Local roundup: Hornets nip Savannah State 5-4 in MEAC baseball elimination game

Cole Garey’s RBI-single kept the Delaware State baseball team alive in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament as the Hornets defeated Savannah State 5-4 in an elimination game Thursday night.

Garey, a Polytech High product, plated another Polytech grad Miguel Rivera to highlight a two-run bottom of the ninth as DelState rallied from a one-run deficit in the final inning.

The first two batters of the inning were retired before John Weglarz kept the Hornet season alive with a base hit. Two walks then loaded the bases before Darnell Maisonet followed with another walk to force the tying run in.

Weglarz led the Hornets with two hits, including a triple. Jared Gillis (Smyrna High) went 2-for-4 with a RBI.

Jeremy Carrow (Smyrna) pitched 3.1 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win.

The Hornets play Florida A&M in another elimination game today at 3:30 p.m.

Delaware State was only playing Thursday because of a 6-5 victory over Coppin State late Wednesday night after the Hornets lost its opening round game earlier in the day.

The Hornets downed Coppin State thanks to a pair of homers by Rivera. Weglarz went 4-for-5 in the victory.

Softball

Sussex Tech 4, William Penn 0: Corrin Farris had two hits and drove in a pair for the Raven offense while Taylor Wroten tossed a one-hit shutout with nine strikeouts to lead the Ravens in the opening round of the DIAA state tournament.

Kayla Evans added two hits and Sierra Livingston had one RBI for the Ravens.

Sussex Tech, the four seed, will host No. 12 Wilmington Charter on Saturday in the quarterfinals at a time to be announced.

Indian River 3, Newark Charter 2: The 11th-seeded Indians knocked off No. 6 Newark Charter behind Taylor Lipkin who had a triple, a run scored and a RBI.

The Indians will face third-seeded Delaware Military Saturday at a time and location to be determined.

Girls’ lacrosse

St. Andrew’s 18, Smyrna 7: Emma Mayew netted three goals but the Eagles fell on the road in the first round of the DIAA state tournament.

Julie Snow and Madison Simpson each scored twice while Jessica Bergold had one goal for Smyrna.

Baseball

Milford 10, Tower Hill 0: Brock Hilligoss went 4-for-4 with three RBI to pace the Buccaneers.

Chad Reichhold struck out seven batters in his six scoreless innings. It was the fourth shutout of the season for Milford (15-2).

Mason Morris had two hits while Shawn Saxon scored three runs for the Buccaneers.

Caravel 3, Dover 2: The Senators tied the game in the top of the seventh but fell in the bottom half as Cole Reynolds knocked in the game-winning run on an RBI single.

Dom Velazquez and Chris Dabney each had hits for the Senators, while Hiram Davis pitched a complete game in the loss.

The Senators dropped just their second game of the season, falling to 15-2 with one nonconference game left.

William Penn 6, Caesar Rodney 2: Dwayne Graham collected three hits and Avon Jones hit two doubles to lead the Rider offense in CR’s nonconference defeat.

Lake Forest 11, M.O.T. Charter 2: The Spartans won their third-straight as Adam Schiff struck out five to pick up the victory.

Gabe Martin collected two hits and one RBI to pace the Spartan offense. Nathan McGray added a triple.

Salesianum 7, Sussex Tech 4: With the score tied 2-2, Salesianum used a five-run fifth inning to pull away with a nonconference win.

Sussex Tech’s offense was paced by Braydan Graham’s four-hit, two-RBI performance. The Ravens collected 10 hits as a team as they drop to 13-4.

Archmere 10, Polytech 6: Jack Walker went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Brent Buckson went 2-for-3 with three RBI but the Panthers lost a game at Frawley Stadium.

The Panthers sit at 6-11 with one nonconference game remaining.

Sussex Academy 6, First State Military Academy 1: Ryan Bishop threw a complete game for the Seahawks, surrendering just four hits with eight strikeouts.

The Seahawk offense combined for 10 hits and improved to 8-7 with the win at Sports at the Beach in Georgetown.

Middletown 8, Seaford 2: The Blue Jays collected four hits in their season finale.

Appoquinimink 8, Woodbridge 1: Hunter Slater scored the lone run for Woodbridge (4-12).

Boys’ lacrosse

Lake Forest 12, Mt. Pleasant 6: The Spartans closed out their season with a nonconference win to finish with a 10-5 record.

Kade Collins, Zyaire Elliott and Dylan Auen each recorded hat tricks, while Collins added four assists.

Smyrna 9, St. Georges 4: The Eagles wrapped up the season with a 12-3 record after its nonconference win over the Hawks, ending the season on a four-game win streak.

Delaware Military Academy 15, First State Military Academy 3: The Seahawks extend their win streak to eight games by defeating First State Military.

College track and field

Smyrna grad, three Hens make NCAA East prelims: Delaware is sending a school-record tying three student-athletes to the NCAA East Preliminary Round next week in Jacksonville, Fla.

Senior Ashley Bailey (pole vault), junior Michaela Meyer (800m) and sophomore Myrissa McFolling-Young (discus) all became official entries into the postseason event on Thursday afternoon.

McFolling-Young, a Smyrna High grad, is the youngest Blue Hen to reach the East Preliminary Round since Vicky Caruso in 2010. The sophomore’s throw of 163’ 2” in the discus earned her a spot in next week’s event.

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