Local roundup: M.O.T. makes title game in District I Major League baseball

M.O.T. downed Camden-Wyoming, 9-1, on Sunday night to advance to the District I championship game in Major League baseball.

The Middletown-area all-stars will host Camden-Wyoming in the finals today at 7 p.m. CW needs to win to force a second game for the title on Wednesday night.

M.O.T. has won seven straight District I titles in Little League’s age group for 11-12 year olds and 16 of the last 17.

In Sunday’s victory, M.O.T. (3-0) Eddie Stranahan pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts and didn’t allow any hits through five innings. Offensively, Mike Biondolilo (2-for-2, triple, 3 RBI, 1 run), Noah Wegman (1 hit) and Dom Liguori (1 hit) led M.O.T.

For Camden-Wyoming, Cam McCray and Merric Hunt both had hits.

Camden-Wyoming 3, Milford 1: Camden-Wyoming advanced to the title game with the victory on Monday night.

Pitcher Merric Hunt allowed only one run on two hits over four innings before Jordan Spieth pitched two innings of one-hit relief. Stephen Donigan (2-for-3) homered for Camden-Wyoming (2-1) while Caleb Cole and Kurt Helsdon both added hits.

For Milford (3-2), which had a two-game winning streak snapped, pitcher Ryan Zimmerman struck out seven and allowed only four hits in five innings.

8-10 tournament

Smyrna-Clayton 11, Felton 1: Smyrna-Clayton posted the win to stay alive in the District I tourney.

Smyrna-Clayton (1-1) will play again today at 6 p.m. at Dover.

NASCAR

General Tire to sponsor Dover race: General Tire and Dover International Speedway have reached a partnership agreement, making General Tire the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Oct. 4.

The “General Tire 125” NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race will be the season finale for the 12-race NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season. In recent years, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East has served as a proving ground for top drivers such as William Byron, Justin Haley and Joey Logano.

The Oct. 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway also includes the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race on Oct. 5 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Oct. 6.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race is the fourth race of the 10-race postseason schedule, the first race in the Round of 12, and also the 100th NASCAR Cup Series race in track history. Dover International Speedway will be just the 10th track in the U.S. to host 100 or more NASCAR Cup Series races.

College field hockey

UD’s McKee promoted: Jordan McKee, who is starting his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Delaware field hockey program, has been promoted to associate head coach.

During McKee’s five years with the program (three as a full-time assistant, two as a volunteer assistant), the Blue Hens have an 80-29 overall record and a 25-4 mark in the CAA.

WNBA

DeShields named an all-star: Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields was named as a reserve to the WNBA All-Star Game on Monday.

DeShields is the daughter of former Seaford High standout athletes Tisha Milligan and Delino DeShields Sr.

DeShields becomes a WNBA All-Star for the first time a year after being drafted by Chicago with the No. 3 overall pick in the WNBA Draft. Chicago’s leading scorer, the 2018 WNBA All-Rookie Team selection is averaging 14.9 points, 2.3 assists, and 5.6 rebounds per game this season.

“It’s super special to me to have made All-Star,” DeShields said. “I work really hard to be in the position that I’m in, so I’m just going to take it all in and try to enjoy this moment with my other two teammates.”

The WNBA All-Star Game will be played on July 27 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas at 3:30 p.m. (ABC).

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