Clubhouse talk -Week 2 baseball top 10

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William Penn baseball John Grybowski thorws a pitch during a game, photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Another week of baseball and another week of uncooperative weather. Had some rainouts last week as well as some games played in tornado like winds well for baseball it seemed like tornadoes with dirt funnels cutting through infields. However there were some good games played between some of our top teams. 


No. 1 DMA has yet to take the field this season. Cape, Sussex Tech, Sussex Central, Saint Mark’s, and Sanford are all still undefeated. We had two top ten games last week as Caravel defeated Salesianum and William Penn defeated St Georges. 


This we have some more top ten matchups that could shake up our top ten rankings.Let’s take a look at weeks’ top ten rankings.


No. 1 Delaware Military Seahawks (DMA) the defending state champs were idle again this week.They will take the field for the first time this Thursday as they host Conrad, a rematch from last year’s state championship which will be live streamed on our channel. Then they travel to play Caesar Rodney on Saturday at noon. We will see how DMA handles their first couple games to remain at No. 1. 


No. 2 Cape Henlopen added another win last week and their second consecutive shutout. They blanked Caesar Rodney by a score of 7-0. Transfer Brad Marks got his second win for the Vikings. Cape will host Dover this Thursday and Appoquinimink on Saturday.

Let’s see how the week shakes up for them. 

No. 3 The Caravel Buccaneers got a big win last week as they hosted No. 8 Salesianum. Ace pitcher Tim Tyler pitched a gem for the Buccaneers going five and two thirds innings allowing one run on two hits in the victory. Caravel travels to Laurel on Tuesday, then hosts Shipley School (PA) on Saturday. 

No. 4 Sussex Central Golden Knights defeated Laurel last week with a 10-0 score. Joaquin Rodriguez got his second win of the season for the Golden Knights while the offense continued to stay hot.  Central has three games this week. They host Appoquinimink Monday, Milford Thursday and No. 8 Salesianum on Saturday. They aren’t going to get much rest from their starters this week so we will see how they handle this tough schedule. 

No. 5 Sussex Tech Ravens defeated Lake Forest 5-1 to continue their winning streak and improve to 3-0. This week they host Smyrna on Thursday then they play Queen Anne’s County (MD) on Saturday. This week shouldn’t be too much of a problem for the Ravens and should prevail in both games.

No. 6 The Sanford Warriors went 3-0 in the first week of play, but they were idle last week. They have three games this week and will host all three teams. St Elizabeths on Tuesday, Tower Hill on Thursday, and Brandywine on Saturday. Having all three games at home is an advantage for the Warriors this week. Lets see how they defend their home field. 


No. 7 The Saint Mark’s Spartans won their only game last week as they defeated St Elizabeths 6-1 at home. This week they will hit the road for three straight games. They travel to Archmere on Tuesday, Appoquinimink on Thursday, and Delmar on Saturday. This is a tough week for the Spartans being on the road for three games. It’s a good test for them.

No. 8 William Penn Colonials beat No. 10 St Georges in a high scoring affair ast week. They  

Won by a 12-10 score in which they totaled 13 hits in the game. In two games this season they have put up 34 runs. This week they will host the Charter School of Wilmington on Tuesday, their only game of the week.


No. 9 The Salesianum Sals suffered a tough loss to No. 3 Caravel last week. They did get good pitching out of their ace John Rossi, but the bats were stymied in the loss. They only had two hits in the game. They will need the bats to come alive this week as they have a tough week of games. They will host Conrad on Tuesday and Middletown on Thursday. They then travel to No. 4 Sussex Central on Saturday. A very tough week of games for the Sals.


 No. 10 St Georges Hawks fell to No. 8 William Penn in a high scoring affair last week 12-10, but did get a win against Appoquinimink 4-3. The Hawks showed that they can battle with top ten teams defeating Conrad last week and battling with William Penn this week. The Haws only have one game this week as they travel to Dover on Saturday.


There are a few top ten matchups this week, but the weather does not look good for the week. Rain is the forecast Monday through Thursday with highs around 50. More northeast weather this week, let’s hope the baseball gods can give us a break and get some games in regardless of the forecasts.


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