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Hockessin, Delaware
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Wednesday, May 8
The Only "Original" Delaware Semi Pro Website

    DELAWARE SEMI PRO BASEBALL IS 73 Years Old This Year

    Since 1941, This league has continued and prospered for over 70 years.
    Welcome to the Delaware Semi Pro baseball league Website. This league is one of the oldest Semi-pro leagues in the area and has had many Professional and College Players come through this league. Colleges represented in the league include but are not limited to: Delaware State, Wilmington University, University of Delaware, Salisbury State University, UMBC, Dickinson College, Wesley College, Messiah College, Villanova, Delaware Tech Georgetown, Cecil Community College, Temple University, Muhlenberg College, Saint Joseph's University, University of Richmond, and Salem Community College.
    The League has transformed itself into a very competitive league over the last several years. The league is comprised of 8 teams this season with young talent mixing with veteran knowledge.


Tuesday, August 26
Blue Coats Forfiet Championship Series To Buccos

Amid Controversy over Fields and other reasons, it seems like the Buccos get another Championship, but not the way they deserved to win it. For the first time in recorded history of the Delaware Semi Pro League a team has been declared a winner without even playing the final games of the Championship series.

Reminds me of the 1994 strike season when the Expos were at the top of thier game at 74 -40 with a season starting lineup of Moisés Alou, Sean Berry, Wil Cordero, Darrin Fletcher, Cliff Floyd, Marquis Grissom, Mike Lansing, Pedro Martínez and Larry Walker. All that work for the Expos struck down in an instant due to the strike. It was a shame there and it is a shame to the fans and players of this League.

Hopefully things will work out next season.



Thursday, August 29
DUFFIES WINS CHAMPIONSHIP

Congrats goes out to Duffies Lions (20-6) in Winning the 2013 Delaware Semipro championship. Duffies power was supplied by Doug Eitelman and Anthony DeFrancesco as they both hit home runs in the 12 -5 win in game 5 against  the Buccos (16 - 8). Frank Samluck had four hits and drove in three runs as Dave Eissner brought the win home on the mound for Duffys. The series was tied at two a piece to set up the final game that Duffys walked away with a 7 run difference.

Friday, October 11
Good Opportunity for Local Ball players

Jimmy Mullins was hired as the head coach at Glenville State in Glenville, West Virginia. He is looking for some baseball talent within our area. Jimmy played for Damiani Tile for several years before pursuing his dream of being a head baseball coach at the collegiate level.  

Glenville State is a Division 2 School in the Mountain East Conference; The largest D2 Conference in the country. We offer beautiful facilities which include a 2200 square foot indoor baseball facility; where we can hit, long toss, and take ground balls. Our field is comparable to many Division 1 schools, and we have a ton of majors in our academic areas.
Please contact me back at the below contacts or on my cell- 304-549-2952.

Jimmy Mullins
Head Baseball Coach
Glenville State College
304-462-6239
James.Mullins@Glenville.edu

 

http://www.glenville.edu/athletics/baseball.php



Wednesday, October 9
Urban Legend

http://www.msblnational.com/Featured-Stories/Blog/A-K-razy-Night-in-Boston.htm#.UlVa-lOwXQt

Brett Urban strikes out 20 batters but loses 1-0 while the opposing pitcher struck out 23 in teh championship game.  



Friday, July 19
For league Standings and Schedules Click on The Links Below

 

 Schedule 

 

Standings



Friday, July 19
Jerry Horgan Still Racking Up The Picks

Who knows how many games Jerry has actually been to over his illustrious career guarding the lines at Semi Pro games over the years? It has been alot that is for sure. Jerry was guarding the right field line and picked up his 1289th and 1290th foul ball last night in a 7 to 4 win for Duffy's Lions. After all these years, Jerry has never spilled a drop while delivering a perfect left handed four seasmer back to the playing field. Keep up the record setting pace Jerry.

