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Players who have played Delaware American Legion Baseball who play or coach at the next level or beyond
When you've been sponsoring organized baseball since 1926, you're bound to have a few players continue on to college, or move up to the professional ranks. The Delaware American Legion Baseball Program has a pretty long list of alumni, guys of whom we're very proud to say,

"They Played Delaware Legion Ball"

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Delaware American Legion Baseball Alumni playing Professional Baseball:

In the Major Leagues:
Name
Position
Present Team
Other Teams
Draft Info
Legion Team
HS/College
Bret Oberholtzer
LHP
Philadelphia
Braves
2008 - Braves
Stahl Post 30
William Penn

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Active In the Minor Leagues:

Name
Position
Present Team
Parent Team
Draft Info
Legion Team
HS/College
Tim Bittner
P
Columbus Clippers AAA
Nationals
2001 - White Sox [10]
1998-99 R.C. DuPont Post 18
Salesianum
Rob Bryson
P
Lake County Captains - A
Indians
2006 - [31]
Stahl Post 30
William Penn
Zach Clark
P
Frederick Keys - A
Orioles

Post 1 [1999]
Newark
Tom Cochran
P
Worcester Tornadoes
Ind
2003 Boston
Stahl Post 30
St. Mark's
Brandon Menchaca
OF
Dayton Dragons - A
Reds

2000-01 R.C. Dupont Post 18
Concord
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Coaches:
Name Present Position & Team
Legion Team
HS/College
J.P. Blandin
Head Coach Delaware State University

St. Andrews/Wilmington College
Donald "Tripp" Keister
  Stahl Post 30 1987-89
McKean HS/Delaware
Jim Sherman, Jr Head Coach University of Delaware
Stahl Post 30

Bret Underwood
Assistant Coach Wesley College
Post 1
Dickinson/Del State

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Legion Alumni Drafted by Professional Baseball:
+ Team no longer active

Legion Team
Name

Years
Posn
School/College
Year
Drafted
Team
Round
Atterbury Post 31 +
Tim
Vallencourt

RHP
St. Mark's/Delaware State

Diamondbacks
31st
Brooks Armoured Car + Mike
Stanek

INF
Salesianum School/Delaware
1978
Brewers
34th
Colonial/Kiwanis +
James
Strum

RHP
St. Mark's HS
1978
Rangers
44th
Delaware Post 1
Brian
August

INF
St. Mark's HS Delaware
1994
1997
Baltimore
Yankees
44th
18th

Rob
Borkowski

RHP
St. Mark's HS
1994
Mets
31st

Tony
Brown
1994-96
OF
A.I. duPont HS/Georgetown
1997
Mets
28th

John
Dischert
2005
LHP
St. Mark's HS/Maryland
2005
Phillies
42nd

Marvin
Dooley

RHP
William Penn HS
1987
Pirates
FA

Jason
Hackett

LHP
Caravel Academy
1993
Orioles
4th

Nathan
Husser
1999
INF
Middletown, HS
1999
Tigers
24th

Mike
Kirkpatrick

OF
St. Elizabeth's HS
1996
Orioles
42nd

Bob
Lenoir
1998-99
INF
Salesianum/Richmond
2002
Rangers


Jamie
Nichols

RHP
St. Mark's HS
1994
White Sox
27th

Troy
O'Neal


A.I. duPont HS

Diamondbacks


R.J.
Plumsky
2000-02

Caravel

Phillies
FA

Luis
Sierra

OF
A.I. duPont HS
1988
Cubs
17th

Brett
Underwood

INF
Dickinson HS/Delaware State
2004
Red Sox


Tim
Vallancourt

RHP
St. Mark's HS/Delaware State
2003
Diamondbacks
31st

Brian
Wallace

3B
St. Mark's HS/Delaware
1992
Mariners
14th

Mike
Walls
1998-00

Salesianum/St. Joseph's Univ
2002
Astros
33rd
Delvets
Ryan
Holsten

RHP
Archmere Academy/Fairfield Univ
2001
Diamondbacks
22nd
Duney Post 27
Ed Szymansi

LHP
Salesianum
1976
Cubs
17th
Fox Post 2
Eric
Carter

P
Dover HS

Mariners
10th

Isaiah
Wright

RHP
Dover HS
2002
Expos
15th
Hall Burke VFW +
Matt
Day


Salesianum School/York College
2003
IND
FA
Lawrence Roberts Post
James
Fallers

LHP
Mt. Pleasant HS
1968
Astros
36th
Newark Post 10
Brian
Lesher

OF
Newark HS/Delaware
1992
Athletics
25th
North East Legion +
Chad
Jenkins

LHP
Caravel Academy
2006
Nationals
44th
Post 3 Milford Red Sox
Theo
Bowe
2007
CF
Milford HS
2008
Reds
28th

