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World Series, Here We Come!

August 12, 2018

For the first time in 42 years, Delaware will be represented at the American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC!

World Series schedule:

Thursday 8/16 vs. Central Plains (Dubuque County, IA Post 308), 10am, ESPN3

Friday 8/17 vs. Mid-South (Gonzales, PA Post 81), 4pm, ESPN3

Sunday 8/19 vs. Northeast (Braintree, MA Post 86), 1pm, ESPNU

Monday 8/20 - Semifinals, 4pm or 7pm, ESPNU

Tuesday 8/21 - National Championship, 7pm, ESPNU

 

Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship (Day 5):

Post 1 - 10, Leesburg, VA - 0 (5 innings)

Avenging last season's crushing defeat in Regionals, Post 1 defeated host Leesburg, VA 10-0 to advance to the program's first ever World Series appearance.  Chris Ludman threw a complete game 1-hit shutout, striking out 4.  Jack Dubecq put the game away with a 4th inning grand-slam, capping off a 6 run inning. Nate Thomas was 4 for 4 and Eric Ludman added 2 RBIs. 

Photos: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOaGAFSeuIOYOvilA9-MurK5sqquygpESlxXFcZtjPPXJ0ZKDtD888QAuW-itEihg?key=UTFtZFBNRERVZEE0MmpDc3YxeFVFU2plN3B2ei1B

 

Delaware Online article: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/baseball/2018/08/12/delaware-champ-post-one-reaches-american-legion-world-series/973184002/

 

WDEL article: https://www.wdel.com/news/de-post-records-shutout-to-earn-spot-in-american-legion/article_dca54556-9e9a-11e8-9145-27d5bd6935e5.html

 

BlueHens.com - https://bluehens.com/news/2018/8/13/baseball-trio-of-blue-hens-reach-american-legion-world-series.aspx

 

Day 4: 

Souderton, PA - 10, Post 1 - 9

 

Day 3:

Post 1 - 2, Broad St. Park NJ - 1

Justin Tomovich was masterful on the mound, striking out 8 and allowing only 3 hits and 1 run (a solo homer in the top of the 6th) to earn the victory.  Jack Dubecq played the hero, breaking a 1-1 tie with a 2 out solo homer to left in the bottom of the 6th, before earning the 1 out save in the top of the 7th.  Marshall Awtry scored the game's first run after singling, stealing 2nd, and scoring on Jon Golebiowski's RBI double.  Post 1 will take on Souderton, PA Saturday at 3:30pm to determine if they need to be beaten once or twice in the championship Sunday.

 

Delaware Online article: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/baseball/2018/08/11/post-one-reaches-mid-atlantic-finals-american-legion-baseball/966313002/

 

WDEL article: https://www.wdel.com/news/tomovich-throws--hitter-as-de-post-clinches-spot-in/article_2e81344a-9d09-11e8-bfe0-cbb17c499d99.html

 

Day 2:

Post 1 - 9, Severna Park MD - 7

Nate Thomas blasted a 3 run homer to cap a 7 run bottom of the 6th inning, and allow Post 1 to defeat Severna Park, MD 9-7 in an emotional game.

Delaware Online article: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/baseball/2018/08/10/post-one-rallies-win-american-legion-mid-atlantic-regionals/961538002/

 

WDEL Article:https://www.wdel.com/news/thomas-blast-helps-delaware-stay-unbeaten-at-american-legion-baseball/article_4ff1ac70-9c4d-11e8-b207-17ecc6fd8aa1.html

 

Day 1:

Post 1 - 1, Rockland NY - 0

Chris Ludman pitched a gem, throwing 5 perfect innings to start before back to back infield singles to begin the 6th ended his no-hit bid. However, Eric Ludman bailed out his brother by catching a popped-up bunt and doubling up the runner at 2nd to end the threat. Jack Dubecq reached base with a single in the bottom of the 7th, before a booted ball put in play by Jacob Meisel allowed Post 1 to walk off with the opening round victory in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals. Ryan Bradigan picked up the win in relief, and Matt Poma added 2 hits for Post 1. Post 1 will play Severna Park, MD Thursday night.

Delaware Online article: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/baseball/2018/08/08/post-one-wins-american-legion-mid-atlantic-regional-opener-1-0/938333002/

 

WDEL Article: https://www.wdel.com/sports/walk-off-error-gives-delaware-an-opening-victory-at-american/article_7f289bca-9b76-11e8-b1ef-9fac2ffc509a.html

 


Back to Back State Champions!

July 29, 2018

Delaware Post 1 defeated the Post 10 Generals by a score of 10-1, winning their 2nd consecutive State Championship, and earning the right to represent Delaware in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Leesburg, VA.

 

WDEL article and video hi-lights: https://www.wdel.com/sports/video-post-squad-earns-repeat-trip-to-american-legion-mid/article_98ec8262-93c2-11e8-ba8f-a3f1cef32fe3.html

 

302 Sports youtube (full game): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E14Zkzwsr5Q

 

 

The Donald F. Kimsey Most Valuable Player Award:

Nate Thomas, Delaware Post 1

Most Valuable Pitcher Award:

Matt Danz, Delaware Post 1 (2017 Most Valuable Pitcher as well)

2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Schedule:

 

 2018 North Division trophy presentation:



Back to Back Frederick Wood Bat Tournament Champions!

July 2, 2018

Delaware Post 1 won the Frederick Wood Bat tournament for the 2nd straight year, going 6-0 and defeating Brooklawn,NJ 6-5 in the championship.

