Deltas rip 61’s; host Cardinals Saturday
|Scott Crump of the Deltas slides safely into home during Sunday’s 14-3 rout of the VBA 61’s. Crump was 3-for-4 in the game with 2 runs and 2 RBIs. (Photo by Stephen Blue)|
by Stephen Blue
The Deltaville Deltas offense pounded out 29 runs in 2 games last weekend as they blew past the VBA 61’s, 15-8 and 14-3.
Deltaville (6-1) inched within a half game of top-seeded Newport News Cardinals (7-1).
The final showdown of the regular season between the top teams is this weekend, starting with a Saturday night home game at Deltaville Ballpark. Saturday’s game starts an hour earlier than usual, at 6:30 p.m.
|Nutzy (above), the mascot of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, will be in Deltaville on Saturday, June 22. Nutzy will be at Deltaville Market, starting at 5 p.m., and will be at the Deltas game between 6 and 7 p.m. Nutzy will throw out the first pitch of the 6:30 p.m. game against the Newport News Cardinals.|
Also on Saturday night, Nutzy, the mascot of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, will throw out the first pitch and be available for pictures between 6-7 p.m.
The Deltas visit Newport News on Sunday, June 23, in a 4 p.m. game at Monfalcone Field in Newport News.
The Deltas built an early 3-0 lead, but the 61’s plated a pair of runs on a defensive error in the 5th inning to climb within a run. The unearned runs were the only blemish on starting pitcher Harley Moore’s outing, as he scattered just 3 hits in 5 innings. Moore struck out 8, and earned the pitching victory.
Deltaville used doubles from Jacob Houston, Brandon Light and Ryan Wiggins to build the early advantage. Two innings later, Houston blasted a bases-loaded grand slam over left field to extend the Deltas lead to 12-1.
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