Local roundup: Fox Post 2 wins Legion game 7-1 over Post 6

American Legion pitcher Tommy Pommatto on the mound for Fox Post 2 in their game against Nanticoke Post 6 Wednesday night. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Fox Post 2 used a six-run third inning in picking up a 7-1 victory over the Post 6 Patriots in American Legion baseball on Wednesday evening at Caesar Rodney High.

Post 2 managed just one hit but took advantage of six walks and three errors by the Patriots.

Winning pitcher Tommy Pomatto struck out five while Joey Wunsch had a double for Post 2’s lone hit.

Jordan Haddaway and Tyler Heder pitched three innings apiece for the Patriots, striking out five. Mitch Moyer had a pair of hits with Evan Niblett adding an RBI.

Canal Post-25 5, Harrington Post-7 4: Canal rallied for three runs in the sixth and another in the seventh before holding off Harrington.

Harrington (1-7) came back with a run in the bottom of the seventh but left runners on first and third when the game ended.

Colton Duckworth singled home the eventual winning run in the seventh while Ryan Bond had a two-run double in the sixth for Canal (8-4). Also for Canal, Jake Walls had three hits, three stolen bases and two runs while Jarrett Wallace had two hits.

Matt Atkinson of Fox Post 2 scores on a passed ball with Nanticoke Post 6 pitcher Jordan Haddaway covering the plate.

Harrington was paced by Connor Megginson (double, 3 RBI), Blaine Hudson (2 hits, 1 RBI) and Ethan Hurd (double).

Pat Knight tournament

M.O.T.-Red 19, Smyrna-Clayton 0: In a game played Tuesday night, Sawyer Denham, Eddie Stranahan and Ian Keane combined to pitch a one-hitter with seven strikeouts to earn the shutout for M.O.T.-Red.

Offensively, M.O.T. was paced by Mikey Biondolillo (2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBI), Anthony Contessa (2-for-2, 3 runs) and Amari Burke (homer, 4 RBI).

Austin Abbott tripled to account for Smyrna-Clayton’s lone hit.

Camden-Wyoming 11, M.O.T.-Red 8: Camden-Wyoming earned its spot in the title game with the win on Tuesday night.

Caden Heritage, Isaac Thomas (two doubles) and Merric Hunt all had a pair of its for C-W, with Matt Vaughn adding a double.

Leading the way for M.O.T.-Red were Stefan Radobanovic (homer, 3 RBI), Eathan VanDurken (2 hits, 2 RBI), Austin Griffith (2 hits, triple), Jack Laird (2 hits) and Trevor Henry (1 hit, 1 RBI).


Lynn Deakins tournament

Dover 22, Milford 12: Dover scored eight runs in the fourth inning on Wednesday as it advanced to the tournament finals.

The title game is slated for today at 7 p.m. at Smyrna-Clayton.

Dover 21, Camden-Wyoming 16: Dover jumped out to a 15-4 lead after two innings before holding on to down Camden-Wyoming on Tuesday night.

Local golf

Barron wins Del. Amateur: Peter Barron finished what he started, leading wire-to-wire to capture his first Delaware Amateur title on Wednesday at Odessa National Golf Club.

A 42-year-old from Mays Landing, N.J., Barron grabbed the early lead with a 68 on Monday. But his second-round 72 on Tuesday kept things interesting going into Wednesday’s 36-hole final day.

Barron, though, quickly took control again, firing 68s in both the morning and afternoon rounds to card a 12-under par 276 for the tournament. That was a comfortable nine shots better than second-place finisher Zachary Barbin of Chesapeake Bay (285).

It was the second major DSGA title for Barron, who won the Delaware Open in 2016. A member of Methodist University’s NCAA Division III national championship in 1998, Barron also won the New Jersey Mid-Amateur in 2017.

Barron’s title kept Wyoming’s Jay Whitby from becoming the first player to win the Delaware Amateur four years in a row. Whitby did finish third with a four-round total of 290.

Whitby, whose second-round 67 was the low score of the tourney, shot 74 and 72 on Wednesday.

College baseball

Downstaters among UD signings: University of Delaware coach Jim Sherman announced the addition of 13 players to the Blue Hens squad on Wednesday afternoon.

The group brings this year’s signing class to 16 members.

Two former Henlopen Conference players signed with Delaware, including Trevor Collins of Sussex Central and Tommy Pomatto of Caesar Rodney.

Collins played both pitcher and shortstop for the Golden Knights. A three-time team captain, he was selected to play in the Blue-Gold All-Star Game and participated in the Carpenter Cup.

“Trevor is another arm who might be able to help us out of the bullpen,” said Sherman. “We look forward to watching him develop.”

An All-Henlopen Conference Northern Division selection, Pomatto was named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-Region team.

“He’s a right-handed pitcher who we think has a bright future for us either as a starting pitcher or a reliever,” said Sherman.

The Blue Hens’ other signees include pitcher Andrew Avots (Mercer County Community College); pitcher/outfielder Bradley Brush (Toms River, N.J.); shortstop/pitcher Kevin Buglio (Newark Charter); pitcher Justin Byler (Warwick, Md.); infielder Brian Gilardi (St. Mark’s); catcher/first baseman Jack Goan (Gloucester County, CC); pitcher Eugene Holler (Salesianum); outfielder Tyler Juhl (Caravel, VCU transfer); Brad Kaden (Caravel); pitcher C.J. Schaible (Mercer CC); pitcher Justin Tomovich (St. Mark’s) and pitcher Derek Wakeley (Gloucester CC).

Joseph Carpenter, Jack Dubecq and Joey Silan all signed National Letters of Intent last fall.

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