Delaware, Washington DC advance in Mid-Atlantic Regional play

Published on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 20:04
Written by TYLER HETU


Mid-Atlantic Regional play resumed Tuesday with Delaware and New York facing off in the morning time slot while Washington, DC and Maryland played the mid-afternoon contest.

Delaware won its first game of the tournament after dropping the opener, rolling past Colonie Little League of New York 7-0. Capitol City Little League of Washington DC scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth to walk it off against Maryland’s Montgomery County Little League.

For Delaware, it was a four inning effort from pitcher Brody Flemming. His four innings saw him get 13 first-pitch strikes before giving way to reliever Aiden Collie.

Collie didn’t allow a baserunner in 1 2/3 innings of work. In total, New York only had three hits to Delaware’s eight.

Leading the game in hits was Matthew Rice, who had three. He was the only player to have a multi-hit night.

Collie walked twice at the plate while Rice and Carter Schurman each drove in two runs.

For New York, Tyler Bitka and Carer Epting each had two punchouts on the bump.

Washington DC’s day ended with four hits and one run scored. A passed ball scored Walker Alexander to end the game and move DC on to the next game.

Maury Branch IV had two hits, the high in the game for DC. Maryland’s only hits came from Logan Rayment Cruz, Matt Rosner, Steven Mah and Ben Brown.

Cameron Bates struck out eight in 5 1/3 innings for DC, allowing three of Maryland’s four hits.

The next game for the Mid-Atlantic Regional will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Bristol between Delaware and Washington DC.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 20:04. Updated: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 20:07.