Local roundup: Lower Sussex stays alive in ML softball Eastern Regional

Going into the final day of the Major League softball Eastern Regional, Lower Sussex still has a chance at making the World Series.
The Delaware state champions won their second-straight elimination game, 3-1, over Connecticut on Thursday at the 10-team regional being played in Bristol, Conn.

Lower Sussex (4-1) now has to face Rhode Island (2-1) today at 9 a.m. in the losers’ bracket finals. The winner then takes on Pennyslvania (3-0) at noon for the right to go to the World Series in Portland, Oregon.

The Sussex County squad lost to Rhode Island, 3-2, on Tuesday.

Against Connecticut, Lower Sussex scored single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to overcome an early 1-0 deficit. Lower Sussex outhit Connecticut, 13-3, as Laniya Lewis (1 RBI), Shaniya Lewis (1 RBI), Destiny Mitchell and Lily Hoban had two hits apiece,

Kinsley Hall also had a hit and an RBI while Camryn Ehlers pitched a three-hitter with three strikeouts and one walk. Lower Sussex has allowed only six runs in its five regional games.


Junior League

Smyrna-Clayton 8, Naamans 2: The District I champions advanced to the state finals with the win on Thursday night.

Smyrna-Clayton (1-1) takes on Cape/Georgetown (1-0) today at 7 p.m. at Millsboro needing a victory to force a second game for the state crown on Saturday.

Derek Davis pitched a complete-game seven-hitter with two strikeouts and only one walk while surrendering just one earned run. Offensively, Smyrna-Clayton was paced by Davis (2 doubles, 3 runs, 1 RBI), Nolan Fretz (3 walks, 2 RBI, 1 run), Jeffrey Schlegel (1-for-1), Nick Macey (1-for-4, 2 RBI), Sean Mannering (2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run), Kaden Daniels (1-for-1, 1 run), Joe Street (1 walks, 2 runs) and Connor Bartlett (2-for-4, double, 2 RBI).

8-10 year olds

Camden-Wyoming 3, Newark National 1: Camden-Wyoming earned a spot in the state finals with the victory on Thursday night.

Newark National faces Lower Sussex today at 7 p.m. at Canal with the winner playing Camden-Wyoming in the title game on Saturday night.

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