Friday, July 12
Composite Bats Not Deemed Legal For Use In League

A protest is under way with the (Once again) improper equipment being used in the league. Dimarini 271 model is bat made with a composite handle and a Maple barrell. Only all one piece wooded bats are legal. Bamboo bats are thin squares of bamboo glued together and then turn into the shape of the bat. If you want to stay within the rules, simply use an all wood (Maple, Ash or birch) bat and be done with it.  

Thursday, May 9
Schedule



Week 1
Mon 5/20/2013 6:15 pm    Damiani Tile Tigers   @ Duffie's Lions   18TH. & VAN BUREN
Tue 5/21/2013 6:00 pm    Buccos                      @   C SERT    BANNING PARK
Tue 5/21/2013 6:15 pm   Delaware Angels         @ Home Mattress   18TH. & VAN BUREN
Tue 5/21/2013  8:30 pm   Delaware Blue Coats   @ Walt's Collectibles   BANNING PARK
Wed 5/22/2013 6:15pm   Walt's Collectibles      @  Home Mattress   18TH. & VAN BUREN
Wed 5/22/2013 6:15pm   Damiani Tile Tigers     @  Buccos    DELCASTLE RECREATION
Thu 5/23/2013 6:15pm   Delaware Blue Coats   @  Delaware Angels   18TH. & VAN BUREN
Thu 5/23/2013 6:15pm   C SERT                      @ Duffie's Lions BANNING PARK

Week 2
Tue 5/28/2013 6:15pm   C SERT                     @ Damiani Tile Tigers   18TH. & VAN BUREN
Tue 5/28/2013 8:30pm   Home Mattress           @  Delaware Blue Coats   BANNING PARK
Wed 5/29/2013 6:15pm    Walt's Collectibles   @   Delaware Angels   18TH. & VAN BUREN
Wed 5/29/2013 6:15pm   Delaware Blue Coats   @  Damiani Tile Tigers   DELCASTLE RECREATION
Thu 5/30/2013 6:00pm   C SERT                      @  Home Mattress   BANNING PARK
Thu 5/30/2013 8:30pm   Delaware Angels         @    Buccos    BANNING PARK



Thursday, May 9
Rest of Schedule

Mon 6/3/2013 6:00 pm Delaware Blue Coats @ Duffie's Lions BANNING PARK

Mon 6/3/2013 6:15 pm Delaware ...

Tuesday, July 11

PLASTEK HITS FOR CYCLE TO SPARK C. WALACE

   Stan Plastek hit for the cycle, going 5-for-5 with a grand-slam home run, as C.Wallace Insurance bombed Wilmington Truck Body 21-6 in a Delaware Semi-pro Baseball League game at 18th and Van Buren Monday.

   Paul Niggebrugge went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI for first-place C. Wallace, 15-4, and Dave Lawson won his fifth game against one defeat.

   Bob Carpenter and Kevin Shockley had two RBI each for Wilmington Truck Body, 2-19.

   This game took place on 7/11/1983. It has been updated to the record book as the hitting for the cycle was over looked in the record book. Only two players have hit for the cycle in Delaware Semi-pro history. Stan Plastek did it in 1983 and Bill Falasco did it in 1969 for Canada Dry.



Monday, June 8
Quotable Quotes

At some point today, tomorrow, next week, next year, someone will give you some information that will change your life. It will make you a better student, a better athlete/baseball player, a better son/daughter/father/mother/friend, a better human being. Will you be listening...  Coach Beetle Bailey 1998 LSU Hitting Instructor

Monday, February 9
How Far Do you Have To Hit It?

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Banning   Left  325'     Center  402'    Right  325'

Delcastle  Left 325'      Center  405'    Right  325'

Canby      Left  311' (to the hill)     Center (Tree) 347'     Right  (Parking Lot) 588'

Rockford  Left  338' (road)      Center  (Trees) 530'     Right  (Parking Lot)  465'      Tower  551'

18th and Van Buren    Left (BBall court)  369'      Center (Softball field)  414'    Right (Trees) 306'

 

 



Thursday, August 23
Wilmington Baseball History

Interesting article on the beginnings of Baseball in Wilmington. Players like Chief Bender, Robin Roberts, Joe McCarthy and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson have all been a part of Delaware baseball history.  Click on the link.

