Local roundup: Sussex Tech defeats Polytech 12-1 in baseball

Polytech’s Austin Biddle sends a fastball to the plate that Ethan Ward of Sussex Tech drove up the middle for a single. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Sussex Tech collected 17 hits in registering a 12-1 victory over Polytech in Henlopen Conference baseball on Tuesday afternoon.

The Ravens (8-1), who won their fourth game in a row, led only 5-0 before scoring seven runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Conor Ellingsworth went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a homerun as Sussex Tech finished with six extra-base hits. Winning pitcher Matt Warrington allowed only two hits and no runs while striking out 11 in six innings.

Sussex Tech pitcher Matthew Warrington hurling against Polytech Tuesday morning.

Christian Roberts doubled for the Panthers.

Delaware Military 6, Caesar Rodney 5: Wyatt Minner drove in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh as the Seahawks rallied past the Riders.

Delaware Military scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to pull out the win.

CR took a 5-3 lead with three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth. Christopher Friend hit a solo homer for the Riders, who were out-hit, 11-7.

Brandywine 6, Lake Forest 2: The Bulldogs used a four-run second inning to take control of the non-conference game.

Bryon Freeland, Cameron Beulah, and William Parker had two hits apiece for the Spartans, who out-shot Brandywine, 10-8.

Conrad 13, First State Military 4: Pitcher Daniel Smith struck out three for the Bulldogs in the loss.

College baseball

Lafayette 7, Delaware 3: The Leopards erupted for five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to capture the Liberty Bell Classic title.

The contest was played in Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night.

The Blue Hens (14-27) had just tied the game at 2-2 with a run in the top of the eighth when Lafayette put together its big inning.

Delaware rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth before falling short. The Hens brought the tying run to the plate with a runner on second before a groundout ended the contest.

Vinny Vaccone hit a two-run double in the ninth, Jack Goan had three hits and Jordan Hutchins (Dover) added two hits an RBI and a run scored.

DSU’s Carrow honored by MEAC: Delaware State freshman relief pitcher Jeremy Carrow has been named by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week.

The Smyrna high grad tossed seven shutout innings in the Hornets’ 11-5 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on April 19. He allowed six hits and struck out a career-high nine batters without allowing a walk to earn his first collegiate win in the contest.

The DSU baseball team returns to action with a three-game series at Norfolk State this weekend. The Hornets and Spartans are scheduled to play single games on Friday (3 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) at NSU’s Marty Miller Field.

College softball

Wesley swept by Neumann: Neumann fought off a Wesley College comeback in the nightcap to sweep the Wolverines, 9-1 and 7-6, in an Atlantic East Conference twinbill.

The Wolverines rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh inning of the second game to knot the score at 6-6. But Neumann answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to take the victory.

Brandi Dalious (Polytech) had three of Wesley’s 12 hits with Amanda Curry (2 RBI, 1 run) and Megan DiRubbio (Polytech) adding two hits apiece.

DiRubbio also had two hits in the opener for the Wolverines (3-7 AEC, 16-20 overall) while Dalious’ first-inning homerun accounted for Wesley’s only run.

College track & field

Hornets shine at home meet: Delaware State’s men’s and women’s teams tallied several top three finishes during the Hornet Invitational on Tuesday. It was DSU’s first home meet since 2014.

For the Hornet men, Corey McGhie finished first in the 1500-meter run (4:23.12) while Julian Brown won the 400-meter hurdles (55.46).

Roderick Brown placed third in the long jump (6.19 meters) with Forrest Booker taking third in the triple jump (13.18). Donte Rolley Williams finished third in the 800-meter run (2:01.27), Kendall Leach was third in the 400 meters (49.76) and Jared Keaton placed third in the 110-meter hurdles (16.22 seconds).

T’keyah Macklin led the way for the Hornet women, finishing first in the 200 meters (25.64 seconds) and also placed second in the 100-meter dash (12.52).

Jolena Smith also finished first in the javelin (31.99 meters), while also taking fourth in the discus (93 feet-10 inches).

Tiajah Robinson finished second in the high jump (1.65 meters) while Katarzyna Rosikon placed second in the 1500-meter run (5:06.01). Sierra Cruz took third in the 400-meter hurdles (1:10.33).

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