Local roundup: Lower Sussex falls in Major League baseball state tournament

Newark National scored the final six runs of the game to post a 7-1 victory over Lower Sussex in the Major League baseball state tournament on Monday evening.

District III champion Lower Sussex (1-1) will now face M.O.T. (0-1) again today at 7 p.m. at New Castle in an elimination game.

The winner will then face Newark National (1-0) in the state finals on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The state champion earns a berth in the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bristol, Conn.

Newark National won four straight state titles in Majors between 2011-14 but hasn’t won one since. Milton won the last three state crowns.

Senior League

Del. team one win from Series: A year after reaching the Senior League World Series championship game, Delaware state champion Naamans has reached the East regional finals.

The Wilmington squad beat New Jersey, 12-8, on Sunday to improve to 4-0 in the East tournament, being played in Bangor, Maine. Naamans won’t play again until Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., needing only one victory in a possible two games to advance to the World Series in Easley, S.C.

Last summer, Naamans made it to the Series finals before losing to Latin America, 7-2.

American Legion

Canal Post-25 8, Stahl Post-30 6: Canal improved to 1-1 in the state tournament with the win on Monday at St. Mark’s High.

The Middletown-area squad will face Delaware Post 1 today at noon at St. Mark’s. No. 2 Fox Post 2 (1-0) will then take on top-seeded DelVets (1-0) at 4 p.m. in the winners’ bracket.

In Monday’s victory, Jarrett Weglarz (1 hit, 1 run, 3 RBI), Ethan DeRegis (2 hits, 1 run, 2 RBI) and Alex Linstrom (2 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI) paced Canal’s offense. Canal led 8-2 before Stahl Post rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

8-10 tournament

Camden-Wyoming 8, M.O.T. 7: Camden-Wyoming took the District I title on Sunday evening with the victory.

Pitcher Cam Allen (2 hits, triple) struck out seven in the first three innings with Zayne Collins and Shane Powell pitching the rest of the way,

Brody Hinkle (2 hits, 3 RBI), Makai Parker (2 hits) and Jacob Madden (2 runs) also leading Camden-Wyoming. Denzel Jones added a couple key bunts in the contest.

Camden-Wyoming moves on to the state tournament, where it will face the District II champion today at 7 p.m. at Milton.

Softball

Senior League

Pennsylvania 15, Smyrna-Clayton 0: The Delaware state champions fell to 1-2 after being no-hit in the shutout loss on Monday afternoon.

Smyrna-Clayton is slated to face Maryland (1-2) today at 12:30 p.m. in Worcester, Mass.

Smyrna-Clayton’s players and coaches celebrate their win over New York on Sunday in Worcester, Mass. Submitted photo/Becky Payton

Junior League

Pennsylvania 11, District-III 7: The Sussex County squad dropped to 2-1 in pool play with the loss in the Eastern Regional on Monday.

District III, which represents Laurel, Millsboro and Nanticoke, finished pool play as the No. 2 Mid-Atlantic seed. It will face host Orange, Conn. (1-2), the No. 3 New England squad, today at 2 p.m.

College athletics

Howard, Johnson among six UD inductees: Former Caesar Rodney High field hockey standout Casey Howard and Milford native Vest Johnson are among six standouts who will be inducted into the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2019 also includes All-American football safety Dorrell Green; six-time All-American swimmer Dawn Mayers (Schieffer); three-sport standout, an All-American and one of the most prolific scorers in UD men’s lacrosse history, Hayler Osborn; and Academic All-American Scott Waibel, who still owns several Blue Hen baseball records.

Founded in 1997, the UD Athletics Hall of Fame includes nearly 200 former standout student-athletes, coaches, and administrators.

The invitation-only induction ceremony will take place on Sept. 20 at the Carpenter Center. The group will also be introduced at halftime of the Delaware vs. Penn football game on Sept. 21 at Delaware Stadium at 1 p.m.

Howard (Shelor), who played from 2005-09, was the only three-time team captain and three-time team Most Valuable Player in UD school history, She recorded 51 goals (12 game-winners), 13 assists, and 115 points during her career and was a three-time all-region and two-time All-CAA selection.

During the 2009 campaign, she scored a UD-record 22 goals, including a single-game record of five vs. Brown, while earning All-American honors and being named MVP of the CAA Tournament. Howard earned the 2010 UD Outstanding Senior Female Athlete of the Year award as well as the 2010 DSBA State of Delaware Athlete of the Year award.

Johnson held several positions in the UD athletic department during a five-decade career.

That list includes assistant to the Director for Promotions & Sales, 1975-89; assistant AD for Sales & Events, 1989-92; and Carpenter Center Associate Director for Operations, 1992-2016)

A 1975 UD business administration graduate, Johnson was a leader of football game day operations at Delaware Stadium.

College basketball

Hens to play in Fla. tourney: The Delaware men’s basketball team will participate in the inaugural Sunshine Slam tournament on Nov. 8-10 at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fla.

The Blue Hens will be joined by Oakland, Southern Illinois and UTSA, as the teams will compete in a round-robin format over the course of three days. All six games will be streamed live on FloSports.

Delaware will take on Oakland on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m., Southern Illinois on Nov. 9 at 3 p.m., and UTSA on Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m.

WNBA

Delle Donne honored again: Former Delaware basketball star Elena Delle Donne earned her third player of the week recognition of the season after leading Washington in wins over the Indiana Fever (95-88) and Atlanta Dream (93-65).

For the week, she averaged 28 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.

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