Local roundup: Ex-Buc Bowe MEAC Rookie of Week, Wesley’s Seibert honored

Milford High grad Nia Bowe, a freshman on the Coppin State softball team, was named the MEAC Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Bowe came up big in Coppin’s series-opening victory at Norfolk State, hitting a pair of homeruns in a 5-3 victory. She tied the game at 3-3 with a two-run homer before putting the Eagles on top with another two-run blast in the seventh inning.

Bowe finished the week with seven RBI. In 14 games, she leads Coppin with three homeers, 20 RBI and an .800 slugging percentage while ranking second with a .400 batting average.

CR grad Burton honored: Caesar Rodney product Rosa’Lynn Burton, a sophomore outfielder at Wilmington, earned CACC Player of the Week honors after batting .478 in 23 at-bats.

Burton went 11-for-17 in the Wildcats’ last four games of the week.

College baseball

Seibert receives award: Wesley College senior infielder Chris Seibert was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

He hit .647 (11-for-17) with three home runs, eight RBI, eight runs scored and three doubles in a 4-2 week for the Wolverines. Seibert registered at least one hit in all six games and scored at least once in five of the six games.

He tied Wesley’s career home run record with 21 homers.

College golf

Wesley takes sixth at tourney: The Wesley College golf team opened its spring season with a sixth-place finish at the two-day Eagle Invitational, hosted by the University of Mary Washington.

Tyler Spielberger tied for eighth place, shooting nine-over-par with a two-day total of 151 to lead the Wolverines.

Special Olympics

Basketball tourney on tap: Special Olympics Delaware’s annual State Basketball Tournament tips off Saturday at the Carpenter Center in Newark.

Games are scheduled throughout the day in the main arena and both auxiliary gyms. Admission is free. For more information visit sode.org.

Local softball

Kent. Co. league looking for players: The Kent County Men’s Senior Softball League is seeking players age 50 and older to play this season.

Games are played on Monday and Wednesday evenings from April through early August at Big Oak Park in Smyrna. Registration closes April 7, with tryouts and draft to be held that day.

For more information, search ‘Kent County Senior Men’s Softball League’ or contact Steve at 302-751-1010.

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