Local roundup: Dover nips Lake 4-3 in 10-inning baseball opener; Milford edges CR in softball

Dover’s Christopher Dabney rips a two-out, bases loaded single to left field to chase home two runs and give the Senators the lead 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Sam Courtney singled home Andrew Carney with the winning run in the top of the 10th inning as Dover High edged Lake Forest, 4-3, in a season-opening Henlopen Conference baseball game on Monday afternoon.

Dominic Velazquez pitched the last five innings to earn the win while Chris Dabney’s pinch-hit, two-run single gave the Senators a 3-2 lead in the sixth. Hiram Davis and Courtney each contributed two hits to Dover’s total of 10 in the game.

Gabriel Martin of Lake Forest is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to put the Spartans ahead 2-1. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Dalton Holemo had two hits for the Spartans, driving in the tying run in the bottom of the seventh. Lake Forest’s Cameron Beulah pitched the first eight innings.

Caesar Rodney 10, Milford 0: Sam Ervin’s two-run homerun sparked a six-run fifth inning that broke open a scoreless game in the Riders’ victory.

Winning pitcher Tommy Pomatto didn’t allow a hit while striking out 10 in five innings before Kyle Maier finished the two-hit shutout. Austin Russell had two hits and scored twice for CR.

Chad Reichold had 10 strikeouts for the Buccaneers.

Smyrna 5, Delmar 4: Logan Strickland singled home Drew Whitlock with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to give the Eagles the walk-off victory.

Lake Forest starting pitcher Cameron Beulah works from the mound against Dover Monday Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Nevin Bell, who drove in three runs, and Whitlock both went 2-for-3 while Hunter Barr pitched the final 2.1 innings to earn the victory.

Dylan Pasta had two hits and two runs scored for the Wildcats with Jordan Haddaway and Christopher Richardson combining for eight strikeouts.

Cape Henlopen 10, Laurel 0: Austin Elliott tossed a five-inning no-hitter with 10 strikeouts in the Vikings’ conference win.

Cape’s 13-hit attack was paced by Zach Dale (2-for-2, triple, 2 RBI), Zach Savage (3 RBI) and Zack Gelof (2 hits, 3 runs, 3 stolen bases).

Indian River 8, Polytech 4: Trailing 4-0, the Indians used a six-run fourth inning to rally for the conference win.

J.J. Killen, Brock Wingate, Cole Hitch and Tyler Kramer all had hits in the inning for IR,

Dover pitcher Michael Carrington goes to the plate with a fastball. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Brent Buckson, Dylan Gros, Chase Rebuk, Louis Whitaker and Evan Harris had hits for the Panthers, who scored four runs in the second.

Sussex Central 7, Sussex Tech 4: Ethan Watkinson’s three-run homer in the first gave the Golden Knights the lead for good.

Trevor Collins added a three-run double in the sixth for Central, which led, 7-0. Collins was also the winning pitcher, giving up only one hit while striking out nine in four innings.

The Ravens rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth, getting a two-run double from Brayden Graham.

Woodbridge 16, Seaford 5: The Raiders were trailing by two before erupting for seven runs in the third.

Brock Keeler (3-for-4) hit a three-run homer, Dylan Layton homered, hit a double and had four RBI while Hunter Slater went 3-for-3 and scored four runs for Woodbridge.

Christian Chandler went 3-for-3 with three RBI to pace the Blue Jays.


Milford 11, Caesar Rodney 10: Morgan Petty doubled and scored the winning run on a hit from Kalaysia Reynolds as the Buccaneers rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Darby Brennan led off the inning with a game-tying homer.

The Riders, who scored twice in the top of the seventh, got three hits from Courtney Malin and two from Carissa Thorne.

Lake Forest 9, Dover 0: Katie Stahre pitched a one-hitter with seven strikeouts to earn the shutout for the Spartans.

Brittany Baker had a pair of doubles with three RBI for Lake Forest, which scored three runs in the first.

