Roundup: Wroten hurls Georgetown to second win at Senior League World Series

Georgetown’s offense got off to another fast start and pitcher Taylor Wroten did the rest on Tuesday evening.

The host squad scored the game’s first nine runs and Wroten tossed a two-hitter in Georgetown’s 11-1 victory over U.S. Southeast in the Senior League Softball World Series.

Georgetown is now 2-0 in the four-game, pool-play portion of the 10-team tournament being played at Lower Sussex Little League.

Wroten retired the first 12 batters she faced before surrendering a walk and two singles in the fifth inning. The Sussex Tech High junior struck out six and walked only one.

The contest was stopped by the 10-run rule after Georgetown scored twice in the bottom of the fifth. Logan Dorey singled home the first run in the fifth before scoring the final run on a fielder’s choice.

Georgetown finished with 16 hits, getting three hits apiece from Wroten and Ryleigh Elliott (2 runs). Madi Parker, Corrin Farris and Kylie Kruger all had two hits while Jakayla Sample added a pair of RBI.

Today, Georgetown faces Latin American (1-1) at 12:30 p.m. at Lower Sussex.

WNBA

Delle Donne sidelined with thumb injury: Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne will miss at least the next two weeks following a torn ulnar collateral ligament in her left thumb.

The injury occurred in the first quarter of the game against the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.

The former Delaware basketball star will undergo surgery this week to repair the thumb and will be evaluated after two weeks. She is expected to return by the end of the regular season.

“We have had numerous injuries this year and have gotten through them. We will do the same for the next couple of weeks and look forward to having Elena back for the playoffs,” said coach Mike Thibault.

College football

Wesley’s Gono named All-American: Senior Wesley College offensive tackle Matt Gono was named to the D3football.com Preseason All-America first team, as announced by the organization on Tuesday.

A two-time D3football.com All-Region first team and All-New Jersey Athletic Conference first-team honoree, Gono led the Wesley offensive line that helped pave the way for 5,338 total yards and 456 points in 2016, which was the most in the NJAC.

Earlier in the summer, Gono was selected to the Preseason All-America teams by Lindy’s and Street and Smith/Sporting News, respectively.

The 11th-ranked Wolverines open the season on the road on Aug. 31 when they face No. 20 Delaware Valley. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

College field hockey

UD’s Peet up for award: Former University of Delaware field hockey standout Esmée Peet was selected Tuesday as one of two student-athletes from the Colonial Athletic Association to be nominated for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

The NCAA Woman of the Year program honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes. To be eligible, a nominee must have competed and earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport, must have completed eligibility in her primary sport and must have earned her undergraduate degree by the 2017 summer term.

“I’m extremely honored to have been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award,” said Peet. “It has been an amazing experience to be a part of such a great team and staff. The University of Delaware has given me many opportunities over the past four years and I have grown both on and off the field. Helping build a national championship program is an experience that will stick with me for the rest of my life.”

Peet, a two-time team captain, graduated cum laude in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in operations management. She is looking to pursue a Master of Science in business information management from Erasmus University (Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

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