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Deltas topple top-seeded Smokies; season finale Saturday

Nicky Wohleking, at left, and Zach Wojnarowski combined to throw a three-hitter in the Deltas’ victory over the Smokies on Saturday night. They combined for 12 strikeouts.

Nicky Wohleking and Zach Wojnarowski combined to pitch a three-hitter on Saturday night, and the Deltaville Deltas pulled away late with a four-run eighth inning to defeat the top-seeded Richmond Smokies, 6-1.

Deltaville got on the board in the first inning when Spencer Crittenden drew a bases-loaded walk to give Deltaville an early 1-0 lead. The Deltas extended the lead to 2-0 in the third when Alexander Crittenden singled to lead off the inning, and scored on a single from Jay Sewer.

Meanwhile, Wohleking stunted the high-powered Smokies lineup for five shutout innings. After a hitless first inning, Wohleking escaped a pair of two-out hits in the second and a bases-loaded jam in the third without allowing a run. After a leadoff walk in the fourth, Wohleking retired his final six batters in order, finishing...

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