For the first time in 13 years, the Deltaville Deltas are league champions.
The Deltas, top seed in the Richmond National Adult Baseball Association, defeated the #2 seed and defending 2016 champion Richmond Blue Jays, 2-1, in a closely contested championship game on Sunday afternoon in Richmond.
Sunday’s championship was a rematch of the 2016 title game, where the Blue Jays bested the Deltas. This year, Deltaville claimed the title thanks to timely hitting and a few spectacular, game-changing defensive plays.
The game was a pitchers’ duel from the start. Each team managed just one hit and failed to score over the first three innings. However in the top of the fourth, the Blue Jays’ cleanup hitter reached base on a single, and scored on a Deltas’ throwing error two batters later to give the Jays a 1-0 lead.
Deltaville responded immediately. In the bottom half of the fourth, the Deltas strung together three consecutive singles by Craig Johnson, Kinston ...
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