The Road to the World Series continues with the Regional Tournaments. The 9/10 Delmar boys will be headed to Cranston, Rhode Island and the 11/12 Berlin boys will be playing in Bristol Connecticut.
Delmar will take on New Jersey on Sunday, 8/4 at 10:30am. You can follow their progress and enjoy live scoring by visiting:
Live Scoring: Click Here
Berlin’s first game will be Friday, 8/2 at 5:00pm against East Greenwich LL (New Jersey). Follow them through the Regional Tournament by visiting:
Live Scoring: Click Here
Congratulations to the District 8 Delmar 9/10 Boys for becoming the 2013 Maryland State Champions! Delmar played an outstanding tournament, finishing the tournament undefeated. Solid pitching, defense and hitting were demonstrated during each of their games.
Last night’s game between Delmar and Thurmont was a rematch of an earlier meeting in which Delmar rallied back from behind in the bottom of the 6th inning to upset Thurmont 3-4. Thurmont was looking to hand Delmar its first loss and force a Friday night game when they took to the field last night. Thurmont made this very clear by scoring the first 2 runs of the game in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Delmar answered in the top of the 3rd by putting a run of their own on the board, making the score 2-1. In the top of the fourth inning, 4 more runs were added by the Delmar bats, taking the lead from Thurmont with a score of 5-2.
The game was extremely close from the beginning, and even when Delmar took the lead, it was clear that Thurmont was not giving up. Garrett Mayhew of Thurmont went 2 for 4 with 2 singles forcing Delmar to play top notch defense. Thurmont had fans on both sets of bleachers on the edge of their seats, as they simply refused to give in. Despite playing with tons of heart, Thurmont’s late game rally just wasn’t enough to overcome Delmar, as Delmar took the victory with a score of 8-5. For Delmar, Gabe Rincon went 3 for 3 with 3 singles and Gavin Roystuart went 2 for 2 with a single and double. Delmar’s winning pitcher was Luke Waters.
The next step for Delmar is the Regional Championship being held in Cranston, Rhode Island from August 2nd – 10th. We wish them the best of luck, and know that they will not only represent District 8 well, but also the entire state of Maryland. Way to go guys!
Thank you to ALL of the teams that participated in the 2013 9/10 Maryland State tournament. It was an honor hosting this event, and we hope that players, parents, friends and fans had a fun, positive and memorable experience at the Willards Little League facilities!
Maryland 9/10 State Champions – Delmar
Maryland 9/10 Runner-Up – Thurmont
Congratulations to the Elkton All Stars for their outstanding performance in the Maryland 9/10 State Tournament!
Tomorrow night *could* be the final game in the 9/10 Maryland State Tournament. Thurmont (District 2) will play Delmar (our own District 8 ) tomorrow night at 5:30pm on Field 1. Delmar is undefeated thus far in the tournament, so a win tomorrow night will clinch the championship for them. A loss tomorrow by Delmar will force a rematch on Friday evening. If you haven’t caught a game yet, you won’t want to miss this game tomorrow!
According to NOAA, Willards may have seen roughly 3+ inches of rain yesterday! Those that drove by our fields around mid-day most likely thought that Field 1 was a pond. The entire infield and most of the outfield was underwater.
When the rains stopped, the “ground crew” showed up in force and worked throughout the evening and into the dark to remove the water. Hundreds of gallons of water was pumped off the fields and surrounding areas, greatly improving the conditions. A backhoe was also called in to help clear our drainage ditches and get the water flowing. Field 3 had several hours of tractor work performed to help dry and compact the dirt.
Tournament director Randy Richardson and WLL President Dale White report that the tournament will go on. They feel that Field 3 will be ready for play without delay. Field 1 will be reassessed this morning, as volunteers showed up at sunrise to continue the work of water removal. Team Managers will meet this morning at 11:00am in our conference room to discuss the progress and overall conditions.
Thanks to the many players, family and friends that came out to participate in Family Fun Day. Kids got to cool off on the many water-based inflatables, while parents enjoyed good food, friends, and smiles. The highlight of the afternoon took place on Field 1, where our 2013 players were recognized for their hard work, sportsmanship and teamwork by receiving trophies and cheers from their fans. (If any player did not receive a trophy, please send an email to email@example.com and we will make sure you receive it.)
Also, congratulations the many adults who participated in our Home Run Derby! It too was a great success, and earned money that will go towards our “Field 2 Scoreboard Fund”.
Finally, a BIG thank you goes out to the Powellville Fire Department as well as the many volunteers who pitched in to make it a success!
Willards Little League kicked off our All Star play last night with our Major League team facing Crisfield Little League. Our boys walked off the field full or smiles with a 5-0 victory. Trevor Owens, Nate Cuff, and Jacob Roglitz combined for a 2 hit shut out on the mound. Bobby Culler and Calvin Malone delivered a triple each but the hit of the night was an absolute bomb off the bat of Jakob Brooks, a solo Home Run into the trees in center field. Defensively a 4-2 put out in the first inning from 2nd basemen Ryan Lewis to Catcher Derek Frisch set the tone for our solid defense all night as our guys played error free baseball. The Majors next game is Thursday @6pm against East Wicomico Little League at the East Wicomico Fields.
Minor League Boys start tournament play tonight in Berlin @ 6pm.
Congratulations to every team that participated in this past weekend’s tournament. If you didn’t get a chance to come out, you missed some great baseball!
A big congratulations to Willard’s own Green Machine. Despite narrowly losing their first two games, The Green Machine fought back and won the next two games, securing First Place in the consolation bracket. They played with heart as they battled through fatigue and the heat to beat Choptank by a score of 7-5. Way to go guys!
In addition, congratulations to the top finishers this weekend.
3rd Place – Delmar Blue
2nd Place – Berlin Blue
1st Place – Fruitland Blue
Also, a big thank you to everyone who volunteered their time working in the concession stands, emptying trash cans, umpiring, and raking and lining our fields.