The Lewes/Rehoboth 8-10 All-Stars won one and lost one in the District 3 baseball tournament with a 13-4 win over Nanticoke and a 6-2 loss to Lower Sussex. The Lower Sussex game was suspended by rain in the fourth inning July 6 in Milton, then concluded July 7 in Seaford.
Against Nanticoke, the game was tied 3-3 until Lewes/Rehoboth blew it open with a seven-run fourth inning.
Ben Tollett hit two doubles and Lukin Jones slammed one to lead Lewes/Rehoboth. Both boys went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the game. Noah Miafodyeu went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Colton Courtney went 1-for-2 with two RBIs, while Cannan Mears went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Brooks Whaley delivered a 2-for-2 performance, knocking in two teammates on an inside-the-park home run in the sixth.
“The bats really came alive in the fourth inning,” said Lewes/Rehoboth manager Tom Friscia. “This was a very good come-from-behind win.”
Lewes/Rehoboth used five pitchers to garner the victory. Tollett picked up the win, allowing four hits and two runs while striking out three. Miafodyeu came in from the bullpen and registered four strikeouts. Jones came in to strike out three. Anthony and Zach Brittingham each had one strikeout.
“If I could have divided the game ball 12 ways, each player would have received a piece of it,” said Friscia. “Everyone contributed, offensively and defensively.”
In the loss to Lower Sussex, the Lewes/Rehoboth squad garnered just four hits.
Nick Clampitt led the squad with two, while Zach Brittingham had one hit with two runs scored. Christian Friscia delivered a hit and had a walk along with Courtney and Jones.
Whaley started on the mound, going three innings. He had five strikeouts while allowing three runs. Miafodyeu pitched one inning, allowing two runs with two strikeouts. Clampitt tossed two innings, allowing one run while striking out one.
Lewes/Rehoboth was set to play Laurel in an elimination game Monday, July 8, in Seaford.