Tournament Results:

  • Friday - Defeated Sykesville, MD 6-5
  • Saturday - Defeated Severna Park, MD 11-0
  • Saturday - Defeated Columbia, MD 6-0
  • Sunday - Defeated Mifflin Co, PA 10-2
  • Semifinals - Defeated Cecil, MD 10-5
  • Championship - Defeated Brooklawn, NJ 6-5 (8 innings)


Post 1 Takes Back Veterans Cup!

June 17, 2018

After a 1 year hiatus, Delaware Post 1 took back the Veterans Cup with an 11-0 victory at Frawley Stadium.


New Rules for 2018

American Legion baseball is updating pitch count rules nationwide beginning in 2018:

  • A pitcher can throw a max of 105 pitches in a day (down from 120 in 2017)
  • 1-30 pitches in game requires 0 days rest
  • 31-45 pitches in game requires 1 day rest
  • 46-60 pitches in game requires 2 days rest
  • 61-80 pitches in game requires 3 days rest
  • 81+ pitches in game requires 4 days rest
  • Pitchers may only make two appearances in any three consecutive days. Players will be charged with two appearances if they leave the pitching position and return as a pitcher in the same game.

 

Also new this year:

  • All postseason games (State tournament, Regional tournament, and World Series) will be 7 innings starting in 2018.

 


Good Luck to our current and former players beginning college seasons this month

February 16, 2018

Current Players:

Chris Ludman - University of Delaware

Matt Danz - Wilmington University

Ryan Bradigan - Wilmington University

 

Former Players:

 

Brett Nowell - Wilmington University

 

Brock Nowell - Florida Atlantic University

Chris Kramedas - Washington College

Dan Mersman - USciences

Dan Murphy - Susquehanna University

Jeff Gillis - Goldey Beacom College

Joe Poma - Eastern University

Joey Cautillo - Wilmington University

Luke Wilhelm - Delaware Tech

Matt Schubert - Delaware Tech

Mike Awtry - University of Delaware

Mike Serafin - Coker College

Mike Sorowice - Cairn University

Oliver Campbell - Dartmouth College

 

Post 1 ends season in Leesburg, VA

August 4, 2017

Post 1 ends the 2017 season with a 34-6 record, a state title, a regional berth, and a lot of pride in this season's players and accomplishments.

Thank you to all the new Post 1 alumni.  Good luck in college and in the rest of your baseball careers.  You are always welcome back in the dugout.

  • #2 - Joe Poma  (Eastern University baseball)
  • #8 - Dave Mongeluzi  (University of Delaware)
  • #9 - Luke Wilhelm  (Delaware Tech baseball)
  • #10 - Dan Murphy  (Susquehanna University baseball)
  • #12 - Matt Schubert  (Goldey-Beacom College baseball)
  • #13 - Brock Nowell  (Florida Atlantic University baseball)
  • #14 - Mike Serafin  (Coker College baseball)
  • #17 - Dan Mersman  (University of the Sciences baseball)
  • #21 - Sean Gilardi  (University of Delaware)
  • #24 - Oliver Campbell  (Dartmouth College baseball)

Mid-Atlantic Regionals results:

Day 3: Again Post 1 overcame an early 4-0 deficit, but fell to host Leesburg, VA in 11 innings 9-8.

News Journal article: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/baseball/2017/08/04/post-1-loses-9-8-extra-innings-ousted-mid-atlantic-regionals/541316001/

 

Day 2: Despite overcoming an early 7-0 deficit, Post 1 fell to NJ champion Hopewell Post 339 by a score of 11 - 9.

News Journal article: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/baseball/2017/08/03/post-1-falls-american-legion-mid-atlantic-regionals/538864001/ 

 

Day 1: Delaware Post 1 defeated Albemerle Post 74 (VA state champs) 5-2 on Day 1 of the Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Leesburg, VA.  Matt Danz threw a complete game shutout, striking out 7.  Oliver Campbell had a 2 RBI single.  Michael Cautillo had a double and scored 2 runs.  Mike Serafin also doubled and scored on a Dave Mongeluzi RBI single.

News Journal article: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/baseball/2017/08/02/post-1-opens-american-legion-mid-atlantic-regionals-20th-straight-win/534781001/


2017 STATE CHAMPS!!!

July 28, 2017

Delaware Post 1 won it's first state championship in 17 years on Friday, coming from behind twice to defeat the Post 10 Generals 10-9 at Wilson Field.  

Post 1 will advance to the Mid-Atlantic regionals in Purcellville, VA, which begin Wednesday 8/2.  Post 1 will be taking on Virginia state champ Albemarle Post 74 Wednesday at 4:00pm at Fireman's Field. 

Watch A Replay of the Title Game on 302Sports

Phil Almquist's Story from WDEL Sports
Highlight Video from WDEL

 

Day 1 - Delaware Post 1 defeated 8th seed RC Dupont 19-4

Day 2 - Delaware Post 1 defeated 5th seed Smyrna 8-0

Day 3 - Delaware Post 1 defeated 2nd seed Fox Post 2 10-4 (article: http://delawarestatenews.net/sports/fox-post-2-falls-post-1-american-legion-state-tournament/)

Day 4 - Delaware Post 1 defeated 4th seed Stahl Post 30 13-3 (photos: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipP026gMBM9NmMtTt-f8_5Me89grYsGrasDvQoiVF-J7X3d1VxUMe5q34mByXbMp5w?key=dzRNRWxWdXJvT09Ga0tPd2JZZ0ZnemJGU1dCUnJB)

Day 5 (Championship) - Delaware Post 1 defeated 3rd seed Christiana Post 10 10-9

Tournament Awards:

The Donald F. Kimsey Most Valuable Player Award
Oliver Campbell - Tatnall School - DE Post 1

The State Tournament Most Valuable Pitcher Award
Matt Danz - DMA - DE Post 1

North Division Champs trophy presentation:

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