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Nanticoke Minor baseball edged in Pat Knight finals By Lynn Schofer The Nanticoke Little League field in Seaford was host to the Minor League Pat Knight championship game recently. Rehoboth and Nanticoke played under the lights for the title of champion. Nanticoke led the entire game but lost the lead in the sixth inning and lost 7-6. Manager Mike Milligan congratulated his team and told them to be proud, “hold your heads up high, you are a great team.” To the boys of Nanticoke it was hard, they fought hard and the disappointment showed in their faces. Nanticoke took the early lead when Jawuan Rodriguez scored on an RBI single by Noah Jones. Dillon Kensinger reached base on a fielder’s choice and Kyle Jester drew a walk. Nanticoke’s Nathan Milligan receives Justin Gray hit the ball hard and reached first the ball from catcher Matt Torbert beon a throwing error which scored Jones. Nanti- fore tagging out a Rehoboth runner coke added security in the second when Nate trying to stealing second base. Milligan and Matt Torbert were walked. RoPhoto by Lynn Schofer driguez hit one deep to center field and with his speed came home with an inside the park home run. The inning ended with the score 50. In the third inning Rehoboth scored one run on two consecutive base hits. Nanticoke pitcher Kyle Jester finished his three innings with seven strikeouts and two hits. Jones came on to pitch for Nanticoke in the fourth. Rehoboth scored a run on a fielding error but the defense came back together to make Rehoboth strand two batters. Nanticoke added another run in the fourth when Jacob Lemon led off with a single and moved up two bases on passed balls. Jones helped himself by hitting an RBI single. Rehoboth chipped away at the lead again in the fifth by scoring another run. It was in the sixth that the game changed directions. Rehoboth scored four runs on three hits and four walks. Nanticoke came to the plate in the bottom of the sixth. The crowd’s cheers were getting louder, moms and dads started pacing, and coaches had to yell louder to their players. Everyone was on the edge of their seats. Jordan Gambrel hit a single with one out but Rehoboth’s pitcher struck out the next batter and a fly out to right field ended the game. The crowd cheered again. This time it was for both teams and the great game they all played in front of their families, friends, and fans. Sports editor’s note: This story, which originally ran in the July 31, contained a misspelled name.

SEAFORD STAR SUMMER SCRAPBOOK- Shown (from top) are scenes from the summer sports season: Woodbridge’s Taylor Walls jumps high to make a grab during her team’s District III Junior League softball game; Post 6 third baseman Steve Sharff fires to first during an American Legion baseball game; and Nanticoke’s Maryann Hicks throws to first after fielding a ball hit by Millsboro/Georgetown’s Katlyn Parsons during District III Junior League softball tournament play. Photos by Lynn Schofer and Mike McClure

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