Roundup: Milton opens Major tourney with victory, Fox Post-2 also wins

Milton opened the Major League baseball state tournament with a 2-0 victory over Newark National on Monday evening.

The District III champions now face M.O.T. today at 7 p.m. in the three-team tourney being played at Milford Little League.

Milton, the two-time defending state champion in Little League’s 11-12 year-old age group, has now posted shutouts in each of its last three state tourney games.

District II champion Newark National is slated to play again on Wednesday against the loser of today’s game.

American Legion

Fox Post-2 10, Middletown Post-25 0: Brandon Hatch pitched a five-inning one-hitter as sixth-seeded Fox Post 2 knocked off No. 2 Middletown Post 25 in the second round of the American Legion baseball state tournament on Monday.

The Kent County squad’s second win over a higher-seeded squad in as many days leaves Fox Post 2 with a 2-0 record in the tournament, which is being played at New Castle’s Wilson Field.

Fox Post 2 is scheduled to play top-seeded Delaware Post 1 today at 5 p.m.

In Monday’s victory, Fox Post 2 took the lead for good with three runs in the first inning before breaking it open with a six-run third. Hatch struck out seven and walked only one while throwing just 64 pitches.

Alec Rodriguez went 3-for-3 with two runs scored while Kyle Comegys drove in four runs. Evan Harris had two RBI while Miguel Rivera and Mike Carrington each scored twice.

Fox Post 2 outhit Middletown, 9-1, and scored another run in the fourth to get to the mercy-rule threshold.

In another game on Monday, Harrington Post 7 forfeited to DelVets.


Major League

Lower Sussex game postponed: Lower Sussex’ third game in the Major League Eastern Regional was rained out on Monday in Bristol, Conn.

The Delaware state champions (2-0) are now slated to face Rhode Island (1-0) today at 1 p.m. If Lower Sussex loses, it will play again today at 7 p.m.

A win would give the Sussex County squad a game on Wednesday at a time TBA. Of the 10 teams in the touorney, Lower Sussex and Connecticut were the only 2-0 squads going into Monday’s action.

Games in the tournament can be seen online on ESPN-plus.

8-10 year olds

Laurel 9, Canal 0: Laurel captured the state championship on Sunday evening with the shutout victory.

The District II champions won both their games in the three-team tournament. Laurel now heads to the Eastern Regional which begins on Friday in Plains Township, Pa.

Senior League

Georgetown/Cape earns Series bid: Georgetown/Cape won consecutive games over Laurel/Millsboro/Nanticoke to earn the Senior League District III title on Monday night at Lower Sussex Little League.

The best-of-three series win hands Georgetown/Cape the automatic bid to next week’s 10-team Senior League World Series at Lower Sussex Little League.

Starting pitcher Taylor Wroten, tossing every pitch of both games for Georgetown/Cape, limiting LMN batters to just one run on three hits in her team’s 10-1 Game 1 victory.

“We knew they had a lot of talent, we were just fortunate in the first game to have our bats wake up and do well in that sense,” said Georgetown/Cape manager Craig Kormanik.

Georgetown/Cape took the second game of the doubleheader, 6-4, to complete the sweep.

“Taylor Wroten is one of Delaware’s finest pitchers,” Kormanik said. “It’s going to be fun with her and the rest of her teammates. Taylor is exceptional, but we have a bunch of exceptional kids who are backing her up. It’s going to be exciting and we’re just fortunate to be able to go and participate in the World Series.”

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