Roundup: C-W reaches Junior softball state finals

Camden-Wyoming downed Canal, 18-8, on Friday night to reach the finals of the Junior League softball state tournament.

District I champion C-W will face Lower Sussex today at 7 p.m. at Caravel Academy in the finals. Camden-Wyoming needs a win to force a second game for the title on Saturday night.

The state champion earns a berth in the East Regional in West Haven, Conn.

Bri Stevenson went 4-for-4 with six RBI to lead C-W on Friday night. Carissa Thorne (4 runs) and Haley Wich had three hits apiece while winning pitcher Kaley Peugh struck out five and went 2-for-4 with three RBI.

Lower Sussex beat Camden-Wyoming, 12-1, on Wednesday.

Baseball

District I draws Maryland in opener: Kent County’s District I will open the Big League Eastern Regional with a 7:30 p.m. game against Maryland today at Dover Little League.

The bracket for the nine-team tournament was drawn on Friday night with Sussex County’s District III receiving the one first-round bye. District III, from Millsboro/Georgetown, won’t play until Sunday when it plays at noon against the winner of today’s matchup between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

If it wins, District I will play on Monday at noon in the double-elimination event. A loss today would have Kent County playing again on Sunday at 5 p.m.

The tourney is slated to continue through Wednesday with the winner advancing to the World Series in Easley, S.C. District I also faced Maryland in the opener of last year’s regional, holding on for a 5-3 win.

Senior League

Newark American 4, Smyrna-Clayton 0: Newark American posted the victory in the state tournament to eliminate Smyrna-Clayton on Friday night.

Newark American takes on Cape in the state finals today at 7 p.m. at Newark National’s complex. Cape, which beat Newark American, 2-0, on Thursday night, needs a win tonight or Sunday night to take the championship.

The state champion moves on to the East Regional in West Deptford, N.J.

9-10 tournament

Camden-Wyoming 3, Felton 2: Camden-Wyoming edged Felton in the opening game of the District I tournament on Friday night.

Camden-Wyoming is scheduled to play again today against host Milford at 6 p.m.

Cameron Lawson and Kyler Dwiggins each pitched three innings of a one-hitter for C-W while Anthony Hatch went 3-for-3.

Clay Garey pitched a complete game for Felton, which next plays in the losers’ bracket on Sunday evening.

College basketball

Wolverines add point guard: Wesley College men’s basketball coach Dean Burrows announced on Friday that point guard Tyrone Craven will join the Wolverines men’s basketball team for the 2015-16 campaign.

Craven played his high school basketball at North Point High School in Waldorf, Md.

At North Point, Craven was selected as a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference all-star and led his squad to a 19-7 record, including an undefeated conference mark (13-0).

He led the SMAC and all of Maryland’s Class 4A high schools with 4.8 assists per game and finished second in steals per game, averaging 2.5 per contest. In high school, Craven was lauded for his tenacious defense and quickness. He excelled in full-court press and on-ball defense. His court vision and passing have been touted as well.

The Wolverines will open the 2015-16 season at home against Virginia Wesleyan on Nov. 15. The Marlins reached the NCAA Division III national semifinals this past season and the teams last met in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament where Virginia Wesleyan won, 79-74, in Virginia Beach.

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