Roundup: Nanticoke Post-6 rallies to top Fox Post-2 9-5 in Legion baseball

Nanticoke Post-6 scored four runs in the sixth inning to win a back-and-forth American Legion baseball contest over Fox Post-2 9-5 on Wednesday night at Seaford High.

Nanticoke Post-6 took the lead for good when Gabe Wescott scored off Braydan Graham’s sacrifice. Jordan Haddaway then put the game out of reach with a three-RBI double for the Sussex County squad.

Fox Post-2 had tied the game the previous inning when Miguel Rivera singled home Sean Quirk and Tommy Pomatto. Rivera led the Dover-area squad with three RBI.

Graham paced Nanticoke Post-6 with a game-high four RBI.

Canal Post-25 Middletown 7, Milford Post-6 4: Ethan Hurd led Milford Post-6 with a 2-for-3 performance, a walk and a double but it fell to the Middletown-area team on Wednesday night.

Smyrna Post-14 6, Milford Post-6 1: Brandt Penuel led the Smyrna-area American Legion squad to a victory in a game played on Tuesday night by going 3-for-4 with a triple and three runs scored.

Jared Gillis provided a double which plated a pair of runs while Brendan Davis had two hits and also scored twice.

Jeremy Carrow recorded the win by pitching four innings with seven strikeouts. Carrow at one point retired 11-straight batters as he helped Smyrna Post-14 combine on a one-hitter.

Gillis came on to pitch the seventh inning and struck out the side.

Will Geppert had the lone hit for Milford.

Senior League

Dover 7, Smyrna-Clayton 5: Dover opened the Senior League baseball District I tournament with a victory

Daevon Stratton had two RBI including the game-winning single while Keon Malone also knocked in a pair of runs. Avery Dabney recorded the win and struck out four.

College field hockey

UD’s Peet nominated for Woman of the Year: The University of Delaware’s Esmee Peet, a four-time All-American field hockey player who led the Blue Hens to the NCAA national title this past fall, is one of a record 543 female college athletes who have been nominated for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Established in 1991 and now in its 27th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

A native of Zeewolde, The Netherlands, Peet became one of the all-time great student-athletes in UD history as she earned All-American, All-Region, and All-CAA honors each of her four seasons while leading the squad to a combined record of 69-22 and four straight league titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.

As a four-time All-American and two-year captain, an honor student in the classroom, a community service volunteer, and as a member of the 2016 national champion Delaware field hockey team, In May, she received UD’s prestigious Mary Ann Hitchens, which is awarded to a senior female letterwinner who exhibits outstanding qualities of hard work, dedication, leadership, fairness, and striving for excellence.

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