Boston Wolfpack 22, San Diego North 1
‘Red Hot Delgado Earns MVP’
By Sterling Endicott, Boston Wolfpack
The Boston Wolfpack captured the 2018 55+ MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic going 3-0 in pool play then defeating the defending champion Chicago North Legends in the semifinal and San Diego North in the finals.
With Las Vegas being cool and blustery, the Wolfpack hitting was red hot led by Jose Delgado and Dave Benedict who went a combined 20-22 in the pool round. Boston got solid pitching from Edgardo Mercado, Sean O’Connor, Rodney Tafoya in defeating Chicago, San Diego, and the Diamond Dream Mustangs. The game with San Diego had six lead changes and came down to whomever was up last. Carmelo Bastian laced an RBI single and time expired with the Wolfpack ahead 13-12.
The playoffs were a repeat of the same match ups with Jim Kearchner throwing a shut out over the Chicago North Legends in the semifinal and Mike Smith earning the victory over San Diego North in the Championship game. Team MVPwent to Jose Delgado who finished the tournament up with 14 hits with five doubles and three triples.