Local roundup: Senior League Softball World Series opens today at Lower Sussex

The top teams in Little League’s 15-16-year-old age softball division will take the field today as the Senior League World Series gets started at Lower Sussex.

Eight of the 10 teams in the tournament will be in action tonight as the tourney starts with four games in Roxana.

Sussex County’s District III squad, with players from Laurel, Millsboro and Nanticoke, opens the Series with a game against the U.S. East today at 6 p.m. The East, from Levittown, Pa., went 5-0 in its regional, including a 15-0 win over Delaware state champion Smyrna-Clayton.

All games in the tournament can be seen on ESPN-plus.

Philippines is the defending champion with a pair of Sussex County teams having won the title since 2011.


Senior League

U.S. Southwest 4, Naamans 2: The Delaware state champions fell behind 4-0 and couldn’t catch up in the loss on Sunday in the Senior League World Series.

Naamans, which reached the finals of the tournament a year ago, is now 1-1 and plays the U.S. Southeast today at 4 p.m. in Easley, S.C.

East champion Naamans opened the tourney with a 9-8 victory over host South Carolina District I on Saturday night. The Wilmington squad 8-0 after three innings before holding on for the win.

8-10 tournament

Canal 18, Camden-Wyoming 0: Canal wrapped up the state title with the win on Saturday night at Milton.

Canal advances to the East Regional in Cranston, R.I.

Camden-Wyoming advanced to the state finals with an 11-5 victory over Milton on Friday night.

Jay Sanchez had three hits for Camden-Wyoming, winning pitcher Brody Hinkle had two hits, Shane Powell scored twice and Milo Malomassoli added a hit for Camden-Wyoming.

Ryan Colburn had two hits, including a double for Milton with Mason Glover and Trey Dickinson both adding hits.

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