The Delaware Angels and C SERT have paid to a virtual tie all year going 4-4-1 vs each other. Tonight will break that tie. Come and see game 5 at 7PM at Banning
C Sert forces game 5 with 11-5 win
Angels tie it in the 7th and win it in the 10 , 9-8 take 2-1 lead
C SERT comes back to even series with 6-1 victory
Santak mows them down!
The Delaware Angels took a 1-0 lead in the series as Jordy Santak single handedly took things in to his own hands. Ethan Szabo took the first pitch over the left field fence for a 1-0 lead and three batters latter Mike Alexander did the same to make it 3-0 before C Sert knew what hit them. Then Santak took things into his own hands and was responsible for 20 of the 21 outs recorded. C Sert recorded 16K's four ground balls back to the pitcher and one fly ball out yet still managed to have runners in scoring position in 5 of the 7 innings. They just couldn't come up with the big hit until the 7th when Pete Gillette knocked in the only run but then Santak struck out the next two batters to secure the victory.
Game 2 is Tuesday at 7PM
Championship Series opens Wednesday
C SERT will host the Delaware Angels in the first game of a best of Five series beginning Wed August 15th at 7pm at Banning Park. Delaware Angels are the 4th seed and C SERT is the 3 seed. The two teams combined to go 2-2-1 against each other and look forward to a competitive series.
C Sert advances to finals
C SERT defeated Home Mattress 5-4 last night to move into their second final in three years. They will take on the Delaware Angels in an attempt to capture their second League Championship. It would be the Angels first. Regan Hidalgo hit a 2 run Home Run in the 7th inning and Matt Anderson shut down Mattress for his second win in as many games. Josh Silvestri went 5 strong for C SERT.
Game Five to be played Monday
Game five of the remaining semi final series will be played Monday , 7PM at Banning Park between C SERT and Home Mattress. Home mattress is attempting to return to the finals for a second consecutive year while C SERT is hoping to track down its second trip to the finals in three years.
C SERT ties series at 2 games all.
C SERT behind 5 strong scoreless innings from Matt Anderson held off Home Mattress 11-2 to force a game five in this very evenly fought semi final. Tevin Thomas had 2 singles , a double and a Home Run to knock in 4 runs as C Sert had 5 team members with RBI's. Game five will be Monday at 7pm at Banning
Delaware Angels are Headed to the Championship
Last night the Delaware Angels defeated the Deerfield Danes 11-4 to advance to their first ever Championship series. While the angels close out the series 3 games to 1 they now await the winner of the game five of the other semi final series to be played Monday at 7PM.
Both Semi Finals are 2-1
Both semi final series stand at 2-1 with Home mattress leading C Sert and The Delaware Angels leading the Danes 2-1. Elimination games are tonight at 6:15 and 8:30. If games will be played on Monday.
C SERT levels series at 1 game each
Ryan Meeks (opener) and Brian Kassey (win) hold Home Mattress to 3 hits as C SERT evens the series 1-1. Tevin Thomas went 3-3 with a double and Pete Gillette went 4-4 and wins it with a 2 out walk off RBI single in the bottom of the 7th !
Angels take 2-0 lead in semi finals with a 9-4 win
Rogers and Silvestri lock up in classic pitching dual
Home mattress came out on top in the first game of the Delaware Semi Pro semi finals as they were able to push across two unearned runs in the 6th and hold on to win 2-0. Both pitchers gave up 5 hits in the tightly contested battle.
Santak strikes out 14 to give Angels 1-0 lead in playoffs
Delaware Angels take a 1-0 lead over the Deerfield Danes as Jordy Santak strikes out 14 in a 7-0 victory Monday night.
2018 Champoinship Playoffs to Start Monday Aug, 6 at Banning
The 2018 Championship playoffs begin Monday August 6th at 6:15 at Banning Park. Home Mattress the #2 seed host C SERT the #3 seed in the first game while regular season Champions The Deerfield Danes will take on the #4 seed Delaware Angels in the nightcap. Both best of 5 game series will continue through out the week until two finalist emerge .
Deer Valley Danes Finish First
The Deer Valley Danes finished first as regular season play ended last night. Playoffs will begin on Monday at 6:15 PM at Banning Park. There will be two games every day until the semi finals are finished. On Monday C SERT will square off vs. Home Mattress at 6:15 followed by the Delaware Angels vs. the Deer Valley Danes at 8:30.
Fielding Wooters digs in vs. the Danes at AI DuPont High School
Regan Hidalgo goes deep as C SERT wins 13-1
C SERT Manager Kevin Wooters is all smiles after a recent win
PLAY BALL !!!!
The 2018 season has started and the full schedule is on line. Please come out and support your team.
DAMIANI TILE TRYOUTS
Damiani Tile will hold tryouts this coming Friday, May 25th, 6:00pm at Piedmont L.L.
2018 SEASON GEARING UP NOW
The 2018 DSPL Season Is Gearing Up Now
The League will consist of four teams this year. Home Mattress, CSERT, Delaware Angels and Damiani Tile. Team names may be subject to change depending on availability of sponsors. Check this page regularly to stay updated on any tryouts, teams, schedules and scores or the latest League news. We look forward to seeing you at the fields.
2017 SEASON KICKS OFF MAY 21ST
The League will have four teams this year. CSERT, Home Mattress, Delaware Angels and Duffie's Tavern.
2016 DELAWARE SEMI PRO BASEBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS ARE CSERT
Congratulations go out to Kevin Wooters and his CSERT Delaware Semi Pro Baseball team on winning the 2016 Delaware Semi Pro Baseball League Best of 7 Championship Series 4-2 on a 3-1 win over Home Mattress last night at Banning Park. Congratulations are also in order for Max Beheler and his Home Mattress team. These two teams knocked out the #1 & #2 Seeds to make it to the Championship Series. #4 Seed, Home Mattress beat #1 Seed, Buccos in the Best of 5 Playoff Series and #3 Seed CSERT beat Duffie's Tavern in the Best of 5 Playoff Series to advance to the 2016 Championships. Way to go guys!!!
