Cape Gazette

Cape Senior League All-Stars win District 3 championship

By Dan Cook | Jul 20, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook The Cape Senior League All-Stars pose with the District 3 Championship banner after defeating Nanticoke 6-3. Shown are in back (l-r) manager Rich Carey, Dwayne Harmon, coach Derek Clifton, Adam Webster, Noah Piper, Will Geppert, Will Jarrell, coach Jeff Mulcahy, Noah Clifton and coach Bill Lux. In front are Ben Lewis, Ryan Meade, Anthony Hitchcock, Briley Brooks, Jason Dominick, Richard Carey, Kyle Lux and Drew Mulcahy.

After dropping a 3-2 decision to Nanticoke July 12, the Cape Senior League All-Stars battled back out of the losers' bracket to defeat Nanticoke not once but twice to capture the District 3 championship.

The Cape squad downed Nanticoke 8-4 Friday, July 18 and repeated their victory with a romp with the district banner after a 6-3 win Saturday, July 19.

Friday found the bats coming alive as Noah Piper went 2-for-4, Rich Carey went 2-for-4 with a double and Noah Clifton went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Ben Lewis went 2-for-4 with a home run.

Kyle Lux made three incredible catches in the field, once robbing a Nanticoke batter of a home run over the fence.

Will Jarrell pitched six strong innings and had six Ks. Drew Mulcahy came in for the seventh inning and got the save.

In the final game, Drew Mulcahy delivered the first home run of his baseball career, driving in three runs in the first inning to post a 4-0 lead. That would be all they needed as the Nanticoke team could only muster three runs with a  homer in the top of the second.

Other hits in the final game were singles from Noah Piper and Richard Carey.

Pitchers Ben Lewis, Noah Clifton and Drew Mulcahy teamed for four strikeouts and the victory.

Nanticoke pitchers struck out nine Cape batters but walked nine in the contest.

Cape's team batting average was .270 in the tournament, going 31-115 from the plate.

"We really emphasize team effort," said manager Rich Carey. "Our defense was sound and we had good pitching. We were also disciplined at the plate. It was a great team win."

Cape starts its state championship run Thursday, July 24, as they play Naamans at Camden Wyoming.

Cape left fielder Noah Piper makes a leaping grab to rob a Nanticoke batter of an extra base hit in the 6-3 win. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Drew Mulcahy delivers with a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning to make the score 4-0, which would be all that Cape needed for the victory. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Drew Mulcahy is all smiles as he rounds the bases after his first career home run, which ended up being the winning score in the game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Starting pitcher Ben Lewis delivers to the plate in the 6-3 victory over Nanticoke. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Will Jarrell congratulates Drew Mulcahy after his first-inning homer. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Noah Clifton snags a bouncer at short. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Catcher Richard Carey knocks one of the three Cape hits in the contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A bad hop gets past third baseman Ben Lewis but is backed up by shortstop Drew Mulcahy to hold the Nanticoke runner at third. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape relief pitcher Noah Clifton delivers a curve ball in the 6-3 win over Nanticoke. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape reliever Drew Mulcahy winds and delivers in the seventh inning. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape center fielder Kyle Lux gathers in a Nanticoke fly ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Will Geppert avoids the Nanticoke catcher and is safe at home. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Drew Mulcahy grabs a throw by catcher Richard Carey and tags out a Nanticoke base runner. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape manager Richard Carey settles down his players for the stretch run against Nanticoke. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Briley Brooks takes a lead at first. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ryan Meade takes a walk. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape celebrates the 6-3 victory over Nanticoke in the District 3 Championship. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape celebrates the 6-3 victory over Nanticoke in the District 3 Championship. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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