Post 28 goes to 6-4 after splitting with Delvets

The Post 28 Legion Warriors cut down Dover Post 2 on June 23, and Delvets in one of two games of a June 25 doubleheader, to improve their record to 6-4 on the season.

Pitcher James Davis secured his second victory of the season by pitching a complete game on his way to 5-3 victory over Dover Post 2. Davis scattered seven hits over as many innings, and struck and walked two. He allowed two runs but neither was earned.

“James isn’t overpowering. He only throws two pitches, but he throws down in the strike zone and can throw his curve for a strike,” said Head Coach Mearl Layton.

Right-fielder Jerry Meiklejohn and first-baseman Kevin Van Vorst each belted two hits apiece, with Vorst getting the better of the two and hitting two doubles. Vorst has heated up as of late and has broken out of an early-season slump.

“Kevin has pulled himself out of a slump by hitting a bunch of doubles,” said Layton.

Vorst now leads the team with five doubles this season, after a 3-5 start, with two doubles and a triple in the doubleheader against Delvets.

The Warriors traveled to Wilmington to play Delvets at Concord High School on June 25. Jake Lee toed the rubber in the first game for his second start of the season.

Lee got roughed up in his five innings of work, giving up six runs (four of which were earned) on seven hits and walking three batters. Lee (0-2) was only able to muster three strikeouts, which may be due to his location of his fastball.

“Jake can throw the ball hard (86-87 mph) but he throws it pretty straight,” said Layton. “We’re working with him to add some pitches.” The Warriors offensive woes ceased in the second game of the double header, as they went on to defeat Delvets 14-7.

Leadoff hitter Justin Collins went 1-4 with a solo homerun for two, a walk and two stolen bases. Jensen effectively worked the counts to draw three walks, and stole one base on his way to score four runs.

Jake Lee chipped in with a team-high three RBI’s. Vance Collins also had three walks and Vorst knocked in a couple of runs to further push the lead out of reach.

The Warriors first five hitters accounted for 12 of their 14 runs, which was more than enough cushion for starting pitcher Zac Spece and reliever Zach Spudis.

Spece (3-0-1) worked five innings, and gave up eight hits and six runs — five of which were earned — but only allowed two walks and strikeouts.

Spudis came into the game to work the last two innings and he worked it to perfection. He earned his fifth save while giving up only two hits and striking out four batters.

Post 28 will host R.C. Dupont on July 2 for a noon doubleheader. Newark and Sussex West will travel to Indian River on July 3 and July 5 for noon and 6 p.m. starting times.

The Warriors travel to Post 64 and Georgetown on July 6 and 7, both for 6 p.m. game times.