Local roundup: Milford, Dover, CR baseball post wins

Dylan Layton

Dylan Layton and Cam Walsen combined to pitch a one-hitter as Milford High blanked St. Elizabeth, 3-0, in a non-conference baseball game on Thursday afternoon.

Layton struck out nine for the Buccaneers (10-1), who have won four games in a row. Layton threw 96 pitches in the victory.

Mason Morris had two of Milford’s five hits, including an RBI double. Shawn Saxon also singled home a run as the Bucs scored single runs in three different innings.

Caesar Rodney 13, Hodgson 4: The Riders scored a run in five of seven innings and finished with 13 hits in earning the non-conference victory.

Tre Jones hit a grand slam and finished with seven RBI for CR, which capped off the win with five runs in the seventh. Winning pitcher Brandon Hatch allowed only two earned runs in a complete game, while adding three hits, including a double.

The Riders also got two hits apiece from Wilfredo Mendez, Ryan Rigby, Jayden Wolford and Mason Brewer. The Silver Eagles scored all  four of their runs in the seventh.

Dover 3, Middletown 2: Sam Courtney drove in the winning run in the sixth inning as the Senators (9-1) stretched their winning streak to eight in a row.

Courtney went 3-for-3, Nathan Turner had two hits, Hiram Davis scored twice and Michael Carrington added an RBI. Carrington was also the winning pitcher, striking out five in six innings.

Sussex Central 6, Lake Forest 3: In a Henlopen Conference game played on Wednesday, the Golden Knights scored three runs in both the first and fifth innings before earning the victory.

Reliever Jordan Banning struck out six and didn’t walk any in three 2/3 innings while also going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Eathan Watkinson also had two hits with an RBI while Cade Walker drove in a pair of runs for Central.

The Spartans’ Gabe Martin had two hits while Nathan McGray tripled.


Milford 14, St. Elizabeth 0: Bianca Salisbury pitched a five-inning no-hitter as the Buccaneers snapped a four-game losing streak.

Salisbury also had three RBI for Milford, which scored nine runs in the second. Morgan Petty went 3-for-3 with Macey Myers and Ashley Bullock both adding multiple hits.

Sussex Central 7, Middletown 4: The Golden Knights overcame a 2-1 deficit with four runs in the third.

Central had nine hits in the contest, including a double from Devan Hudson.

Boys’ lacrosse

Ocean City, N.J. 13, Cape Henlopen 9: The Vikings led 4-1 after the first quarter but Ocean City scored them 12-5 the rest of the way.

Gabriel Best (1 assist) netted four goals with Jack Dennis (1 assist) adding three for Cape (8-2). Baxter Travers made four saves.

College track & field

Wolverines honored by AEC again: For the third time in the outdoor season and for second consecutive week, Wesley College freshman sprinter Kai Cole was named Atlantic East Conference Runner of the Week.

He was joined by senior thrower Jourdyn Beverly who won the AEC Field Athletie of the Week for the second time this season.

Cole placed third in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Morgan State Legacy Invitational. Cole clocked in at 10.46 seconds in the 100 and 21.05 seconds in the 200.

His 200-meter time of 21.05 seconds broke the school record which was previously held by Anthony Simpson in 2016. Those times are the fastest Division III times in the nation for both events.

Cole, along with TySean Cousar, John Heriot and Isaiah Bodie, finished seventh in the 400-meter relay with a time of 42.20 seconds at Morgan State.

Beverly paced the field events for the Wesley women with two top-10 finishes at the Morgan State Legacy Invitational in the throws. Beverly recorded an eighth-place heave in the shot put with a mark of 11.30 meters (37-1) and 10th in the hammer with a throw of 41.22 meters (135-3).

College golf

Two Hens named all-CAA: Delaware junior Ariane Klotz and sophomore Thitaree Sakulbunpanich were each named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golf first team.

Klotz, who earned first team All-CAA accolodes for the third consecutive year, led the Blue Hens and set a UD single season record by averaging 73.63 shots per round. She appeared in all nine tournaments for Delaware, recording four top 10 finishes and posting UD’s low score five times.

Sakulbunpanich, a second-team All-CAA pick last year when she was named the CAA Rookie of the Year, ranked second on UD and second in a single season with a 73.70 average round. She also competed in all nine invitationals, recording three top 10 finishes on the year.

Sakulbunpanich currently holds the UD record with a 73.98 career average round, while Klotz ranks second with a 74.46 career stroke average.

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