Local roundup: Indian River nips Smyrna 2-1 in softball

Smyrna’s Olivia Faragher connects against Indian River at Smyrna. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Indian River High edged Smyrna, 2-1, in a Henlopen Conference softball matchup on Friday afternoon.

The loss was the first of the season for the Eagles, who are 3-1 in conference and overall.

Smyrna also had a streak of 16 straight scoreless innings snapped.

The Indians improved to 4-0 in conference, 6-1 overall. Earlier in the day, IR lost, 2-1, at Wilmington Charter in a nonconference game.

The Force scored twice with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to top the Indians.

Julia Bomhardt had two of IR’s three hits and scored the Indians’ lone run in the third.

Dover 10, Laurel 5: The Senators collected 11 hits in earning a conference victory.

Leading 5-3, Dover scored three runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh.

Cape Henlopen 11, Milford 10: Trailing 9-3, the Vikings used an eight-run fifth inning to pull out the win.

Smyrna’s Jessica Anderson delivers a pitch against Indian River at Smyrna. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Cape was led by Haley Rauch (2, triple, 3 runs) and Kaeli O’Neill-Wiley (double, 2 RBI) as it finished with nine hits.

Morgan Petty hit a pair of homeruns for Milford and drove in four runs. Julia Reed (2 RBI) and Morgan Abbott (1 RBI) both added triples.

Caesar Rodney 12, Seaford 2: The Riders picked up the conference win.

Sussex Central 11, Delmar 7: Winning pitcher Kaisey Reed had three hits and three RBI to lead the Golden Knights.

Central finished with 15 hits and scored the last three runs of the game to close out the conference victory.

Sydney Tyndall had three hits, including a pair of homers, to pace the Wildcats’ 10-hit attack.

Sussex Tech 6, Archbishop Spalding 2: Taylor Wroten pitched a two-hitter and struck out seven for the Ravens.

Corrin Farris had three of Sussex Tech’s 15 hits, including a pair of doubles.


Cape Henlopen 8, Milford 7: Zach Savage’s walk-off homerun capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning that gave the Vikings the Henlopen Conference win.

Smyrna’s third baseman Sara Miller throw to first for an out against Indian River at Smyrna. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Cape tied the contest at 7-7 on a three-run homer from Zach Dale.

The Vikings’ comeback came after Milford took a 7-4 lead on Chad Reichold’s grand slam in the top of the seventh.

Caesar Rodney 7, Seaford 0: Brandon Hatch gave up only two hits in six one-third shutout innings with seven strikeouts as the Riders posted the win.

Parker Garrison had three of CR’s eight hits with Jackson Rall adding two hits and a pair of RBI.

Seaford pitcher Trevor Holmes struck out five.

Smyrna 9, Indian River 2: Winning pitcher Jeremy Carrow struck out eight in five 2/3 innings while also adding two hits and three RBI to pace the Eagles.

Nevin Bell (2 hits), Nate Ridgeway and Drew Whitlock all scored a pair of runs for Smyrna, which led 9-0 after three innings.

Chase Hall had an RBI double for the Indians.

Dover 7, Laurel 2: The Senators scored three runs in the first and three more in the seventhn to put away the conference win.

Indian River’s shortstop Kayler Townsend reaches for a errant throw as Smyrna’s Olyvia Smith slides safe at second base at Smyrna. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Alec Rodriguez hit a two-run double in the first for Dover while Andrew Carney and Michael Carrington combined to pitch a four-hitter,

Sussex Central 7, Delmar 6: The Golden Knights built a 7-1 lead after four innings before holding on for the win.

Winning pitcher Trevor Collins allowed only three hits and one run while striking out nine in six innings. He also hit a two-run homer.

Eathan Watkinson and Blaine Hansen both added multiple hits for Central.

The Wildcats rallied for five runs in the top of the seventh, including three on a homerun by Jordan Haddaway.

St. Mark’s 6, Indian River 1: Grant Argo had two hits for the Indians, who led 1-0 in the top of the first.


BOYS, Caesar Rodney 12, Kent Island, Md. 10: Noah Longest (3 assists) and Demetrius Stevenson (1 assist) netted three goals each as the Riders improved to 3-0.

CR, which led 4-1 after the first quarter, also got two goals apiece from Joshua Cosden and Kahle Shaner. Michael Harrington and Sean Wooleyhand each added a goal and assist.

Goalie Jacob Stant made 13 saves.

Smyrna’s Julia Thuer connects against Indian River at Smyrna. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Lake Forest 7, Delmar 6: Kade Collins tallied four goals to pace the Spartans to the Henlopen South victory.

Kristopher Thompson added a pair of goals with Kaiden Fullerton adding the other goal for Lake Forest, which won its second game in a row.

Coleman Mosley made nine saves.

GIRLS, St. Mark’s 17, Indian River 6: Kealey Allison and Helen Davis scored two goals apiece for the Indians in the loss.

Girls’ soccer

Laurel 4, Nandua, Va. 1: The Bulldogs netted three first-half goals en route to the nonconference victory.

College baseball

Delaware State 5, Norfolk State 2: The Hornets rallied for four runs in the seventh to post the MEAC victory.

Rich Roundtree, Miguel Rivera and John Weglarz all had RBI for DSU. Starter Lane DeLeon (Sussex Tech) took the victory with Travis Dill (Caesar Rodney) earning a save.

Hofstra 9, Delaware 0: The Blue Hens (13-13, 2-2 CAA) managed just a pair of hits and three baserunners off Hofstra lefty hander John Rooney, who pitched a complete-game shutout.

Junior Nick Patten reached base twice in the loss, while Tyler Callender added a hit.

Diaz Nardo (Cape Henlopen) didn’t start at third base for the first time since 2014. The senior had started 178 consecutive games for the Hens.

Wolverines swept by Frostburg: Wesley fell to Frostburg State, 7-6, 26-10, in a CAC doubleheader on Friday.

Will Barton had two hits and three RBI in the nightcap for the Wolverines.

College lacrosse

MEN, Massachusetts 9, Delaware 8: The Minutemen outscored the Blue Hens, 4-1, in the fourth quarter to rally for the victory.

Delaware, which led 5-2 at halftime, got three goals from Dean DiSimone.

UMass netted the first four goals of the fourth quarter to take a 9-7 advantage. The Hens pulled within one on a goal from Charlie Kitchen with 40 seconds left before falling short.

College softball

JMU sweeps Hens: Delaware dropped a Colonial Athletic Association doubleheader to James Madison, 11-4 and 15-0,

The Dukes (7-1 CAA, 26-8) have won 20 straight games over the Blue Hens (2-6, 8-24).

College golf

Wesley 10th in tourney: Wesley College finished in 10th place in the 20-team field at the Blue Jay Classic, played at Hershey Country Club on Thursday.

Tyler Spielberger led the Wolverines with an 83 to tie for 24th place. Josh Covey shot an 85 to tie for 32nd place.

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