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Age 3 through 8th grade

Baseball

HEAD COACH: Mike August
ASSISTANT COACH: Jim Jones
FINAL 2018 RECORD: 10-1
RUNS SCORED/ALLOWED: 139/12 (+127 differential)

2018 SEASON PHOTO GALLERY

2018 RESULTS

May 11: Independence 17, Tower Hill 0 (5 inn.)
James recorded four hits, Matt Keen added three hits and three runs, and Justin struck out 11 and walked one in four innings on the mound for the visiting Patriots.

May 9: Independence 2, Wilmington Friends 1
Marty earned the win on the mound for the host Patriots, striking out five and walking one in three innings of work. Nick pitched a scoreless fourth inning in relief, and Matt Keen picked up the save, striking out two in three innings. Offensively, Justin and Sean scored, while Nick reached base twice with a single and a walk.

May 4: Independence def. St. Anne’s 0 (5 inn.)
Justin threw three innings with nine strikeouts and no walks on the mound and added two hits at the plate to lift the visiting Patriots. Matt Keen worked the final two innings with two strikeouts and no walks while contributing two hits offensively. Nick recorded two hits and scored three runs, Marty finished with two hits and two runs, and Reese reached base three times and scored twice.

May 2: Independence def. Sanford (5 inn.)
Marty earned the complete-game shutout with 17 strikeouts and no walks for the visiting Patriots, while Nick and Justin paced the offense with three hits apiece.

April 26: Independence def. Sanford (5 inn.)
Matt Keen pitched a five-inning no-hitter with eight strikeouts for the host Patriots. Justin led the offense with four hits, followed by Nick with three hits and Marty with two.

April 24: Gunning Bedford 8, Independence 2
Justin drove in a run on a sacrifice fly and also scored once for the visiting Patriots. Marty allowed one earned run with four strikeouts and one walk over 3 1/3 innings of relief.

April 20: Independence 3, Skyline 1
Nick pitched five innings, striking out seven, to earn the win for the host Patriots, while Marty picked up the save after striking out three over the final two innings. Justin led the offense with two hits and one run. Sean and Matt Kersey also crossed home in the victory.

April 17: Independence 14, Wilmington Friends 2
Justin, Marty, Nick and Matt Keen combined for 15 strikeouts and no walks while surrendering one earned run on the mound for the visiting Patriots, who trailed 2-1 after four innings. Offensively, Justin recorded four hits, Marty contributed three hits, and Sean and Nick each scored three runs.

April 13: Independence def. Tatnall (5 inn.)
Matt Keen and Sean combined for a perfect game with nine strikeouts for the visiting Patriots. Offensively, Justin, Nick and Sean each belted three hits and scored three runs, while Marty, Matt Kersey, Matt Keen, James and Reese all tallied two hits apiece.

April 11: Independence 4, Tower Hill 0
Justin, Nick and Marty combined on a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts and one walk for the host Patriots. Justin also scored three runs, while Jae-June crossed home once.

April 6: Independence 12, Tatnall 0 (5 inn.)
Justin went 3-for-4 with a triple, two doubles and three runs scored, Reese doubled and walked, and Nick, Marty and Matt Keen combined on a one-hit shutout with six strikeouts and one walk for the host Patriots.

Final Season Statistics
Batting (Individual)
Justin – .676 AVG., 25 H, 37 AB, 24 R
Nick – .630 AVG., 17 H, 27 AB, 19 R
Marty – .536 AVG., 15 H, 28 AB, 15 R
Matt Keen – .500 AVG., 16 H, 32 AB, 16 R

Pitching (Individual)
Matt Keen – 17 IP, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 21 K, 2 BB
Nick – 12 IP, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 22 K, 1 BB
Marty – 17 1/3 IP, 3-0, 0.41 ERA, 36 K, 4 BB
Justin – 16 2/3 IP, 3-1, 2.16 ERA, 39 K, 4 BB

 

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2017

2017 RECORD: 7-3
RUNS SCORED/ALLOWED: 73/30 (+43 differential)

May 12: Tower Hill 7, Independence 0Justin allowed one unearned run with five strikeouts and one walk in four innings for the host Patriots. James walked twice.

