Roundup: Seibert’s 3-run double lifts Wesley over Wash. College

Chris Seibert smacked a three-run double to center field in the bottom of the eighth inning as Wesley College rallied for a 10-9 victory over Washington College in nonconference baseball on Tuesday afternoon.

The Wolverines (10-6) trailed 8-5 before Wesley scored a run in the seventh and four runs in the eighth.

The Shoremen (7-10) got a run back in the ninth but reliever Connor Springsteen struck out the side looking to earn the win.

Cody Dmiterchik (Cape Henlopen) also had a three-run double for Wesley. Seibert and Mike Calverese each went 2-for-5 with a run scored while Trey Mears (Sussex Central) scored three times.

Delaware State 4, La Salle 2: Jaylen Zielecki smacked a three-run homer and Tommy Jordan (Milford) to pace the Hornets (6-9) to their third win in the last four games.

Delaware State failed to get a runner on base off La Salle starter Matt Holt, who retired all 12 batters he faced, six by strikeout, in four innings.

But the Hornets immediately took advantage of Holt’s departure to get their offense going.

After a Jared Gillis (Smyrna) double put runners at third and second, Zielecki launched his first homer of the season, a three-run shot to left center, to give the Hornets a 3-2 lead.

Delaware State added an insurance run in the eighth when Jordan, a freshman shortstop, hit his first collegiate home run to left center.

College softball

Hens sweep Villanova: The Blue Hens opened their home schedule season by posting a pair of dramatic walkoff wins, 5-4 and 6-4, over Villanova.

The Hens (8-12) extended their winning streak to six games,

With the opener tied 4-4 in the seventh, Mattie Nuccio led off with an infield single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Leanna Gearhart, and scored on Giovanna Kolofer’s game-winning double to centerfield.

Pitcher Jordan Cargile picked up her fifth win of the year after firing two scoreless innings of relief.

The nightcap was also tied at 4-4 in the seventh when Kolofer doubled with one out before Mariah Kondravy crushed a pitch over the wall in centerfield for the victory.

Cargile went the distance in the circle to earn her second victory of the day.

College bowling

Hornets honored by MEAC: Delaware State junior Elizabeth Burkholder has been named to the All-MEAC Bowling first team.

Also, Hornet freshman Alexis Neuer was selected as MEAC Co-Rookie of the Year, while junior Chelsey Merklinger was an All-MEAC third-team honoree.

Burkholder is averaging 189.1 in regular team games this season, Neuer has a team-best 197.7 average while Merklinger is averaging 192.4.

The Hornets will look to defend their crown during the conference championship tournament in Chesapeake, Va., this weekend.

College lacrosse

Wesley hosting prospect camp: The Wesley College women’s lacrosse team will host a regional prospect camp on July 6 at Miller Stadium.

The camp features instruction from coaches from five different NCAA schools, an open discussion about the NCAA recruiting process, rules and regulations and a scrimmage at the end.

Enrollment to both sessions is open for 2018, 2019 and 2020 high school graduates. For more information and to register go to Wesley’s atheltics website,

Special Olympics

Basketball tourney on tap: Special Olympics Delaware’s annual State Basketball Tournament will be held on April 1-2 at the Carpenter Center in Newark.

Thirty-two teams from across the state made up of more than 420 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners are scheduled to compete over the two days.

In addition to the full-court team tournament, the event includes divisions of half-court games and a skills competition. A Young Athletes (children ages 2-7) demonstration will take place and Olympic Village activities will be offered throughout the weekend.

The first of two opening ceremonies takes place on April 1 at 1:30 p.m. On April 2 at 11:30 a.m. a second opening ceremony will be held for the teams playing on Day 2 of the tournament.

“Basketball is one of our most popular sports,” says Gary Cimaglia, senior director of sports for Special Olympics. “With March Madness in full swing it’s now time for our athletes to each have their own shining moment, and we’re excited to watch that unfold at the state’s premier basketball facility.”

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