Local roundup: M.O.T.-Red forces 2nd Pat Knight title game

Dominic Lig of M.O.T. gets under a pitch in the championship game against CW Thursday night. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

M.O.T.-Red downed Camden-Wyoming 10-5 to force a second game for the title in the Pat Knight baseball tournament on Thursday night.

The two teams will play again today at 7 p.m. at Dover in the double-elimination District I Little League tournament.

Cohen Parenteau and Jacob Weeks had two hits apiece for Camden-Wyoming with Merric Hunt adding a triple.

Thursday’s victory avenged M.O.T.-Red’s 7-2 loss to Camden-Wyoming last Saturday in the tourney opener.

Senior League

Dover 12, Camden-Wyoming 1: Nate Turner pitched a five-inning one-hitter with six strikeouts as Dover won its opener in the District I tournament.

Camden-Wyoming’s Isaiah Stokes keeps his eyes on the ball in the second inning against M.O.T. during Thursday’s Pat Knight tournament championship game.

Alec Rodriquez had a pair of hits for Dover, including a three-run homerun that sparked a six-run fourth inning.

David Dill had the lone hit for Camden-Wyoming, which plays again in the loser’s bracket on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Smyrna-Clayton.

Dover faces M.O.T. today at 8:30 p.m. at Smyrna-Clayton.

American Legion

Nanticoke Post-6 Patriots 8, Harrington Post-7 3: The Patriots improved to 5-7 with the victory in the South Division game on Thursday night. Harrington is now 1-8.

Softball

Lynn Deakins tournament

Marydel-Hartly 24, Dover 13: Marydel-Hartly won the title in District I’s Lynn Deakins tournament with the victory on Thursday night.

College basketball

Hen men announce CAA slate: The Colonial Athletic Association annouced its men’s basketball league schedule for the 2018-19 season — the first of a five-year rotating slate that pairs each school with a travel partner.

Delaware’s travel partner will be Drexel. With the exception of the opening weekend, teams will compete in a Thursday/Saturday format that features back-to-back games at home or on the road.

During the two weeks in which a team faces its travel partner, both squads will have a bye on Thursday night before playing on Saturday.
Teams will once again play an 18-game league schedule with all 10 CAA teams facing each other at home and on the road.

Delaware kicks off league play against Hofstra for the third time in four years as the Blue Hens take on the Pride in Hempstead on Dec. 28, before heading north to Boston for a Dec. 30 matchup with Northeastern.

UD plays its CAA home opener on Jan. 3 vs. William & Mary, and welcomes Elon to the Bob Carpenter Center on Jan. 5.

The CAA Men’s Basketball Championship will be held March 9-12 at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, S.C. for the third consecutive year. Delaware’s non-conference schedule is expected to be announced later this summer.

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