Roundup: Smyrna earns 13th win in a row with 11-1 victory over CR

Smyrna’s Julia Thuer sends a line-drive off CR pitcher Kayley Paugh into the outfield for two RBI’s in the 2nd inning. (Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

Smyrna High stretched its winning streak to 13 games in a row with an 11-1 victory over Caesar Rodney in Henlopen Conference softball on Tuesday afternoon.

The Eagles (16-1 overall) took control with five runs in the second inning before out-hitting the Riders, 13-5.

Kaelyn Press homered for Smyrna with Jessica Anderson pitching a five-hitter.

Courtney Malin had a double for CR, which scored a run in the sixth.

Polytech 11, Cape Henlopen 0: The Panthers scored six runs in the top of the sixth to cap off the conference victory.

Kaite Burawski tossed a one-hitter with Elizabeth Horn contributing a pair of doubles to Polytech’s 11-hit attack.

Indian River 11, Milford 0: Abigail O’Shields pitched a one-hitter with five strikeouts as IR blanked the Buccaneers.

Julia Bomhardt and Morgan Bomhardt had three hits apiece as IR finished with 11 in the contest.

Julia Reed accounted for Milford’s lone hit.

Sussex Central 10, Woodbridge 3: Kailee Abbott had two hits for the Golden Knights in the victory.

St. Thomas More 11, Design-Lab DE 10: The Ravens rallied for four runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull out the win.

Eagles pitcher Jessica Anderson fires a fastball in game with CR Tuesday

Winning pitcher Kara Scarangella struck out 16 while catcher Margaret Poppiti had a triple, two doubles, two runs and three RBI.

Delmar 17, Seaford 2: The Wildcats picked up the win in the conference matchup.

Dover 16, Newark 0: In a game played Monday, Katie Dunlap and Mikayla Frantz threw a combined five-inning one-hitter for the Senators.

Jayla Davis and Dunlap had three hits apiece for Dover, which finished with 15 hits in the contest.


Cape Henlopen 4, Polytech 1: David Erickson pitched a complete-game two-hitter with 13 strikeouts as the Vikings improved to 11-0 in the Henlopen Conference.

Jake Gelof and Austin Elliott hit back-to-back homers in the third inning while Luke Johnson had two hits and scored a run. Erickson threw 96 pitches, allowing only a fifth-inning run.

Louis Whitaker threw a complete-game for the Panthers while Alex Pingatore had a hit and scored a run.

Sussex Central 5, Woodbridge 1: Winning pitcher Andrew Kelly threw four-shutout innings, allowing only two hits and striking out five for the Golden Knights.

Ethan Watkinson, Robbie Hollenbeck and Jake Brewington all had two hits for Central with Vonny Toppin and Cade Keeler adding RBI.

For the Blue Raiders, Gabriel Wescott reached base three times with a hit and an RBI.

Laurel 4, Lake Forest 3: Conor Ellingsworth’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth gave the Bulldogs their first conference win.

Devin John and C.J. Otwell had two hits apiece for Laurel with Otwell pitching the final three innings to earn the victory.

Gabriel Martin, Jaden Rivera, William Parker and Coleman Morris all had multiple hits for the Spartans.

Delmar 15, Seaford 3: Gabe Rincon had a pair of hits and four RBI in the Wildcats’ conference win.

Dylan Pasta also had two of the 11 hits in the contest while four pitchers combined on a one-hitter.

Christian Chandler had an RBI single for the Blue Jays.

Glasgow 13, Sussex Academy 3: Pitcher Ryan Bishop struck out three for the Seahawks in the loss.

Girls’ soccer

Polytech 9, Woodbridge 1: Jennah Morris tallied three goals for the Panthers in the win.

Paxton McGinnity and Devon Ott (1 assist) added two goals apiece for Polytech, which scored six second-half goals.

Apolonia Felipe scored a goal for the Raiders.

Dover 7, Seaford 0: Seven different players scored goals for the Senators in the win.

Amali Chanmugam, Emilia Matarrese, Tamyah Jones (1 assist), Christina Cashion, Ashli Warman, Zaria Henry and Brittney Rosello all scored for Dover.

Brianna Jenkins made 14 saves for the Blue Jays.

Caesar Rodney 8, Lake Forest 0: Macy Ramsey tallied three goals and two assists in the Riders’ win.

Jesse Prillaman added two goals with Morgan Desaulniers making three saves for CR, which finished with advantages of 24-5 in shots and 6-3 in corner kicks.

Riley Wood made 13 saves for the Spartans.

Cape Henlopen 9, Milford 0: Brooke Hollingsworth collected three goals and an assist to pace the Vikings.

Six other Cape players scored goals for the Vikings, who held advantages of 21-2 in shots and 4-1 in corner kicks.

The Buccaneers’ Abbegail Allen made 12 saves.

Sussex Tech 5, Delmar 1: The Ravens broke open a 1-1 game with four second-half goals.

Nicolette Phillips tallied back-to-back goals with Aliyah Browning, Rebecca Whatley and Hannah Murphy also scoring. Valencia Whealton made six saves as Sussex Tech held advantages of 14-6 in shots and 6-4 in corner kicks.

Logan Walls scored Delmar’s goal with Kelley Davis making nine saves.

Sussex Academy 3, Delmarva Christian 0: The Seahawks scored twice in the first half before improving to 11-1.

Laurel, 1 Sussex Central 1: Aubrey Pete scored in the 58th minute to give the Bulldogs the tie.

Kimberly Briceno Tovar had a first-half goal for the Golden Knights, who also got seven saves from Macey Hamm and three from Tori Payne.

Laurel’s Destine Snead made 10 saves as both teams had 11 shots and three corner kicks.


GIRLS, Newark Charter 12, Smyrna 6: Taylor Brittingham netted three goals for the Eagles in the loss,

College baseball

UMBC 8, Delaware 7: The Blue Hens (23-21) committed four errors, opening the door for UMBC (18-20) to score four unearned runs, including the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth.

Senior James Meeker (4-2) took the hard-luck loss, while Kyle Baker and Tyler Callender each drove in a pair of runs.

College softball

Three Hornets make all-MEAC: Delaware State catcher Desiree Moreno has been named to the All-MEAC first team, while Hornet outfielder Khaliyah Flournory was a second-team selection and shortstop Alyssa Diaz was a third-team pick.

Moreno, a 2017 All-MEAC second-team selection, is tops on the Hornets in batting (.359) and home runs (9), and hits (51), and second on the team in RBI (28).

Flournory is third on the Hornets in hitting (.303) and tops on the team with eight stolen bases on eight attempts. She is also DSU’s leader with 12 doubles and 32 runs scored, and second on the club with 44 hits.

Diaz is batting .252 with one home run, five doubles, a triple and 19 RBI.

Bowe earns MEAC honor: Milford High grad Nia Bowe, a freshman outfielder for Coppin State, was named to the second team of the all-MEAC softball squad.

Bowe led the Eagles offensively, hitting a team-high .375 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI. Her 10 homers matches a school single-season record with a league-high six of those blasts coming in conference play.

With a team-high 13 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games, Bowe ranked ninth in the MEAC in batting average, fifth in RBI, third in home runs and fourth.

UD’s Steinmetz named all-CAA: Delaware junior catcher Anna Steinmetz was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association first team while freshmen Reyna de Jesus and Chayanna Gallardo were each selected to the All-Rookie team.

Steinmetz was selected first-team All-CAA for the second consecutive season, after earning second-team honors as a freshman. Steinmetz, who started all 49 games this season including 25 behind the plate, led Delaware with 12 doubles, 10 home runs and 38 RBI while hitting .341.

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