Local roundup: CR baseball’s rally comes up short

A late rally came up just short as Caesar Rodney High fell to Newark Charter 6-5 in a nonconference baseball contest on Saturday afternoon.

Brandon Hatch hit a three-run homer for the Riders in the final inning but they could not find a way to plate the tying run.

Ryan Rigby and Jayden Wolford each doubled for CR.

Dover 15, Sussex Central 2: The Senators capture the Henlopen Conference victory after scoring 11 runs in the final two innings as the game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Mike Carrington and Alec Rodriguez each homered for the Senators and had four RBI apiece. Carrington also pitched and struck out six to earn the win.

Nate Turner went 4-for-4 with four runs score while Andrew Carney drove in three runs for Dover. Javon Toppin and Cade Keeler each had two hits to pace the Golden Knights.

Softball

Caesar Rodney 6, Concord 5: A five-run fifth inning helped the Riders to the nonconference victory.

Peyton Forse had a three-hit game for CR including a double. Jada Courtney provided a triple for the Riders.

Girls’ lacrosse

Smyrna 9, Appoqunimink 8: Emma Mayew netted five goals and Julie Snow added four as the Eagles earned a narrow victory in a game contested Friday night.

Men’s lacrosse

Delaware 15, Fairfield 7: Tye Kurtz recorded a freshman school record for goals and points to help Delaware win its CAA opener.

Kurtz had a historic day with seven goals and three assists on the afternoon. It set a new school record for goals in a game by a freshman and broke Kurtz’s only freshman record of points in a game that he set a few weeks ago against Saint Joe’s. The marks are the highest by any Blue Hen since Curtis Dickson scored eight and had 10 points against Albany in 2010. On top of the offense, Kurtz added five ground balls on the day.

Junior Charlie Kitchen extended his goal scoring streak to 27 straight games and finished with three goals and two assists, while both Joe Eisele and Bryce Reid added two goals and one assist on the afternoon.

Baseball

Delaware 7, Northeastern 3: Offensively, Delaware pounded out nine hits, getting multi-hit performances from Erik Bowren, Jordan Hutchins and Joseph Carpenter. Carpenter had three RBIs and two runs scored as well, while Jack Goan had two big RBIs late to help lead the Blue Hens to the win.

On the mound, Chris Ludman, Joey Silan and Derek Wakeley combined to scatter nine hits and allow just three earned runs, while striking out seven on the day. The Huskies were held scoreless for the final six innings of the contest.

Delaware State 6, Maryland Eastern Shore 2: The Hornets trailed 2-1 before a five-run eighth inning.

Tommy Jordan walked to lead off the inning and John Weglarz followed with a single to put runners at second and first. After each moved up a base on a sacrifice bunt by Miquel Rivera, Cole Garey was hit by a pitch to load the bases. The next batter, Jared Gillis, singled to center, scoring Jordan and Weglarz to give the Hornets a 3-2 lead. Rich Rountree followed with a single to load the bases again. The sacks were still full with two outs when pinch hitter Adrian Hill singled to right to score Gillis and Garey, stretching the lead to 5-2. Mark Herron singled in Rountree with the Hornets’ fifth run of the inning.

The Hornets have won the first three games of the series.

College softball

Hens split at Hofstra: Hofstra took the opener, 1-0, before Delaware answered with an 11-8 victory in the nightcap.

Lake Forest grad Brooke Glanden had a three-RBI double in the second game. Another Lake Forest product Katie Stahre earned the victory in relief.

Hornets swept at Howard: Delaware State had late leads in each game, but couldn’t hold on in a doubleheader loss. The Hornets dropped the first game 6-4 before falling 8-5 in the nightcap.

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