Roundup: Big first inning carries Fox Post

Fox Post 2 scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning to overcome an early two-run deficit in downing Post 3 Milford, 13-3, in American Legion baseball on Thursday night at Wesley College.

The Kent County squad collected five straight hits in the first as it improved to 6-1 after the five-inning victory. Sean Pool (3-for-3, 3 runs, double), Joey Haas (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI, double) and Aaron Jenkins (2 RBI, 2 runs) led Fox Post offensively while A.J. Johnson pitched four innings to earn the win.

For Milford, William Kimmel doubled while Noah Piper had a single in the first inning.

Joey Haas drives the ball into center field for a double in game against Milford.  Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Joey Haas drives the ball into center field for a double in game against Milford. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Middletown Post-25 6, Delaware Post-1 2: Ryan Seymour went 2-for-2 as Post 25 improved to 6-2 with the win on Wednesday night. Nolan Henderson also scored a run for Middletown.

Big League baseball

Camden-Wyoming 15, Milford 5: Carlton Voak pitched four-plus innings with six strikeouts and hit two doubles in Camden-Wyoming’s victory on Wednesday night.

Kendall Wicks doubled and stole three bases while Noah DeAtley went 2-for-2 for Camden-Wyoming. Milford was led by Tommy Jordan who had three stolen bases, one double and one run scored.

Lynn Deakins softball

MOT 21, Camden-Wyoming 4: Gracie Green, Jillian Dawson, Cassidy Barron, Rachel Seal, Bree Williams and Jenna Boswell all had doubles in the opening round victory.

Dawson was the winning pitcher. M.O.T. will face Dover tonight at 7 p.m with the winner making the finals.

Local auto racing

Jester a winner in Camp Barnes: Fans had to wait an extra night because of rain but 132 cars were on hand when the 43rd annual Camp Barnes Benefit was held at Delaware International Speedway on Wednesday evening.

A solid field of 25 Big Block and Small Block Modified drivers turned out to support the event.

By lap nine of the 30-lap main the leaders were in heavy traffic with Matt Jester threading his way through to perfection. He opened up a four-car advantage after a midrace restart.

Another caution with five laps left bunched the field again. But Jester remained flawless as he drove to his first win of the season at the track.

The victory was worth $3,000 plus a $500 small-block bonus and $750 in lap-leader money.

In the 25-lap Super Late Model feature it looked like Ricky Elliott would have his work cut out for him if he was going to defend his Camp Barnes win of a year ago.

At the halfway point, Elliott began to pressure Austin Hubbard for the lead. Cautions kept the field bunched and with five to go it became evident that Hubbard had a problem.

The final caution was out with four laps left and it was visible that Hubbard’s right front tire was going flat. Elliott grabbed the lead on the restart as Hubbard slowed and headed to the pits.

It was a $3,100 payday for Elliott who successfully defended his title.

Greg Humlhanz, the 2014 AC Delco PSC Modified champion, was back behind the wheel of his former championship car. Starting on the pole, he picked up the flag-to-flag win.

It took three attempts to get the first lap of the 15-lap Crate Model feature. Matt Hill worked by leader Alessa Young on lap three and led the remaining distance

James Hill wasn’t feeling the best but you would have never known it by his driving. In the 15-lap Mod Lite feature, Hill took the lead midway through the race and survived two late-race cautions to earn the coveted Camp Barnes victory.

Three of Delmarva’s club divisions turned out in force for the benefit.

A strong field of 21 Super Trucks put on what may have been the most competitive event of the night in their 10-lap main. Billy Cropper, who started in 13th, trucked into the lead with just three laps remaining and went on to the checkered flag.

A 12-car field of Delmarva Charger four cylinders were on hand with Jay Sipple posting the win.

A 10-car field of Little Lincoln Vintage cars closed out the night. Mel Joseph, Jr. started in seventh and picked off the field, one by one, taking the lead with two to go and driving to his third consecutive checkered of the year.

College athletics

DSU touts academic success of football, bowling programs: Delaware State University’s bowling team has been honored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association for achieving a perfect score of 1,000 for its four-year Academic Progress Rate.

The Hornet bowlers are the first program in school history to earn the distinction. The program is also among a select group of Division I teams to rank in the top category of 980-to-1000 APR score for the last four years.

Also, the Hornet football program has been honored by the Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association for achieving the highest APR score among Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference grid programs in the last four years.

The award was presented during the FCS-ADA Football Coaches Luncheon in conjunction with the NACDA Convention in Orlando, Fla., last week.

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