Delta Junction/Ft. Greely boosts Legion AA count to 17 teams
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Apr 2, 2015
Alaska Legion Baseball Dept. Chair Russ Baker on Thursday announced that Delta Junction/Ft. Greely will participate in the Alaska Legion Baseball league this year.
The Delta team is sponsored by Post 22 and will compete as a charter member, meaning all of their games will be nonleague in the AA [Varsity] division and they will not be eligible for postseason play. The team will also play some games in the A [JV] division.
Post 22 will be managed by Harold ‘Sonny’ Zarecki.
The Delta D'backs will begin play in June with travel to Anchorage and Fairbanks. Some games will also be played in Delta Junction. Support for the team will come from the Delta Junction/Ft Greely community.
The Delta Huskies high school team currently competes in the Mid Alaska Conference with the six Fairbanks area schools.
Delta Post 22 will draw from one of the smallest high school enrollments of any of the Alaska teams, but has had some success competing in the Mid Alaska Conference in past years.
With the addition of the two new Delta Post 22 teams, Alaska now has had the largest percentage growth of American Legion baseball teams in the country of any state in the last two years under Baker's direction.
Juneau Post 25 joined the league in 2013 while Fairbanks 30, Palmer Post 15, Kodiak Post 17 and Ketchikan Post 3 joined in 2014 along with an additional Post 30 A team in Fairbanks.
Currently, 17 ALB Post teams from around the state compete in Legion AA competition, and it is anticipated that 10 to 12 teams will compete in the Legion A division in 2015 when play starts at start of June.