Roundup: Wesley wins a pair to end spring break softball trip

The Wesley College softball team wrapped up its spring break trip to Myrtle Beach on Friday with a pair of wins over Hilbert and Anna Maria.

Wesley walked off using the run-rule in the sixth inning with a 10-2 victory over the Hilbert Hawks and defeated Anna Maria 5-1.

Nina Marcano, Ashley Royer, Devin Mackay and Lauren Hoffman all drove in runs against Anna Maria. Lily Engel struck out seven in a complete game for Wesley.

Marcano added a homer in the game against Hilbert and had five RBI. Ashley Royer added three RBI and pitcher Lindsay Siok recorded the win.

Delaware records sweep: Blue Hens opened play at the UNCG Spartan Classic with a 9-8 win over Campbell and an 8-7 triumph over UNC Greensboro.

Devon Steiner had two home runs for Delaware, the first two-homer game for the Blue Hens since last year’s CAA Tournament.

Girls’ basketball

Ursuline 54, Caravel 32: Maggie Connolly’s 17 points paced the top-seeded Raiders to their third consecutive DIAA girls’ basketball state championship.

Alisha Lewis chipped in 10 points for Ursuline who held Caravel to 26 percent shooting.

College baseball

Hens on top, but suspended vs. Wagner: Delaware led the Wagner Seahawks 10-4 heading into the bottom of eighth inning on Friday Afternoon, before the game needed to be suspended due to  approaching inclement weather and darkness. The game will be resumed today 1 p.m.

Delaware jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on a Doug Trimble home run, the squad’s 11th homer of the home stand.

The Blue Hens added three runs in the third, four runs in the fifth and a run in the seventh.

Sophomore left-hander Brandon Walter pitched six sparkling innings, allowing just a leadoff home run in the first inning and four other hits. The Delaware native tied his career high striking out nine Seahawks batters.

After Walter the Hens summoned top reliever Ron Marinaccio, who struck out four Seahawks in two innings of work.

DSU weekend series canceled: The forecast for precipitation and freezing temperatures has forced Delaware State and Manhattan College officials to scrap the weekend series between the schools at DSU’s Solider Field.

The Hornets and Jaspers were scheduled to play games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. No word on whether the teams will try to re-schedule any of the contests.

Delaware State (3-7) will return to action Thursday against Navy at Soldier Field.

Women’s track and field

4×400, Attoh-Okine advance to finals at NCAA Indoor Championships: Roland Attoh-Okine and the Wesley 4×400-meter relay advanced to the finals in their respective events on the first day of the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by North Central College.

Attoh-Okine posted the third-best time in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.14 seconds to clinch a spot in the finals.

The 4×400-meter relay team of Elizsha Streeter, Quadira Minus, Briana Artis and Angel Hall are placed sixth in the preliminaries, turning in a time of 3:53.10.

Joseph Crenshaw narrowly missed out on advancing to the finals in the 200-meter dash. Crenshaw recorded an 11th place finish with a time of 22.13, just .05 second outside of the last qualifying time.

The Wolverines will wrap up the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships today. Jasmine Brown will be competing in the high jump starting at 2 p.m. Attoh-Okine will be competing in the 60-meter hurdle finals at 2:45 p.m. and the 4×400-meter relays begin at 5:35 p.m.

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