Local roundup: Biddle leads Panthers to 5-2 baseball win over Lake Forest

Austin Biddle struck out six and collected three hits to lead the Polytech High baseball team to a 5-2 victory over Lake Forest on Tuesday afternoon.

Chase Rebuck knocked in a pair of runs for the Panthers. Biddle added a double.

Nathan McGray had two hits, including a triple, to lead Lake Forest.

Dover 5, Laurel 0: Hiram Davis shut out the Bulldogs with eight strikeouts in the Senators victory.

Mike Carrington and Andrew Carney each recorded two hits and two runs. Nathan Turner also had a two-hit day for Dover.

Dalton Perdue, Holden Deihm and Brady Lee had one hit apiece for Laurel.

Caesar Rodney 9, Seaford 1: Ryan Rigby drove in four runs on two hits to pace the Rider offense.

Brandon Hatch and Joe Carpenter combined for 10 strikeouts for CR. Isiaih Lake triple for Seaford.

Indian River 7, Smyrna 6: Kyle Firle’s two-RBI single gave the Indians the lead in the bottom of the sixth and they held on in the seventh.

Indian River rallied from a 3-1 deficit after the third inning.

Milford 6, Cape Henlopen 5: Aydin Zimmerman was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded as the Buccaneers won in extra innings.

Delmar 11, Sussex Central 4: Dylan Rodriguez homered twice and Matt Rodriguez had a grand slam to lead the Wildcats.

Dylan Pasta went 4-for-5 with a double while Ryan Nelson also had two hits, including a double.

Girls’ soccer

Polytech 4, Newark 0: Paxton McGinnity had a goal and an assist as the Panthers earned the shutout victory.

Alyssa-Lynn Brown made three saves for the shutout. Viktoria Winfield, Jenna Fox and Jaiviauna Rowley also scored for Polytech.

Lake Forest 3, M.O.T. Charter 2: Elle Wood scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half as the Spartans picked up a nonconference win.

Indian River 5, Sussex Central 0: Anastasia Diakos led the way for the Indians with two goals and two assists.

Sussex Tech 9, Milford 0: Lilly Short scored four goals in the first half before Nikki Phillips recorded a hat-trick in the second half as the Ravens earned their third shutout in a row.

Softball

Dover 1, Laurel 0: Lex Dowdy tossed a four-hit shutout and the Senators continued their best start in school history, improving to 5-0.

Ashlynn Davis doubled home Alayna Gigliotti for the only run of the game. Gigliotti had a two-hit game for Dover.

Peyton Givens had three of Laurel’s four hits.

Caesar Rodney 10, Seaford 0: Stacey Deputy and Peyton Forse each homered and tripled as Rachel McCleary pitched a shutout.

Jaylee Backus doubled and had a pair of RBI for the Riders.

Smyrna 5, Indian River 0: Julia Thuer had a home run for the Eagles, who remained unbeaten.

Polytech 7, Lake Forest 0: Katie Burawski struck out 11 to earn the shutout for Polytech.

Kelsey Burawski went 4-for-4 with two RBI. Grace Aguilar had a pair of hits to lead Lake Forest.

Milford 4, Cape Henlopen 1: C.J. Kohel drove in three runs for the Buccaneer victory.

Bianca Salisbury pitched a three-hitter to earn the win for Milford. Ryleigh Elliott was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Cape Henlopen.

Delmar 9, Sussex Central 6: Ashlyn Tapman’s 3-for-4 day paced the Wildcats and Hannah Davis followed with a pair of hits.

Katelynn Evick and Mya Jones each hit a home run for Sussex Central.

NASCAR

Dover to open Allison grandstands for tire test: Dover International Speedway will open one section of grandstands for fans on Tuesday, April 9 with six NASCAR drivers scheduled to participate in a Goodyear Tire Testing Session at the Monster Mile.

Drivers scheduled to participate are Justin Allgaier (Chevrolet), Austin Dillon (Chevrolet), Drew Herring (Toyota), Kyle Larson (Chevrolet), David Ragan (Ford) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Ford). The Allison Grandstand will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the session and seats are free to all fans.

Drivers and teams will be working with Goodyear officials as they test tire setups and compounds in preparation for the upcoming May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway.

Starting at 10 a.m., seats will be available in the Allison Grandstands via Gate 3. Seating in the enclosed grandstands on the backstretch, accessible via elevator on the third floor of the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, will also be available.

NOTE FOR FANS: Please keep in mind, testing hours and driver participation are subject to change by Goodyear. In case of inclement weather, the Tire Testing Session could be held on Wednesday, April 10 or cancelled.

For parking, fans should enter the main entrance to Dover International Speedway off of U.S. 13 and follow the signs from there. The Monster Mile’s main ticket office will be open starting at 8 a.m. during the testing session as well.

The drivers are scheduled to be back in Dover for the May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend, capped by the Sunday, May 5 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

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