Roundup: Dover tops Milford in Major League D-I tourney

Dover downed Milford, 17-10, on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Major League baseball District I tournament.

Dover (1-1), which is hosting the double-elimination tourney, plays again today at 6 p.m.

Hunter Chambers capped off Wednesday’s victory with a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning. Brandon Yoder added a triple and double for Dover while Daniel Johnson, Tyler Henry and Mark Beeker all had doubles.

M.O.T. 20, Dover 3: In a game played Tuesday night, Zach Sophy went 4-for-4 with a pair of homeruns, a double and six RBI to power M.O.T.

M.O.T. takes on Camden-Wyoming today at 8:30 p.m. at Dover in the winners’ bracket finals.

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Dover’s Brandon Yoder celebrates his in the park homerun as Milford’s catcher Conner Wicks waits for the throw during Majors District 1 tournament at Dover on Wednesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Also for the Middletown-area all-stars, Evan Bond and Tyler Mayer both homered and combined for four RBI while winning pitcher Jimmy Breen struck out four in three innings.

Hunter Chambers had two hits for Dover with Brandon Yoder and Daniel Johnson added one each.

8-10 Tournament

Milford 14, Smyrna-Clayton 7: Josh Miller’s grand slam paced Milford to the District I losers’-bracket victory on Wednesday.

Lawson Whaley added three hits while Alex Ortiz pitched five innings for Milford, which plays again today at Smyrna-Clayton at 6 p.m.

Preston Shetzler had a three-run double for Smyrna-Clayton with Jake Pritchett pitching four innings.

Camden-Wyoming 6, Dover 3: Camden-Wyoming improved to 2-0 in the District I tournament with the win on Tuesday night.

C-W will play M.O.T. today at 8:30 p.m. in the winners’ bracket finals at Smyrna-Clayton.

In Tuesday’s victory, Cameron McCray (2 runs), Colby Role, Stephen Dunningan, Stephen Wisler and Tyler Parento all scored for Camden-Wyoming with Gavin Garrison, Caden Heritage and Role handling the pitching.

Trevor Ridegway, Jordan Simms and Preston Lyon each scored a run for Dover.

M.O.T. 11, Smyrna-Clayton 8: M.O.T. earned its spot in the winners’ bracket finals with the win on Tuesday.

Stefan Radovanovic (2-for-2, 2 RBI, 3 runs), Brandon Redmond (3 RBI) and James Montgomery (2 RBI) paced M.O.T.’s offense with Montgomery also pitching three innings to earn the victory.

American Legion

Fox Post-2 16, Nanticoke Post-6 Patriots 1: With the score tied 1-1, Fox Post 2 broke the game open with a nine-run second inning on Wednesday.

Garrett Lawson (3-for-3, homerun, double) and Kyle Comegys (grand slam) both drove in four runs for Fox Post 2.

Trey Howard (3 RBI) and Noah Lanouette (1 RBI) both added two hits while Cam Turner pitched a two-hitter with only one walk and five strikeouts.

Casey Widdowson and Jake Rogers had the Patriots’ hits.

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Major League

Camden-Wyoming 1, Lower Sussex 0: Peyton Shields struck out three in earning the shutout as Camden-Wyoming reached the state finals.

Camden-Wyoming (1-1) plays a 7 p.m. game today against host Canal (1-0) needing a win to force a second game for the title on Friday.

The state champion earns a berth in the Eastern Regional in Bristol, Conn.

Maddie Mitchell scored the game’s only run for Camden-Wyoming with Brooke Stulir going 2-for-3.

Pitcher Camryn Ehlers struck out two for Lower Sussex (1-2).

College soccer

Ex-Hornet to play for U.S.: Former Delaware State soccer standout Danielle Valente will represent the U.S. and her alma mater in international competition this summer.

Valente has been selected to the Team USA that will compete in the 29th Summer University Games in Taiwan next month.

A native of Wallingford, Conn., Valente was a four-year letterwinner for the Hornets from 2012 to 2015.

She is most remembered for scoring the winning goal on a penalty kick in DSU’s 1-0 victory over South Carolina State to give the Hornets their second straight Independent Teams Tournament championship in 2015.

Valente was also the Hornets’ leader with 12 points and tied for the team lead with five goals as a senior that year. Her career totals at DSU included six goals, three assists and 15 points.

Since graduating from Delaware State in 2016, Valente has been attending graduate school and competing in the United Kingdom.

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