Jerrell
Allen
2010-11
OF
Milford HS
2011
Royals
11th

Devon
Reed
2010-11
SS
Milford HS
2011
Marlins
20th

Nick
Grant
2010
RHP
Milford HS
2012
Mets
15th
Post 6 Patriots
Shawn
Phillips
2002-03
RHP
Laurel HS/Delaware State
2004
Rangers
FA
Post 8 Georgetown+
Tyler
Townsend

IF
Florida International
2009
Orioles
3rd
R.C. Dupont Post 18
Jody
Ambrosino


Mt. Pleasant HS

Rangers
FA

Tim
Bittner

LHP
Salesianum/Marist College
2001
White Sox
10th

Jeff
Bonsall


Concord HS

Pirates


Jeff
Ciszkowski

RHP
Brandywine HS
1983
Mets
11th

Chris
Forgione

OF
Salesianum
1983
Twins
3rd

Jeff
Forgione


Concord HS

Indians


Robert
Hall

SS
Concord HS
1973
Pirates
8th

Mike
Land


Concord HS

Cubs


John
Lewis


Mt. Pleasant HS

Pirates


Chip
McHugh


Concord HS

Tigers


Billy
Phillips


Brandywine HS

Dodgers


Tom
Silicato


Salesianum

Phillies


Ken
Szotkiewicz

INF
Salesianum
1965
Phillies
8th

Matt
Williams


Concord HS

Brewers

Stahl Post 38
Matt
Brainard

C
William Penn HS/Wilmington Coll
1993
Phillies
25th

Cliff
Brunbaugh

3B
William Penn HS/Delaware
1995
Rangers
Rockies/Wh Sox
5th

Robert
Bryson

RHP
William Penn HS
2006
Brewers
31st

Joe
Cherrico




Giants


Dennis
Cline

SS
Concord HS
1970
Twins
37th

Wally
Goff

LHP
William Penn HS
1977
Phillies
25th

Bob
Gralewski


Salesianum
1987
Reds
36th

Dwayne
Henry

RHP
Middletown HS
1980
Rangers
2nd

Brian
Honeycut

RHP
William Penn HS
1984
Twins
13th

Tripp
Keister

OF
McKean HS/Delaware
1992
Mets
33rd

Steve
Kendall

RHP
McKean HS
1971
Brewers
20th

Dale
LaBar

3B
New Castle
1977
Brewers
2nd Supp

Tony
Lofink

OF
Salesianum
1996
White sox
36th

Dwight
Maness

OF
William Penn HS
1992
Dodgers
Suppl

Derrick
May

OF
Newark HS
1986
Cubs
1st

Derrick
May Jr.
2011
OF

2011
Cardinals


Kevin
Mench

OF
St. Mark's HS/Delaware
1999
Rangers
4th

Steve
Nepi


Salesianum

Yankees


Bret
Oberholtzer

LHP
William Penn HS
Seminole Community College
2007
2008
Mariners
Braves
47th
8th

Mike
Reeder`

OF
Newark HS
1986
Cubs
7th

Mark
Rubini

OF
William Penn HS/Delaware
1986
Brewers
35th

Jim
Sherman

OF
William Penn HS
Delaware
1981
1982
Cubs
Astros
20th
14th

Greg
Simendinger

RHP
Middletown HS/Brandywine JC
1969
Orioles
8th

Randy
Simmons

OF
St. Mark's HS/Delaware
1988
Braves
19th

Pedro
Swann

OF
St. Mark's HS/Delaware State
1991
Braves
26th

Tom
Truselo

RHP
Delcastle HS
1995
Cardinals
21st

Randy
Truselo

RHP
Delcastle HS
2000
Rangers
2nd

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Alumni who Played for Colleges and Universities:
R/R
School/Name
#
Position
Bat/Thrw
Ht
Wt
Legion Team
High School
Year
Grad

Alvernia University
Kevin
Czacharowski

INF
R./R
6-2
185
Delvets
Concord
2010
University of Delaware
Nick Ciaffre 23 OF/RHP R/R 5'8" 160 Elsmere

Josh
Dean

INF



Post 28 Warriors
Indian River

Cris Fols 15 C


Post 1
A.I. duPont 2008
Harrisson
Grube

P



Delvets


Adam Poplos 19 INF R/R 6'0" 175 Middletown Post 25

Scott
Shockley





Post 28 Warriors


Timothy Szymanski 26 INF/RHP R/R 5'11"  205 Elsmere

Andrew Young
C


Newark Post 10

Cecil College
Jay
Croft





Middletown Post 25


Chesnut Hill College
Andrew
Koziol

OF
L/R
6-2
185
Delvets
Salesianum
2007
Delaware State University
Christopher-CJ
Bell
9
DH/INF
R/R
6'0"
185
Post 28 Warriors