CSERT TAKES 3-2 SERIES LEAD BEHIND A BRIAN KASEY COMPLETE GAME
CSERT leads the Championship Series 3-2. Next game is Wednesday, August 17th, 7:00pm at Banning Park.
CSERT TIES SERIES AT TWO ALL BEHIND 6-2 NEDDO COMPLETE GAME
CSERT ties series at 2 each behind a Madison Neddo 6-2 complete game win.
HOME MATTRESS WINS GAME #3 8-7 TAKING 2-1 LEAD IN SERIES
Game #4 is Monday night August 15th, 7:00pm at Banning Park
HOME MATTRESS GETS 3-2 WIN OVER CSERT TO TIE SERIES AT ONE GAME EACH
Home Mattress tied up the Championship Series tonight with a 3-2 Win over CSERT at Banning Park. The Series continues Thursday night, 7:00pm at Banning Park. With the anticipated thunder storms expected on Friday night, CSERT & Home Mattress have agreed to play the Friday night game on Monday night instead.
1st. GAME OF CHAMPIOSHIP SERIES IS IN THE BOOKS
CSERT takes the first game of the 2016 Championship Series 5-0. Madison Neddo pitched a full game 3 hit shutout for CSERT.
HOME MATTRESS IS GOING TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
The 2016 Delaware Semi Pro Baseball League Best of 7 Championship Series begins tonight August 9th., 7:00pm at Banning Park. #4 Seed Home Mattress will face off against #3 Seed CSERT starting tonight. Games will be played on consecutive nights. Congratulations to CSERT & Home Mattress.
HOME MATTRESS @ BUCCOS FACE OFF FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP BERTH
Home Mattress and Buccos will face off tonight August 8th, 7:00pm at Banning Park to see who will move on to face CSERT in the Championship 7 game series which begins on Wednesday, August 10th. The Best of 5 Playoff Series is currently tied at 2 games each. The Best of 7 Championship Series will be played at Banning Park with all games beginning at 7:00pm. Come out and support the Delaware Semi Pro Baseball League and enjoy some great baseball.
CSERT TO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND MATTRESS FORCES A Game 5
CSERT has knocked out Duffie's Tavern, 3 games to 1 in the Best of 5 Playoff Series by winning game 4 by a score of 6-2 which now moves them into the Championship Series. Home Mattress pulled off a 3-2 walk-off win against the Buccos to force a game 5 on Monday, August 8th. The winner of that game will move on to face CSERT for the 2016 Championship on Wednesda August 10th. All Championship games will be played at Banning Park with all games starting at 7:00pm.
FIRST NIGHT OF PLAYOFFS IS IN THE BOOKS
The first night of the 2016 Delaware Semi Pro Playoffs is in the books with some upsets. The #4 Seed, Home Mattress took their opening game of these Playoffs over the #1 Seed, Buccos in a 1-0 pitcher's duel. In the late game, #3 Seed, CSERT won their opening game over the #2 Seed, Duffie's Tavern by a score of 7-1. The Playoffs continue tonight at Banning Park where CSERT will be the Home Team against Duffie's Tavern in the 6:15pm game and Home Mattress will be the Home Team against the Buccos in the 8:30pm game. This is a Best of 5 Series. Come out and join us for a great night of baseball. The Best of 7 Championship Series will begin sometime during the week of Aug. 8th. There will be an MVP trophy presentation prior to that first game for Gold Team member Troy Drummond and Blue Team member Steven Mojica.
2016 PLAYOFFS START TOMORROW 8/2/16
The 2016 Delaware Semi Pro Baseball League Playoff Series will begin tomorrow night at Banning Park and continue daily through Friday (weather permitting). If the Playoffs are completed this week, the Championship Series will begin on Monday 8/8/16 and continue daily until completed with weekends off. This year all Playoff and Championship Series games will be played at Banning Park. The Playoffs will be a Best of 5 Series and the Championship will be a Best of 7 SeriesThe 2016 Regular Season Champion Buccos are the #1 Seed and will play the #4 Seed Home Mattress at 6:15pm. #2 Seed Duffie's Tavern Will face off against #3 Seed CSERT at 8:30pm. Home Teams and early/late games will alternate. The approved playoff rosters are as follows:
#1 BUCCOS #3 CSERT
Matt Trate Ethan Brancato
Chad Jenkins Tanner Cebula
Julian Kurych Andrew Cooper
Nick Macey Matt Domian
Jesse Long Kevin Flanagan
Max Emrey Tommy Freeland
Preston Smith Regan Hidalgo
Jake Foraker Alec Hoeschel
James Wilson Dan Hyatt
Lon Rodriguez Bryan Casey
Demetrius Morris DJ Long
RT Plumsky Derek Marshallsea
Zach Rumford Trevor Meers
Ryan Mattes Ryan Meeks
Nick McCulley Madison Neddo
Anthony Seward Jordan Oncay
Mike Bowerson Connor PiJuan
Chris Morales Fielding Wooters
#2 DUFFIE'S TAVERN #4 HOME MATTRESS
Mike Annone Kevin Albright
Kyle Bacher Brett Anderson
Nate Bakeoven Ken Anderson
Joe Brady Matt Armour
Aaron Coates Rich Brutchery
Nick Dooley Kevin Chapman
Desmond Drummond Nick Damiani
Dave Eisner Cody Denhem
Mike Forwood Patrick Fagan
Kyle Haymon Mark Forbes
Tyler Hrycak Brad Garrant
Billy Jackson Brendan Harris
Matt Klackiewcz Matt Hooks
Chris Mako BrianNovak
Ricky Moses Sam Rogers
Gilbert Peralta Rowe
Chris Salvey Jeff Skorup
Come out and enjoy some great baseball!!!!!!
