Local roundup: Doubleheader sweep puts Cape/Georgetown in Junior League East Regional finals

The Cape/Georgetown Junior League baseball team has fought its way back to the finals.

Cape/Georgetown won a doubleheader on Tuesday and has staved off elimination five times to reach today’s championship round of the East Regional.

On Tuesday, Cape/Georgetown opened with a 6-1 victory over Connecticut. It then knocked off New Jersey 6-3.

Cape/Georgetown plays at 10 a.m. against the only remaining unbeaten team — Pennsylvania. Cape/Georgetown will need to beat Pennsylvania twice to earn the regional title while Pennsylvania only needs one win.

Against Connecticut, Kye Wells and Jonathan Stokley each had two-hit games while Carter Breasure and Timothy Hitchcock combined to allow just the one run.

Wells recorded three hits in the second game of the day while Nick Cox was 3-for-3 with a RBI. Stokley knocked in a pair of runs.
Cox pitched five innings to earn the win.

Major League

Pennsylvania 6, Milton 1: Milton scored its first run of the Mid-Atlantic Regional but fell in the elimination game.

Bryce Dominick plated Milton’s only run with a RBI-single. Tyler Jacona scored for Milton.

Milton finished 0-2 in the regional.

Local bowling

Mid County Lanes hosting PBA event Aug. 17-19: The pro bowlers tour will make what has become an annual stop in Delaware later in August.

Mid County Lanes will be celebrating its 10th year of hosting a PBA event Aug. 17-19.

It all started as a regional tournament in 2009 but this year’s event will mark the fourth year that a PBA national title is up for grabs when the pro field, with a few amateurs tossed in, competes Saturday-Sunday.

The PBA Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic over the weekend will follow a very active Pro-Am Day on Friday. Nearly 280 junior and adult amateur bowlers from the region will get a chance to bowl with some of the top players on tour. Most of the juniors will be competing for over $4,000 in scholarship money while the adults battle for a $6,500 prize fund.

The “Carter’s Classic” will reward its winner $15,000.

Five pros from Lower Delaware will be part of the 150 bowler pro field: Tim Foy, Jr, Seaford; Mike Hastings, Millsboro; Willard Isaacs, Jr, Kenton; Josh Schmehl, Millsboro and Matt Wozney of Clayton. Foy and Hastings own PBA regional titles.

Four members of the PBA Hall of Fame – Parker Bohn, III, Jason Couch, Walter Ray Williams, Jr and Danny Wiseman – are also in the field. Wiseman, from Baltimore, has two victories at Mid County Lanes, 2013 and 2010. Beset by injuries Wiseman has not toured regularly in a few years. Couch also has a win at Mid County in 2014.

Tournament Pass ($10) tickets are on sale at Mid County Lanes.

College softball

UD announces two assistant coaches: New University of Delaware softball head coach Jen Steele has announced the addition of Amy Bellisari and Nichole Andrade to her staff as assistant coaches.

Bellisari has spent the previous seven years as the head coach at Division II Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. She led the squad to 26 victories in 2017, the program’s most since 2004, before this year’s team won 25 games including 13 in the Sunshine State Conference, the most since 2003.

Andrade spent the previous year with Steele on the Marshall coaching staff, helping the Thundering Herd win 25 games including a 13-9-1 mark in Conference USA. Prior to her stint in Huntington, Andrade spent six seasons as the head coach of the Vienna Stars travel team and three years as an assistant coach at James Madison High School in Vienna, Va.

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