M.O.T. downed Milford, 11-3, in the Major League softball District I tournament on Tuesday night.
The victory puts the Middletown-area all-stars in the winners’ bracket finals on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Camden-Wyoming.
M.O.T. will face either Smyrna-Clayton or Dover. Those two teams were scheduled to play in Tuesday night’s late game.
Milford, which downed Camden-Wyoming 11-1 on Monday, will play Felton-Harrington today at 8:30 p.m. at Camden-Wyoming.
Smyrna-Clayton 15, Felton-Harrington 1: Winning pitcher Kayle Turner struck out 10 as Smyrna-Clayton Little Lass won its tourney opener on Monday.
Jennifer Bayton went 3-for-3 with a triple while Devon Williams (2-for-3) also tripled for Smyrna-Clauton, which was scheduled to take on Dover in Tuesday’s late game at Camden-Wyoming.
For Felton-Harrington, pitcher Jalen Bailey had four strikeouts and went 2-for-2 while Casey Dempsey scored a run.
Senior League, Smyrna-Clayton 11, Dover 7: Kaden Naylor went 2-for-3 and scored four runs to pace Smyrna-Clayton to the District I tournament victory on Monday night.
Max Lattomus and Aaron Souder both added a pair of hit and scored a run while pitchers Dylan Leagar, Dylan Snow and Lattomus combined for strike out nine. Smyrna-Clayton was slated to face Camden-Wyoming in the winners’ bracket finals in Tuesday’s late game at Dover.
Dover scored five of its runs in the first two innings, getting a pair of doubles and two runs from Trey Howard. Jalen Miller and Trey Harris both scored twice while Colby Gardner added a run.
Camden-Wyoming 11, Felton-Harrington 1: Camden-Wyoming picked up the victory in the opening-round game on Monday.
Six from Delaware going to Worlds: Six Delawareans — four athletes, a coach, and a Law Enforcement representative — will be attending the Special Olympics World Games, held July 25–Aug. 2 in Los Angeles.
Danny Yonker (Milford) and Bruce “Forrie” Brown (Wilmington) will represent the First State in bowling, while Virginia Shaud (Rehoboth Beach) and Robin Long (Newark) will compete in aquatics. Mary Moore (Wilmington), a longtime Special Olympics volunteer coach and head varsity tennis coach at Ursuline Academy, is a tennis coach for the U.S.
Jennifer Riley (Laurel) will participate as a runner in the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, which travels throughout California from July 13 up to the Opening Ceremony on July 24. Riley is an officer with the Department of Correction, Probation and Parole.
“We are extremely proud of all six of our Delaware participants who are attending the World Games,” said Ann Grunert, executive director of Special Olympics Delaware. “An event of this magnitude is a life-changing experience for anyone who attends in any role, and we are very excited to follow their efforts and eventually hear about their experiences. The four athletes have worked extremely hard to earn this honor, and Mary and Jennifer’s dedication to our program over the years has earned them the opportunity to be a part of the Games.”
Every two years Special Olympics athletes come together to compete at the World Games, alternating summer and winter sports. This summer, more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will descend upon Los Angeles to show the true meaning of courage, joy and determination. Athletes are competing in 25 different sports at venues throughout Los Angeles, including on the campuses of USC and UCLA.
Wesley has 88 athletes honored: A total of 88 Wesley College student-athletes were named to the 2014-15 Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attain a 3.20 grade point average for the academic year earn a spot on the All-Academic team. A record 44.7 percent (1,355 out of 3,030) of CAC student-athletes posted a 3.20 GPA this year.
The Wolverines’ field hockey team led all Wesley athletic teams with 16 student-athletes receiving the honor. The men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse and softball teams each had 11 members selected to the CAC All-Academic Team. The women’s soccer team had nine student-athletes honored while the baseball and women’s track and field squads had seven apiece.
The men’s soccer and men’s track and field teams each had five members selected while volleyball and women’s basketball earned four honorees each. The men’s golf team and women’s cross country teams each had three student-athletes selected, men’s cross country had two, and men’s basketball earned one All-Academic honoree.
Overall, 88 of Wesley College’s 217 (40.5 percent) student-athletes that participate in a CAC Championship sport earned a CAC All-Academic Team honor. The total number of Wesley selections to the All-Academic Team increased by eight student-athletes, while the department’s percentage of student-athletes on the CAC All-Academic Team increased by more than 10.0 percent.