2016 ALL STAR GAME
The 2016 Delaware Semi Pro Baseball League All Star Game was played last night, July 22nd at Frawley Stadium and what an exciting game it was. The Gold Team, made up from players from the league leading Duffie's Tavern, Delaware Angels and CSERT was the Home Team and asserted themselves from the bottom of the first inning. After a single by Troy Drummond and a walk by Josh Shimp, Jordan Oncay hit a 2 RBI single to take the lead. The Gold repeated in the 2nd inning. After singles by Wooters and Forwood, Troy Drummond came up to smash a 2 RBI triple. Dave Eisner managed to keep the Blue Team quiet for the first 3 innings, Ryan Mattes settled down in the 3rd and 4th, giving up no runs and striking out 4. The Blue Team managed to score a run in the 4th after Bucco, Nick Macey hit a 2B and Blue Coat, Seth Dogerty picked up the RBI on a single. The Gold Team came alive again in the 6th inning by scoring 4 more runs with a hit by Rich DiNardo, a HBP by CSERT's Fielding Wooters, a ROE by Duffie's Tyler Hrycak, a FC by Angels Jake Erskine, a 1B by CSERT Tanner Cebula and another RBI for Angel Troy Drummond off an E6 by the Blue Team. In the top of the 7th inning the Blue Team Bats came alive. With CSERT's Connor PiJuan on the mound, Blue Coat, Steven Mojica started the inning with a 1B and was followed by Blue Coat, Zach Gemberling with another 1B. Bucco, John (Tuto) Rodriguez came through with an RBI 1B and was followed by Buccos and Blue Team Manager, Matt Trate who came through with a 2 RBI 2B. Blue Coat Dom Wyshinsky was next with a 1-3 groundout with an RBI. At this point the Gold Team went to relief pitcher Jake Hoffstein. Home Mattress players, Forbes and Albright came up for the Blue Team and both hit singles scoring another run for the Blue Team. Next batter, Seth Dorety was HBP and Hoffstein managed to K the next batter. Zach Gemberling managed to draw a BB and Bucco John Rodriguez followed with an RBI single. Hoffstein got the third out of the inning by inducing a fly ball to RF. The 7th inning was now a 9-9 tie game. With Blue Team and Bucco pitcher Chad Jenkins on the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning, the Angels' Troy Drummond managed to draw a BB and proceded to steal 2B. Jordan Oncay moved him to 3B on a 6-3 groundout. With Chad Jenkins pitching to Rich DiNardo, Troy Drummond took off and managed to successfully score on a stolen base. The Gold Team now had the lead at 10-9. In the top of the 9th inning, the Blue Teams' DJ Burns lead off with a 1B followed by a BB for Steven Mojica and another BB by Zach Gemberling. After a popout to !B, Matt Trate hit a Sac Fly to left field scoring DJ Burns and tying the score again at 10 to 10. The Blue Team put Blue Coat, Matt Sheehan in to pitch the bottom of the 9th inning. Angels player Alex Riley lead off the inning with a 2B to LF and moved to 3B on a 1-3 groundout. With one out and the go-ahead run sitting on 3B, the Blue Team decided to gamble and intentionally walk the next batter in order to try to induce a ground ball double play to send the game into extra innings or end it in a tie. Duffies' Kyle Hayman stepped up to bat next and after a 1-1 count hit a line drive just fair down the first base line to seal the win for the Gold Team. This was truly an exciting game for the sizeable crowd that turned out and all of the great players who participated. There was one player whose game really stood out this night going 2 for 4 with a 3B, 1B a BB, 3SB and 3 RBIs and was named the 2016 Delaware Semi Pro Baseball League All Star Game MVP. Congratulations, TROY DRUMMOND.
ALL STAR GAME ROSTERS
The teams and rosters have been set for the Delaware Semi Pro Baseball League 75th. Anniversary All Star Game which will be played Friday night, June 24th., 7:00pm at Frawley Stadium. One Yeam will be made up of the Buccos, Home Mattress and the Delaware Blue Coats and is scheduled to be managed by Matt Trate, Max Beheler and Dan Sanchez. The Other team is comprised of players from Duffie's Tavern, Delaware Angels and CSERT and is set to be managed by Marvin Dooley, Rob Jones and Kevin Wooters.
GOLD TEAM: Blue Team:
BUCCOS: DUFFIE'S TAVERN:
#7 Chad Jenkins Dave Eisner RHP
#6 Julian Kurych Josh Shimp 2B
#36 Nick McCulley Mike Forwood C
Jesse Long Mike Annone 3B
Ryan Mattes Gilbert Peralta 2B
Zach Rumford Tyler Hrycak OF
LAST MINUTE CHANGES FOR BUCCOS
OUT: Julian Kurych, Zach Rumford
IN: Jon Rodriguez, James Wilson,
HOME MATTRESS: DELAWARE ANGELS:
#40 - JP BLACK P #13 Ryan Haas 1B
KENNY ANDERSON P #21 Alex Riley OF
$99 JEFF SKORUP MIF #4 Rob Jones 3B
#9 MARK FORBES C/3B #10 Hunter Ellis SS
#33 KEVIN ALRIGHT OF #14 Rich Dinardo 2B
#22 BRIAN NOVAK P/OF #23 Nick Trent RHP
#81 NICK DAMIANI C #8 Jake Hoffstein RHP
DELAWARE BLUE COATS: CSERT:
#1 Matt Anderson P/UTIL #11 Fielding Wooters SS
#25 Jake Wersinger P #22 Matt Domian C
#23 Steven Mojica SS #33 Jordan Oncay OF
#20 Jared Santak OF #10 Tom Freeland C
#63 Jake Bartlett C/ UTIL #17 Ethan Brancato P
#19 Seth Dorety MIF Brian Kasey P
#48 Jordy Santak P/OF Josh Silvestri P
#51 DJ Burns C
2016 ALL STAR GAME AT FRAWLEY STADIUM
The 2016 Delaware Semi Pro All Star Game will be played on Friday evening, June 24th, 7:00pm at Judy Johnson Field at Frawley Stadium (Blue Rocks Park). We are proud to announce that this year the Delaware Semi Pro Baseball League is celebrating 75 years of high level baseball to the people of the state of Delaware. Please invite your friends and family to come out for a night of good baseball and fun. There will be a $3.00 entry fee with children 10 and under admitted free. The fee will help the League defray some of the costs involved in securing use of the Stadium. Teams and rosters will be posted over the next few days.
