Local roundup: Sussex Junior League team finishes one win short of World Series

Sussex County’s Junior League softball all-star squad finished just one win shy of reaching the World Series.

The District III squad, from Laurel, Millsboro and Nanticoke, fell to New York, 6-2, in the East Regional finals on Thursday in Orange, Conn.

New York will make the cross-country trip to Kirkland, Wash. to play in the World Series after winning the best-of-three championship series, 2-1.

Laurel-Millsboro-Nanticoke won the first game on Thursday, 7-4, to force the deciding matchup with New York. The opening game of the finals was played on Wednesday, with New York winning, 4-1.

In the final contest, New York led only 3-2 before scoring twice in the fifth inning and once more in the sixth.

Pitcher McKenna Boyle drove in a run and struck out five for Sussex County.

In Laurel-Millsboro-Nanticoke’s 7-4 victory, the Sussex County squad broke open a 1-1 game by scoring three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings. It out-hit New York, 12-7, in the game.

Jordyn Evans collected three hits in the victory with Boyle and Emma Cooper adding two apiece. Boyle, Cooper and Bree Bryan all drove in two runs.

Laurel-Millsboro-Nanticoke finished 6-3 in the tournament, including a 2-2 mark against New York.

Baseball

Junior League

Brandywine 4, Cape-Georgetown 0: Brandywine reached the state finals with the win on Thursday night.

Brandywine will take on Camden-Wyoming today at 7 p.m. at Smyrna-Clayton needing a victory to force a second game for the title on Saturday night.

The state champion earns a spot in the Eastern Regional in Freehold Township, N.J.

Camden-Wyoming 4, CapeGeorgetown 1: In Wednesday’s victory, pitcher Graham Buckson pitched a complete game to earn the victory for Camden-Wyoming.

Colson Bennett (1 run), Chrys Roscoe (1 run), Connor Nestor, Colby Parenteau (1 run), Anthony Hatch, Eric Stewart and Josh Fredericks each had a hit for the District I champions.

American Legion

Canal Post-25 13, DelVets 5: With the state tournament game tied 5-5, Canal scored three runs in the sixth inning and five more in the seventh to pull away.

The victory puts the Middletown-area squad in today’s state finals against Fox Post 2 (2-0). The contest is slated to start at noon at St. Mark’s High. If Canal (3-1) wins, the two teams would play again immediately after.

The state champion advances to the Mid-Atlantic in Asheboro, N.C.

Gabe Dermott (3-for-4, 4 RBI, 2 runs), Derek Pusey (2-for-3, 4 runs, 2 RBI), Jarrett Weglarz (2-for-2, 3 runs), Ethan DeRegis (2-for-5, 2 RBI, 1 run), Alex Lindstrom (2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 run) and Dan Preziuso (1-for-4, 2 RBI) all paced Canal’s 14-hit attack in Thursday’s win.

College lacrosse

Seven Hens earn academic honors: Delaware women’s lacrosse tied a program-record with seven players on the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll while the team earned Academic Honor Squad recognition, as announced by the organization this week.

Graduates Sarah Comstock, Maura McNutt and Chantae Simms joined rising seniors Claire D’Antonio, Julia Dambly, Mia DeRuggiero and Sydney Rausa in being acknowledged for their work in the classroom during the 2019-20 campaign.

Comstock, McNutt and Simms were named to the honor roll for the second time in their careers while D’Antonio, Dambly, DeRuggiero and Rausa earned the accolades for the first time.

Student-athletes who had a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater and have obtained at least junior standing academically received the honors.

The Hens were tabbed an Academic Honor Squad for the seventh straight season and were one of 94 Division I programs that registered a team GPA of 3.0 or higher last year.

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