May 10: Independence 4, Wilmington Friends 1
James belted a two-run single to break a 1-1 tie, and Matt Kersey’s RBI groundout extended the lead to the final margin of victory, as the visiting Patriots avenged their season-opening loss to the Quakers. On the mound, Ben V. and Nick combined to allow just one unearned run while striking out nine and walking one.

May 8: Independence 14, Sanford 0 (5 inn.)
Ben V., Nick, Justin and Sean combined on a no-hit shutout for the visiting Patriots, while James went 4-for-4 to lead the offense.

May 4: Independence 10, Tatnall 0 (6 inn.)
Nick and Justin combined to throw a perfect game with 11 strikeouts, no walks, no hits and no base runners for the visiting Patriots. Offensively, Justin belted three hits, and Nick added two hits.

May 2: Independence 11, Sanford 1 (5 inn.)
Ben V., Matt Keen and Sean combined on a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks for the host Patriots. Offensively, Justin doubled twice, and Nick scored three runs.

April 26: H.B. duPont 11, Independence 10
Justin went 4-for-5 with a double and two runs at the plate and allowed no runs with three strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings on the mound for the visiting Patriots. Sean finished 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored.

April 20: Independence 6, St. Anne's 0
Ben V., Justin, Matt Keen and Sean combined to pitch a shutout, striking out 16 and walking none, for the visiting Patriots. Nick belted two doubles, and Matt Kersey added a hit and a walk.

April 12: Independence 5, Tower Hill 2
Justin earned the win in relief for the visiting Patriots, striking out five in 2 1/3 innings pitched. Offensively, Matt Keen went 1-for-1 with three walks, and Lainey added an RBI.

April 10: Independence 12, Tatnall 2 (5 inn.)
Ben V. struck out 10 batters in four innings of work for the host Patriots, while Sean and Justin registered two hits apiece.

April 5: Wilmington Friends 6, Independence 1
Ben V. recorded two hits and scored the host Patriots’ lone run in their season opener. Justin, Nick and Ben V. combined to strike out 11 batters and walk only three on the mound.

Final Season Statistics
Batting (Individual)
Nick – .524 AVG., 11 H, 21 AB, 14 R, 10 BB
Justin – .486 AVG., 17 H, 35 AB, 13 R, 5 BB
Ben V. – .394 AVG., 13 H, 33 AB, 13 R, 8 BB
Pitching (Individual)
Justin – 16 1/3 IP, 1-2, 0.87 ERA, 26 K, 3 BB
Nick – 15 1/3 IP, 1-0, 0.93 ERA, 26 K, 4 BB
Ben V. – 17 1/3 IP, 4-1, 3.28 ERA, 36 K, 2 BB

2016

May 12: Tower Hill 7, Independence 0
Joe struck out seven, walked one and allowed one earned run in 4 1-3 innings pitched for the host Patriots (4-6).

May 11: Wilmington Friends 12, Independence 0 (5 inn.)
Alex walked twice and Ben V. singled for the host Patriots (4-5).

May 5: Independence 6, Sanford 3
Joe pitched four innings, allowing one earned run while striking out seven and walking one to earn the win on the mound for the visiting Patriots (4-4). Alex worked three innings of relief, giving up one earned run while striking out five and walking one to garner the save. Joe and Alex also scored two runs apiece for the offense.

April 27: H.B. duPont 17, Independence 7 (6 inn.)
Joe doubled twice and scored twice and Alex added two hits, including a double, for the host Patriots (3-4).

April 22: Independence 10, Sanford 0 (5 inn.)
Joe threw 5 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts on the mound and added two hits and two runs offensively for the host Patriots (3-3). Ben V. also contributed two hits and two runs in the winning effort.

April 20: Caravel 13, Independence 5
Cam tallied three hits, Lainey hit an RBI single and reached base three times and Michael allowed just one earned run in 3 1-3 innings of relief for the visiting Patriots (2-3).

April 15: Independence 13, Tatnall 3 (4 inn.)
Joe tripled, doubled and drove in five runs, Cam recorded two hits and Alex struck out seven batters in 2 2-3 innings to earn the win on the mound for the host Patriots (2-2).

April 13: Tower Hill 3, Independence 2
Cam recorded two hits and scored once, Brett belted an RBI single and Joe struck out eight batters in 3 2-3 innings of work for the visiting Patriots (1-2).