THREE GO TO THE BIGS SO FAR FROM DELAWARE SEMI PRO
Huge Congrats & Kudos go out to ex-Walts OF Jake Fraley and LSU player, on being drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2nd Round Lottery Round B and 77th overall and to Home Mattress and Harford CC player Dom DiSabatino who was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 20th. Round, 524th. overall and current Buccos and Harford CC player Joe Burton on being drafted by the New York Yankees in the 24th. Round, 728th overall. Great accomplishment guys. You make us proud.
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The Delaware Semi Pro League Opens Season
The Buccos and Blue Coats opened the 2016 Delaware Semi Pro League season Monday evening with a 5-1 Buccos win. Former Pro pitcher, Nick McCulley went all 7 innings for the Buccos striking out 9. The league has made some minor changes to their schedule this year with most games being played Monday through Wednesday which will leave Thursdays and Fridays available for make-ups. This should allow the League to complete the regular season, playoffs and championship by mid August before the players return to their college teams.
BUCCOS SWEEP SERIES!!!!
2 Down, 2 To Go For The Buccos
Behind some great pitching by Ryan Mattes and Nick McCulley, the Athlete's Edge Buccos now lead the Championship Series 2 - 0. The Series continues tonight (Wednesday) 7:30pm at Eder Park. Come out and enjoy.
2015 DELAWARE SEMI PRO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Athlete's Edge Buccos vs. Delaware Blue Coats
The Best of 7 Championship Series is finally here as a result of the #1 Seed, Athlete's Edge Buccos sweeping the #4 Seed, Damiani Tile Tigers and the #2 Seed, Delaware Blue Coats winning 3 consecutive games over #3 Seed, Home Mattress Center and taking that Series 3 games to 1.
The Buccos and Blue Coats each had an outstanding regular Season for the second year in a row, finishing 1 and 2 respectively. The Blue Coats finished the regular season with a record of 19-8-1, scoring 108 Runs while only allowing 71. The Buccos clinched their third consecutive league title just edging out the Blue Coats with a record of 20-5-3, scoring 123 Runs while allowing only 61. This series will match the only two teams in the league who allowed less than 100 Runs this year.
Head to Head By The Numbers:
These two teams split their regular season series 2 games to 2 with the Blue Coats winning games 1 and 3 by scores of 6-1 and 3-2, while the Buccos took games 2 and 4 by scores of 2-0 and 3-0. These two teams are really close in every facet of the game. The Blue Coats concluded the regular season with a Team Batting Average of .294 and a Team ERA of 2.42. The Buccos finished with a Team Batting Average of .299 and a Team ERA of 1.29. Both of these teams have relied on dominant pitching and defense coupled with a balanced offensive attack to bring them to the Championship Series.
Players to Watch:
Both of these teams are loaded with talent comprised of current and former college players from the JUCO to Division I Levels. There are also former Minor League players who will appear in this series.
Athlete's Edge Buccos:
Ryan Mattes - Record: 7-2, 65.1 IP, .54 ERA, 74K, 14BB
Nick McCulley - Record: 6-0, 47 IP, .60 ERA, 48K, 12BB
Joe Burton - .435 BA, 21 Runs, 5 HR, 25 RBI
Julian Kurych - .383 BA, 20 Runs, 23 Hits, 6-2B
College & Ex-Pro Players:
Ryan Mattes - Campbelll Univ/ KC Royals
Nick McCully - Coastal Carolina/Chicago White Sox
Chad Jenkins - Coastal Carolina/Washington Nationals
RT Plumsky - Cecil College/Philadelphia Phillies
Current or Recent College Players:
Julian Kurych - WILMU
Joe Burton - Harford (Spring 2016)
Zach Rumford - WILMU
Jay Kluka - WILMU
Delaware Blue Coats:
Relies on entire pitching staff of:
Matt Anderson, Ridge Herman, Zach Cooney, Dennis Massari and KT Thomas
Mike Alexander - .459 BA, 15 Runs. 28 Hits, 5-2B. 1-3B, 10 RBI, 6 BB, 0-K, 11 SB
DJ Miller - .409 BA, 11 Runs, 27 Hits, 7-2B, 1-3B, 24 RBI, 4 BB, 8-K
Chris Doherty - 405 BA, 7 Runs, 15 Hits, 2-2B,
Pete Faverio - .383 BA, 23 Hits, 3-2B,
Dom Wyshinski - .375 BA, 15 Hits, 4-2B, 1 HR, 10 RBI
Matt Anderson - Neumann
Ridge Herman - Cumberland
Zach Cooney - DelState
KT Thomas - DelState
Mike Alexander - DelState (2014)
DJ Miller - DelState (2014)
Jake Bartlett - DelState
Chris Doherty - Cecil College
Jordy Santak - Francis Marion
BEST OF 7 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IS SET!!!!!
The 2015 Best of 7 Championship Series is set with the #1 & #2 Seeds ready to go. The Athletes Edge BUCCOS will host the Delaware Blue Coats at Eder Park on Monday night August 17th. Game time is 7:30pm.