Saturday, July 28
   HOME BUDGET CENTER wins the Delaware Semi-Pro 2007 Baseball Championship as Canada Dry lost 5 – 0 to Gildea Stars in a late game Friday. In the battle for 4th place (and final playoff berth) Pro Physical Therapy and Damiani Tigers was rained out in the bottom of the 5th and the game must be replayed in its entirety Monday.

               Monday 30 July        Damaini Tigers @ Pro Physical Therapy 18th VanBuren 6pm (if Damaini wins Pro Physical Therapy and Gildea Stars tie for 4th place and will meet Tuesday 31 July at 18th VanBuren 6pm)

                (if Pro Physical Therapy win they clinch 4th place and will meet Home Budget Center in the best of 5 series at Banning Park) (2nd place Canada Dry will meet 3rd place Gildea Raiders in a best of 5 series at Eder Park)

After winning the Playoff championships last year this is Home Budget Center first championship in its 15 year Delaware Semi-Pro history.

The Delaware Semi-Pro All-Star game will await the completion of the regular season. League champion Home Budget Center will meet the league All-Stars managed by Canada Dry’s Dave Hitchens.

Playoffs will begin later next week after the All-Star game at Banning & Eder Parks.

                        


Wednesday, July 28
Weather Shot

Check out the weather for New Castle County.

Mikewalls
Mike Walls
Semipro - Mike Walls (Home Budget)


Semipro - Ryan Holsten (Foley's)

21 round pick in the 2001 MLB Draft

PedroSwann
Pedro Swann
Semipro - Pedro Swann (Wilmington Truck Body)

Drafted out of Delaware State College

Played for Camden Riversharks http://www.riversharks.com/team/stats.cfm

Nice write up on Pedro Swann
http://www.ottawalynx.com/LynxClubhouse03/swann.html


Monday, June 23
X - Semipro - Kevin Mench (Canada Dry)

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Drafted out of University of Delaware

X - Semipro - Randy Truselo (Home Budget)

Drafted out of Delcaste High School. RHP Randy Truselo was a 2nd round selection in the 2000 draft and was rated by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Mid-Atlantic Region prior to the draft. Truselo enters the 2003 season with a 5-9 record, despite having an ERA of just 3.78 in 37 professional games. The 6'3" 190 pounder from Wilmington, Delaware spent the 2002 season in Savannah (A) with a 3-3 record and 4.30 ERA.

2000 High School Player of the year: Randy Truselo, RHP, Delcastle, Jr. 6-2, 180. Finished 5-4 with a 0.83 ERA. Had 125 strikeouts in 59 innings with 15 walks.


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Todd Brock
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X Semipro - Todd Brock (Home Budget)


Dwight Maness - Camden River Sharks

William Penn Graduate playing for the Camden Riversharks

Stoney Briggs - X - Delaware Tech Owens

Http://www.riversharks.com

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Stoney was selected by the Blue Jays in the eighth round of the 1991 draft. He was traded by the Blue Jays with OF Derek Bell to the San Diego Padres for OF Darrin Jackson in 1993. After gaining free agent status he was signed by the Orioles in 2001.

148 Minor League Home Runs




Brumbaugh
Cliff Brumbaugh
Monday, June 23
X - Semipro - Cliff Brumbaugh (Canada Dry)

Drafted out of University of Delaware
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6732/career;_ylt=AjY8HqcpKc9hISr303kkZ8iFCLcF



Vailencourt
Tim Vaillancourt
X - Semipro - Tim Vaillancourt (Diamonds)

Delaware State University pitcher Tim Vaillancourt was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 31st round of the Major League Baseball draft.

Round Pick Overall Team    Pos      School                State
31         29   936      ARI   rhp    Delaware State U.    DE


   
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