Roundup: Dover tops Felton-Harrington 13-3

Winning pitcher Jared Rowley surrendered two runs in four innings as Dover topped Felton-Harrington 13-3, in District I Big League baseball on Wednesday night.

Sean Hanhauser also pitched for Dover, giving up only one run in two innings.

Offensively, Aven Purnell doubled and drove in three runs while Tevin Thomas also doubled, went 2-for-2 and drove in two runs.

Camden-Wyoming 16, M.O.T. 0: Brandon Case pitched a five-inning shutout with eight strikeouts as Camden-Wyoming blanked M.O.T. earlier this week.

Quintin Ivy, who was 2-for-2 with a home run and double, drove in six runs for C-W. He also walked twice.

Travis Dill added a pair of doubles and two RBI.

Trey Johnson had a hit, a walk and a stolen base for M.O.T.

American Legion

Fox Post-2 12, Post 3 Milford 0: Tyler Cullen pitched a five-inning two hitter with two walks and six strikeouts as Dover’s Fox Post 2 blanked Milford.

Aaron Jenkins (double, 4 runs) and Kendall Small (2 RBI) both went 4-for-4 as Fox Post finished with 16 hits. Travis Dill (2 RBI) and Sean Hanhauser both added two hits apiece.

Ralph Messick and Tyler Dailey had Milford’s hits.

College track & field

Ritter reaches NCAA finals: Sussex Tech High grad Emily Ritter qualified for the finals of the NCAA Division I Championship 3,000-meter steeplechase in Eugene, Ore. on Thursday.

A senior at Rider University, Ritter ran a 9:55.88 and finished second in her heat and seventh overall in the semifinals of the event.

The top five finishers from each of two heats plus the next two best times advance to the finals which will be Saturday at 5:27 p.m. (ET). The top eight finishers are awarded first-team All-America honors and the second eight are second-team All-Americans with Ritter one of 12 runners advancing to the finals.

Ritter will be Rider’s first All-American in the track & field program.

Big League softball

Milford 5, Felton-Harrington 3: Winning pitcher Shaina Reed struck out six as Milford picked up the victory on Tuesday night.

Halee Scruggs hit a solo homer while Megan Fry scored twice for Milford. Also scoring for Milford were Darby Brennan (1 RBI) and Ali Sanders.

Kerrigan Simpson hit a two-run homer for Felton-Harrington, pitcher Katherine Betts had a hit and struck out three while Kayla Thompson and Katie Strehne both scored runs.

College baseball

Hens’ Olenski named All-East: Delaware senior Greg Olenski was one of 27 players named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-East Region team on Thursday.

Olenski, a designated hitter, was a second-team selection on the team, which is selected from an ABCA committee of coaches in the East. He becomes the first UD player honored by the ABCA since first baseman Jimmy Yezzo and outfielder Nick Ferdinand were first-team picks in 2013.

“Greg worked extremely hard this past year on his swing and his hard work surely proved out with this great honor,” said Blue Hen coach Jim Sherman. “We are all very proud of him.”

After playing in just four of the first 12 games of the season, Olenski worked his way into a full-time role and batted .373 and tied for second in the CAA batting race. He currently ranks No. 28 among all NCAA Division I players.

He also contributed 26 runs, 28 runs batted in, and five home runs, and ranks 15th in the nation with 17 doubles (0.43 per game).

College athletics

CAA’s Yeager to retire: After a 40-year career in collegiate athletics, including more than three decades as the only commissioner in the history of the Colonial Athletic Association, Tom Yeager announced on Thursday that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season.

The CAA includes the University of Delaware.

“It has been my privilege and honor to represent the outstanding institutions in the CAA for what will be 31 years,” said Yeager, who is the longest-tenured commissioner of a NCAA Division I conference. “At the conference’s core is our institutions’ unwavering commitment to conduct their athletic programs as a vital component of their students’ educational experience. I am very proud that this commitment has enabled us to create programs and a competitive environment that has enhanced each student’s experience.”

During an era of unprecedented change in collegiate athletics, Yeager transformed what was once a Virginia/North Carolina conference into a league with a presence in many of the major metropolitan areas on the East Coast. The current CAA footprint, which runs from Boston to Charleston, S.C., encompasses four of the nation’s top nine media markets.

In his tenure, the conference has produced 19 national team champions in five different sports, 33 individual national champions, 16 national coaches of the year and 17 national players of the year. The league also boasts five Rhodes Scholar student-athletes, 24 NCAA post-graduate scholars and 13 Honda Award winners.

The conference garnered national attention with its success in basketball as George Mason (2006) and VCU (2011) advanced to the Men’s Final Four and Old Dominion (1997) reached the Women’s Final Four. National championships have been won in football by Delaware in 2003, James Madison in 2004, Richmond in 2008 and Villanova in 2009.

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