D.J.
Miller

SS
R/R


Durney Post 27

2012-13
Mike
Alexander





Durney Post 27

2013
Matt
McClain





Durney Post 27

2013
Dean College
R. Ryan
Gerlitz
16
OF/RHP
S/R
6'4"
205
Middletown Post 25


Delaware Tech
Ryan
Gerlitz





Middletown Post 25


Christopher
Shipmon
23
1st/OF
R/R
6'2"
235
Middletown Post 25


Tyler
Brock
Mill






Keith
Brock







Nate
Husser







Jay
Balback







Duke
Andrew
Bentley
12
1B



Newark Post 10


Elizabethtown College
Jon
Bacher

C



Delvets
Concord 2008
Tim
Rosser

OF



Delvets
Concord
2008
Glolucester Community College
Jarad
Carney





Delvets


Greensboro College
Andrew
Lamberton

INF/P
R/R
6'1"

Post 6 Patriots
Seaford
2006
High Point University
Brett
Cracco
1
INF
R/R
6'1"
165
Middletown Post 25


Kings College
James
Baczkowski





Delvets


Millersville University
Corey
Phelan

OF
R/R
5-10
190
Stahl Post 30
Charter of Wilm
2006
Neuman University
Kevin
Hopkins

OF
R/R
5-10
175
Delvets Post 1
Concord
2009
College of New Jersey
Elliot
Stein





Middletown Post 25


Penn State University
Kevin
O'Connor
16
OF



Newark Post 10


Salisbury University
Bill
Morton
15
P, OF



Newark Post 10


Southern Virginia University
Andrew
Jones

2nd

5-10
170
Delvets
Brandywine
2010
Stevenson University
Heath
Johnson

OF/P
R/R
5-9
160
Stahl Post 30
Charter of Wilm
2010
Sun Valley College
Jarad
Carney
9
INF
R/R


Delvets


Temple University
Luke
Peterson

INF/OF
R/R


Post 1


West Virginia University
Jason
Ballance
9
OF/INF
L/L
5'7'
135
Middletown Post 25


Washington College
Andrew
Fortner





Middletown Post 25


Wesley College
Andrew Baczkowski 25 RHP R/R

Delvets

Tyler
Burns

1B
R/R


Fox Post 2


Mike Casale 28 RHP/1st R/R 6'1" 205 Post 28 Warriors Indian River HS

Billy  Crowe
C R/R

Post 1

Adam
Darling

INF
R.R
5-9
150
Milford Post 3`
Milford HS
2010
Dominic
Gatto

RHP
R/R


Fox Post 2


Bryan Jennings 13 LHP L/L

Post 1

Greg
McKee
INF
R/R
5-11
175
Fox Post 2
Caesar Rodney
2008
Kyle
McQuire

RHP
R/R


Fox Post 2


James
Overstreet

RHP
R/R


Fox Post 2


John
Passwaters

RHP
R/R


Post 6 Patriots
Woodbridge HS

Colin
Warner

RHP
R/R
6'1"
200
Post 28 Warriors
Indian River HS

Shane
Yost

P
R/L
5-10
180
Delvets
Concord
2009
Wilmington University
Jordan Oncay 14 P, OF


Newark Post 10

Evan Zechman 13 3B


Newark Post 10

Michael
Godwin

P/C



Delvets
AIDupont
2008

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The DBCA Blue-Gold Game:
The Delaware Blue-Gold game is an All Star game for High School Seniors who are All Conference or better. It is played after the school season is over, and features the best baseball talent in Delaware in a single game matchup that began in 1978. It is usually played at Frawley Stadium, Wilmington's minor league baseball facility but has been moved around. The Gold team leads the series, 13-11 with 3 ties. [From the DBCA Web Site]
Blue-Gold MVP's who have played Legion Baseball:
Blue-Gold Participants [beginning in 2008]
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Team Alumni In Other Fields:
Delvets:
Post 18 R.C. DuPont

Delaware Governor Jack Markell played Delaware Legion Baseball also.
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Our Thanks to the following for providing information on past players: DEBCA, Wilmington News Journal,
and coaches/umpires: Zach Carter, Don Keister, Don Kimsey, Mearl Layton, Tim Skirvin, Merrill Yocum, Gary Waller, Stan Witkowski

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