Appoquinimink defeats Caravel 3-0 for state baseball crown

WILMINGTON — Top-seeded Appoquinimink High capped off a perfect season by blanking No. 6 Caravel, 3-0, in the DIAA baseball state championship game on Sunday evening at Frawley Stadium.

The title is the second in the last five season for the Jaguars, who finish the season 22-0.

The Buccaneers had the tying run at the plate with two outs in the top of the seventh inning when relief pitcher Krew Bouldin got a called third strike to end the contest. Appo’s players piled on top of each other near the mound in celebration.

Starter Joey Davis pitched the first six innings of the shutout for the Jaguars with Bouldin pitching the seventh.

Appo scored single runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings. Lorenzo Carrier had an RBI double in the fifth.

The Jaguars beat three straight Henlopen Conference teams — Delmar, Sussex Tech and Cape Henlopen — to reach the title game. The last two of those victories came by just one run each.

Caravel, which was playing in the state finals for the fourth year in a row, finishes at 17-5. The Bucs were trying to capture the program’s sixth state crown.

The start of the contest was delayed for over an hour by thunderstorms.

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