Roundup: 3-run first leads Polytech to 4-1 softball win over Laurel

Polytech High scored three runs in the first inning before going on to a 4-1 victory over Laurel in Henlopen Conference softball on Monday afternoon.

Winning pitcher Taylor Pechin threw a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts as the Panthers improved to 9-4.

Hayley DiCarlantonio (2 RBI), Whitney DeMora (1 run) and Morgan Dodge all had two hits for Polytech.

Alexandria Ullman homered in the third for the Bulldogs.

Caesar Rodney 4, Middletown 3: The Riders rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out the nonconference win.

Pitcher Alyssa Ball earned the victory as both squads collected 10 hits.

Cape Henlopen 7, Sussex Tech 4: Raegan Jackson’s three-run homer in the top of the 10th lifted the Vikings to the Henlopen win.

After the two teams went into extra innings tied 2-2, they each scored twice in the eighth to keep the game going.

Pitcher Riley Shields went the distance to earn the victory with Jordan Virdin also homering.

Jaykayla Sample homered for the Ravens.

Sussex Central 7, Nandua, Va. 0: Hayley McCabe threw a complete-game one-hitter in the Golden Knights’ win.

Brooke Stoeckel had three of Central’s 10 hits with Karleigh Warren driving in three runs.

Delmarva Christian 13, Seaford 1: The Royals used an eight-run first inning to take control.

Red Lion Christian 9, Indian River 4: Julia Bomhardt went 2-for-3 with a walk for the Indians, who trailed 9-1 after six innings.

Salisbury Christian, Md. 19, St. Thomas More 1: Sabrina Portalatin doubled and scored on a single from Kara Scarangella for the Ravens’ lone run.

Baseball

Polytech 14, Laurel 4: Chase Biron had two of the Panthers’ six hits and drove in four runs to pace Polytech.

Brendan Davis had a triple with two RBI while pitcher Brandon Case earned the victory for the Panthers, who scored six runs in the fourth.

For Laurel, Zach Baynum had three hits with Perez Nichols adding the other two.

Middletown 9, Caesar Rodney 0: Winning pitcher Luke Wootten struck out 10 in six innings for the Cavaliers.

Middletown limited the Riders to five hits and broke the game open with a six-run second inning.

Lake Forest 18, Delmarva Christian 7: Trailing 2-0, the Spartans took control with eight runs in the top of the second.

Tyler Collins homered with Dalton Holemo earning the win for Lake Forest.

Kyle Briggs hit a homerun for the Royals.

Cape Henlopen 7, Sussex Tech 3: The Vikings broke open a 1-1 game with six runs in the sixth inning.

Zach Gelof and Will Jerrell had two hits and an RBI each for Cape, which collected four of its seven hits in the sixth. Reliever David Erickson struck out four in four innings.

Kyle Lux and Jordan Marvel each had two hits for the Ravens.

Sussex Central 10, Woodbridge 0: Jake Brewington and Jared Atkins combined to pitch a five-inning one-hitter in the Golden Knights’ shutout win.

Trevor Collins (triple) had four RBI with Austin Little (homerun) and Brady Bowden both going 2-3.

Girls’ soccer

Sussex Academy 9, Seaford 0: Isabel Abboud and Delaney Smith scored three goals apiece to lead the Seahawks to the Henlopen South win.

Sussex Academy’s other goals came from Brittany Castiglione, Alexandra Roblero-Gonzalez and Lauren Sneller. Kierstin Blatzheim stopped eight shots.

Sussex Central 3, Glasgow 0: The Golden Knights picked up the nonconference win on Monday.

Delmarva Christian 3, Laurel 2: The Royals netted a pair of second-half goals in posting the victory.

Lacrosse

BOYS, Lake Forest 16, Sussex Central 3: Austin Aguilar (1 assist) and Carter Kenton netted four goals apiece to spark the Spartans.

Dawaunta Parker (3 assists), Parker Sard (2 assists), Logan Johnson and Benjamin Moore each scored twice.

Dover 11, Caravel 6: The Senators improved to 7-6 with the victory.

