Deltas sweep Cannons; face Cardinals Saturday
|Rob Shermer (Middlesex) makes a leaping grab before tagging out a runner at 1st base on Saturday. Shermer went 4-for-5 on the weekend, including a home run and double, and scored 3 runs. (Photo by Stephen Blue)|
by Stephen Blue
The Deltaville Deltas out-pitched and out-hit the York Cannons last weekend, winning both Saturday night’s home matchup and Sunday’s away game by identical scores of 7-2.
With the wins, Deltaville moved to 3-0 on the young season, while the Cannons fell to 1-3.
This weekend, the Deltas take on the defending league champion Newport News Cardinals. The Cardinals (2-0) host the Deltas on Friday night in Newport News. On Saturday night, the Deltas host the Cardinals at Deltaville Ballpark, with first pitch at 7:30 p.m.
The Deltas took advantage of 12 walks, converting half of the free passes into runs. Deltaville scored in 3 of the first 4 innings, and after the Cannons scored a run in both the 4th and 5th innings, the Deltas were not seriously threatened the rest of the game.
The Cannons scored a pair of runs in the 7th, but Shermer hit a solo home run for insurance in the top of the 9th to seal the win.
Johnson notched his first pitching victory of the season, and Smiley Smith pitched the final 3 innings to earn the save. In addition to the home runs from Crump and Shermer, Colby Wiggins and Light helped lead the offense on 3-for-5 hitting.
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