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2018-07-11 / Sports

Post 190 Patriots Swept in Doubleheader Despite No-Hitter

By Tom Coddington


HERE IT COMES — Delhi’s Logan Nealis, a relief pitcher in the second game of the doubleheader gets ready to deliver a pitch. Worcester had multiple hits and won, 9-0. T.W. Coddington/The Reporter HERE IT COMES — Delhi’s Logan Nealis, a relief pitcher in the second game of the doubleheader gets ready to deliver a pitch. Worcester had multiple hits and won, 9-0. T.W. Coddington/The Reporter DELHI — The Delhi team in the Otsenango PONY League, sponsored by American Legion Post 190, almost earned its first win of the season in the first of two games against Worcester on July 3. In the first game, when the Patriots played as the visiting team due to an earlier rainout, pitcher Luke Branigan did not allow a hit.

He set down the first seven batters in the game, but then walked the next two, and because of passed balls and other throwing errors, both scored. In the Patriots’ second inning, Preston VanWie doubled, and he singled in the fourth inning for the only hits of the game.

VanWie started on the mound in the second game and set down the first three batters in order. In the bottom of the first with one out, Branigan and VanWie walked, but the Worcester defense clamped down and they could advance. In the second inning, the visitors got two runs after a walk and a hit batsman, with the runners scoring on a passed ball and an error.


HEADING FOR SECOND — Delhi’s Preston VanWie races to second after hitting a double into the outfield in the second inning of last Tuesday’s doubleheader against Worcester. The Patriots’ pitcher, Luke Branigan, threw a no-hitter, but lost, 2-0. T.W. Coddington/The Reporter HEADING FOR SECOND — Delhi’s Preston VanWie races to second after hitting a double into the outfield in the second inning of last Tuesday’s doubleheader against Worcester. The Patriots’ pitcher, Luke Branigan, threw a no-hitter, but lost, 2-0. T.W. Coddington/The Reporter The third inning saw Worcester plating five runs on five hits, a hit batsman and errors. In the fourth frame the visitors got two runs on two errors and two singles. The Patriots got a single from Branigan in the fifth inning, but could not score.

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