Roundup: Polytech edges Cape Henlopen 8-7 in baseball

Polytech High rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh inning and three more in the eighth to edge Cape Henlopen, 8-7, in Henlopen Conference baseball on Tuesday afternoon.

The Vikings twice in the top of the seventh on Mason Fluharty’s two-run home run before adding two more runs in the eighth to go up 7-5.

But the Panthers answered for three runs in the eighth to post the walk-off victory. Dylan Gros and Jack Walker both had two hits for Polytech.

Logan Dominick had three doubles for Cape, which out-hit the Panthers, 11-7.

Milford 7, Indian River 2: Shawn Saxon had three hits, including a pair of doubles, to spark the Bucs.

Mason Morris, who homered, and Dylan Layton added two hits each while winning pitcher Brock Hilligoss struck out five in six innings.

For the Indians, Kyle Firle hit two doubles, Grant Argo had an RBI triple and River Vickers was 3-for-3.

Laurel 6, Lake Forest 4: The Bulldogs scored twice in the ninth to pull out the extra-inning win.

Winning pitcher Kobe Heinicke, Dalton Perdue, Preston Hitchens and Trevor Collins all had multiple hits for Laurel.

Jaden Rivera and Gabe Martin had multiple hits for the Spartans.

Sussex Central 9, Woodbridge 2: The Golden Knights capped off the win with six runs in the seventh.

Cade Keeler, Tarryl Sturgis, Ethaniel Watkinson, Camden Keeler and Javon Toppin all had multiple hits for Central, which finished with 14 hits.

Delmar 6, Seaford 0: Three pitchers combined to throw a seven-hit shutout for the Wildcats. Gabe Rincon hit a pair of doubles with three RBI.

Softball

Smyrna 7, Caesar Rodney 1: The Eagles led only 1-0 before scoring six runs in the fourth inning.

Payton Dixon threw the first six innings of a three-hitter, struck out nine and went 2-for-3 at the plate. Olyvia Smith (1 RBI, 1 run) went 3-for-4 while Julia Thuer (2 runs, 1 RBI) added two of Smyrna’s 15 hits.

Stacey Deputy had two hits and scored the Riders’ run.

Sussex Central 12, Woodbridge 1: The Golden Knights out-hit the Raiders, 11-5, in picking up the win.

Izabella Grebe and Katelyn Evick both tripled for Central in the five-inning contest.

Lake Forest 7, Laurel 4: The Spartans topped the Bulldogs in a Henlopen Conference matchup.

Delmar 5, Seaford 1: The Wildcats (13-3) make it 13 in a row with the victory.

Girls’ soccer

Caesar Rodney 5, Lake Forest 1: Jessie Prillaman collected three goals and an assist for the Riders.

Macy Ramsey (2 assists) had the other two goals for CR, which led 2-0 at halftime. The Riders finished with advantages of 20-6 in shots and 4-2 in corner kicks.

Elle Wood scored for the Spartans with Riley Wood making 12 saves.

Cape Henlopen 2, Milford 0: Lindsey Swontek (1 assist) and Giselle Garcia scored first-half goals for Cape.

Alicia Strack made six saves for Milford, which was out-shot 8-1.

Polytech 9, Woodbridge 0: Paxton McGinnity (1 assist) and Jaiviauna Rowley tallied three goals apiece for the Panthers.

Sarah Fox added two goals with Jenna Fox contributing a goal and three assists,

Sussex Tech 6, Delmar 0: Lilly Short netted three goals and an assist for the Ravens, who finished with advantages of 16-3 in shots and 7-1 in corner kicks.

Kelly Davis stopped six shots for the Wildcats.

Indian River 6, Smyrna 1: Isabella Binko (2 assists) and Anastasia Diakos both collected three goals to lead the Indians.

IR out-shot the Eagles, 25-8, and held a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.

Kelly Barr scored for Smyrna with Sofia Lerro making nine saves.

Sussex Academy 8, Delmarva Christian 0: Savannah Sistrunk netted four of the Seahawks’ first five goals in the win.

Sussex Academy (11-2) out-shot the Royals, 16-4, in winning its sixth straight. It was also the Seahawks’ fourth shutout in a row.

Boys’ lacrosse

Dover 10, Caravel 9: The Senators edged the Buccaneers to even their record at 7-7.

First State Military 18, Delmarva Christian 5: The Bulldogs downed the Royals in a non-conference contest.

Girls’ lacrosse

Cape Henlopen 20, St. Andrews 6: Chloe Schaeffer netted five goals and four assists to pace the Vikings.

Also leading Cape were Alia Marshall (4 g, 2 a) and Lola Messick (3 g) while Destiny Kusen made four saves. The Vikings out-shot the Cardinals, 28-11.

College baseball

Delaware State 9, Richmond 7: Polytech High grad Cole Garey was 4-for-6 with a homer, double and three RBI to lead the Hornets.

DSU won its fourth straight to end the regular year with an 18-23 overall record. Tommy Jordan (Milford) and Todd Henry also homered for the Hornets, who out-hit the Spiders 16-11.

Miguel Rivera (Polytech) had three hits and an RBI in four at-bats, while Jordan and Darnell Maisonet collected two hits each. Rivera has three hits in each of the last three games to up his season average to .370, third best in the MEAC.

Smyrna’s Jeremy Carrow (2-4) pitched 5.1 innings in relief to earn the win.

Delaware 15, UMBC 6: Joseph Carpenter collected four hits and four RBI, with a homerun and double, to pace the Blue Hens (20-28).

Zach Lesher (2 RBI, 1 run) went 3-for-5 while Dover’s Jordan Hutchins (2 runs, 3 RBI) went 2-for-5. Freshman Tommy Pomatto (Caesar Rodney) worked three innings, allowing just two hits and a pair of runs, while picking up a strikeout to earn his first college win.

DSU’s Gillis honored: Delaware State’s Jared Gillis was selected as the MEAC Baseball Player of the Week.

The Smyrna High grad batted .538 (7-for-13) with five RBI, a home run, double and five runs scored in the Hornets’ three-game sweep of Coppin State last weekend. In 24 games since March 19, Gillis has hit safely in 21, including 12 contests with two-or-more hits.

Gillis is batting .402 during the stretch, tallying 39 hits in 97 at bats, including a homer and 12 doubles. He also had a career-best 12-game hitting streak during the span.

College lacrosse

Wesley’s Hallock on all-AEC: Wesley College freshman midfielder Derek Hallock earned a spot on the All-Atlantic East Conference second team in men’s lacrosse.

The Dover High grad totaled 26 ground balls, 16 caused turnovers, four goals and three assists.

Pair of Wolverines honored: Wesley College senior midfielder Paige Brehm and sophomore defender Emily Caldarelli were named to the All-Atlantic East second team in women’s lacrosse.

Brehm posted 35 caused turnovers, 51 goals and 64 points (64). She wrapped up her career with 146 points, 130 ground balls, 114 draw controls, 114 goals, 85 caused turnovers.

Caldarelli tallied 52 ground balls and 32 caused turnovers.

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