Local roundup: Smyrna-Clayton stays alive in 8-10 softball state tournament

Lindey Roscoe of Smyrna-Clayton makes contact on a pitch against Canal in the first inning of Wednesday’s 8=10 softball state tournament game. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

The Smyrna-Clayton 8-9-10-year-old all-stars defeated Canal, the District II champion, 4-0 to stay alive in the state tournament at Milford on Wednesday night.

Smyrna-Clayton overcame an hour rain delay in the third inning in its victory. It will play Lower Sussex, the District III winner, tonight at 7 p.m.

If Lower Sussex wins, it clinches the state title while if Smyrna-Clayton wins it will force a winner-take-all game on Friday night.



Elimination game postponed: The elimination game between Milford and M.O.T. was called due to rain with Milford winning 2-0.

The game will resume tonight at Dover with Milford winning 2-0. The winner will advance to play Camden-Wyoming in the championship on Friday.

American Legion

Fox Post-2 5, Smyrna Post-14 1: Dom Velazquez and Mike Carrington combined to pitch seven innings of one-run, three-hit ball as the Dover-area squad won its regular season finale in a game contested on Tuesday night.

Velazquez tossed three innings and struck out a pair as he surrendered just one hit. Carrington threw the final four frames struck out three.

Mason Brewer had a double to lead the Fox Post-2 offense.

Fox Post-2 won the Southern Division and clinched the No. 2 overall seed for the six-team state tournament which begins Saturday. Fox Post-2 will play its first game on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Caravel against the winner of Stahl Post-30 vs. Post-6 Patriots.

College football

UD feature nine times on FloSports: As the CAA enters its first season in partnership with FloSports, the streaming platform will present over 50 CAA football games throughout the 2019 season with Delaware highlighted nine times throughout the campaign.

Fans can subscribe to FloSports to gain access to live and on-demand games, while also being able to view exclusive CAA content and premium content across the FloSports network. Sign-up information and special pricing will be announced as part of CAA Football Media Day on July 23.

Delaware will be featured as the first game of the CAA FloSports broadcasting schedule on Aug. 29 when it opens the season under the lights at Delaware Stadium against in-state foe Delaware State.

Each conference matchup, home and away, for the Blue Hens will be broadcast through the FloSports and the marquee non-conference meeting with North Dakota State will be featured on Sept. 14.

Along with the games on FloFootball.com, a number of CAA football games will be televised on regional sports networks with that schedule to be released in the coming weeks.

Women’s volleyball

Bluhm named DSU assistant: Delaware State first-year head volleyball coach Bruce Atkinson has announced the appointment of Henry “Jake” Bluhm as assistant coach. Bluhm has more than 16 years of collegiate and club volleyball coaching experience and 24 years of competition at various levels.

He most recently served as assistant women’s volleyball coach at NCAA Div. I Fordham University in New York during the 2018 season.
From 2014 to 2017, Bluhm was head women’s volleyball coach at Div. III Plattsburgh State (N.Y.).

His coaching career also includes a three-year stint as head men’s and women’s volleyball coach at Div. III SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica, N.Y.

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