Contessa Rivera had the Senators’ hit.

Indian River 15, Polytech 2: The Indians broke the game open with eight runs in the first inning and seven runs in the second.

Julia Bomhardt (3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBI), Damya Williams (1 run, 3 RBI), Samantha Mayfield (2-for-2, 2 RBI) and Jessica Rybicki (2 RBI) led IR. Abigail O’Shields and Isabell Alley combined to pitch a three-hitter.

Destiny Whaley drove in both Polytech runs in the second.

Cape Henlopen 8, Laurel 1: Winning pitcher Savannah Reed allowed only two hits in the complete game for the Vikings.

Cape’s Reagan Jackson doubled with Kaeli O’Neill-Willey driving in a pair of runs.

Rachel Calloway and Kaegan Brittingham (1 run) had the Bulldogs’ hits.

Sussex Tech 6, Sussex Central 4: Jakayla Sample hit a grand slam before Colleen Cosbey followed with a solo homerun to spark the Ravens.

Natalie Oldam had two RBI for the Golden Knights.

Girls’ soccer

Lake Forest 1, Ursuline 1: Elle Wood netted a first-half goal for the Spartans in the nonconference tie.


BOYS, Milford 9, Woodbridge 3: Jonathan Gaglione had three goals and an assist to spark the Buccaneers to the Henlopen South win.

Alex Hereka (1 assist) and Bryce Wells both added two goals with Shane Gaglione making 13 saves.

Bullis, Md. 16, Cape Henlopen 3: Jack Dennis, Blake Gipko and James Heid all scored for the Vikings in the loss with Sean Griffith making nine saves.

Wicomico, Md. 14, Delmarva Christian 2: Colin Anderson and Brady Smith both had goals for the Royals in the loss.

GIRLS, Dover 18, Middletown 3: Grace Gast picked up six goals and two assists in the Senators’ victory.

Riley McQuaide (4 goals, 2 assists), Cydney Barnes (3 goals), Madison Small (2 goals, 1 assist), Ava Niebrzydowski (2 goals) and Angela Poole also scored for Dover. Regan Torbert made a pair of saves for the Senators, who outshot the Cavaliers, 25-6.

Polytech 22, Newark 1: MacKenzie Estrada collected five goals and three assists as the Panthers improved to 2-0.

Maddie McKay added three goals and six assists with Cecilia Carter (3 goals, 2 assists), Holly Rembold (2 goals, 1 assist) and Aubrey Simpon (2 goals) also scoring in double figures. Twelve players scored for Polytech.

Cape Henlopen 11, Ursuline 3: The Vikings improved to 2-0 with the nonconference victory.

Appoquinimink 12, Smyrna 11: The Jaguars overcame a two-goal halftime deficit to win the contest in overtime.

Emma Mayhew (4 goals, 1 assist), Madeline Wilber (3 goals) and ShiAnn Steele (2 goals) all tallied multiple goals for the Eagles. Katelynn Porter made 15 saves.

College baseball

Coppin State 3, Delaware State 2: Derek Lohr singled in the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Eagles.

The loss overshadowed a strong pitching performance by Hornet starter Darnel Maisonet, who allowed just two runs (one earned) and struck a career-high 12 batters in seven innings.

DSU’s Todd Henry doubled to lead off the game and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Cole Garey (Polytech). Miguel Rivera (Polytech) singled in John Weglarz for the Hornets’ second run of the inning.

Rivera had two of DSU’s six hits in the game.

St. Mary’s 9, Wesley 4: Michael Piccirillo went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the Wolverines lost their CAC opener.

Chris Seibert, William Foster, Jordan Marucci and Jarrett Wallace each collected two hits for Wesley (6-7). Seibert, Marucci and Wallace drove in runs.

College softball

Drexel 3, Delaware 1: The Dragons scored all three of their runs in the sixth inning of the CAA win.

Giovanna Kolofer and Anna Steinmetz each had two hits for the Blue Hens (1-2 CAA, 7-18).

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