Camden-Wyoming Gold captured District I Little League’s Deak Deakins baseball tournament title with a 13-4 victory over MOT-Blue on Wednesday night.
The C-W all-stars, who went 3-0 in the tourney, got four hits from Raiden Sheets. Adding three hits were Jeramy Krambeck (triple), Josiah Burris, Easton Wilson (double), Malachi Lamotte and Nixson Smith.
Leading 6-4 in the fourth, Camden-Wyoming out-scored MOT-Blue, 7-1, the rest of the way.
Milford 8, Felton-Harrington 2: Milford jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and finished with 13 hits as it stayed alive in the District I tournament.
Milford (1-1) plays again on Friday at 8:30 p.m. at MOT in the losers’ bracket.
Tyler Brown, Alex Bauer, Carson Ward, Parker Wells and Manny Mendoza had two hits apiece for Milford while five pitchers combined to throw a five-hitter.
Billy Harvey and Charlie Clegg both had a hit and scored a run for Felton-Harrington.
MOT 13, Smyrna-Clayton 5: Middletown’s win on Wednesday night put it in the District I winners’ bracket finals, where it will host Dover on Friday at 7 p.m.
Louie Zitofsky scored the game-winning run in a contest that was tied 3-3 in the sixth. Winning pitcher Thomas Jackson allowed only one hit and struck out four in two innings while Zitofsky also pitched two innings.
Kyle Jones led MOT with two hits in four at-bats.
Warren Coates and Trevor Ogden had RBI for Smyrna-Clayton.
Polytech’s Gray to play in Sweden: Former Polytech High basketball standout Juwan Gray has signed a contract to play professionally in Sweden.
Gray finished his college career at Towson this past winter. This week he signed with the Koping Stars.
In his last year at Towson, the 6-foot-8, 225-pound Gray averaged 6.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. He started his college career at San Diego.
Hens’ Painter to play in Germany: Delaware men’s basketball alumni Dylan Painter has signed a one-year pro contract with Gladiators Trier in Germany.
Overall, the two-time National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 10 selection averaged 11.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in 2021-22. The 6-foot-10 former Villanova transfer posted five 20-point performances during his final season at UD to tie for a team high. He also paced the squad with six double-doubles.
Overall, Painter collected 758 points and 490 rebounds over his three-year tenure at UD for 11.3 and 7.3 per game averages, respectively. His career includes multiple All-CAA honors, including first-team and Defensive Team laurels in 2020-21.
Track & field
Two Senators commit to colleges: A pair of Dover High track & field student-athletes have made their college choices.
Edward Rogers will be competing at Delaware State University while Mishandray Etienne will be competing at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pa.
Padua’s Balon wins Gatorade award: Padua’s Juliana Balon of Padua Academy was named the Gatorade Delaware Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
Balon is the sixth student-athlete from the Wilmington Catholic school to win the award.
A 5-foot-7 sophomore, Balon won four individual events at the DIAA Division 1 state meet this past season.
“Juliana has been competing ever since she was a toddler,” said Padua coach Marnie Giunta. “Her experience shows in her maturity, even as a sophomore, handling big meet competitions as well as her ability to manage multiple events.”
Balon has maintained a 3.70 GPA in the classroom.