Local roundup: M.O.T. tops F-H 14-2 in Major League Diistrict I baseball tourney

M.O.T.’s Logan Taylor pitches against Felton-Harrington during the District I tournament at Milford Little League. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

M.O.T. opened the Major League baseball District I tournament with a 14-2 victory over Felton-Harrington Wednesday evening.

The Middletown-area squad faces host Milford today at 6 p.m. in the six-team, double-elimination Little League tourney for 11-12 year olds.

M.O.T. has won the last six District I titles and 10 of the last 11 championships since 2007.

District III

Milton 8, Millsboro 2: Milton, which improved to 2-0 in the tourney, was powered by a Tyler Jacona three-run homerun in the top of the first inning and a Gage Joseph two-run homer in the top of the fourth.

“We’ve got a team where we feel like on any given night we’re going to get production up and down the lineup,” said Milton manager Paris Mitchell.

“One of the strong points of this team is that we don’t have any weak spots, so on any given night it could be the No. 7 hitter, it could be the No. 5 hitter, it could be the No. 9 hitter who’s going to come up and hit a home run or just come up with a good at-bat and move runners over.”

Felton-Harrington’s Dymere Hooks is congratulated after he hit a two run home run against M.O.T. during the District I tournament at Milford Little League. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Starter Jayceon White pitched four innings of one-run ball for Milton. He surrendered just one hit — a solo home run from Kade Hall in the second inning — and struck out four batters on 52 pitches.

Jacona took the mound for two innings of relief, striking out five of the eight Millsboro batters he faced to complete the win.

Jase Mitchell hit a two-run triple, scoring Bryce Dominick and Nolan Barry, in the fifth inning. Noah Wells proceeded to drive in Mitchell with a single in the following at-bat to round out Milton’s scoring.

Senior League

Naamans 10, Lower Sussex 3: District I champion Naamans advanced to the state championship game with the win on Wednesday night at Newark National.

Lower Sussex and Dover square off today at 7 p.m. in an elimination game with the winner facing Naamans in the finals on Friday. Lower Sussex topped Dover, 4-3, on Tuesday.

M.O.T. second baseman Quincey Martin throws to first on a double play attempt against Felton-Harrington.

The state champion goes on to the East Regional, which starts on July 19 in West Deptford, N.J.

American Legion

Delaware Post-1 8, Fox Post-2 1: Delaware Post 1 shut down Fox Post 2 in an American Legion game at Caesar Rodney High on Wednesday night.

Post 1 leads the league with a record of 17-1 while Post 2 is 11-6;


Major League

Camden-Wyoming 16, Suburban 0: Peyton Shields and Lauren Dickerson combined to pitch a shutout as District I champion Camden-Wyoming opened the state tournament with a victory.

Camden-Wyoming faces host Lower Sussex today at 7 p.m. in the three-team tourney.

Kaitlyn Horton and Dickerson both had three hits and scored twice for C-W with Julia MacConnell and Shields (2 runs) adding two hits apiece. Samantha Wilson (double, 1 run), Ashlyn Schmidt (1 hit, 1 run) and MacKenzie Mitchell (triple, 1 run) also contributed.

Camden-Wyoming has now allowed just three runs in its four all-star tournament games.

8-10 tournament

M.O.T. 10, Camden-Wyoming 0: M.O.T. reached the District I tournament finals with the win on Wednesday night.

M.O.T. will host either Camden-Wyoming or Smyrna-Clayton in the championship game on Friday at 7 p.m.

Samantha Stokes pitched a four-inning no-hitter while Gabby Decker went 3-for-3, with two triples, three runs and three RBI.

Also leading the way for M.O.T. were Lauren Foltz (2 hits, 2 runs), Stokes (2 hits, double, 3 RBI) and Madison Blanchfield (double, 3 runs).

Alyssa Kennard struck out four in two innings for Camden-Wyoming, which faces Smyrna-Clayton today at 7 p.m. at M.O.T.

M.O.T. 2, Smyrna-Clayton 0: In an opening-round District I tournament game played Tuesday, Samantha Stokes pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout to pace M.O.T.

Stokes also had a hit and an RBI at the plate. Makenna Rose had the other RBI for M.O,T. while Gabby Decker and Madison Blanchfield scored runs.

Cimone Edge threw a two-hitter and struck out 12 for Smyrna-Clayton with Lacie Donovan providing the lone hit.

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