DMA defeats Conrad for DIAA Baseball Championship

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Delaware Miltary Seahawks DMA your 2023 baseball state champions, photo courtesy of DMA Athletic Director Jeremy Jeanne

The Delaware Military Seahawks (DMA) defeated the Conrad Red Wolves Saturday night under the lights of frawley stadium lights. These two teams are super familiar with each other since they are separated by less than a mile. Since the two schools were essentially built or reopened it created an instant rivalry. You could tell them by the huge crowd last night at Frawley. 


DMA had two big innings that helped carry them to the win on the offensive side, but they got great pitching from Drew Simpson on the mound that helped lead to the victory. Simpson threw a complete game only allowing 2 hits and 1 run over seven innings. He had great defense behind him all night that helped keep the Red Wolves off the basepath. He ended up striking out 5 batters and walked 3 only allowing 1 earned run. 


Offensively DMA used two big innings which started in the third. After a couple of Conrad errors that loaded the bases for the Seahawks Tyler August drove a single into center that knocked in Tyler Leech and Nate Golden giving DMA a 2-0 lead. Simpson followed August with a double that scored Nate Diaz while moving pinch runner Dylan Delcollo to third. Jackson Dorsey then hit a deep fly ball that allowed Delcollo to tag up giving the Seahawks a 4-0 lead. 


The very next inning the Seahawks struck again. Leech was able to reach on an error, followed by a single from Sean Bogan. Golden moved both runners up with a groundout that put the two runners in scoring position. Diaz then hit a line drive into left field that scored both Leech and Bogan. Conread then walked August. Simpson again delivered with a fielder’s choice to shortstop Matt O’Connor whose only out was to get Simpson which allowed Diaz to score, giving the Seahawks a 7-0 lead. 


Conrad did get a run of their own in the top of the sixth inning when Soloman Abdullah doubled to knock in the only run for the Red Wolves. 


Simpson and August led DMA with two hits a piece and 2 RBI’s a piece. Diaz added a hit and 2 RBI’s also for the Seahawks. 


Abdullah was the only Red Wolf to get hits (2) off of Simpson; he also had the only RBI. 


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