Local roundup: 4th-inning rally carries CR softball team by Woodbridge 8-4

Caesar Rodney High broke open a scoreless game with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to an 8-4 victory over Woodbridge in Henlopen Conference softball on Tuesday afternoon.

The Riders added three more runs in the sixth after the Blue Raiders tallied four runs in the top of the inning.

CR had five extra-base hits among its 12 total hits, including a homerun from Jaylee Backus. Margaret McCarthy added a triple and double.

Taylor Scott tripled for Woodbridge.

Sussex Tech 8, Indian River 2: The Ravens improved to 9-2 after posting their fourth straight win.

Holly Grove Christian, Md. 13, Sussex Academy 1: The Seahawks dropped the non-conference decision on Tuesday.

Girls’ soccer

Lake Forest 4, Dover 0: Elle Wood scored the Spartans’ first and last goals in the victory.

Hayden Parker (1 assist) and Jessica Tyndall also scored for Lake Forest, which netted three second-half goals. Riley Wood made 15 saves.

Polytech 8, Delmarva Christian 0: Sarah Fox netted three goals for the Panthers (5-3) in the win.

Jaiviauna Rowley added two goals with Jenna Fox (2 assists), Paxton McGinnity (2 assists) and Jenna McDuff scoring the others.
Alyssa-Lynn Brown made four saves.

Smyrna 2, Milford 0: Hannah Osborne scored in the first half and Destiny Zapata scored in the second to lift the Eagles.

Smyrna held advantages of 20-1 in shots and 4-0 in corner kicks.

Milford’s Alicia Strack made 14 saves.


Caesar Rodney 6, Woodbridge 2: The Riders used a four-run third inning to overcome an early 1-0 deficit.

Trey Jones, who reached base three times, and Wilfredo Mendez drove in two runs apiece while winning pitcher Brandon Hatch allowed no earned runs in six innings.

Pitcher Kolby Rust had five strikeouts and doubled for the Raiders.

Milford 4, Polytech 0: Brock Hilligoss struck out nine in six innings as he and Cammeron Walsen combined on a three-hit shutout.

Aydin Zimmerman had two hits and two RBI for Milford, which scored twice in both the first and third.

Austin Biddle had six strikeouts in a seven-hitter for the Panthers.

Delcastle 7, First State Military 2: FSMA reliever Daniel Smith struck out five while Christopher Connelly tripled in the loss.

Boys’ lacrosse

Caesar Rodney 15, Sussex Tech 1: The Riders tallied five runs in the first quarter and six in the third of their Henlopen North win.

Leading CR were Tyler Morris (4 goals, 3 assists), James Cava (3 g, 1 a), Sean Wooleyhand (3 g) and Zachary Davis (2 g, 1 a). Jacob Stant made six saves as the Riders out-shot the Ravens, 41-7.

Cody Coleman scored for Sussex Tech.

Milford 21, Sussex Academy 6: The Buccaneers led only 4-3 before out-scoring the Seahawks, 9-1, in the second quarter of the South victory.

Jonathan Gaglione (5 goals, 3 assists), Alex Herka (4 g, 3 a), Charles Hayes (4 g), Conor Christie (3 g) and Landan Hajek (2 g, 3 a)led Milford, which got four saves from Ryan Frost.

Sanford 17, Dover 10: The Warriors handed the Senators a non-conference setback.

Sussex Central 19, McKean 3: The Golden Knights picked of their second win of the season in the non-conference game.

Wilm. Charter 8, First State Military 2: The Bulldogs dropped a Diamond State Conference decision to the Force.

Girls’ lacrosse

Sussex Academy 18, St. Thomas More 4: Kelsey Smith tallied five goals to pace the Seahawks,

Sussex Academy, which led 12-4 at halftime, was also led by Annabella Guckes (3 g, 1 a), Ciarra Elliott (2 g, 3 a) and Brighid Loftus (2 g). Six other players scored goals for the Seahawks, who got four saves from Grace Scott.

Jessica Simmons netted all four St. Thomas More goals with Elise Sadlowski making eight saves.

College baseball

Delaware 6, St. Joseph’s 5: Sophomore Jordan Hutchins (Dover) went 3-for-4 with five RBI and two runs scored as the Blue Hens snapped a four-game losing streak.

Zack Miller also had a three-hit night, while Erik Bowren and Kevin Mohollen each scored two runs. Freshman Joseph Carpenter extended his hitting streak to 15 straight games and has now reached base safely in 26 straight.

Eastern 7, Wesley 4: The Eagles scored three runs in each of the first two innings before posting the win.

Jason Boc had two RBI, including his first collegiate homerun while William Foster went 3-for-3 for the Wolverines.

DSU’s Lawson honored: Garrett Lawson’s dominating performance in a 10-0 victory over MEAC North leader Coppin State last Friday has earned him a second weekly award by the league this season.

The Dover High grad was named MEAC Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season after striking out a career-high 14 batters and allowing just two hits in the seven-inning win over the Eagles. He recorded eight of his first nine outs by strikeout and struck out the side in the first, third and sixth innings.

The Delaware State junior is 5-3 with a 1.70 earned run average and 62 strikeouts in 51.1 innings of work this season.

College softball

Wesley earns split: After getting blanked 1-0 in the opener, Wesley College bounced back to down Gwynedd Mercy, 12-4, and a split
their AEC doubleheader.

Bianca Newsom went 3-for-3 in the opener while pitcher Jessica Anderson (Smyrna) was saddled with the loss despite not giving up an earned run. She struck out three and scattered five walks and four hits.

In the nightcap, Megan DiRubbio (Polytech) went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Miranda Kinney drove in a pair of runs while Ashley Royer, Newsom and Brooke Retkowski each scored twice.

Dori Loukopoulos struck out five and only gave up six hits and four runs (two earned) to notch her sixth win of the season. At the plate, Loukopoulos drove in three runs and scored a run for Wesley (15-17, 2-4 AEC).

DelState drops two: Drexel combined for 30 hits in an 11-1, 9-3 sweep of Delaware State.

Hornets’ coach stepping down: Delaware State head softball coach Amber Jackson has announced that she will leave the post at the end of the season to serve a missionary tour in Africa.

Now in her fifth season as head coach of the Hornets, Jackson’s DSU tenure has been highlighted by two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern Division titles, MEAC Coach of the Year honors in 2016 and a 56-25 record in regular season mark in division games (.691).

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