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Middletown Transcript
  • Middletown Post 25 falls to Stahl Post in American Legion playoff contest

  • Stahl Post defeated Middletown Post 25 by the score of 5-0 Tuesday night in the semifinal round of the American Legion baseball playoffs.
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  • The top two teams in the Delaware American Legion Baseball squared off Tuesday evening in the semi-final round of the league’s state tournament at Shutte Park in Dover.
    Top-ranked Stahl Post came away with a 5-0 victory over second-ranked Middletown Post 25 in a well-played and well-pitched playoff contest.
    Stahl Post now moves into the championship round, while Post 25 must win another semi-final game for the right to challenge Stahl for the Legion crown in a title game.
    Stahl scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning off Post 25 starter Tommy Spagnolo.
    The Middletown-area team had difficulty all night with Stahl starter Brandon Walter.
    In the third inning, Stahl scored three more times off of Spagnolo to build a 5-0 lead.
    In the meantime, Post 25 managed only three hits off Walter during the entire game.
    Post 25’s General Manager Ed Coleprete said the team played well, but couldn’t handle Stahl’s pitching,
    “And it was a tough loss, because we could have moved directly into the championship round if we had been successful tonight.”
    Middletown Post 25 entered the game with a 2-0 record, having defeated Durney Post 27 19-3 on the first day of the tournament and then beat Fox Post 2 11-4 on the second day. Stahl defeated Delvets Post 1 to advance to the semi-final round.
    The seven-team, double elimination tournament is being played by the National American Legion baseball rules
    The winner of the tournament will then move on to play in the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Regionals to be held the week of August 7-11 at Campbell’s Field in Brooklawn, New Jersey.
    Boxscore:
     
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    R
    H
    E
    Post 25 Middletown
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    3
    0
    Stahl Post 30
    0
    2
    3
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    x
    5
    6
    0
    Pitching: P25:  Spagnolo, Modica (8) and Zwier
    Page 2 of 2 - Stahl: Walter and Joines
    WP: Walter LP: Spagnolo

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