Roundup: Georgetown nips U.S. East 4-3 in opener at Senior League Softball World Series

Georgetown scored the first four runs of the game before holding off the U.S. East for a 4-3 win in the opening game of the Senior League Softball World Series on Monday evening.

Georgetown, the champion of host District III, scored three runs in the second inning and one more in the third to lead 4-0 in the 10-team tournament being played at Lower Sussex Little League.

The U.S. East, from Haverstraw, N.Y., rallied for three runs in the fourth before falling short.

Winning pitcher Taylor Wroten threw a five-hitter with 13 strikeouts and just one walk. In the sixth, after giving up a one-out double, Wroten struck out the last two batters to strand the tying run.

Wroten retired the final five batters she faced. A junior at Sussex Tech High, Wroten also went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI and a run scored.

Corrin Farris added two more of Georgetown’s nine hits with Jordan DiFava hitting a solo homerun.

Georgetown plays again today when it faces the U.S. Southwest (Vidalia, Louisiana) at 8 p.m. in Roxana.

Dover holding fall registration: Dover Little League is having registration for its Fall Ball baseball and softball programs.

Players, ages 5-16, in Kent County, including Dover, Camden-Wyoming, Marydel-Hartly, Smyrna-Clayton and Felton-Harrington, are eligible.

Registration is being held at the Dover Little League boardroom on Aug. 9 and 16 (6-8 p.m.) and on Aug. 5, 12 and 19 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). A birth certificate is required and registration is $50 per player.

Managers, coaches and umpires are needed. For more information, call Bill Leslie at 302-535-2067.

Special Olympics

Summer camp slated for Camp Barnes: Special Olympics Delaware will be hosting two sessions of its annual summer camp on Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 13-15 at Camp Barnes in Frankford.

Approximately 110 Special Olympics Delaware athletes and 70 volunteer counselors are scheduled to attend the two camps.

Summer camp is one of the most anticipated events of the year for Special Olympics athletes of various ages and abilities. Campers participate in several traditional camp activities — sports, canoeing, swimming, kayaking, boating and crafts among others — while enjoying the opportunity to reacquaint with and meet new friends during the three-day, two-night camp experience.

During the first camp on Aug. 5, 40 high school student-athletes are attending as part of their experience at the annual Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Leadership Conference. In addition, more than 25 high school and college students from around the state are volunteering along with adults at the camp as counselors.

“Special Olympics summer camp is three amazing days where our counselors interact with Special Olympics athletes in an inclusive setting to enjoy a traditional camp experience together,” said Kylie Frazer, director of school and youth initiatives. “The counselors develop a greater understanding and appreciation of their peers with disabilities, and it serves as a tremendous lesson that all people are more alike than different. There’s no greater tribute to our athletes than the fact that many of our counselors come back year after year to spend the three days at camp with them.”

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