Local roundup: Smyrna shuts out Sussex Tech in softball, Riders baseball team wins

Smyrna’s Jessica Anderson prepares to fire a pitch against Sussex Tech on Wednesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Smyrna’s Abigail Mace is congratulated by teammate Olivia Faragher after Smyrna scored two runs in the first inning against Sussex Tech on Wednesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Jessica Anderson and Madison Drummond combined to pitch a four-hitter as Smyrna High blanked Sussex Tech, 5-0, in Henlopen Conference softball on Wednesday afternoon.

Olyvia Smith had a three-run double in the second inning for the Eagles, who finished with 14 hits. Abigail Mace homered in the fourth while Lexi Moore and Drummond contributed three hits apiece.

Alyssa Collins had two hits for the Ravens.

Milford 12, Woodbridge 1: Kalaysia Reynolds had three of the Buccaneers’ 11 hits in the conference win.

Courtney Kohel, Macey Myers and Morgan Petty also had multiple hits while Morgan Abbott allowed only one hit and four hits in four innings.

Delmar 7, Polytech 5: The Wildcats scored five runs in the third inning before holding off the Panthers.

Sydney Tyndall, Natalie Smith, and Hannah Davis had three hits apiece as Delmar finished with 14 in the contest. Jordan Moore added two hits and a pair of RBI.

For Polytech, which scored a run in the sixth and two in the seventh, Brianna Stephenson had three hits and two RBI.

Laurel 10, Caesar Rodney 2: Winning pitcher Nicole Patille struck out seven while adding a homer and double at the plate for the Bulldogs.

Sussex Tech’s third baseman Kylie Kruger tags Smyrna’s Alexis Moore on Wednesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Courtney Malin and Carissa Thorne both had multiple hits for the Riders.

Mt. Pleasant 23, St. Thomas More 0: The Green Knights used a 10-run second inning to pull away from the Ravens.


Caesar Rodney 17, Laurel 2: The Riders scored four runs in the fifth and eight more in the sixth to finish off the conference win.

Sussex Tech’s second baseman Paige Shockley reaches for the ball after she knocked down the linedrive against Smyrna on Wednesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Kyle Comegys, who homered, drove in four runs while Jackson Rall and Brandon Hatch each had three of CR’s 13 total hits. Winning pitcher Matt Atkinson allowed only one run with six strikeouts in four innings.

Trace Hutchins had two hits for the Bulldogs.

Cape Henlopen 9, Lake Forest 0: Zack Gelof and Mason Fluharty combined to pitch a no-hitter for the Vikings.

Gelof struck out eight in six innings before reaching his pitch limit. It was the second straight shutout for Cape (3-0), which hasn’t allowed a run its last 13 innings.

Gelof (3-for-4) also homered twice with three RBI and three runs. Austin Elliott, who had a homerun, and Zach Savage both drove in two runs.

Indian River 4, Dover 1: Robert Argo’s three-run double in the top of the eighth lifted the Indians to the extra-inning victory.

Reliever Chase Hall entered the game in the seventh and earned the win for IR.

An RBI triple from Alex Rodriquez tied the game in the bottom of the seventh for the Senators.

Milford 8, Woodbridge 7: The Buccaneers built an 8-2 lead before holding off the Raiders.

Smyrna’s Abigail Mace catches a pop up against Sussex Tech on Wednesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Jaxson Turned had two hits with a pair of RBI while Brock Hilligoss gave up only one earned run to earn the victory for Milford.

Woodbridge rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh, getting two runs on a two-out double from Bret Balascio. Hunter Slater and Tyler DeFord both added two hits and an RBI.

Smyrna 2, Sussex Tech 2: The Ravens tied the game with a run in the top of the seventh before it was suspended because of darkness.

Brady Parks homered for Sussex Tech.

Delmar 6, Polytech 0: Linden Carey struck out nine with no walks in five innings to take the win for the Wildcats.

Both takes finished with three hits.

Middletown 9, Seaford 1: Dylan Niblett had two of the Blue Jays’ four hits in the nonconference loss.

Girls’ soccer

Dover 6, Milford 0: Tamyah Jones netted the Senators’ first two goals in Dover’s victory on Tuesday.

Christina Cashion, Syndi Warman, Riana Sizer and Zaria Henry also scored for the Senators, who outshot the Buccaneers, 18-3.


BOYS, Lake Forest 11, Indian River 6: Carter Kenton collected seven goals and an assist to pace the Spartans to the Henlopen South win.

Kade Collins had three goals and an assist with Reese Yost adding Lake’s other goal.

Dover 21, Sussex Central 2: The Senators used an 11-goal first quarter en route to the Henlopen North victory.

Caesar Rodney 8, Queen Anne’s, Md. 7: Six different players scored for the Riders in their season-opening win on Tuesday.

Sean Wooleyhand (2 assists) and Demetrius Stevenson (1 assist) both scored twice for CR, which outscored Queen Anne’s, 4-1, in the third quarter to take a 7-5 lead.

The Riders’ other goals came from Noah Longest (2 assists), Kahle Shaner, Jareed Wagenhoffer and Joshua Cosden. Jacob Stant made 15 saves.

North Caroline, Md. 11, Dover 10: North Caroline rallied from a two-goal, fourth-quarter deficit before winning the game in overtime on Tuesday.

GIRLS, Cape Henlopen 21, Sussex Tech 0: Catherine Frederick and Alia Marshall netted three goals apiece in the Vikings’ win.

Lindsay Monigle added two goals and four assists for Cape (3-0), which led 13-0 at halftime. Fourteen players scored goals for the Vikings.

College baseball

Salisbury 4, Wesley 3: Jack Decker’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Sea Gulls to the CAC victory.

The Wolverines scored a run in the top of the ninth to take a 3-2 lead. Salisbury had two outs with nobody out before loading the bases on a single, walk and hit batter.

The Gulls tied the game on a balk.

William Foster (3-for-4), Will Barton (2-for-5) and Jarrett Wallace all drove in runs for Wesley.

College lacrosse

MEN, Salisbury 25, Wesley 3: Zach Farnell, Carlin Fernandez and Zach Weitzel scored goals for the Wolverines in the CAC loss.

College softball

Hens swept by St. Joe’s: Delaware dropped a non-conference doubleheader at Saint Joseph’s, 4-2 and 6-2.

Anna Steinmetz went 3-for-3 in the opener for the Blue Hens (7-20), who have lost eight in a row to the Hawks.

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