Roundup: Indians top Panthers 18-6 in softball opener

Indian River High collected 21 hits in posting an 18-6 victory over Polytech in Henlopen Conference softball on Friday afternoon.

The Indians broke open a scoreless contest with 13 runs in the second inning of the season opener for both teams.

IR had five doubles, including two each from Samantha Mumford and Madison McGee.

Destiny Whaley tripled for the Panthers.

Delmar 10, Smyrna 4: The Wildcats scored the final six runs of the contest to break open a 4-4 tie.

Indian River’s Samantha Mayfield connects to score two runs against Polytech in the second inning. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Jordan Moore went 3-for-3 with three RBI for Delmar, Avery Wheatley had two hits and winning pitcher Tracey Pleasanton threw a complete game.

Kaelyn Press went 3-for-4 with two doubles for Smyrna.

Indian River shortstop Makenzie Collins throws to first for the out.

Cape Henlopen 20, Laurel 8: The Vikings led by only one before erupting for eighth sixth-inning runs in the win on Thursday.

Hannah Jones homered, Raegan Jackson drove in five runs and Sara Lallier scored five times. Of Cape’s 15 hits, nine went for extra bases.

Delmarva Christian 17, Glasgow 2: Jordyn DiFava homered to start an eight-run second inning as the Royals posted the win.

DiFava, Allie Zitvogel, Ashlyn Stonebraker, Camryn Thompson, Camry Breasure and Louisa Re all had two hits for Delmarva Christian.

Thompson and Jayla Culver pitched a five-hitter with nine strikeouts.


Polytech 10, Indian River 0: Winning pitcher Joey Haas’ grand slam sparked a seven-run fourth that capped off the Panthers’ season-opening victory.

Indian River’s Madison McGee pitches against Polytech.

Cole Garey (2-for-3) also homered and had three RBI for Polytech.

Mark Smith had three of IR’s five hits.

Delmar 5, Smyrna 0: Jimmy Adkins threw a two-hitter as the Wildcats blanked the Eagles.

Delmar took the lead for good with four runs in the first inning.

Seaford 4, Woodbridge 1: Dylan Allen allowed only two hits with six strikeouts in 5.1 innings to lead the Blue Jays to the win.

Tyler Harris had a pair of hits while Noah Waldridge scored twice and added a hit for Seaford.

Brock Keeler drove in the Raiders’ run.

Polytech’s Hailey Wich watches her hit against Indian River.

Cape Henlopen 12, Laurel 1: Austin Elliott, Samuel Johnson and Richard White combined to pitch a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts in the Vikings’ win on Thursday.

Parker Savage had two doubles and a pair of RBI for Cape, which broke the game open with six runs in the third.

Holden Deihm had a hit and scored a run for the Bulldogs.


BOYS, Polytech 9, Hodgson 1: Patrick O’Brien and Christopher Rutkoski tallied three goals apiece to pace the Panthers to the win on Thursday.

Zach Trabaudo added two goals with Noah Lust making six saves for Polytech, which outshot the Silver Eagles, 38-14.

Sussex Tech 12, Sanford 9: The Ravens outscored the Warriors, 5-1, in the third quarter to overcome a one-goal deficit.

Dane Zimmerman netted five goals with Nathaniel Quillin adding three goals and three assists for Sussex Tech, which outshot Sanford 42-31.

Polytech’s Hayley DiCarlantonio watches her hit against Indian River at Polytech on Friday. )Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Hunter Severs made 14 saves.

Delmarva Christian 13, Glasgow 2: Hunter Smith netted eight goals in the Royals’ victory.

Trevor Davis added three goals and an assist for Delmarva Christian, which led 10-2 at halftime.

GIRLS, St. Mark’s 19, Sussex Tech 6: Morgan Johnson tallied four goals for the Ravens in their nonconference loss.

Aleksandra Bada and Ella Messick also scored for Sussex Tech, which trailed 12-2 at halftime.

Cape Henlopen 19, Parkside 3: Cailey Thornburg tallied five goals as 10 Vikings scored in the victory.

Chloe Schaeffer (4 assists), Korinne LeMaire (2 assists), Lindsay Monigle (1 assist), Victoria Lockwood (1 assist) and Evelyn Shoop (2 assists) all added two goals for Cape, which led 15-2 at halftime.

Girls’ soccer

Caesar Rodney 9, M.O.T. Charter 0: Jessie Prillaman collected four goals and a pair of assists as the Riders improved to 2-0.

Macy Ramsey added three goals and three assists as CR scored all nine of its goals in the first half.

Megan Rigsby and Laynee Ford scored the Riders’ first two goals. CR outshot M.O.T., 18-2.

Appoquinimink 4, Smyrna 0: The Jaguars tallied three second-half goals to put away the nonconference victory.

Appoquinimink finished with advantages of 25-3 in shots and 8-0 in corner kicks.

Red Lion Christian 2, Laurel 0: The Lions scored a pair of second-half goals to pick up the win.

College baseball

James Madison 12, Delaware 8: The Blue Hens overcame an early 6-0 deficit only to have the Dukes pull away again in their Colonial Athletic Association opener.

After JMU (16-5) scored six runs in the bottom of the first, Delaware (11-8) tied the game at 6-6 in the fifth on solo homeruns from Nick Patten and Diaz Nardo (Cape Henlopen).

But the Dukes answered with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead for good.

College softball

Towson 12, Delaware 3: The Blue Hens had a six-game winning streak snapped with the loss in their Colonial Athletic Association opener.

Delaware (8-13 overall) got a two-run homer from Anna Steinmetz in the first before the Tigers took control.

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