By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications
Submitted by Chris Schilling, Media Mustangs manager
Sunday our Delco MSBL Media Mustangs (Delaware/Chester County) swept a doubleheader
against the Morton Red Sox and also defeated the Top Lumber Expos 8-0 putting
us in sole possession of first place with a 10-4 record (six games to go) and we
are 9-1 in our last 10. Gary Prugh (our 59 year young ace) was
brilliant scattering five hits, walking none and pitching the complete game
victory against the Expos. I chipped in with a pair of RBI’s as well
along with Greg Baron, Greg Bashaw and Shea Kelly each drove in runs. We
are hoping that OUR finish will mirror that of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers with bringing home our league championship this season, but we face stiff
competition as there are four teams within three games of the top spot with six
games remaining. Just your "run of the mill” stuff for the Delco MSBL.
It’s been a great week for the Delco MSBL Media Mustangs as well as for my younger brother Matt and his team. Matt is an assistant coach for Gary Gilmore at Coastal Carolina and I’m just so proud of the team and their accomplishments in winning the College World Series while doing it with hard work, grit, heart and humility. Matt coaches the infielders and runs the Coastal baseball camps and also works with their hitters. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to be in Omaha in person, as I stayed busy helping take care of the Delco MSBL.
How about a WHIP of .68 with more than 100 innings pitched,
including a nine inning game last year where Alex Gordon (no, not that one) walked none and struck out 23 while pitching
in one of out competitive divisions? Alex plays for the Stingrays in the competitive Sierra division of the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League, located in and around Seattle. This may be one of the top 10
pitched games in MSBL history! Alex is also currently hitting .419 with a slugging percentage of .871. (Alex's pitching stats for the last two years are listed below.)
Lanny Ropke is a long standing leader of the Woodland-Davis and Sacramento MSBL leagues, as well as our MSBL World Series for many years.
Well, there’s a new Ropke lurking and willing to take over the Ropke legacy for
the decades ahead. Lanny’s son Skye is
leading all divisions of the Sacramento MSBL with a sizzling .724 batting
average while playing for the Free Agents in the Sunday 40-over American
division. The Free Agents currently
stand at 7-3 and only one game out of first place. Proud papa Lanny also plays on the team. Congratulations, Skye! (Sacramento batting leaders listed below)
We posted a story a couple of months back about the great
start the So Co Pirates were experiencing in the MSBL-A division of the Southern Colorado MSBL located in Colorado Springs. Their updated stats are even more
impressive! The Pirates now sit at 9-0
with a staggering 123-13 run differential. For those keeping score at home, that equates to an average game score of
13.66 to 1.44. The team is managed by
league president Bud Maison, who also is a contributing player and 2016 MSBL Honor
Roll award recipient. Below is a
snapshot of the leaders on the team.
The Chesapeake Braves play in the 35-over National division
of the Chesapeake MSBL. They are managed
by Jeff Wolf and are forging ahead toward an undefeated season. They currently sit atop the division with a
perfect 13-0 record and an astonishing run differential of 154-24! Congratulations to the Braves! Below are the division standings in the
35-over National of the Chesapeake MSBL.