Local roundup: Dover Seniors win another close one; Sussex Tech's Mauricette honored

Delaware State News
Posted 6/29/22

Dover won its second-straight one-run game, edging Felton-Harrington, 1-0, in the Senior League baseball District I tournament on Wednesday evening.

Reliever Carter got a double-play groundball …

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Local roundup: Dover Seniors win another close one; Sussex Tech's Mauricette honored

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Dover won its second-straight one-run game, edging Felton-Harrington, 1-0, in the Senior League baseball District I tournament on Wednesday evening.

Reliever Carter got a double-play groundball with the bases loaded to seal the win for Dover (2-0).

Bean also scored the game’s only run on a groundout by Preston Lyon in the first inning for Dover. Preston Byrd pitched six shutout inning with six strikeouts while Greyson Smith added the lone hit for Dover, which next plays on Friday at 6 p.m. at MOT.

For Felton-Harrington, Elijah Benton pitched a complete-game one-hitter with seven strikeouts and added two hits at the plate.

MOT 3, Milford 2: Kyle Jones, Tim Wichard and Adam McDowell combined to throw a four-hitter in MOT’s District I tourney victory on Tuesday.

Jones pitched four shutout innings while Whichard struck out five in two and two-thirds innings.

Louie Zitofsky reached base safely three times on three walks and recorded four stolen bases and two runs scored for MOT.

Milford pitcher Christian Willey allowed only one hit and struck out 12 in four and a third innings

Deak Deakins

MOT-Blue 16, Dover-Blue 1: The Middletown squad advanced to the finals with the win on Tuesday.

Cole Brown and Maxwell Forbes had four hits apiece with Shawn Pinand adding three hits, including a home run, for MOT-Blue. Cameron Graybeal collected two hits with a triple..

Walt Bowers

MOT 16, Milford 13: The Middletown squad rallied from a nine-run deficit to win the Walt Bowers tournament title on Tuesday.

MOT, which went 4-1 in the tourney, scored six runs in the top of the fifth to pull out the victory. Winning pitcher Tucker Lloyd pitched three-plus innings of relief to take the win.

Lloyd also went 4-for-4, with three RBI and three runs scored. Kaden Deshong got the final outs after Milford scored twice in the bottom of the fifth.

Softball

Major League

MOT 8, Smyrna-Clayton 0: Winning pitcher Kaley Arrowsmith threw a three-hitter with only one walk and 12 strikeouts as Middletown reached the District I finals.

Host MOT will play for the title on Friday at 7 p.m. Also leading MOT were Kaley Arrowsmith (triple) and Gracie Riccio, who had two hits apiece.

Caleigh Sweetman had two hits for Smyrna-Clayton, which plays on Thursday at 7 p.m. at MOT.

Smyrna-Clayton 15, Camden-Wyoming 2: Smyrna-Clayton’s Little Lass squad opened the District I tournament with the win on Tuesday night.

Cara Nacrelli, who hit an inside-the-park home run, Caleigh Sweetman, Ellie Pawlikowski and Jaelyn DuPhilly all reached base three times for Smyrna-Clayton.

Audrey Normile had two hits for Camden-Wyoming with pitcher Jaelyn Wood striking out five.

Track & field

Sussex Tech’s Mauricette wins state award: Sussex Tech High runner Yougendy Mauricette has been named the Gatorade Delaware Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

A 6-foot-3, 135-pound junior, Mauricette won four individual events at the DIAA Division I state meet in May. Mauricette won the 110-meter high hurdles (14.35 seconds), took the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (38.46), captured the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 3.5 inches and broke the tape in the 200 with a time of 21.84.

He also won both hurdle events at the state Meet of Champions, and won a national title in the 400 hurdles at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor with a time of 51.31, which ranked as the nation’s No. 1 performance among high school competitors in 2022.

Mauricette who has an ‘A’ average in the classroom, has volunteered locally on behalf of his church’s youth group and a youth track program.

“Yougendy is a great athlete and an excellent young man,” said Sussex Tech coach Kani Kane. “His track accomplishments will open doors for him, and his work habits, character and drive will be what makes him successful.”