Lewes/Rehoboth pitcher Reed Thompson tossed four innings, striking out five batters, scattering six hits and allowing just two runs as his team defeated Lower Sussex 13-2 in the second round of the District 3 Tournament at Dr. Tobin Field in Milton.
Barritt Ross went 3-for-3 at the plate with a walk, single, double and home run with four RBIs. Will Hocker was 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in the fourth inning.
“There’s no real weak spot on our team,” said manager Billy Hocker. “Everyone can field and hit, making us a solid baseball team.”
Everyone, from the starters to the bench, contributed to the win over Lower Sussex.
“We got good production from everyone,” said Hocker. “The substitutes came in and produced for us. All of the players played well. Lower Sussex played hard. We didn’t break open the game until the fourth inning.”
Lewes/Rehoboth walks it off
In the team’s first-round game July 10, shortstop Kam Trammell pounded a 3-2 pitch into the outfield with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 4-3 walk-off victory over Georgetown July 10 at Georgetown Little League complex.
“Kam kept his composure and came up big getting that line drive,” said Hocker.
Lewes/Rehoboth’s Grant Parker went 3-for-3 from the plate; Trent Kauffman connected for a two-run single in the third inning, and Barritt Ross and Brenn Scott each went 1-for-3.
Will Hocker pitched 2.2 innings, allowing one Georgetown run, while collecting six strikeouts. Ross threw two innings, striking out four, and Scott came in from the bullpen to strike out two.
Lewes/Rehoboth will play Milton Friday, July 13, in Milton. Game time is 7 p.m. The winner will advance to the championship game.