Local roundup: Cape-Georgetown wins 8-inning Junior League baseball state tourney opener 2-1

Cape-Georgetown edged Brandywine, 2-1, in eight innings in the opening game of the Junior League baseball state tournament on Tuesday evening.

Cape-Georgetown, the District III champion which is now 4-0 in all-stars, will face District I champion Camden-Wyoming today at 7 p.m. at Smyrna-Clayton in the three-team tourney.

Brandywine will play the loser of that contest on Thursday night. The state champion earns a spot in the Eastern Regional in Freehold, N.J.

Major League

Game suspended by rain: Tuesday’s state tournament game between Lower Sussex and M.O.T. was suspended by rain.

Lower Sussex will be leading M.O.T., 3-0, in the third inning when the game resumes today at 6 p.m. at New Castle Little League.

The winner will then face Newark National following that contest. If Newark National loses, a second championship game will follow on Thursday evening.

The state champion moves on to the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bristol, Conn.

American Legion

State tourney pushed back a day: Tuesday’s American Legion state tournament games were postponed and moved to today because of wet field conditions.

Fox Post-2, the Dover-area squad, will take on top-seeded Delvets at 4 p.m. in the winners’ bracket final at St. Mark’s High. The winner will advance to Friday’s championship game, scheduled for noon.

Canal Post-25 and Delaware Post-1 will also play today at noon in an elimination game. The winner will play the loser of the winners’ bracket finals on Thursday at 4 p.m

All remaining games will be held at St. Mark’s.

Softball

Senior League

Maryland 7, Smyrna-Clayton 5: The Delaware State champions rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning before falling short in an East Regional game on Tuesday.

Smyrna-Clayton finishes 1-3 in pool play in the tournament being held in Worcester, Mass. It will play again today in an elimination-round game at a time TBA.

In Tuesday’s loss, pitcher Jenifer Payton had two of Smyrna-Clayton’s nine hits while Cheyene Silves had a pair of RBI. Maryland took control of a scoreless tie with five runs in the top of the fourth inning.

The East champion advances to the World Series in Lower Sussex.

Junior League

District-III 15, Orange, Conn. 0: The Sussex County squad reached the East Region semifinals with the shutout victory on Tuesday in Orange, Conn.

The team from Laurel-Nanticoke-Millsboro (3-1) will face Connecticut (3-0) today at 11:30 a.m. with the winner advancing to the East finals at 2:30 p.m.

The East champion earns a berth in the World Series in Kirkland, Wash.

College basketball

DSU women land two transfers: Delaware State women’s basketball coach Dave Caputo has announced that two former major-college players have transferred to DSU.

Tierra Floyd, a 6-foot-2 forward, will join the Hornets after three seasons at Xavier. As a graduate transfer she is eligible to compete in the upcoming season.

Floyd played in 17 games, with three starts, at Xavier last season, averaging 4.9 points and three rebounds per game.

Floyd was a first-team All-State selection as a senior at Notre Dame Academy in Ohio. A four-star prospect, she was ranked 16th among the nation’s high school power forwards and 79th overall by national publications in her senior year.

Caputo has also announced that 5-foot-10 guard Shannon Dozier, a transfer from Mississippi, has joined DelState. She is not eligible to compete until the 2020-21 season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Dozier was one of three Mississippi players to appear in all 31 games last season, including nine starts. She averaged 3.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, 0.5 assists, and 0.4 steals a year ago.

Dozier tied for the team lead with 11 points vs. No. 2 Connecticut and tallied a career-high 13 points at No. 6 Mississippi State on 6-of-8 shooting from the field.

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