. Fighting for the #2 spot in the division are Sussex East and Sussex West, they play Tuesday night down at Indian River to see who might get a leg on the season. Lewes (Spooner) Post 18 and Milford are showing a lot of fight - they've played well enough to win, so far their opponents have played just that much better.

So at the halfway point, you'd be hard pressed to predict the final 8 teams in the tournament, except that Fox Post 2 will be in as the host team regardless of where they finish, but you ask the Fox Post 2 people, they expect to be one of the top 3 seeds.

Saturday 7/03

Delvets at Fox Post 2:
Game 1: Fox Post 2 - 7, Delvets - 6: Zach Mawson pitched the first 5 and 2/3 inning for Fox Post Two giving up two hits, two runs(zero earned) and had 11 K's.  With the score 3 to 2 Fox Post in the sixth inning Tommy Dill came in and got the final out.

In the top of the seventh Del Vets scored 4 runs, to take a 6 to 4 lead. During the inning Del Vet had 2 walks, hit batter and 3 single off Dill to take a 2 run lead.

In the bottom of the seventh for Fox Post, Tommy Dill was the first batter and was hit by a pitch. The next batter Brandon Barber walked,  than Steven Barr hit a double to score one run.  With runners on second and third base Bryce Morrow Pop up to short for the first out. John Francia came in as a pinch hitter and hit a single to score two run for the win.  For Fox Poxt Gary Jones, Brandon Barber and Steven Barr(two doubles)  had two hit and Zach Mawson had a lead off homerun in the first inning.

Game 2: Fox Post 2 - 8, Delvets - 3: Danny Gatto pitched a complete game for Fox Post to gain his thrid win of the season. He gave up 4 hits, one earned run and had 12K's.

Zach Mawson started the bottom of the first inning with a single and later scored to give Fox Post the early lead. In the third Fox Post scored 5 runs to take a 6 to 2 lead. For Fox Post Zach Mawson, Danny Gatto and Steven Barr all had 2 hits. 

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