by Stephen Blue
The Deltaville Deltas on Sunday competed in the championship game of the Richmond NABA playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. However, the Richmond Heaters outhit Deltaville and captured their first title with a 10-4 victory.
The Heaters jumped into the lead in the top of the first with a 3-run home run. Deltaville responded immediately in the bottom of the inning, with Travis Crump and Jay Sewer driving solo homers to cut the early deficit to 3-2.
Richmond kept pounding, however, and took advantage of a number of Deltas defensive miscues. The Heaters scored again in the second, and twice more in the third to extend their lead to 6-2. After both offenses were held in check in the fourth, the Heaters scored twice more in the fifth. Deltaville kept fighting in the bottom of the fifth, with Ryan Wiggins driving a 2-run home run to cut the score to 8-4. However, that would be the end of the scoring for the Deltas, and the Heaters scored again in the sixth and seventh to ensure their victory…
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