Roundup: Pechin strikes out 13 as Polytech softball team wins 2-0

Taylor Pechin struck out 13 on her way to a complete game shutout as the Polytech High softball team defeated St. Georges 2-0 in a nonconference matchup on Tuesday afternoon.

Pechin also doubled and had one RBI. Whitney DeMora and Morgan Dodge added doubles for the Panthers. Polytech improved to 2-1 overall.

Lake Forest 17, Seaford 2: The Spartans scored seven times in the first inning to record a victory in five-innings.

Grace Aguilar provided a two-RBI triple in the first inning while Brittany Baker had five RBIs on three hits. Kerrigan Simpson gave up just two hits, allowed one earned run, walked three and struck out seven during her five innings of work.

Sussex Tech 3, Caesar Rodney 2: Taylor Collins drove in Jenna Tate in the bottom of the 10th for a walkoff win. Madison Watson had two hits and two RBIs for Sussex Tech.

Alyssa Ball pitched 10 innings for CR with nine strikeouts while Taylor Wroten went the distance for Sussex Tech allowing six hits while striking out 11.

Sussex Central 1, Cape Henlopen 0: Morgan Burton’s solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning was the game’s only run and Hayley McCabe struck out six for the Golden Knights.

Baseball

Caesar Rodney 2, Sussex Tech 1: A two-run second inning was all the run support Thomas Pomatto needed, pitching into the sixth inning to give CR the win.

Pomatto also had one of CR’s three hits. Bradan Graham was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored for the Ravens.

Polytech 14, Glasgow 0: Carter Chasanov was 3-for-3 and drove in five of the Panthers’ 14 runs in a nonconference matchup.

Miguel Rivera also went 3-for-3 for Polytech. Joey Haas, Louis Whittaker and Cole Garey combined for a shutout effort on the mound.

Lake Forest 9, Seaford 7: Tyler Collins had two hits including a double and a triple while driving in three runs for the Spartans.

Jordan Simpson hit a pair of doubles and stole three bases, including a steal of home. Dylan Martin had two hits while Cameron Beulah knocked in a pair of runs. Brandon Cashdan picked up the win in relief.

For Seaford, Noah Waldridge, Zach Adams, and Paul Harris all had two hits each.

Girls’ soccer

Indian River 6, Cape Henlopen 1: Brooke Beam netted a hat trick while Madison Hogsten had a pair of goals for the Indians.

Emma Engel provided the other goal for Indian River while Carly Dmiterchik had Cape’s lone goal.

Sussex Tech 1, St. Mark’s 0: Wuendy Cruz scored the lone goal for the Ravens and Zoe Stayman made 10 saves for the Ravens who picked up their first victory of the year.

Woodbridge 4, Polytech 2: The Blue Raiders scored three times in the second half to record the victory.

Boys’ lacrosse

Delmar 15, Sanford 3: Andrew Blewitt, Jeremy Haynes and Masyn Lilly netted four goals each as the Wildcats remained unbeaten and improved to 3-0.

Alexander Rosenthal added two goals and Nicholas Smith scored once. Blewitt led Delmar with three assists.

College baseball

Delaware 4, La Salle 2: The score was much different from two weeks ago, but the result was just what the University of Delaware baseball squad needed Tuesday afternoon as the Blue Hens defeated La Salle in a Liberty Bell Classic consolation game.

A two-run inside-the-park home run from freshman Nick Patten highlighted a three-run first inning and that was all the Blue Hens needed to defeat the Explorers for the second time in 15 days and improve to 18-11 overall.

Delaware had downed the Explorers by a 22-1 score back on Mar. 22 at Bob Hannah Stadium as the Hens banged out 24 hits and scored in all but one inning.

Delaware got an impressive pitching efforts from starter Matt Hornich while Dan Belfer and Burk FitzPatrick closed things out as he struck out five of the eight batters he faced to earn his first career save. Hornich went four scoreless innings and Belfer picked up his first career win by allowing just two hits over the next two frames.

“We had the big three-run first inning with Patten’s inside the park homer getting us going,” said Delaware head coach Jim Sherman, whose team swept La Salle for the first time since 2007. “And we got some good overall pitching from Hornich, Belfer, and FitzPatrick. Overall it was a good win heading into Hofstra this weekend.”

Wesley 7, Widener 1: The Wolverines earned their fifth consecutive victory with a win over the Widener University Pride in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday afternoon in Chester, Pa.

Eric Speidel went 2-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases while KeAndre Jones extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Ron Morello earned a pair of base knocks while Trevor Mears led the way with three RBI. Cody Simet went eight strong innings to earn the win, scattering seven hits and allowing just one run while striking out two. Alex Marrs finished the game coming in for a scoreless, hitless ninth.

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