Local roundup: 4th-inning rally carries Dover by Smyrna 4-1 in baseball

Dover High scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning to down Smyrna, 4-1, in Henlopen Conference baseball on Tuesday afternoon.

Alec Rodriguez, Dominic Velazquez and Keon Malone all had multiple hits for the Senators (5-1 in conference, 5-1 overall), which out-hit the Eagles, 12-4.

Winning pitcher Hiram Davis struck out four in five innings.

Smyrna pitcher Mason Drummond had six strikeouts.

Cape Henlopen 11, Sussex Central 1: The Vikings were in front just 2-1 before putting up nine runs in the fifth to end the contest.

A three-run homerun from Luke Johnson followed by a two-run homer from Jackson Ostroski sparked the outburst. Ryan Gibbons had a pair of doubles and two RBI with Mason Fluharty adding two hits.

Ethaniel Watkinson drove in the Golden Knights’ lone run.

Lake Forest 17, Seaford 1: Tyler Noell collected two hits and five RBI as the Spartans posted the win.

Wade Brooks allowed only four hits in three innings to earn the win for Lake Forest, which scored six runs in the fifth.

Caden Dickerson had a hit and scored the Blue Jays’ only run.

Milford 6, Laurel 2: Brock Hilligoss threw a complete-game three-hitter with eight strikeouts to earn the win for the Buccaneers.

Dylan Layton had two doubles while Mason Morris had two hits with a triple, and two RBI for Milford, which snapped a 2-2 tie with two runs in both the fifth and sixth.

Trace Hitchens, Dalton Perdue, and Kobe Heinicke had the Bulldogs’ hits.

St. Georges 10, Polytech 1: The Hawks broke the game open with an eight-run second. Brent Buckson had three doubles for the Panthers.

Red Lion Christian 6, First State Military 0: Red Lion scored three runs in the first before blanking the Bulldogs.

Softball

Laurel 9, Milford 4: Trailing 4-2, the Bulldogs erupted for seven runs in the top of the seventh.

Peyton Givans (3-for-4), Couri Smith (2-for-4) and Rachel Calloway (2-for-5) all paced Laurel’s 12-hit attack. Calloway also struck out eight.

Macey Myers and Ashley Bullock had two hits each for the Bucs.

Cape Henlopen 14, Sussex Central 13: The Vikings rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull out the win.

Carlin Quinn, Kaniah James and Kelsey Huling all homered for Cape, which finished with 17 hits.

Izabella Grebe, Carly Collins, Saige Bullock, Devan Hudson and Shelby Verosko had two hits apiece for Central,

Sussex Tech 10, Caesar Rodney 2: The Ravens downed the Riders in a Henlopen contest.

Sussex Academy 11, St. Elizabeth 6: The Seahawks improved to 5-2 with the victory.

Delmarva Christian 12, Holly Grove Christian, Md. 3: The Royals used a seven-run fifth and 17 hits to pick up the win. Jordyn DiFava had a triple and two doubles for Delmarva Christian.

Girls’ soccer

Dover 4, Laurel 1: Four different Senators scored during a four-goal second half.

Mai Gibson, Sydni Warman, Kendra Warrington and Ilycia Perez provided the goals for Dover. Tamyah Jones added three assists while Ally Manifold has one.

Seona Rice scored on a penalty kick for the Bulldogs’ lone goal.

Polytech 5, Delmar 1: Jenna Fox (2 assists) and Paxton McGinnity both scored twice as the Panthers (4-2) notched their third straight win.

Sarah Fox (1 assist) also scored with Alyssa-Lynn Brown making seven saves. Polytech held advantages of 14-8 in shots and 6-4 in corner kicks.

Ashlynn Hastings scored for the Wildcats.

Delmarva Christian 3, Milford 2: Grace Fetterman’s third goal, in the 75th minute, broke a 2-2 tie and lifted the Royals to the win.

Layne Morris made three saves for Delmarva Christian, which finished with advantages of 19-5 in shots and 8-4 in corner kicks.

The Buccaneers tied the game on back-to-back goals from Silvara Santiago and Carlie Fogel. Alicia Strack made 16 saves.

Sussex Tech 7, Woodbridge 0: Lilly Short (2 assists) scored twice as the Ravens netted all seven of their goals in the first half.

Six different players scored for Sussex Tech, which out-shot the Raiders, 14-1.

Woodbridge’s Anjolie Suberro made seven saves.

Cape Henlopen 3, Sussex Academy 0: The Vikings tallied a pair of first-half goals in earning the win.

Lindsey Swontek (2 assists), Brooke Hollingsworth (1 assist) and Lily Ashby all scored for Cape (6-0) with Madison Nichols making a pair of serves to earn the shutout.

Emma Westbrook made five saves for the Seahawks, who were out-shot 8-2.

Smyrna 3, Lake Forest 1: The Eagles out-scored the Spartans, 2-1, in the second half to put away the win.

Girls’ lacrosse

Polytech 15, Caesar Rodney 13: The Panthers took a 7-5 halftime advantage before edging the Riders.

Mackenzie Estrada (4 goals, 2 assists), Holly Rembold (3 g), Jazmine Winfield (3 g) and Claire Fuchs (2 g, 1 a) paced Polytech, which got nine saves from Carleigh Knotts.

Lillian Ayers (2 a), Noelle Ruggiero (1 a), Graycie Bachman all netted three goals for the Riders with Kyleigh Comstock and Jessica Crawford both scoring twice. Sarah Gates made three saves for CR, which out-shot Polytech, 25-22.

Boys’ volleyball

Indian River 3, Salesianum 1: The Indians improved to 5-0 with the 25-18, 25-21, 21-25, 25-17 victory.

Leading IR were Michael Barnes (27 kills, 12 digs), Mitchell McGee (23 kills, 14 digs), Carson Barnes (13 kills, 14 digs) and Alexander Canseco Castro (11 digs, 60 assists).

Salesianum 3, Delmarva Christian 1: The Sals started the day with a 25-18, 22-25, 25-22, 25-18 win over the Royals.

Delmarva Christian was paced by Seth Stevens (3 kills, 28 assists), Christopher Vonhof (14 kills, 2 aces), Anthony Kwiatkowski (4 kills, 11 digs) and Wyatt Kwiatkowski (3 kill, 2 aces, 12 digs).

College baseball

Delaware 13, Delaware State 2: The Blue Hens finished with 14 hits and scored runs in six straight innings to down the Hornets.

The victory was the fifth in a row for Delaware (12-19), which got three hits from Zach Lesher and had two hits and three RBI from Erik Bowren. Joseph Carpenter had two of the Hens’ five triples in the contest.

Darnell Maisonet had three of DSU’s seven hits with Jared Gillis (Smyrna) adding two. The Hornets (10-17) led 1-0 after scoring a run in the first.

College golf

Hens take third at ‘Nova: Blue Hen freshman Matt Pulgini finished in second place while Delaware tied for third during a record-setting performance at the Villanova Spring Invitational.

After firing a 68 on Monday, Pulgini carded a five under par 66 during Tuesday’s round on the par 71, 6,733-yard course at White Manor Country Club.

Wesley places ninth: Wesley College placed ninth out of 13 teams in the Widener Spring Invitational on Monday at DuPont Country Club.Josh Covey led the Wolverines with an 83 to finish in a tie for 18th place.

College lacrosse

Wesley’s Bruhn honored: Wesley College junior defender Nick Bruhn was named the Atlantic East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week.

Bruhn led Wesley with a team-best eight ground balls and five caused turnovers in the Wolverines’ 11-7 win over Immaculata. Bruhn also added two assists and a faceoff win.

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