Local roundup: Panthers rally for softball win over Knights

Polytech’s Madison Hazen is congratulated by teammate Kelsie Burawski after she scored a run against Sussex Central on Tuesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Polytech High put up four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for a 5-3 victory over Sussex Central in Henlopen Conference softball on Tuesday afternoon.

The win was the fourth in a row for the Panthers, who finish the regular season with a record of 11-7.

Kylie Nagle homered and doubled for Polytech with winning pitcher Kaite Burawski striking out 10 and adding two hits at the plate.

Hailey Wich and Brianna Stevenson both added two hits to the Panthers’ total of 11 in the contest.

The Panthers’ Kaite Burawski pitches against Sussex Central on Tuesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Taylor Evick doubled for the Golden Knights (13-5), who had a five-game winning streak snapped.

Smyrna 2, Del. Military 1: Olyvia Smith’s RBI triple sparked a two-run third that gave the Eagles (17-1) the victory.

Kayla Wilson and Lexi Moore also had hits for Smyrna with Jessica Anderson pitching a four-hitter with three strikeouts.

Lake Forest 8, Woodbridge 2: The Spartans scored four runs in the seventh in picking up the win.

Milford 13, Seaford 1: The Buccaneers evened their record at 9-9.

Delmar 13, Cape Henlopen 6: The Wildcats topped the Vikings in the regular-season finale.

Indian River 6, Caesar Rodney 0: The Indians earned the shutout win over the Riders.

Golden Knights second baseman Devan Hudson fields a grounder.

Sussex Tech 8, Dover 1: The Ravens downed the Senators in the Henlopen matchup.


Polytech 13, Sussex Central 3: The Panthers were leading only 5-3 before erupting for three runs in the fifth and five in the sixth.

Dylan Gros (homerun) and Austin Biddle (3 RBI) both went 4-for-4 to pace Polytech’s 18-hit attack.

Blaine Hansen (2-for-2) homered for Sussex Central.

Sussex Tech 8, Dover 3: Matt Warrington’s two-out RBI double tied the game in the top of the seventh before the Ravens won it with five runs in the eighth.

Sussex Central’s Kailee Abbott bunts against Polytech.

Robert Locklear and Jason Shockley had three hits apiece for Sussex Tech, which scored twice in the seventh after trailing 3-1.

Winning pitcher Matt Warrington struck out nine in seven innings.

The Senators, who scored three runs in the second, got two hits each from Dominic Velazquez, Hiram Davis and Alec Rodriguez.

Indian River 20, Caesar Rodney 5: The Indians erupted for five five homeruns and eighth runs in the first inning en route to the victory.

Kyle Firle drove in six runs, Jacob Anderson had a pair of homers and Grant Argo went 4-for-4 with a homer. IR finished off the win with eight more runs in the fourth.

Jackson Rall went 3-for-3 with a homer for the Riders. The contest featured eight homeruns.

Cape Henlopen 10, Delmar 3: The Vikings scored five runs in the second before finishing a perfect 13-0 in the Henlopen Conference.

Winning pitcher Zack Gelof struck out eight in five innings while adding a two-run triple. Austin Elliott (2-for-3, homer, 3 RBI) and Mason Fluharty (2 hits) also led Cape.

The Wildcats’ Hunter VonArx had a pair of hits and a run and Christian Pierson hit a solo homer.

Milford 10, Seaford 0: Winning pitcher Chad Reichold had three hits with a homerun and five RBI to power the Buccaneers.

Reichold pitched a five-inning two-hitter with six strikeouts. Dominic Robles and Zach Winckoski added two hits each for Milford.

The Blue Jays’ Jacob Waldridge had a hit and stole a base.

Newark Charter 8, Smyrna 2: The Patriots scored the game’s first seven runs before notching the win.

Logan Strickland homered for the Eagles.

Woodbridge 12, Lake Forest 2: The Raiders capped off the conference win with eight runs in the sixth.

Regan Ogden had two of Woodbridge’s 10 hits with three RBI while winning pitcher Tyler DeFord scattered three hits over six innings with four strikeouts.

