Roundup: Polytech girls’ lacrosse team rolls past CR in 21-8 win

 

The Polytech High rolled to a 21-8 win over Caesar Rodney in the quarterfinals of the DIAA girls’ lacrosse tournament on Tuesday night.

The second-seeded Panthers (14-2) will meet third-seed Tower Hill in the semifinals on Thursday at Wesley College’s Miller Stadium at 8 p.m.

Leading the Panthers on Tuesday were Madi McKay, who scored eight goals, including No. 100 for her career. Ali McKay added four goals for Polytech while Camryn Dennis had three.

Jamie Trabaudo and Morgan Cook each chipped in a pair of goals while Kathryn Richardson and Grace Stang scored once.

Maegan Stewart had a hat trick to pace Caesar Rodney. Delaney Steele and Jenna Rigby each had two-goal games for the Riders.

Cape Henlopen 13, St. Andrew’s 3: The top-seeded Vikings moved into the semifinals and will face No. 5 Caravel at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wesley College.

BOYS, Delmar 11, Delaware Military Academy 10: The No. 13 Wildcats upset fourth-seeded DMA on Tuesday night in a first-round state tournament contest.

Salesianum 18, Dover 3: The top-seeded Sals cruised to the first-round tourney win over the No. 16 Senators at Baynard Stadium.

Baseball

Cape Henlopen 2, Salesianum 1: David Erickson struck out seven as eighth-seeded Cape Henlopen knocked off the ninth-seeded Sals in the second round of the DIAA state tournament.

Erickson helped out the Vikings with his bat, too, going 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Richard Carey knocked in the other run for Cape Henlopen.

The Vikings will face top-seeded St. Mark’s in the quarterfinals on Thursday, at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington at a time to be determined.

Conrad 1, Polytech 0: The Panthers ended up on the wrong side of a pitcher’s duel, falling in their first game of the tournament.

Ryan Bradigan’s double plated Kyle Walker in the bottom of the seventh for the walkoff victory. Polytech was held to five hits by Bradigan.

Red Lion 6, Milford 5: The Buccaneers lost on a walkoff in 10 innings in their first-round matchup.

Tommy Jordan, Ethan Hurd and Abraham Mow each had solo homers for Milford in a game that started on Monday but finished on Tuesday after being suspended.

Dover’s Hutchins named state’s top player: Dover High’s Jordan Hutchins has been named the Gatorade Delaware Baseball Player of the Year.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior shortstop and right-handed pitcher led the Senators to a 16-2 record and the fourth seed in the DIAA state tournament. At the time of his selection, Hutchins owned a 7-0 record on the mound, a 0.80 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 44 innings.

Hutchins also had a .525 average and a .746 slugging percentage while stealing 14 bases in 16 attempts through 17 games.

Hutchins has maintained a 92.4 average in the classroom. He has volunteered locally on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, an assisted living facility and as a peer tutor.

“Jordan Hutchins is a five-tool baseball player who can beat you in many ways,” said Dover coach David Gordon. “His defense, speed, bat and overall instincts make him the one of the best players on the field all the time. He has been a big part of our success at Dover High School for the last four years and he will go down as one of the best to wear the Senator colors.”

Hutchins has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at the University of Delaware this fall.

Golf

CR wins Henlopen title: Jack Dixon shot a 74 to win medalist honors and helped Caesar Rodney capture the Henlopen Conference tournament team title on Tuesday.

The Riders finished with a team score of 323 in the 18-hole event, played at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro. Polytech took second at 344.

CR’s Kyle Satterfield placed second individually with a 77 while Polytech’s Jackson Cecchett was third after carding a 79. The Riders had four players finish in the top seven.

The DIAA state tournament will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday at Rehoboth Beach Country Club with CR, Delmar and Sussex Tech all among the 10-team field.

Tennis

Riders share lead in states: Caesar Rodney’s boys hold a one-point lead while the Riders’ girls are in a three-way tie for first in the team standings after Tuesday’s quarterfinals of the DIAA state tournament.

Several of the quarterfinal matches were rained out on Monday and had to be completed on Tuesday. The semifinals are slated for today at 3:30 p.m.

With 14 points, CR’s boys own a one-point lead over Archmere (13). Advancing to the semifinals for the Riders were Parker Barton (second singles) and David Haynes (third singles).

In the girls’ tourney, CR has 15 points to share the lead with Archmere and Wilmington Charter. Hannah Morris advanced to the semis at first singles on Tuesday as the Riders have all five entries still alive in the tournament.

Softball

Smyrna 6, Ursuline 0: Kaelyn Press went 2-for-3 and scored three times for the Eagles.

Taylor Cappella had two RBIs, while Olyvia Smith, Sara Miller and Madison Drummond each added RBIs. Smith and Jessica Anderson had a combined 10 strikeouts, allowing only 5 hits.

Dover 14, Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security 0: Syean DeLeon went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a triple as Dover had five pitchers combined for a no-hitter.

Milford 14, St. Elizabeth 1: Kalaysia Reynolds and Khya Reynolds each went 3-for-4 for Milford while Morgan Abbott pitched seven strong innings of one-run ball.

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