Local roundup: Freshman Anderson hurls 4-hitter as Wesley splits vs. Widener

The Wolverines’ Jessica Anderson of Smyrna pitches against Widener in the first inning. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Freshman Jessica Anderson pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts as Wesley College downed Widener, 7-1, in the first game of a softball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon.

The Pride took the nightcap, 8-4, in six innings.

Anderson (Smyrna) had a no-hitter going through four innings for the Wolverines (8-8). She added an RBI single to center field in the third.

Ashley Royer went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI double in the first. Wesley also got a two-run double from Karina Cardona.

In the second game, the Wolverines were trying to rally from an 8-0 deficit but the contest was called in the sixth by darkness.

Royer hit a two-run homerun in the fourth over the left field fence. She went 5-for-8 on the day with the full-day cycle, six runs scored and three RBI.

Dori Loukopulos tallied four hits and three runs scored while Cardona drove in four runs in the doubleheader.

College baseball

La Salle 4, Delaware 2: Erik Bowren had a season-high three hits, along with a run scored, while Joseph Carpenter drove in the Blue Hens’ only two runs in the loss.

It was the eighth game this year decided by three runs or less for Delaware (4-15). Freshman pitcher Jack Dubecq scattered seven hits and three earned runs over 5.1 innings.

George Washington 16, Delaware State 1: The Colonials pounded out 16 hits against five Delaware State pitchers in the victory.

The Colonials (12-7) won for the sixth time in seven games while DSU (5-12) dropped its fifth in a row.

Delaware State got on the board with a run in the top of the fifth. Freshman Brandon Bly doubled to lead off the inning. Bly advanced to third on Adrian Hill’s fly out to left center and scored on a ground out by John Weglarz.

Delaware State’s only other hit in the game was a two-out single by Jared Gillis (Smyrna) in the fourth.

Stockton 18, Wesley 12: The Wolverines couldn’t catch the Ospreys (10-0) after falling behind 9-0 in the top of the third.

Jordan Marucci paced Wesley (2-11-1) with four RBI, including belting his first collegiate home run. Alexander Weber tallied three hits, three RBI and two runs as the Wolverines out-hit Stockton 16-12.

Wesley’s Megan Dalious from Polytech slides safely into second base.

Dustin Sutton went 3-for-5 with a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh. William Musser also had a two-run double.

College lacrosse

Wesley’s Magness earns award: Wesley College freshman defender Emily Magness was named the Atlantic East Conference Defensive Player of the Week in women’s lacrosse.

It is the second consecutive week that a Wolverine has earned the award.

Jessica Anderson smiles to her first base coach after getting a hit in the fourth inning.

In three games, Magness caused 13 turnovers and scooped up 13 ground balls. She also recorded a hat trick in Wesley’s 19-1 win over Rosemont.

Magness leads the Atlantic East in caused turnovers with 18 for the season.

College bowling

Two Hornets earn MEAC honors: Delaware State freshman Stefanny Toala has been selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year in bowling.

Teammate Alexis Neuer is was a first-team all-conference pick while Toala made the second team,

Toala has the top single-game in the MEAC this season, posting a score of 279 at James Brown Invitational. She’s also tied for the second-best game in the league this season at 278 during the Bud Whitman Invitational.

Toala is second on the Hornets with an average of 183.3 per game (8,066 total pinfall in 44 games).

Neuer is tops on the Hornets with a season average of 193.9 (9,306 total pinfall in 48 games). She was No. 1 among

90 competitors at the Caldwell Cougar Classic with a total pinfall of 1,216 in six games (202.7 avg.) and named to All-Tournament Team at season-opening Bud Whitman Invitational.

Special Olympics

State tourney on tap March 30: Special Olympics Delaware’s annual Basketball State Tournament will take place on March 30 at the Carpenter Center in Newark.

Thirty-five teams from across the state compete in games throughout the day. As they have for more than 25 years, high school referees from IAABO Board 11 volunteer to officiate all games.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.sode.org.

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