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Cape Junior League All-Stars fall to Naamans 7-4 to end championship run

By Dan Cook | Jul 29, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape shortstop Zack Gelof avoids the runner and hurls to first during a double play attempt in the 7-4 loss to Naamans.

The District 3 Champion Cape Junior League team finished its season July 27 with a 7-4 loss to a scrappy Naamans team in the Delaware three-district state tournament at Middletown.

The Cape team was battling back from the bottom bracket after losing to Naamans 8-4 July 25. Naamans lost to MOT (Middletown, Odessa, Townsend) on July 26 to set up the rematch with Cape. Naamans now plays MOT for the right to go to the regional championships in New Jersey.

"We played great offense in the game," said manager Bill Lux. "We out hit Naamans 11-7, but we made six errors and didn't play great defense."

Kyle Lux went 3-for-4 on the evening while Ryan Meade and Connor Thompson both went 2-3 with Thompson slugging a double.  Zack Gelof had a 2-for-4 game.  Meade, Thompson, Gelof and David Erickson each had an RBI for Cape.

"We played really well in the District III Championships," said Cape coach Rich Carey. "We just came up a little short in the state tournament. This is a great bunch of kids, and they will be there again next season."

 

Cape starting pitcher Josh Fonville delivers to the plate during the 7-4 loss to Naamans. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Richard Carey sprints from the batter's box after slamming a shot to the left side of the infield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape right fielder Will Geppert snags a fly ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape manager Bill Lux congratulates Will Geppert after his catch in right. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape left fielder Austin Elliott runs down a Naamans fly ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape second baseman Ryan Meade slugs one of his two hits in the game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Zack Gelof dives back to first during a run down. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape second baseman Ryan Meade gets a throw to tag out a Naamans base runner. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Coach Rich Carey checks with his son, catcher Richard, after he was hit by a pitch. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Tommy Heffernan awaits the pitch. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Josh Fonville and the Naamans catcher follow his fly ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape right fielder Will Geppert knocks a ball into the outfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape catcher Richard Carey squeezes a Josh Fonville pitch. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Noah Clifton came in for relief of Josh Fonville. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Noah Clifton delivers to the plate in relief. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape manager Bill Lux looks in disbelief at a call in left field. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Zack Gelof runs to third on a Connor Thompson hit. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Briley Brooks slides in safely past the Naamans third baseman. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Noah Clifton winds up to deliver to the plate. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape third baseman Will Jarrell reaches over a Naamans base runner to get a throw. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Will Jarrell slugs a shot into the outfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Connor Thompson gets a hit. Thompson went 2-for-3 with an RBI double. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kyle Lux rounds second. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kyle Lux comes safely into third. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Connor Thompson gets major air while trying to snag a high throw to first. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape manager Bill Lux tries to pump up his team in the sixth inning. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape reliever Quinn Donohoe delivers to the plate. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape reliever Quinn Donohoe tags out a Naamans base runner at home. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape shortstop Zack Gelof awaits a pop-up. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Quinn Donohoe delivers to the plate. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Austin Elliott slams a ball into the outfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ryan Meade looks at the third base coach in disbelief at a strike call. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kyle Lux gets a walk. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
David Erickson gets a hit and a RBI. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Left fielder Austin Elliott tracks down a fly ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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