The Blue Coats clinched the Best of 5 Semi Final Series on FFiday night, taking Game #4 by a score of 2-0. It was another classic pitchers duel with Home Mattress veteran Clint Kuhl taking the mound determined to force a Game #5 and Blue Coats hurler, Zach Cooney determined to clinch the Series now. Both pitchers were able to keep any players from crossing home plate until the top of the 6th inning when DJ Miller came to bat for the Blue Coats. The Blue Coats had the top of their lineup due to bat. Clint Kuhl was able to get the first two batters, Jared Santak and Zach Gemberling to ground out 4-3 & 1-3. The #3 batter, Dom Wyshinski was determined to get on base any way he could. After working the count full and fouling of three pitches, he was able to draw a walk and was able to steal 2B. Next at bat was Chris Doherty who also worked the count full and drew a walk. Then it was DJ Miller's turn and the bBlue Coats dugout couldn't help but think back to two nights before when they were down 3-2 and their last at bat in the top of the 7th inning. With the bases loaded and the count at 2-1, Miller laced what turned out to be, a game winning Grand Slam over the left center field fence. But would Home Mattress choose to walk Miller or pitch to him was on the minds of the Blue Coats players. The veteran Kuhl, with his gutsy "all in" way of playing the game, chose to pitch to Miller. DJ was looking for that one pitch he cold get his barrel on. With the count at 2-2, he found that pitch and hit a triple to left center which scored Wyshinski and Doherty which turned out to be the runs the Blue Coats needed to clinch the Series.
SEMI FINALS UPDATE!!!!
Congratulations are in order for the Athletes Edge Buccos again this year. The Buccos clinched their Best of 5 Semi Finals Series with a 10-1 win over Damiani Tile Tigers and going 3-0 in the Series. The Buccos took Game #1 by a score of 9-0, Game #2 was 3-0. The Damiani Tile Tigers should also be congratulated for making it to the playoffs in a year that almost saw them withdrawing from the season when 4 of their key players suffered injuries which reduced their roster to a dangerous level. Through the generosity of some of the other Semi Pro teams they were able to battle on as these other teams offered several players to the Tigers which allowed them to play out the season and make it to the Playoffs.
The Buccos can now sit back and wait for the winner of the other Best of 5 Semi Final Series between Home Mattress Center and the Delaware Blue Coats. Home Mattress won Game #1 by a score of 8-2. Game #2 was a pitching duel for most of the way between the Blue Coats Dennis Massari and Home Mattress' JP Black. In the 6th inning, Blue Coats closer, Matt Anderson managed to strike out the first batter then walked the next batter. Skorup came to bat next for Home Mattress and hit a single. The next batter was hit by a pitch which loaded the bases. Mark Forbes came to bat next and was also hit by a pitch allowing Home Mattress to go up 3-2. Anderson was able to get Clint Kuhl to hit into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning. The Blue Coats last chance came in the top of the 7th with their 9, 1, & 2 batters due up Jan Parson woked the count full and after fouling off two pitches was able to draw a walk. Jared Santak came up next and hit a little pop up that fell in between the catcher, third baseman and the pitcher. With a quick reaction, pitcher JP Black was able to fire the ball to 2B and get the runner who was half way waiting to see if the pop up was caught. At this point Home Mattress made a pitching change to DiSabatino who after going to a full count managed to strike out the batter. Chris Doherty managed to work the count full and drew a walk which loaded the bases. With 2 outs, DJ miller came to bat hoping to get a base hit or draw a walk to tie the game but with a 2-1 count Miller laced a Grand Slam over the left centerfield fence to put the Blue Coats up 6-3. Home Mattress came to bat in the bottom of the 7th with their 2, 3 & 4 batters due up. Matt Anderson got the first batter to ground out 6-3. The next batter drew a walk. Matt Armour came to bat next and jumped on the first pitch from Anderson but it was a short pop up to Blue Coats third baseman Alex Zweir who made the catch and quickly threw to 1B catching the runner before he could get back and secured the win for the Blue Coats.
Game 3 was played on Thursday night at Banning Park with Ridge Herman pitching for the Blue Coats and Matt Armour pitching for Home Mattress. After throwing 3 scoreless innings for Home Mattress Matt Armour gave up 2 singles and 2 doubles in the fourth with all 4 baserunners scoring. DJ Miller came up big for the Blue Coats again with 2 RBI's off his double, Dom Wyshinski managed an RBI with a SAC Fly to RF and Jake Bartlett had the other RBI off of a 6-3 groundout. Ridge Herman pitched a full game, only giving up 1 ER, 5 Hits, 2 BB and 8 K's. Jeff Skorup had the sole RBI for Home Mattress after Rick Brutchey lead off the inning with a double and Skorup bringing him in with a double of his own. the Final Score was Blue Coats - 4 Home Mattress - 1 Blue Coats now lead the Series 2 games to 1
Home Mattress and the Blue Coats will play Friday night 7:00pm at Banning Park. Home Mattress is hoping to tie the Series at 2 games apiece and the Blue Coats are hoping to get the win and clinch the Series. This should be a good one. Come out and enjoy the game.
2015 SEMI FINAL PLAYOFFS ARE SET
The 2015 Delaware Semi Pro League Playoffs will commence on Monday, August 10th with the #1 Seed and Regular Season Champions Athlete's Edge Buccos facing off against the #4 Seed Damiani Tile Tigers at Eder Park in Elkton, Maryland at 7:00pm. In the other Semi Final Series, the #2 Seed Delaware Blue Coats will face off against the #3 Seed Home Mattress Center, 7:00pm at Banning Park. This Semi Final Series will be a Best of 5 Series with the winner advancing to the Best of 7 Championship Series against the winner of the other Semi Final Series.
ADDRESSES TO USE FOR GPS:
EDER PARK - 149 HOWARD STREET, ELKTON, MARYLAND
BANNING PARK - 112 MIDDLEBORO ROAD, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - Once you turn onto Middleboro Road, look for
the park entrance on your RIGHT
ATHLETE'S EDGE BUCCOS DO IT AGAIN!!!!
