Local Roundup: Vikings get back on track as Joseph blanks Polytech


Gage Joseph pitched a complete-game four-hitter to earn the shutout as Cape Henlopen High blanked Polytech, 7-0, in Henlopen North baseball on Tuesday afternoon.

Joseph struck out nine while throwing 94 pitches for the Vikings (6-1 North, 11-4 overall), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Hunter Rauch, Nicholas Cox and Luke Crouch all doubled for Cape. The Vikings took control with four runs in the first.

The Panthers, who had a four-game winning streak broken, got doubles from Joseph Masten, Kaden Carney and Zachary Lewis.

Sussex Central 4, Sussex Tech 3: The Golden Knights scored the contest’s first four runs before handing the Ravens their first North loss.

Sussex Tech, Central and Cape Henlopen all finish 6-1 in the Henlopen North.

Winning pitcher Brendan Anderson allowed only one earned run, struck out six and had a double. A.J. Cannon also doubled.

Grant Allen pitched three scoreless innings of relief for the Ravens.

Dover 6, Milford 3: The Senators used a five-run fourth to open up a 6-1 lead before earning their third straight win.

Teyvion McCoy hit a three-run triple, Alec Rodriguez had two hits and starting pitcher Cole Greene took the win. Connor McPhail, who was pitching in his ninth game in a row, picked up a save.

Smyrna 11, Caesar Rodney 1: Shawn Mannering gave up only five hits and struck out 10 in five innings to get the win for the Eagles.

Derek Davis, Jake Macey, Shawn Mannering and Connor Strauss all had multiple hits for Smyrna, which led 6-0 after the second.

Andrew Rigby doubled, drove in CR’s lone run and reached base three times.

Lake Forest 9, Laurel 6: The Spartans scored three runs in the top of the seventh and then held on when the Bulldogs answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning.

Winning pitcher J.D. Mudri allowed only one earned run in six innings and added two hits at the plate. Adam Schiff went 3-for-3 with Chase Killen both contributing two hits and multiple RBI.

Kaden Shockley had two hits and an RBI for the Bulldogs.

Woodbridge 3, Seaford 2: Jarrett Alvey’s squeeze bunt scored Seth Smart with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to give the Blue Raiders the walk-off win.

Winning pitcher Derek Cannon, who struck out seven, had a game-tying single earlier in the inning. Cannon, Wade Little, and Lextyn Wescott all had two hits.

Seaford starter Sean Martinez allowed only four hits and struck out 11 in six innings. Zane Adams and Branden Widdowson had two hits.

Delmarva Christian 5, Indian River 4: The Royals scored three runs in the sixth to rally for the win.

Nate Keller earned the win in relief and also homered for Delmarva Christian. Riley Culver hit his third homer of the season.

Kyle Coffey had three of the Indians’ nine hits with River Vickers adding two hits, including a double.


Smyrna 1, Caesar Rodney 0: Payton Dixon threw a one-hitter with eight strikeouts as the Eagles blanked the Riders to clinch the Henlopen North title with a 7-0 record.

Smyrna has won the division crown four years in a row and owns a 28-game North winning streak. Makayla Brantley scored the game’s only run in the fifth while Dixon and Sydney Eihinger also had hits.

CR pitcher Peyton Shields allowed only three hits and struck out seven.

Sussex Central 9, Sussex Tech 0: Katelyn Evick hit a pair of home runs while Madge Layfield pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts in the Golden Knights’ shutout.

Dover 1, Milford 0: Lexi Dowdy threw a nine-inning one-hitter with 15 strikeouts for the Senators.

Laurel 8, Lake Forest 0: Kylee Hill pitched a seven-inning no-hitter with five strikeouts for the Bulldogs.

Bailey Ullman and Couri Smith had two hits apiece for Laurel while Ashlynn Ullman added two RBI.

The Spartans’ Skylar Copio struck out six.

Cape Henlopen 10, Polytech 2: Winning pitcher Marissa Frederick hit a pair of doubles for the Vikings.

The Panthers’ MacKenzie Mitchell tripled.

Seaford 10, Woodbridge 4: Torian Rayford hit a three-run homer in the third while Sage Larimore added a pair of doubles for the Blue Jays.

Winning pitcher Jada Eavns struck out seven with Aliyah Walker contributing two hits.

Hailee Smith picked up two of the Raiders’ five hits.

Delmarva Christian 9, Holly Grove Christian 4: The Royals won their fourth game in a row to improve to 8-4.

Delmar 4, Seaford 2: The Wildcats scored all four of their runs in the top of the third inning on Monday.

Girls’ soccer

Wilmington Charter 3, Caesar Rodney 2: The Force netted the contest’s final three goals, including the game-winner in the 78th minute.

Jada McCullough scored twice in the first 15 minutes to give the Riders a 2-0 lead. Gabrielle DiBartola made seven saves as Charter held advantages of 10-8 in shots and 8-2 in corner kicks.

The Riders (6-5) have lost all five of their games by one goal each.

Lake Forest 6, Seaford 1: Sierra Jester scored a goal in each half to pace the Spartans to the South win.

Jessica Tyndall (1 assist), Kaitlyn Perna, Bri Russum and Lily Wood also scored for Lake.

Taliyah Nichols had the Blue Jays’ goal.

Cape Henlopen 3, Laurel 0: Fallon Moore, Giselle Garcia and Josephine Ingerski all scored goals for the Vikings.

Julie Heffernan made five saves as Cape held advantages of 12-5 in shots and 5-3 in corner kicks.

Indian River 5, Sussex Central 0: Isabella Scuri netted back-to-back goals with Isabella Binko added a goal and a pair of assists for the Indians.

Delmarva Christian 2, Woodbridge 0: Mia Elliott and Melissa Pierre-Louis both netted second-half goals while Grace Fiorilla made six saves for the Royals in their win on Monday.

Boys’ lacrosse

Delaware Military 17, Milford 3: The Seahawks led 14-1 by halftime before downing the Buccaneers.

Girls’ lacrosse

Dover 19, Lake Forest 2: Kyleigh Dill netted three goals and a pair of assists as 11 Senators scored in the Henlopen Conference win.

Regan Torbert made nine saves for Dover, which out-shot the Spartans, 33-6.

Emma Massey and Peyton Parson scored for Lake Forest while Jordan Hand made eight saves.

Sussex Tech 18, Newark 6: Nataleigh netted three goals while 11 different Ravens scored in the victory on Monday.

Milford 11, Mt. Pleasant 4: Hannah Zimmerman tallied four goals and Natalie Cromer had three to pace the Buccaneers. Marlie McMillan made four saves.

Boys’ lacrosse

Indian River 24, Sussex Central 1: Ryan Furman, Gerald Miller, Benjamin Spencer and Bennett White all tallied three goals for the Indians.

Boys’ volleyball

Delaware Military 3, Cape Henlopen 2: The Seahawks rallied to win by scores of 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 21-25, 15-12.

Odin Potemski had 15 kills and 13 digs for Cape with Ethan Shuttleworth adding 21 assists.