Local roundup: Erickson hurls Cape Henlopen past Middletown 4-2

David Erickson struck out eight to lift Cape Henlopen High to a 4-2 victory over Middletown High in a nonconference baseball game on Thursday afternoon.

Austin Elliott homered for the Vikings while Zach Dale and Zack Gelof each went 2-for-3 with a double. Gelof also scored a pair of runs and drove in one.

Luke Johnson added a double and scored once.

Red Lion Christian 7, Woodbridge 2: The Blue Raiders only had two hits in the nonconference defeat.

Regan Ogden and Tyler Yoder each doubled for Woodbridge.

College baseball

Wesley 6, Penn State Harrisburg 0: Alex Marrs pitched a complete-game shutout for the Wolverines.

Marrs retired the first six batters before allowing a base runner and did not give up his first hit until the top of the fourth. Marrs scattered three hits and two walks while sitting down 10 Lions on strikes to help clinch the victory.

Wesley opened the scoring in the bottom of the first when a wild pitch brought Will Barton home.

In the bottom of the fourth, Cody Dmiterchik stretched Wesley’s lead to 4-0 when he emptied the bases on a three-run double to right center. A batter later, Chris Seibert cracked a two-run homer to give Wesley the 6-0 lead. With the home run, Seibert became Wesley’s all-time home runs leader with the 22nd long ball of his career.

Offensively, Dmiterchik led all hitters with three hits and three RBIs in four plate appearances. Barton, Seibert and William Foster also notched a hit for the Wolverines.

College softball

Wesley splits with Mary Washington: The Wolverines lost the first game 1-0 in extra innings before ending the nightcap tied 5-5 before the game was called.

Abbey Mayse got the call in game one and pitched all nine innings. She scattered nine hits while striking out two batters and only allowing two hits and a walk. The lone run Mayse gave up was a sacrifice fly in the ninth by Danielle Sawyer that plated Malia Rogers from third base.

After picking up only four hits in the first game, Wesley’s bats came alive in the second game to the tune of 12 hits in five innings.

Mary Washington had the early 3-0 lead after two and a half innings before Kelly Palmer scored Wesley’s first run in the third inning. Palmer stole home after DiRubbio baited the Mary Washington catcher to throw to second base.

After Mary Washington got the run back in the top of the fourth, Wesley tied the game at four in the bottom of the fourth. Wesley loaded the bases with back-to-back-back singles to start the inning, Bianca Newsom allowed Ashley Royer to score on a bunt to the pitcher. DiRubbio followed with a two-run single to left field that brought Amanda Curry and Karina Cardona around to score.

Mary Washington grabbed the 5-4 lead in the top of the fifth before Wesley tied the game at five in the bottom half of the fifth after an RBI single to left field to plate Royer from third.

DiRubbio, Cardona and Curry all collected a pair of hits in the nightcap.

Running

5K to benefit Knapp: The Cougars for a Cause 5K Run/Walk to benefit Ben Knapp’s medical fund will take place Saturday, April, 28 at 9 a.m., starting at Campus Community School in Dover.

Registration is $20 until April 21 and $25 after or on the day of the event. Registration the day of will start at 8 a.m.

Interested participants can register online at TriSportsEvents.com.

Proceeds will go to Ben Knapp’s medical fund, a Dover man who had a traumatic brain injury in October of 2011 when he was 16.

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