Roundup: Wroten hurls shutout as Ravens top CR 3-0

Sussex Tech High scored three runs in the first inning and pitcher Taylor Wroten did the rest as the Ravens blanked Caesar Rodney, 3-0, in Henlopen Conference softball on Tuesday afternoon.

Wroten threw a three-hitter to earn the shutout for the unbeaten Ravens (3-0 in conference, 5-0 overall).

Paige Shockley had a pair of hits to lead Sussex Tech while Jakayla Sample tripled.

Stephanie Horne, Carissa Thorne and Alexxys Harris accounted for CR’s three hits.

Smyrna 18, Dover 0: Jessica Anderson and Olyvia Smith combined to pitch a two-hitter in the Eagles’ shutout victory.

Sussex Tech’s Taylor Wroten pitches against CR at CR on Tuesday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Olivia Faragher (3-for-4, 2 RBI), Kaelyn Press (3-for-4), Laiken Zay (3 RBI) and Kayla Wilson (2 RBI) paced Smyrna’s 15-hit attack.

Milford 14, Laurel 2: The Buccaneers broke open a 7-2 game with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Nia Bowe (3-for-3, 4 RBI) had a homer and triple for Milford while Megan Fry (triple, double) and Rajene Bowe (2-for-4, triple) also had multiple hits.

Lillian Hitchens hit a two-run double for the Bulldogs.

Sussex Central 9, Cape Henlopen 6: The Golden Knights built a 9-1 advantage before Cape’s rally fell short in the bottom of the seventh.

Taylor Evick had two RBI, Kailee Abbott had a triple and Saige Bullock scored three runs for Central.

For the Vikings, Jordyn Virden hit a three-run homer while Hannah Jones added a two-run shot in the seventh.

St. Georges 2, Polytech 1: The Hawks broke a 1-1 tie with a run in the third.

Natasha Powell drove in the Panthers’ lone run in the second, Kelsie Burawski doubled and Kaite Burawski pitched a four-hitter.

Delmar 19, Woodbridge 1: The Wildcats broke open the Henlopen Conference game with 10 runs in the second.

Avery Wheatley had four of Delmar’s 17 hits with Shelbi Taylor adding three RBI.

St. Elizabeth 12, St. Thomas More 2: Winning pitcher Miranda Wohner limited the Ravens to three hits.

Sussex Tech’s Jenna Tate hits against CR at CR on Tuesday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Delmarva Christian 23, Christiana 6: Allie Zitvogel and Siera Jones had three hits each as the Royals finished with 21 hits.

Malaurie Noble and Jordyn DiFava both added two hits, including a double, and three RBI.


Sussex Tech 6, Caesar Rodney 3: Dustin Rolph’s homerun sparked a five-run seventh as the Ravens rallied for the Henlopen Conference win.

Austin Kapela added a two-run single in the outburst for Sussex Tech.

Matt Atkinson (2 RBI) and Steven Platt both had two hits for the Riders, who scored two runs in the fifth and another in the sixth to take a 3-1 lead.

Cape Henlopen 6, Sussex Central 4: David Erickson and Austin Elliott both homered for the Vikings, who built a 6-2 lead before holding off the Golden Knights.

Pitcher Tommy Heffernan allowed only three hits in six innings of relief while Parker Savage, Zach Dale and Dwayne Harmon all had hits.

CR’s Alyssa Ball pitches against Sussex Tech at CR on Tuesday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Central’s Brady Bowden had a double with two hits and a run scored.

Laurel 9, Milford 4: Winning pitcher Mitchell Moyer struck out five and added two hits and a pair of RBI to lead the Bulldogs.

Perez Nichols had three hits for Laurel with Dalton Perdue driving in three runs.

Seaford 11, Lake Forest 0: Evan Nibblett pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts to earn the shutout for the Blue Jays.

Seaford, which scored seven runs in the first, got two hits apiece from Justin Gray, Dylan Nibblett, Noah Waldridge and Dylan Allen.

Dalton Holemo, Cameron Buellah, and Tyler Chalmers had Lake Forest’s hits.

Woodbridge 4, Delmar 0: Tyler DeFord’s two-run single sparked a four-run fourth for the Raiders.

Winning pitcher Doug Avery allowed only one hit in five 2/3 innings before Vance Joseph finished off the two-hitter.

Wilm. Christian 5, Delmarva Christian 4: The Warriors rallied for three runs in the third to overcome a 4-2 deficit.

CR’s Carissa Thorne bunts against Sussex Tech at CR on Tuesday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Wes Hobbs hit a three-run double in the first for the Royals.

Girls’ soccer

Polytech 3, Woodbridge 0: Devon Ott, Samantha Stafford and Paxton McGinnity all netted first-half goals for the Panthers.

Polytech finished with advantages of 14-4 in shots and 4-1 in corner kicks.

Indian River 4, Cape Henlopen 0: Zena Lowman scored two first-half goals with Madison Hogsten adding two in the second half to pace the Indians.

IR finished with advantages of 24-1 in shots and 7-0 in corner kicks.

Cape goalie Lucy Siranides made 20 saves.

Sussex Tech 2, Lake Forest 1: Nicolette Phillips’ goal in the 84th minute lifted the Ravens to the overtime victory.

Alexis Singh netted a first-half goal with Valencia Whealton making 12 saves. Lake outshot Sussex Tech 15-14, with the Ravens holding a 10-5 edge in corner kicks.

Hannah Fox tied the contest in the 34th minute for the Spartans with Brooke Tucker stopping 10 shots.

Delmarva Christian 9, Christiana 0: Mara Agapito tallied three goals to pace the Royals.

Six players scored goals for Delmarva Christian with Claire Marshall making three saves in the shutout.

Briana Taylor, Hannah Czapp (1 assist), Hannah Slacum, Olivia Anderson, Alexandra Vander Valk and Maggie Burris also scored.

Laurel 5, Nandua 2: In a contest in which all seven goals came in the second half, the Bulldogs netted the last three goals to post the victory.

Breanna Brittingham (1 assist), Emmanuela Charles-Aine, Seona Rice (1 assist), Devonna Sheppard and Maritha Perez-Chilel all scored for Laurel with Monica Barrios-Soto making a pair of saves.

College softball

Hornets sweep Drexel: Delaware State pitchers allowed just two runs and struck out 12 in a 4-2, 1-0 sweep of Drexel.

DSU (10-18) has won a season-high five games in a row.

In the opener, the Hornets took advantage of two Drexel errors to score three unearned runs in the fourth inning. The Dragons trailed 3-2 with two runners on base in the sixth, but DSU reliever Tara Tursellino ended the inning with a strikeout.

Freshman Hannah Shields threw a six-hit shutout to lead the Hornets in the nightcap. She struck out six and walked one to earn her second career shutout.

The Hornets scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the first inning. Jasmine Melgoza walked to lead off the game and later scored on a one-out single by Khaliyah Flournory, who was 3-for-3, including a double.

College baseball

La Salle 7, Delaware 3: The Explorers jumped out to a 7-0 lead after six innings before downing the Blue Hens in the Liberty Bell Classic.

Delaware (15-10) scored single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth, but could not muster together a big inning. Jordan Glover hit his seventh home run of the season.

College track & field

Wesley’s Brown honored: Freshman Jasmine Brown was named the Capital Athletic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week.

Brown finished second in the long jump and third in the triple jump at the Danny Curran Invitational at Widener. Brown notched a mark of 4.93 meters in the long jump, giving her the top finish among Division III participants.

In the triple jump, she recorded a mark of 10.77, which ranks atop the CAC and 47th nationally.

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