. Congratulations are in order for the Athlete's Edge Buccos for clinching the Regular Season Championship once again by beating the Damani Tile Tigers 2-0 Tuesday night and securing the #1 Seed for the Playoffs. Weather permitting the Playoffs will start on Monday, August 10th with the Buccos facing the #4 Seed and the #2 Seed, Delaware Blue Coats facing the #3 Seed, Home Mattress Center.The Damiani Tile Tigers are currently the #4 Seed but a win tonight by Duffie's Tavern can force a one game elimination between them and Damiani Tile for that last Playoff spot.
In other news, the Delaware Semi Pro League is in discussions to make this League better for the 2016 Season. The team managers are talking about the possibility of adjusting the number games in the season, the number of games played per week, the option of one weekend game per team and having the entire schedule posted by early March. All of this in an effort to complete the Regular Season and the Playoffs before the college players have to return to their school teams for Fall Ball around August 12th to the 14th. The ideal situation would be to conclude the season prior to the playoffs of the Bridgeton Tournament which in the past has placed an undue hardship on team rosters. The League would also like to institute a Mandatory All-Star game to be played at a premier field like the Wilmington Blue Rocks Stadium. Stay tuned for some exciting times ahead for the Delaware Semi Pro League which may even find a new name next year.
2015 SEASON OPENING DAY IS MONDAY, MAY 18TH
DAMIANI TILE TIGERS 2015 TRYOUTS
Damiani Tile has tryouts scheduled for April 19, 26 and May 3rd from 4:00 to 6:00pm at DelCastle Recreation Center. If you do well at the first tryout, you may be invited back for the second and third tryout.
THE 7 GAME CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BEGINS ON MONDAY, 8/25
The Best of 7 Championship Series will begin on Monday, 8/25, 7:00pm at Eder Park in ELKTON, Maryland. You can enter Howard Street, ELKTON, Maryland 21921 into your GPS
BLUE COATS MOVE ON TO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
After being down 7-3 in the bottom of the 7th inning the Delaware Blue Coats scored 4 runs to tie it up. Duffie's threatened again in the top of the 8th with 2 men on and their best bat, Troy Ceiber up. Ceiber managed to foul off 2 pitches and worked the count full but Blue Coats Closer, Dan Galati managed to strike him out for the third out.
With the top of their lineup due to bat, the Blue Coats Zach Cooney got a single and managed to steal 2B. Chris Rivera unsuccessfully tried to bunt Cooney over and struck out. Mike Alexander who hit a 2 Run Homer in the 1st inning came to bat next. After getting one strike on Mike, Duffie's decided to intentionally walk him for the second time in the game. With runners on 1st & 2B Alex Zweir came to bat and after working the count full hit a ball to RF scoring the winning run, Zach Cooney.
Shout-out to Blue Coats pitcher Matt Anderson who continued to pitch his heart out after the Blue Coats infield committed 4 errors in the 1st inning allowing Duffie's to score 3 runs and to Blue Coats Closer, Dan Galati who helped to bring it home. Special shout-out goes to the Blue Coats players who refused to give up.
Congratulations are also in order to Duffie's who despite having to forfeit Game 3 due to a lack of players because of the Bridgeton Tournament, still managed to tie the Series at 2 games each with an awesome performance by Frank Samluk on the mound in Game 4.
Also to be commended is Bobby Kunz who pitched 7 1/3 great innings and left the game with a 7-3 lead.
The Blue Coats will next play Promotion Zone Buccos in the 7 Game Championship Series.
DUFFIE'S FORCES A GAME 5 WITH 8-1 WIN OVER BLUE COATS
The last game of the 5 Game Semi Final Series will be played tomorrow night Tuesday, 8/19, 7:15pm at Banning Park. DUFFIE'S @ BLUE COATS
BLUE COATS TAKE 2-1 SERIES LEAD
Next game will BLUE COATS @ DUFFIE'S, Monday 8/18, 7:15pm AT BANNING PARK.
BUCCOS SWEEP, MOVE ON TO FINALS-BLUE COATS TIE SERIES AT 1-1
The Promotion Zone Buccos win 2-1 to sweep CSERT IN THEIR 5 Game Semi Final Series. They will now sit back and wait for the winner of the Blue Coats vs. Duffies Semi Finals which the Blue Coats tied tonight at 1 game each with a 4-3 win. Duffies will visit the Blue Coats tomorrow night in Game 3. Game time will be 7:15pm at Banning Park.
Game 2 Of Semi Finals Is Tonight
Game 2 of the Semi Finals is tonight with
Blue Coats @ Duffie's 7:15pm at Banning Park and Buccos @ CSERT 7:15pm at Eder Park.
Buccos Get The First Win in Their 5 Game Series With CSERT 3-0
Duffie's Takes First Game of 5 Game Series With Blue Coats 4-2
Semi Final Schedule
CSERT @ BUCCOS 7:15pm EDER PARK, ELKTON, MD.
DUFFIE'S @ BLUE COATS 7:15pm. BANNING PARK
BUCCOS @ CSERT 7:15pm EDER PARK, ELKTON, MD
BLUE COATS @ DUFFIE'S 7:15pm BANNING PARK
CSERT @ BUCCOS 7:15pm EDER PARK, ELKTON, MD.
DUFFIE'S @ BLUE COATS 7:15pm BANNING PARK
THIS SCHEDULE WILL BE UPDATED IF NEEDED
Let The Semi Finals Begin
CSERT wins their 3 Game Series with Home Mattress with a 5-3 win at Banning Park.
Duffie's wrapped up their 3 Game Series with Walt's with a 14-1 win at Eder Park.
CSERT & Duffie's will now face the Buccos & Blue Coats in the Semi Final 5 Game Series
starting next Monday, August 11th, 7:15pm at Banning & Eder Parks. Good Luck!!!!!
