Roundup: Camden-Wyoming captures District 1 Major League softball title

Camden-Wyoming blanked M.O.T., 16-0, on Tuesday night to capture the District I championship in Major League softball.

The title puts Camden-Wyoming in the three-team state tournament, which begins on July 11 at Lower Sussex. The state champion earns a berth in the East Regional in Bristol, Conn.

Pitchers Peyton Shields and Lauren Dickerson earned the shutout for Camden-Wyoming. Dickerson also had three hits and scored three runs while Julia MacConnell had three RBI and scored a run..

Also scoring runs for C-W were Samantha Wilson, Alexia Figueroa and Ashley Schmidt.

College basketball

Hen men add grad transfer: Delaware men’s basketball head coach Martin Ingelsby has announced that Ryan Johnson has joined the Blue Hens program as a graduate transfer.

Johnson, a 6-foot-5 guard who played his previous two years at Mercer, will be eligible for the Blue Hens this upcoming season. He appeared in 29 games for the Bears in 2017-18, averaging 2.3 points and 1.3 rebounds per game while adding 12 assists and 10 steals.

A native of Greensboro, N.C., Johnson averaged 27 points, six rebounds and four assists as a senior at New Hope Christian Academy, where he scored over 2,000 points during his three-year career.

Special Olympics

Delawareans medal at U.S. games: Twenty athletes from Delaware are competing this week at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle.

On the first day of competition in the pool, Ginny Shaud won a gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle, Scott Rohrbach captured a bronze and Tyler Kennedy placed sixth in their respective divisions.

In bowling, Crystal Ho won a silver, Justin Bates and Zach Martin received bronze, and Sara Giles finished sixth. Sasha Hudson capped off Day 1 by winning a silver medal in the 100-meter dash.

Follow Team Delaware at www.SODE.org.

WNBA

Delle Donne earns league award: Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne was named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for June.

The former Delaware star, who was recently named Player of the Week for the second time this season, shares the honor with Diana Taurasi for the Western Conference. It is the third Player of the Month honor of Delle Donne’s career.

Delle Donne led the Eastern Conference in free throw percentage (98 percent, 43-for-44) and was second in the conference in points per game with 22.5 (second in the WNBA) while averaging 6.8 rpg and 2.4 apg for the month.

College athletics

Nine DelTech athletes honored: Delaware Technical Community College had nine student-athletes receive National Junior College Athletic Association honors for their academic achievement.

The nine student-athletes received the NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete Award by obtaining a specific grade point average for the academic year.

The NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete Award consists of three tiers of teams. The first team consists of student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA, the second team consists of student-athletes with a 3.8-3.99 GPA, and the third team consists of student-athletes with a 3.6-3.79 GPA.

The nine student-athletes honored from Delaware Tech are: All-Academic first team, MaryBeth O’Hanlon (Clayton, Aquinas Academy School), women’s volleyball; second team, Eric Evans, men’s cross country, Rachel Thomson (Dover, Calvary Christian), women’s volleyball; third team, Eric Coffey, men’s lacrosse, Stephen Constantinou, men’s cross country, Ben Hudson, baseball, Kyle Lux (Lewes, Sussex Tech), baseball, Elisha Marks (Seaford, Sussex Tech), softball and Morgan Willoughby, softball.

College golf

Hens’ Rimton earns award: Delaware rising junior Isabella Rimton has been named a 2017-18 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar, the organization announced Tuesday.

Rimton currently carries a 3.949 cumulative GPA as an entrepreneurship major at Delaware.

Rimton competed in nine of 11 tournaments for the Blue Hens this past season, ranking sixth on the team with an 80.31 average round. She tied for 20th place at the Yale Invitational at eight over par, and finished at nine over par while tying for 25th place at the Nittany Lion Invitational.

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