Local roundup: Indian River defeats Riders 11-3 in softball

Jessica Rybicki of Indian River connects on a pitch with two out in the 4th inning to drive in two runs against Caesar Rodney. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Indian River High scored 11 runs in the final three innings to earn a 13-3 victory at Caesar Rodney High in softball on Saturday afternoon.

It was the regular season finale for the Indians. They finished with a 13-5 overall record.

Grace Snyder led the offense with a triple while Kayler Townsend doubled. Abigail O’Shields pitched all seven innings to record the win.

Jaylee Backus, Stacey Deputy and Rachel McCleary each doubled for Caesar Rodney (7-11).

CR’s Deavion Green was unable to catch up to this ball hit to deep center field.

Laurel 23, Woodbridge 2: The Bulldogs picked up a Henlopen Conference Southern Division victory on Saturday.


Caesar Rodney 2, Indian River 0: Brandon Hatch threw a complete game shutout for the Riders, scattering five hits and ended with just 85 pitches thrown.

CR won its third in a row to improve to 10-6 overall.

First State Military Academy 2, Mount Pleasant 1: Antonio Rosado singled home Daniel Smith in the top of the seventh for the winning run.

Tyler Jenkins earned the win on the mount with eight strikeouts in less than four innings.

Girls’ soccer

Cape Henlopen 3, Newark 1: The Vikings trailed at halftime before a three-goal second half gave them the nonconference victory.

Lindsey Swontek and Madalyn Swontek each provided a goal and an assist for Cape Henlopen. Brooke Hollingsworth netted the game-winning goal in the 64th minute.

College baseball

Hens split with Hofstra: Delaware dropped the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader 7-4 before coming back to win 8-6 in the nightcap.

The second game was tied 3-3 until Jack Goan hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth for Delaware. Zack Miller then went back-to-back with a home run of his own.

Erik Bowren also homered for Delaware in the nightcap. Jordan Hutchins (Dover High) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Chris Ludman pitched 6.2 innings to record the victory.

Goan also hit a home run in the first game and Hutchins had another double. Delaware led that contest 3-1 before a late Hofstra rally.

Wilmington captures CACC title: Wilmington University downed Dominican 14-8 on Saturday in the championship of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament.

It is the first time the Wildcats won back-to-back CACC Tournament Championships since they won three straight from 2011-13. This is also head coach Brian August and the Wildcats’ eighth conference championship since becoming NCAA eligible for the 2005 season.

With the win, the Wildcats earn the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament and await their fate with the NCAA Selection Show scheduled for Sunday night at 10 p.m. on NCAA.com.

Dover High grads Dakota Graham and Kendall Small each scored two runs in the victory. Graham also doubled and plated two runs while Cape Henlopen product Luke Johnson went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, two RBI and a double. Quintin Ivy (Caesar Rodney) added a run scored.

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