St. Georges was knocked out of the DIAA Baseball State Tournament on Monday, falling to no. 19 Wilmington Christian 2-1.
Under unusual circumstances, Monday’s game was moved from St. Georges to Wilmington Christian due to field conditions, even though the Hawks came into the match up with the higher seed (14).
The Warriors out-dueled the Hawks in a pitching battle to advance to the next round of the state tournament. Wilmington Christian’s Luke Rettig threw a one-hitter, striking out nine, to earn the victory on the mound. Meanwhile, his counterpart on the bump, Sean Bradley, went five-strong innings for St. Georges Tech.
Despite being kept to just one hit, the Hawks took an early lead on Monday when Jordan Marucci scored on an in-field single by Riley Klepacki to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead after two innings.
St. Georges Tech would continue to hold their 1-0 advantage through five-innings until the Warrior bats came to life in the bottom-half of the sixth inning. Back-to-back doubles in the inning by Nate and Jack Hardcastle drove in the tying and go-ahead runs to help send Wilmington Christian to the second round where they’ll take on no. 3 Caravel Academy on Tuesday.