St. Elizabeth 12, Polytech 10: The Vikings outscored the Panthers, 5-3, in the fourth quarter to break a 7-7 tie.

Jacob Davis (1 assist) scored a team-high three goals for Polytech with Joshua Davis (1 assist) and Patrick O’Brien (2 assists) adding two goals each.

Zachary Trabaudo (1 assist), Nathaniel Davis (1 assist) and Christopher Rutkoski also scored goals while Nathan Fairbanks stopped eight shots. The Panthers outshot St. Elizabeth 34-25.

Delaware Military 18, Milford 5: Mark Henderson netted four goals for the Buccaneers in the loss.

Jonathan Gaglione added Milford’s other goal with Clay Stevenson making 27 saves.

Newark Charter 12, Delmarva Christian 2: Tristan Winterling made 10 saves for the Royals in the loss.

GIRLS, Smyrna 18, Appoquinimink 10: Shabnam Noroozi-Pooya netted seven goals as the Eagles (8-3) clinched the first winning season in the program’s three-year varsity history.

Smyrna, which led 10-5 at halftime, also got multiple goals from Kaila Hindt (3 goals), Maddie Price (2 goals, 1 assist) and Allison Wheatley (2 goals).

Sierra Duman, Juliana Kolakowski, Madeline Wilber and Meghan Yerkes all scored one goal apiece with Gabrielle DiRusso making 13 saves.

Caesar Rodney 13, Middletown 5: Kourtney Olsen collected five goals and four assists as the Riders (7-6) won their third game in a row.

Delaney Steele (2 assists) also netted five goals for CR, Jenna Rigby (2 assists) had two with Kacie Cava scoring the Riders’ other goal.

Kaitlyn Longest made 17 saves for CR, which outshot the Cavaliers, 36-14.

Polytech 20, Concord 8: Madi McKay (2 assists) had five goals and Cam Dennis had four in the Panthers’ nonconference victory.

Polytech’s other goals came from Morgan Cook (3 goals, 4 assists), Kate Richardson (2 goals, 5 assists), Ali McKay (2 goals, 2 assists), Jamie Trabaudo (2 goals, 1 assist), Caroline Hermance (1 goal) and Mackenzie Estrada (1 goal, 1 assist).

Shannon Stephan made five saves for the Panthers, who led 13-4 at halftime.

Archmere 19, Sussex Tech 9: The Auks jumped out to a 16-2 halftime lead before downing the Ravens.

Freshman Morgan Johnson tallied five of Sussex Tech’s goals. Madi Bada had two goals with Kathryn Giles (1 assists) and Elizabeth Baird adding one each.

Breonda Wright had three saves.

College softball

Three Hornets honored by MEAC: Three Delaware State softball players earned weekly awards from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference on Monday.

Senior Nicole Gazzola was named Player of the Week after 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two stolen bases in a win over Rider. Junior Nicole Brock (12-5), was named Pitcher of the Week, after finishing the regular season with a conference-best 2.31 ERA.

Outfielder Sabrina Quarles was named Rookie of the Week after her 2-for-4 performance with four RBI and a run scored against Rider.

College athletics

UD’s Nelson to enter MAC ‘Hall’: David M. Nelson, one of the most influential figures in the history of University of Delaware athletics and college football, has been selected to the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame.

Nelson, who passed away in 1991 at the age of 71, was one of 20 former coaches, administrators, and student-athletes making up the fifth MAC Hall of Fame Class.

The list includes those from current and former member institutions. Delaware was a member of the MAC until the early 1970s before joining the East Coast Conference and later the America East Conference (originally named the North Atlantic Conference) and current Colonial Athletic Association.

As the University of Delaware’s head football coach from 1951-1965, the “Admiral” put the Blue Hens in the national spotlight. He posted a career record of 84-42-2, with a 26-15 mark in MAC play, captured the 1963 Small College Wire Service National title, won three Middle Atlantic Conference championships (1959, 1962, 1963), and three Lambert Cup titles during his tenure.

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