Home Mattress Ties 3 Game Series At 1-1
Home Mattress ties this 3 Game Series at 1-1. The deciding game will be Thursday night, 7:00pm at Banning Park. The winner will move onto the 5 Game Semi Final Series against the Promotion Zone Buccos.
Buccos Are Season Champs And #1 Seed For Playoffs
HOME MATTRESS - 0
CSERT - 3
CSERT now leads 3 Game Series 1 - 0
WALT'S COLLECTIBLES - 0
DUFFIE'S LIONS - 5
Duffie's now leads 3 Game Series 1 - 0
2nd Round Starts Tonight
The 2nd Round of the Playoffs start tonight with CSERT hosting Home Mattress in a Best of Three Series that starts at 7:00pm at Banning Park.
In the other Best of Three Series, Duffie's Lions will host Walt's Collectibles 7:00pm at Eder Park on Howard Street in Elkton, Maryland.
Home Mattress 4 Damiani 1
Home Mattress will now move on in the Playoffs and will face the #4 Seed, CSERT tomorrow night at Banning Park 7:00pm
The Damiani Tile Tigers have now been eliminated and will come back next year to take a shot at a Playoff run again.
Results for the Walt's @ Angels game are being withheld until some issues are worked out as are the results of the Buccos @ Blue Coats game.
Playoffs Start This Week With Two 1 Game Play-In Games
The Delaware Angels will host Walt's Collectibles Monday night, 7:00pm at Eder Park in Maryland. Home Mattress will host Damiani Tile Tigers Monday night, 7:00pm at Banning Park. The winner of each game will move on to the next round and the losers will be eliminated.
The Regular Season Champion should be settled tonight when the Delaware Blue Coats host the Buccos 6:15pm at 18th & Van Buren. The winner of this game will not only become the Regular Season Champion but also earn the #1 Seed for the Playoffs.
Good Luck To All The Teams Playing Tomorrow. COME OUT TO WATCH SOME GOOD BASEBALL
Pitcher's Duel Creates 2 Way Tie for Regular Season 1st Place
When Matt Anderson of the Blue Coats and Ryan Mattes of the Buccos took their respective places on the mound at 18th and Van Buren tonight little did they know that they were about to deliver an exciting game of baseball for all the fans and players who attended. When the Buccos came to bat in the top of the first, their goal was to win this game and with it the Regular Season Championship. Blue Coats pitcher, Matt Anderson had something else in mind. He retired the side with 2 groundouts and a strikeout. The Blue Coats came up in the bottom of the 1st inning and Buccos pitcher Ryan Mattes quickly got to two outs with a groundout and a strikeout. The next batter, Mike Alexander hit the first pitch for a line drive to the outfield and a single. He then proceeded to steal 2B with Alex Zweir at bat. With a 1-1 count, Zweir also hit a line drive single which scored Mike Alexander. Although the Blue Coats managed two more hits the rest of the way, Mattes proved too strong by finishing the game with 0 BB and 11 K's. Although the Buccos threatened in the 2nd, 4th and 6th innings Matt Anderson managed to throw a No Hit, Shutout creating a two-way tie for 1st Place and the Season Championship. The Blue Coats managed to take the 4 game season series against the Buccos 3 games to 1 but when these two teams meet you can never predict who will win. They will meet one more time next week to determine the Season Champions and who gets the 1 and 2 Seeds in the Playoffs. Be There!!!!
This is The Final Week of The Regular Season
This is the final week of the Delaware Semi Pro Regular Season and for some teams it will be a battle for seeding in the Playoffs. As of right now there is a tie for the #4 Seed between CSERT and Home Mattress and the Angels are right on their heels. The schedule for this week is:
Damiani @ Blue Coats 6:00pm Banning Park
Buccos @ Walt's 6:15pm 18th & Van Buren
Damiani @ Duffies 6:15pm Banning Park
Buccos @ Home Mattress 6:15pm 18th & Van Buren
Angels @ CSERT 6:15pm Piedmont
Duffies @ Damiani 6:15pm 18th & Van Buren
Home Mattress @ Buccos 6:15pm DelRec
CSERT @ Angels 6:15pm Piedmont
Damiani @ Home Mattress 6:15pm Banning Park
Buccos @ Blue Coats 6:15pm 18th & Van Buren
Damiani @ Angels 6:15pm DelRec
2014 All Star Game a Great Success - Blue 12 Gold 3
A light passing shower before the game helped to keep the dust down on the all dirt infield at Banning Park. As the first pitch was being thrown by Jake Rifkin of the All Star Blue Team, the sun broke through the clouds and made it a perfect day for baseball. A combined 11 pitchers from the Blue and Gold teams got the opportunity to show why their respective teams picked them to represent their teams for this All Star Game. The Blue team struck immediately in the 1st inning when with a man on base, Rick Hein of the Buccos hit a blast over the RF fence for a Home Run and a 2-0 lead. Then, in the 3rd inning the Blue Team bats really turned it on and scored 7 more runs and now had a 9-0 lead. In the 4th inning the Gold Team managed to put 2 Runs across the plate but only got one more the rest of the way. In the 8th inning All Star Blue put up 3 more Runs and won the day with a score of 12-3. In all 38 players from the 8 Delaware Semi Pro Teams had the opportunity to be declared All Stars for the 2014 season.
After discussions between the 2 managers each All Star Team chose a player to be named an MVP for the Game.
ALL STAR BLUE MVP - RICK HEIN
ALL STAR GOLD MVP - ALEX RILEY
On behalf of all the Managers of the 8 Semi Pro Teams we would like to extend a big Thank You to all the fans who came out to support the players for this great event.