April 8: Independence 11, Tatnall 4
Joe registered three hits and scored three runs, Alex added two hits and three runs and both players threw scoreless innings on the mound for the visiting Patriots (1-1).

April 6: Wilmington Friends 14, Independence 5
Joe and Alex each recorded two hits and scored twice for the visiting Patriots (0-1), whose pitching staff only allowed four earned runs.

Final Season Statistics
Batting (Individual)
Joe – .500 AVG., 14 H, 28 AB, 15 R, 9 BB/HBP, 0 K
Alex – .370 AVG., 10 H, 27 AB, 13 R, 10 BB/HBP
Pitching (Individual)
Joe – 20 1-3 IP, 2-3, 1.74 ERA, 38 K
Alex – 15 2-3 IP, 1-1, 1 SV, 30 K, 4 BB

2015

May 15: Independence 11, Tatnall 1 (5 innings)
Quinn pitched 3 1-3 innings to seal both the win and undefeated season for the host Patriots (10-0), who also received a frame apiece of scoreless relief from Joe and Mike. Offensively, Victor, Cam, Mike and Nick all registered two hits. Over the 10-game season, Independence outscored its opponents 105-23 – a plus-82 run differential – and recorded four mercy-rule victories.

May 13: Independence 5, Wilmington Friends 1
Brendan pitched six innings, striking out three, and added three hits at the plate to lift the visiting Patriots (9-0). Ryan D. and Sean contributed two hits apiece.

May 8: Independence 6, Tower Hill 5
Ryan D. belted a two-run, walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh to lift the host Patriots (8-0), who entered the inning behind by a run and trailed by as many as four runs in the contest. Nick added two hits and scored three runs, while Mike picked up the win in relief to improve to 5-0 on the mound.

April 29: Independence 8, H.B. duPont 4
Joe finished with five RBIs, including a three-run double in a four-run first inning, to lift the visiting Patriots (7-0). Brendan pitched 4 2-3 innings of relief to earn the win.

April 24: Independence 14, Sanford 2 (5 innings)
Quinn pitched three innings to earn the win on the mound for the visiting Patriots (6-0), who also received a pair of innings from Victor. Sean, Chris and Brendan all recorded two hits.

April 23: Independence 9, Caravel 1
Michael pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the win on the mound and contributed two hits at the plate for the host Patriots (5-0), who plated four runs in the fourth and sixth innings and one run in the fifth. Ryan D. and Brendan also finished with two hits apiece.

April 16: Independence 10, Tatnall 0 (5 innings)
Brendan and Chris each finished with three hits, Ryan D. chipped in with two hits and Joe earned the win on the mound with three innings of relief for the visiting Patriots (4-0).

April 15: Independence 9, Tower Hill 0
Mike and Brendan combined for a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts for the visiting Patriots (3-0), while Sean and Joe belted two hits apiece.

April 8: Independence 17, Wilmington Friends 9
Ryan D. walked four times and scored three runs, Brendan also crossed home plate three times and Alex registered two RBIs to lift the host Patriots (2-0).

April 1: Independence 16, Wilmington Christian 0 (5 innings)
Michael, Sean and Brendan combined on a one-hit shutout with nine strikeouts to lift the host Patriots (1-0). Nick belted three hits and scored twice in the 10-run rule victory, while Chris provided stellar defense behind the plate, throwing out a runner on a steal attempt and tallying three assists.

Final Season Statistics
Batting (Individual)
Brendan – .559 AVG., 19 H, 34 AB, 14 R
Nick – .429 AVG., 12 H, 28 AB, 14 R, 7 BB
Ryan D. – .423 AVG., 11 H, 26 AB, 16 R, 8 BB
Batting (Team)
.330 AVG., 93 H, 282 AB, 105 R, 65 BB, 5 HBP, 42 K
Pitching (Individual)
Mike – 15 2-3 IP, 5-0, 0.46 ERA, 24 K
Brendan – 21 1-3 IP, 2-0, 2 SV, 1.66 ERA, 28 K
Pitching (Team)
61 IP, 10-0, 2 SV, 1.95 ERA, 51 BB, 81 K, 17 ER