Appoquinimink's 2019 DIAA Baseball Champions

Appoquinimink's 2019 DIAA Baseball Champions

Appoquinimink completed Delaware's first unbeaten baseball season in 20 years with a 3-0 victory over Caravel in the 2019 DIAA Baseball Championship.

Looking to finish off a perfect season not seen in Delaware since Saint Mark's in 1999, the Jaguars sent 2019 Player of the Year Joey Davis to the mound.

Davis had some control issues on a damp night following a thunderstorm that delayed the game by an hour.

Caravel could not take advantage of his 6 walks in the first three innings, due in large part to Davis' backstop Gade Dermott.

Dermott threw out a runner trying to steal second base in the first inning, then picked off runner's leaning off of that base in both the second and third frames, preventing the Bucs from getting on the board.

While Appo was getting the job defensively, an errant pickoff by Caravel put the Jags ahead.

Jake Conover led off the 3rd inning with a single, and after Trevor Coleman's sacrifice bunt and Mason Keene's bunt single, a throw over to first went wild, allowing Conover to sprint nearly out of the stadium scoring the game's first run.

A second run would come in the 5th, as Alex Jones reached on an a throwing error with two outs in the inning, and that cost Caravel when Lorenzo Carrier doubled to center to bring in JOnes for the 2-0 lead.

Caravel would get a chance in the 6th inning, but Carrier started a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.

Appoquinimink picked up 3rd unearned run in the 6th inning, as Gabe Dermott reached on one of Caravel's 4 errors, and pitch runner Jayden Estes went around the bases on a wild pitch, passed ball, and second wild pitch.

After his early walk issues, Davis was able to give the Jags 6 innings, and he handed off the baseball to Krew Bouldin in the 7th, and he wouldn't disappointed.

Boulden started the inning with 2 strikeouts, but after a walk and an error Caravel got the tying run to the plate.

It wouldn't matter as Bouldin got a strikeout looking to end the game, and give Appo's program their second state title, the only two non-Unified crowns in school history.

Davis picked up the win by allowing just 2 hits over 6 shutout innings, overcoming his 7 walks and a hit batter.

WDEL/Delaware SportsZone Sports Director. National Sports Media Association's Delaware Sportscaster of the Year (2013).