2014 ALL STAR ROSTERS
ALL STAR BLUE ALL STAR GOLD
#14 James Wilson (BUC) #72 Matt Anderson (DBC)
#21 Jay Kluka (BUC) #99 Bobby Brown (CST)
# 3 Rick Hein (BUC) #19 Vinny Cautillo (DTT)
# 7 Chad Jenkins (BUC) # 5 Nick Damiani (DTT)
#31 Matt Trate (BUC) #34 Jordan Elliot (CST)
#79 Bob Kunz (DUF) #26 Kevin Flanigan (CST)
#39 Corey White (DUF) # 9 Marc Forbes (HM)
#37 Troy Cieben (DUF) #12 Justin Juarez (DTT)
# 5 Bret Smith (DUF) # 3 Ryan Meeks (CST)
#11 Chuck Brooks (DUF) # 5 Brian Novak (HM)
#24 Ethan Szabo (ANG) #70 Bryan Reed (DBC)
#13 Ryan Haas (ANG) #10 Alex Riley (DTT)
#11 Pete Broehl (ANG) #14 Chris "Kiko" Rivera (DBC)
#17 Scotty Davis (ANG) #27 John Schorah (DTT)
#20 DJ Mayers (ANG) # 7 Jeff Skorup (HM)
#14 Chad Harbaugh (WLT) #11 Fielding Wooters (CST)
#11 Evan Hughes (WLT) #51 Alex Zweir (DBC)
#10 Dane Walter (WLT)
#25 Ryan Deshaies (WLT) 3 More Gold Stars To Follow
#32 Brandon Walter (WLT)
Manager: Matt Trate (BUC) Manager: Dan Sanchez (DBC)
Coaches: Jim White (DUF) Coaches: Max Beheler (HM)
Rob Jones (ANG) Kevin Wooters (CST)
Brent Treml (ANG) Andy Damiani (DTT)
ALL STAR GAME RETURNS TO DELAWARE SEMI PRO LEAGUE
Thanks to the tenacious lobbying efforts of Buccos Manager Matt Trate, the All Star game will return this coming Saturday, July 26th, 2:00pm at Banning Park. Teams will be formed based on the Standings as of Sunday, July 20th. The 1st, 3rd, 5th & 7th place teams will form one team under the Management of the Promotion Zone Buccos Manager, Matt Trate. The other team will be made up of the 2nd, 4th, 6th & 8th Place Teams and will be under the Management of the Delaware Blue Coats Owner/Manager, Dan Sanchez. The managers of the 1, 3, 5 & 7th place teams will send a selection of five players to Mgr. Matt Trate and the managers of the 2, 4, 6 & 8th place teams will send their 5 selections to Mgr. Dan Sanchez. Managers have the option of sending 1 pitcher and four position players or 2 pitchers and 3 position players. This will be a 9 inning game and players will get up to 2 innings of play each. Managers please send the players legible full name, position and jersey number. Players will wear the hat and jersey of the team they come from.
Friends, family and fans are encouraged to attend and can bring food that can be cooked on the grills in the park or possibly at the Pavillion and drinks to quench thirst.
OPEN ALCOHOL CONTAINERS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT BANNING PARK
As soon as we receive the names of the players that will participate in this All Star Game, I will post the Team Rosters on this web site.
Manager's Meeting Sunday, July 20th @ 8:00pm
A Delaware Semi Pro League meeting will be held on 7/20 at the home of League President, Max Beheler at 8:00pm. Some issues to be discussed will be, a final decision on an All Star Game for this year and what to do about the remaining Tie Games and Rainouts.
Weather Wreaking Havoc
As the Delaware Semi Pro regular season is winding down, the weather is making it difficult to get all of our games in. On Monday, July 14th several games got underway but none were able to get the required 5 innings in to make the games official. Today, Tuesday, July 15th the scheduled teams were able to cancel their games before they even got started. Now it falls on the shoulders of League President, Max Beheler to attempt the unenviable task of trying to get these rainouts rescheduled. Most teams have about 8 games remaining to complete their 2014 regular season schedules. Every effort is being made to accomplish this and complete our Playoffs and Championship Series before August 14th when some players will be reporting back to their college teams.
The Damiani Tile Tigers will hold tryouts on April 13th, 20th, & 27th from 4:30-6:30pm at the DelCastle Recreational Complex.
DUFFIES WIN IN GAME 5 SLUGFEST
DUFFIES LIONS VS. NEWARK BUCCOS IN FINALS
The Newark Buccos will host Duffies Lions in a best of 5 finals series starting Monday August 19th at Banning Park.
All games to be played at Banning Park start at 7:00pm
With all the rain this year the playoffs format has changed somewhat. Gone are the best of 5 and 7 series. This year the first round will be a best of 3 series with the finals a best of 5 series:
Playoffs open up Tuesday August 13th with Duffies hosting Home Mattress Center and Newark Buccos hosting Walter's Collectibles.
All games will be played at Banning Park.
Best of luck to all teams!!
THE NEW "OFFICIAL" HOME PAGE OF THE DELAWARE SEMI PRO LEAGUE
As the Delaware Semi Pro League begins its 72nd year, we are proud to introduce you to the "Only Official Home Page" of our league. Over the next few weeks we will endeavor to make this the most informative and up to date resource for the Delaware Semi Pro League. Each team manager will have access to his own teams pages where they can enter rosters, news and contact information. We ask you to please bear with us as we try to bring you the most up to date information available.
The 2013 season will commence on or about May 20th with 8 teams. "PLAY BALL"
The Delaware Semi Pro League welcomes two teams this year, C Sert under Manager Kevin Wooters and the Delaware Angels under Manager Bob Jones
"ALWAYS CHECK THE BULLETIN BOARD FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND SCHEDULE"
2012 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS - HOME MATTRESS
2012 SEASON CHAMPS - DUFFIE'S LIONS
2013 DELAWARE SEMI PRO SEASON OPENING DAY
The 2013 Delaware Semi Pro Season opens tonight with Duffie's Lions hosting Damiani Tile Tigers at 18th & Van Buren. First pitch is a scheduled for 6:15pm. COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE LEAGUE.