Local roundup: Lower Sussex tops Camden-Wyoming 2-0 in Major League softball tourney

Lower Sussex shortstop Laniya Lewis (right) beams a smile after making a great catch on a short pop fly to right center off the bat of CW’s Destiny Mitchell.

Lower Sussex scored the game’s only two runs in the third inning as it downed Camden-Wyoming, 2-0, in the Major League softball state tournament on Thursday night.

The victory puts the District III champions in the finals, which it will host on Saturday at 7 p.m. The state champion earns a spot in the East Regional in Bristol, Conn.

Lower Sussex is now 5-0 in all-star season and has allowed a total of only five runs in those five games.

Camden-Wyoming plays again today against Suburban at 7 p.m. at Lower Sussex. Peyton Shields had a pair of hits for C-W in Thursday’s loss. Camden-Wyoming was 4-0 in all-star tourney games before Thursday.

8-10 year olds

Smyrna-Clayton 18, Camden-Wyoming 2: Smyrna-Clayton advanced to the District I finals with the victory.

Smyrna-Clayton faces host M.O.T. today at 7 p.m. needing a win to force a second game for the title on Saturday.

Camden-Wyoming catcher Mackenzie Mitchell blocks the plate and tags Kinsky Hall of Lower Sussex to keep the score 2-0. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Junior League

State tourney cancelled: The Junior League state tournament was cancelled after District I champion Camden-Wyoming dropped from the tourney.

Peyton Shields of Camden-Wyoming gets into second when the throw gets away from Laniya Lewis.

District III champion Laurel-Millsboro-Seaford will represent Delaware at the East Regional, which starts on July 20 at West Haven, Conn.


Major League

M.O.T. 4, Milford 2: M.O.T. improved to 2-0 in the District I tournament with the win.

Shortstop Matthew Winkleblech led off the game with a triple and scored on a Josh Miller groundout to put host Milford ahead 1-0 in the top of the first inning.

But M.O.T. answered with a two-run double from right fielder Marcello Lanoni in the bottom of the second to take a 2-1 lead. Carter Boyd scored on a passed ball and Logan Taylor scored on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the third inning to extend M.O.T.’s lead to 4-1.

Winkleblech scored his second run of the game in the top of the fifth to cut the lead in half, but M.O.T. shut out Milford’s offense in the sixth to close out the win.

Milford limited M.O.T. to just four hits. Milford (0-1) hosts Smyrna-Clayton today at 6 p.m. in an elimination game.

Starting pitcher Jackson Dorsey allowed one run on four hits in 3.2 innings for M.O.T., which next plays on Saturday at 6 p.m. Relievers Chase Timmons and Carter Boyd combined to pitch the final 2.1 innings, surrendering one run on two hits.

Dover 11, Smyrna-Clayton 2: Dover used a four-run fourth inning to cap off its opening-round win on Wednesday night.

Offensively, Dover was paced by Brandon Yoder (3-for-5, double, 2 RBI, 3 runs), Conner Ridgeway (3-for-4, 2-run homer, 2 runs, 4 RBI) and Brett Shelton (2-for-3, 1 RBI).

Three Dover pitchers combined on a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts and three walks: Gavin Smith (7 strikeouts in 3 innings), Yoder (3 strikeouts in 2 innings) and Ridgeway (1 strikeout in 1 inning).

Smyrna-Clayton, which plays again today at 6 p.m. in Milford, scored both its runs in the fourth.

8-10 year olds

Dover 19, Felton-Harrington 3: Jeremy Drago drove in five runs as Dover won its opener in the District I tournament.

Dover faces host Camden-Wyoming today at 6 p.m. in the six-team tourney.

Cadin Irizarry added two RBI and four stolen bases for Dover with Richard Lorntzen pitching.

Braden Martin went 2-for-2 and scored twice for Felton-Harrington while Tyler Rosing added a hit.

Senior League

Lower Sussex 7, Dover 3: District III champion Lower Sussex advanced to the state finals with the win at Newark National on Thursday night.

Lower Sussex faces Naamans today at 7 p.m. needing a win to force a second win for the state title on Saturday night.

The state champion moves on to the East Regional in West Deptford, N.J.

American Legion

Middletown Post-25 6, Fox Post-2 5: Middletown edged Fox Post in a South Division showdown on Thursday night.

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