Roundup: Smyrna-Clayton Juniors down Dover

Smyrna-Clayton opened the District I Junior League baseball tournament with a 13-11 victory over Dover on Friday evening.

Both teams play again today in the four-team, double-elimination tourney being hosted by M.O.T.

Dover plays in a 3 p.m. elimination game while Smyrna-Clayton plays at 6 p.m.

In Friday’s victory, Smyrna-Clayton was led by Sean Mannering (1-for-2, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Holden Connell (1-for-3, 3 runs), Derek Davis (2 runs), Jake Macey (1-for-3, 2 RBI), Jeffrey Schlegel (2 runs) and Connor Wilson (2 RBI).

Major League

Dover 6, Camden-Wyoming 5: Connor Ridgeway scored the winning run in the top of the seventh inning as Dover edged Camden-Wyoming in the District I tournament on Thursday night.

The back-and-forth victory puts Dover (2-0) in today’s winners’ bracket finals against M.O.T. (2-0) at Milford at 6 p.m.

Dover scored four runs in the top of the sixth to take a 5-3 lead only to have Camden-Wyoming send the game to extra innings with two runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Pitchers Ridgeway, Mark Beeker, Greyson Smith and winner Brandon Yoder combined to strike out 12 for Dover. Yoder (1 hit, 1 RBI), Ridgeway (homerun, 3 runs) and Gavin Smith (2-run double) led Dover offensively.

For C-W, Anthony Hatch, Colson Bennett, Colby Parenteau and Graham Buckson combined for 13 strikeouts. Buckson (two-run single), Parenteau (1 hit), Bennett (1 hit) and Cole Ratliffe (2 runs) also paced Camden-Wyoming.

Milford 7, Smyrna-Clayton 3: Milford erupted for six runs in the top of the fifth to stay alive in the losers’ bracket on Friday night.

Milford (1-1), the tourney host, will play again today at 3 p.m.

Matthew Winkleblech led off the fifth with a triple before Milford collected five singles in the inning.

For Smyrna-Clayton, Nolan Oakley — who pitched the first four innings — had a pair of doubles and scored a run while Isaac Balcerak added two hits.

Camden-Wyoming 5, Felton-Harrington 1: C-W stayed alive in the losers’ bracket with the win on Friday.

Camden-Wyoming plays at host Milford today at 3 p.m.

8-10 year olds

Camden-Wyoming 19, Dover 1: Camden-Wyoming reached the District I tournament winners’ bracket finals with the win on Friday.

Host C-W plays M.O.T. on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Leading Camden-Wyoming on Friday were Will Lorntenz (3-for-3), Cam McCray (3-for-4, double), Ronald Berry (double, 1 RBI), Evan Fowler (3-for-4, 2 doubles), Dave Harris (2-for-3) and Anthony Christiansen (4 strikeouts in 3 innings).

Dover, which faces Smyrna-Clayton today at 3 p.m., was paced by R.J. Loretzen (2-for-2), Sierra Henry (1 hit) and Jahhi Jenkins (1 hit).

M.O.T. 9, Milford 3: M.O.T. earned its spot in the winners’ bracket finals with the win.

Milford takes on Felton-Harrington today at 6 p.m.

M.O.T. 15, Smyrna-Clayton 5: In a District I game from Thursday night, Noah Wegmen went 2-for-4 with a three-run double to spark M.O.T.

Cole Blanton had a three-run triple, Brayden Redmond also 2-for-4 and winning pitcher Jimmy Apicella gave up only three hits and one earned run while striking out seven in 4 2/3 innings.

Matt Mannering had an RBI while Chase Pritchett doubled for Smyrna-Clayton.


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Camden-Wyoming 18, Suburban 0: Peyton Shields and Chloe Donigan combined to pitch the shutout as Camden-Wyoming reached the state finals.

Camden-Wyoming (2-1) takes on host Lower Sussex (1-0) today at 7 p.m. needing a victory to force a second game for the title on Sunday. Lower Sussex topped C-W, 2-0, on Thursday.

Leading the way for Camden-Wyoming on Friday were Vanessa Gaines (2 hits, 2 runs), Sydney Hatch (2 hits, 1 run), Emma Ford (1 hit, 1 run), Jumaria Sample (1 hit, 2 runs) and Donigan (1 hit, 2 runs).

8-10 year olds

M.O.T. 4, Smyrna-Clayton 2: M.O.T. captured the District I title with the win on Friday night.

M.O.T. (3-0) advances to the state tourney, which starts on July 17 at Georgetown.

Winning pitcher Samantha Stokes threw a five-hitter with 11 strikeouts and only one walk. Offensively, M.O.T. was paced by Lauren Foltz (2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI) with Kyra Alleman and Stokes both adding hits.

Cimone Edge struck out 14 and allowed only four hits for Smyrna-Clayton while Lacie Donovan went 2-for-3 with two RBI.



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