Girls’ soccer

Caesar Rodney 1, Cape Henlopen 1: Brooke Hollingsworth’s goal in the 41st minute tied the game as the Vikings handed the Riders a rare non-victory in the Henlopen North.

Lucy Siranides and Brayden Fannin combined for eight saves for Cape. CR finished with advantages of 9-6 in shots and 6-3 in corner kicks.

Kimmie Glasser scored in the first seven minutes of the contest for CR while Morgan Desaulniers made five saves,

Indian River 5, Sussex Academy 1: The Indians wrapped up the Henlopen South title with the victory.

Polytech 7, Sussex Central 0: The Panthers netted four second-half goals to finish off the North victory.

Sussex Tech 2, Dover 0: Alexis Singh and Kira Short scored second-half goals to lift the Ravens.

Valencia Whealton made a pair of saves for Sussex Tech, which outshot the Senators, 6-2.

Britney Rosello made four saves for Dover.

Lake Forest 9, Seaford 0: The Spartans netted six second-half goals to finish off the South victory.

Delmar 11, Woodbridge 2: The Wildcats finished with advantages of 20-5 in shots and 5-0 in corner kicks.

Delmarva Christian 10, Howard 0: Skylar Bennett collected three goals and a pair of assists for the Royals.

Briana Taylor scored twice for Delmarva Christian, which tallied eight first-half goals. The Royals outshot the Wildcats, 22-4.


BOYS, Dover 14, St. Georges 5: The Senators closed the regular season with a record 10-5.

Cape Henlopen 14, Wilm. Friends 10: Luke D’Ambrogi tallied six goals and two assists to pace the Vikings.

Gabriel Best, Jack Dennis and James Heid all added two goals each for Cape, which outshot the Quakers 37-24. Sean Griffith and Baxter Travers combined for five saves.

Caravel 9, Smyrna 5: The Buccaneers outscored the Eagles, 7-3, in the second half to pull away from a 2-2 halftime tie.

Jonathan Guzman, Jason Zeitler, Adam Tuxward, Dakota Kerr and Cullen Porter all scored for Smyrna, which got eight saves from Matthew Miller.

Delmarva Christian 13, McKean 1: The Royals limited the Highlanders to only a fourth-quarter goal in the win.

College baseball

Two Wolverines honored: Senior Wesley College baseball players Chris Seibert and Alex Marrs were named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference teams on Tuesday.

Seibert was tabbed as an All-CAC first-teamer for the second time in his career. Seibert led the CAC in hitting (.475), on-base percentage (.552) and slugging percentage (.850). He also placed third in the conference in home runs (10), seventh in RBI (43) and tied for seventh in doubles.

Marrs earned All-CAC second-team accolades for the second time this season. Marrs ranked sixth in the CAC in strikeouts (68) with a 3-3 record and a save.

College baseball

Delaware 8, La Salle 4: The Blue Hens (29-23) used a five-run sixth inning in winning their fourth game in a row.

Freshman Winston Allen (2-0) threw 3.1 shutout innings in relief of starter Cole Benjamin to earn the victory.

Four Hens contributed multiple hits, including freshman Ben Werkheiser, who hit his second homerun of the season. Outfielders Calvin Scott and Kyle Baker each went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

College softball

Hens’ Gearhart honored: Delaware shortstop Leanna Gearhart has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District 2 Softball first team.

College football

Drass services scheduled: Memorial services for Wesley College football coach Mike Drass have been scheduled for this weekend.

On Friday at 7 p.m., a memorial service will be held at CC 206 only for current and former Wesley football players and coaches.

On Saturday, starting at 11 a.m., calling hours will be held at the Tolbert Funeral Home (1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901). At 2 p.m., a public service will be held at Drass Field at Scott D. Miller Stadium (400 Clara Street, Dover, DE 19901).

Following the service, a reception will be held at Dulany Dining Hall on Wesley’s main campus.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wesley College Football Team. A link will be made public on Wednesday.

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