Roundup: Camden-Wyoming captures 9-10 softball Eastern Regional

The Camden-Wyoming 9-10-year-old softball all-stars pose with their Eastern Regional championship banner on Friday afternoon. The members of the team, in alphabetical order, are: Lauren Dickerson, Chloe Donigan, Alexia Figueroa, Emma Ford, Vanessa Gains, Sydney Hatch, Kaitlyn Horton, Jumaria Sample, Ashlynn Schmidt, Peyton Shields, Ella Wadhams, Samantha Wilson, Cassidy Yiengst, Manager Bryan Wilson, Coach Raymond Ford and Coach Glenn Horton. (Submitted photo)

The Camden-Wyoming 9-10-year-old softball all-stars pose with their Eastern Regional championship banner on Friday afternoon. The members of the team, in alphabetical order, are: Lauren Dickerson, Chloe Donigan, Alexia Figueroa, Emma Ford, Vanessa Gains, Sydney Hatch, Kaitlyn Horton, Jumaria Sample, Ashlynn Schmidt, Peyton Shields, Ella Wadhams, Samantha Wilson, Cassidy Yiengst, Manager Bryan Wilson, Coach Raymond Ford and Coach Glenn Horton. (Submitted photo)

The Camden-Wyoming softball 9-10-year-old softball all-stars came home with another banner to add to their collection on Friday.

The Delaware state champions blanked New York, 4-0, to capture the Eastern Regional title in Dallas, Pa. on Friday afternoon.

Camden-Wyoming went 5-1 in the week-long tournament, beating New York for the second time in the finals. There is no World Series in this Little League division.

In Friday’s victory, winning pitcher Peyton Shields pitched the shutout while striking out 12 batters. She also had a hit and scored a run.

Lauren Dickerson had a double and drove in two of Camden-Wyoming’s runs. Chloe Donigan had a hit and scored a pair of runs while Kaitlyn Horton had a hit and a run scored.

Camden-Wyoming also won Kent County’s District I title and the state crown in Delaware. The squad went a combined 10-2 in the three all-star tournaments.

College football

Hens to scrimmage today: The Delaware football squad, one week into August drills, will take part in its first scrimmage of the preseason today at 3:30 p.m. in Delaware Stadium.

The scrimmage, which will last approximately two and a half hours, is free and open to the public.

Delaware head coach Dave Brock and his staff will lead the 95 Blue Hen players onto the field as the Blue Hens wrap up their first week of practice. The team opened drills Aug. 5.

On Sunday the Blue Hens will take part in the inaugural Kids Day Clinic inside Delaware Field House. The site was moved from Delaware Stadium due to the threat of excessive heat.

Boys and girls 5-12 years of age will hit the field and learn hands-on skills from the student-athletes and coaches in attendance. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. with the hour-long event set to begin at noon. Kids will have the chance to get autographs of UD players and coaches afterwards. Autograph cards will be provided.

Later Sunday, the Delaware football team will take part in the annual Media/Photo Day inside Delaware Stadium. The free event will be held from 4:45-6 p.m. Fans of all ages are welcome to come out and meet the players, take photos, and get autographs.

College soccer

UD women picked sixth in CAA: The Delaware women’s soccer team, seeking its fifth Colonial Athletic Association Tournament appearance in the last six seasons, found itself in the No. 6 spot in the CAA Preseason Coaches Poll announced Friday.

In addition to the No. 6 ranking, high-scoring Blue Hen senior Natalie Zelenky was selected to the preseason All-CAA team in a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches.

William & Mary, which shared the league title a year ago and was one of a league-record four teams to advance to the NCAA Tournament, was tabbed as the preseason favorite with 76 points and six first-place votes, just edging past James Madison, which picked up 73 points and two first place votes.

Delaware returns its top eight scorers and starting goalkeeper from a team that went 8-9-2 a year ago, finished sixth in league play with a 3-4-2 mark, and advanced to the CAA Tournament before falling to UNCW. The Hens also advanced to the CAA Tournament in 2011 (semifinals), 2012, and 2013. The team has won seven or more games in 16 of the last 17 seasons, including six straight.

Zelenky was the lone Blue Hen selected to the preseason All-CAA team and was one of three forwards listed. She has earned All-CAA honors each of her three collegiate seasons, including third team All-CAA honors each of the past two seasons. She also earned NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region honors a year ago when she ranked among the top scorers in the CAA with 11 goals and 2 assists.

An honor student and CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee as a pre-vet and animal biosciences major with a minor in equine science, Zelenky ranks No. 9 all-time at UD in career goals (19) and No. 11 in career points (45) and could become just the fourth player in UD history with 30 career goals if she matches her 2015 output.

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