The Deltaville Deltas captured the regular season championship of the Southern Virginia Baseball League last weekend, defeating the VBA 61’s in a back-and-forth game on Friday night, 4-3.
The championship marks the second time in three years the Deltas have entered the playoff tournament as the top seed in league play. Deltaville finishes the season with a 16-2 record, with the team’s only losses coming to the second-seeded Peninsula Cardinals, who finished 14-3.
Sunday’s game against the VBA 61’s was suspended because of thunderstorms in the third inning, with the Deltas ahead, 5-0. Because the games that had been suspended and rained out in the last two weeks were inconsequential to playoff seeding, the suspended game and the Deltas makeup game against the Peninsula Pirates on Tuesday were cancelled.
The Deltas will host a league playoff tournament quarterfinal game on Saturday night at Deltaville Ballpark. They will take on the winner of Friday night’s fourth/fifth seed game between the 61’s and the York Cannons at 7:30 p.m. The winner of that game will play in the semifinal on Sunday night at Kiln Creek Park in Newport News.
The league championship game will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Christopher Newport University’s Captains Park.
Deltas 4, 61’s 3
Reggie Johnson scattered five hits over 6 2/3 innings, and Jacob Houston went 3-for-3 with a go-ahead RBI-triple in the seventh inning, as the Deltas defeated the VBA 61’s, 4-3, on Friday night in Deltaville.