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Stahl picks up win at 90th American Legion Tourney

By Sean Greene 8:31pm, July 27, 2015
VIDEO: Highlights of Stahl's victory
Stahl Post 30 rallied from an early deficit for a 9-4 victory over Middletown Post 25 to become the only unbeaten team after 3 days of the 90th Delaware American Legion State Tournament.

Middletown raced behind 2-0 in the first on the power of an RBI double off the centerfield wall by Chad Bell and then a solo home run to left from Jared Gillis.

That lead stretched to 3-1 off of an error in the 2nd, and then 4-1 on a wild pitch in the 3rd.

Stahl then got their bats in order in the 3rd, pounding out 3 runs and 4 hits. Kyle Adams drove in the first run with a single to left, and then Joe Nepi's sacrifice fly made it a one-run game. Tyler Campbell then blooped a single to center to tie the game.

They took the lead for good an inning later, when Kyle Hinton, who had singled, scored on a wild pitch.

All of this offense benefited reliever Billy Sullivan, who entered the game in the 3rd inning, and ended up striking out 9 during a 3-hit performance. At one point he retired 12 straight batters before Matt Taylor's clean single in the 8th.

Sullivan's insurance would come in the 5th, as three more runs scored. Trevor Hunter doubled towards the left-center gap for two runs, and then Logan Gilbert drove him in with another double. Campbell finished the scoring with an RBI groundout in the bottom of the 8th.

Both teams advance to Tuesday's semifinals. Stahl will take on Del Vets at 3:30, following Middletown's game with Post 1 at 11:00. Both games will be at Wilson Field in New Castle.



Wieters' 11th-inning HR gives Orioles 2-1 win over Braves

By David Ginsburg/AP 12:04am, July 28, 2015
Matt Wieters homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Monday night for their third straight victory.

Wieters hit a 1-0 pitch from Luis Avilan (2-4) over the center-field wall. It was Wieters' fourth home run, the first since June 25, and his teammates celebrated by dousing him with a bucket of water at the plate.

Brad Brach (4-2) worked the 11th for the Orioles, who hadn't won three in a row since late June.

Rookie Adonis Garcia homered for the Braves, who have dropped 11 of 15.

Garcia connected off All-Star reliever Zach Britton in the ninth inning to break up a scoreless duel, but Baltimore rallied in the bottom half against former Oriole Jim Johnson.



Garcia's homer not enough for Blue Rocks

By Blue Rocks PR 8:19am, July 27, 2015 - Updated 12:06am, July 28, 2015
Despite Carlos Garcia's first homer since joining Wilmington and the return of Jakob Junis to the rotation following the birth of his twins, the Rocks dropped the rubber-match of a three-game series against Lynchburg on Monday by a score of 8-5.

Wilmington fell to 52-49 with the loss, while the Hillcats moved up to 49-53. Garcia ended his day 3-for-5, while Lynchburg was led offensively by Yhoxian Medina and Nellie Rodriguez, who drove in two runs apiece.

Lynchburg didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard against Junis. Luigi Rodriguez began the game with a single, then two outs later found himself at third base. Nellie Rodriguez would then produce a bloop single that plated Luigi to give the Hillcats a 1-0 lead.

Wilmington came up with a quick response to not only tie the game, but take the lead. In the bottom of the first, the Rocks loaded the bases with one away, and Elier Hernandez got the Blue Crew on the scoreboard with a sacrifice fly that chased Garcia to the plate. Jack Lopez tagged up from second, getting to third base safely on the play, and Lynchburg third baseman Paul Hendrix was ejected arguing the call. An inning later, Garcia delivered a two-run blast to right field. The long ball was his first of the season with Wilmington, and it gave the Rocks a 3-1 edge.

One quick response was matched by another as Lynchburg struck again in the top of the third. With runners on the corners and nobody out, Medina (who replaced Hendrix in the first inning) produced a single that brought Ivan Castillo home. The next man up was Clint Frazier, and he came away with a run-scoring fielder's choice that tied the ballgame at three.

Lynchburg continued their barrage with a two-out rally in the fourth. With the bases empty and two down, Sicnarf Loopstok roped a double, then came around to score on Claudio Bautista's RBI single. Castillo would follow with a two-bagger of his own, and thanks to a throwing error from Hernandez, Bautista managed to score all the way from first base for a 5-3 Hillcats advantage.

The Rocks and Hillcats traded the next two runs of the ballgame. In the bottom of the fourth, a single and a double from Alfredo Escalera and Cam Gallagher respectively put runners on second and third with nobody out. Logan Moon would get a run home with a groundout, but that would be it for Wilmington in the fourth. Later, in the top of the sixth, Mike Papi doubled to lead off the frame, then came around to score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Loopstok, bringing the Lynchburg lead to 6-4.

Wilmington pulled back to within one in the bottom of the seventh courtesy of an RBI single from Mauricio Ramos, but Lynchburg put the game to bed with a sacrifice fly from Nellie Rodriguez in the eighth and a Medina RBI single in the ninth to end the scoring at 8-5. The Blue Rocks travel to Winston-Salem to begin a three-game series with the Dash on Tuesday.



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