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Deltas split opening playoff games, advance in tournament

Deltas catcher Holden Sandridge tags a runner out at the plate in Sunday’s game against Tappahannock. Photo by Stephen Blue

by Stephen Blue

The Deltaville Deltas ran into a wall in the opening round of the Richmond NABA playoffs this past weekend, but rebounded to advance as one of the final three teams and remain in contention for their second consecutive league playoff championship. The top-seeded Deltas fell to the #4 seed Tappahannock in their opening game by the score of 3-1, but rebounded in the elimination bracket of the double-elimination tournament, defeating the #3 seed Richmond Mets by the score of 7-4 Monday.

Deltaville awaited the loser of the winners bracket game between #3 Tappahannock and #2 seed Richmond Team Woody, which was played Tuesday night. The winner of the Tappahannock-Richmond game will advance to this Saturday’s championship, while the loser of that game squared off against the Deltas on Wednesday night for the opportunity to play in the championship on Saturday.

Results for those games were not available at press time. Updates on scores, schedules, and game times will be posted on the Deltas’ Facebook page,, and the team website,

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newsstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 08.08.2018

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