The Dundalk Eagle

De­nied Le­gion ball, u-14 Post 38 squad has suc­cess­ful travel sea­son

- By BILL GATES bgates@ches­pub.com Sports · College Sports · Dundalk, MD · Baltimore County · Notts County F.C. · Baltimore · Rangers · Owings Mills, MD · Harford County · Jake Plummer · White Marsh, MD · Bel Air, MD

They started the sea­son as the Dun­dalk Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 38 un­der-14 team. But then came the pandemic, the na­tional Amer­i­can Le­gion can­celled its sea­son, and they were a team with­out a league.

So they be­came the Dun­dalk De­stroy­ers, join­ing the Bal­ti­more County Ma­jor League travel league (sum­mer) and the Har­ford County Travel Base­ball League (fall) while still be­ing sup­ported by Post 38 and us­ing the Post as their home field.

And they’ve been win­ning. Through the two leagues and a tour­na­ment travel sched­ule, the De­stroy­ers have a 24-16 record.

Dun­dalk won the BCML ti­tle with a 7-0 record, and is off to a 2-0 start in the HCTBL.

“We would have been play­ing in the Sand­lot Divi­sion in Amer­i­can Le­gion ball,” man­ager Ken Langston said. “We’re still sup­ported by Post 38, play­ing in Bal­ti­more County and Har­ford County travel leagues and tour­na­ments.”

Dun­dalk is com­pet­ing in the 15-16 Divi­sion in the

Har­ford County League this fall. There are 18 teams in the league.

“There’s no foot­ball, so ev­ery­one is play­ing base­ball,” Langston said.

The bulk of the De­stroy­ers’ ros­ter, in­clud­ing an im­pres­sive pitch­ing staff, are or will be at­tend­ing Spar­rows Point and Dun­dalk high schools.

Sam Crow­ell, Ethan Grau, Ryan Zick­e­foose, Austin Shi­flett, Danell Mann, Ray Faulk and Kenny Langston are fu­ture Point­ers, while Coreem Wright and Mekhi Man­cuso are Owls.

Zick­e­foose has pitched 50 in­nings with a 3.08 ERA, 79 strike­outs and 36 in­nings. Crow­ell has 41 strike­outs and 16 walks in 43 in­nings with a 3.09 ERA, while Shi­flett has a 3.38 ERA in 37-and-a-third in­nings, strik­ing out 29.

Grau has 46 strike­outs in 38-and-a-third in­nings (4.75 ERA), while Jake Plum­mer has pitched 21-and-a-third in­nings for a 2.30 ERA.

So far in the Har­ford County fall league, Dun­dalk has beaten the Roland Park Rangers 17-7 and the Putty Hill Pan­thers 4-1.

Their next four games are all at the Post 38 Field: Oct. 3 against Owings Mills, Oct. 11 against White Marsh, Oct. 18 against Bel Air and Oct. 25 against Luthervill­eTi­mo­nium.

The fall league ends in early Novem­ber.

 ??  ?? The Dun­dalk De­stroy­ers, an un­der-14 team spon­sored by the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 38, won the Bal­ti­more County Ma­jor League ti­tle with a 7-0record and are off to a 2-0 start in the Har­ford County Fall Travel League.
The Dun­dalk De­stroy­ers, an un­der-14 team spon­sored by the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 38, won the Bal­ti­more County Ma­jor League ti­tle with a 7-0record and are off to a 2-0 start in the Har­ford County Fall Travel League.

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