Chesapeake MSBL, 22+ American Division
Chesapeake Angels 7, Blue Wave 2
‘Neverman 15 ‘K’ Complete Game Seals Deal’
Submitted by Eric Brooks, Angels manager
The Angels sixth season ended with a back to back championship. After having an amazing season last year, that ended in a 22+ National Division title, the Chesapeake Angels decided to move up and compete in the 22+ American Division. We finished with a record of 16-5 overall, which included going 2-0 in the playoffs, which was a ‘lose and go home’ format this season. For the second consecutive year we scored a 22+ Division high in runs (179) and the best +/- of Runs Scored to Runs Allowed (116).
Our team MVP was Jaime Rodriguez, who hit .513 on the season with two doubles, two home runs and 21 runs batted In. Our team’s Pitcher of the Year was Kyle Neverman, who pitched 41 innings, striking out 56 batters and only walking eight. He had a record of 5-1 on the year with an impressive 1.76 ERA.
We had Co-Playoff MVP’s this season in Kenny Armiger and Kyle Neverman. Kenny pitched a 9-inning complete game, allowing only three runs with only two earned, to send us to the championship. Kyle also pitched a 9 inning complete game in the championship game, allowing two runs and striking out 15 to lead us to our second championship in as many years.
Angels baseball as a team hit for a .330 average and .446 on base percentage. We set a team record in home runs in a season with 13, coming from seven different guys. These players include Joe Landi (3), Jaime Rodriguez (2), Pat Kohl (2), Ramon Luna (2), Wes Carson (2), Brendan Sherman (1), and Mike Shapskinsky (1).
We finished the regular season in second place so we went into the playoffs as the #2 seed. Due to the weather, our playoffs were played in one day. We took on the #3 Pirates in game one that ended in a 4-3 final that would put us in position to play the #1 seed Blue Wave. Game two would end in favor of Chesapeake Angels Baseball with a final score of 7-2, crowning them 2020 Champions!