Local Roundup: Caesar Rodney girls, Smyrna boys take Henlopen titles

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Caesar Rodney High won a close battle for the girls’ team title while Smyrna captured the boys’ championship as the Henlopen Conference track & field meet wrapped up on Friday evening.

The Riders totaled 114.4 points to edge out second-place Smyrna (110) in the two-day event, which was held at Lake Forest’s Jim Blades Stadium. Lake Forest (90) took third.

In the boys’ meet, Smyrna (131) beat out second-place Polytech (120) and third-place Cape Henlopen (111.5).

The DIAA Division I and II state meets will be held next Friday and Saturday at Dover High.

Softball

Dover 5, Ursuline 4: Kayloni Dixon’s two-out, bases-loaded single in the seventh lifted the Senators to the win in their home finale.

Dixon also hit a solo homer in the sixth to tie the game for Dover.

Del. Military 7, Sussex Central 3: Kate Evick went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI for the Golden Knights in the loss.

The Seahawks opened up a 5-2 lead after three innings.

Milford 7, Christiana 0: Khyliah Reynolds pitched a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts to earn the shutout for the Buccaneers, who end the regular season at 11-7.

Delmarva Christian 6, Archmere 2: Lilli Showacre pitched a four-hitter for the Royals, who finished with 10 hits.

Indian River 10, Cape Henlopen 4: The Indians improved to 13-4 with the win.

Girls’ lacrosse

Dover 18, Milford 5: The Senators (12-3) closed the regular season with their fourth straight victory.

Hannah Zimmerman collected three goals and two assists for the Buccaneers, who got 10 saves from Madison Stahl.

Sussex Tech 15. A.I. DuPont 4: The Ravens tallied 12 first-half goals en route to the victory.

Girls’ soccer

Delmarva Christian 10, Freire Charter 1: Megan Yoder and Elizabeth Moyer both scored twice in the Royals’ win.

Baseball

Laurel 12, Seaford 2: The Bulldogs downed the Blue Jays to pick up a South victory.

Boys’ lacrosse

Cape Henlopen 22, Smyrna 1: Mikey Frederick (5 goals, 1 assist), Hank D’Ambrogi (3 goals, 5 assists) and Joseph Coveleski (3 goals, 2 assists) helped the Vikings finish 7-0 in the Henlopen North.

Michael Sposato made six saves for Cape, which netted 14 first-quarter goals.

College baseball

Delaware State 21, UMES 1: The Hornets moved into first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference standings with the win on Friday.

The Hornets (19-14 MEAC) leaped ahead of Coppin State (17-13 MEAC) in the race for the regular-season title and No. 1 seed in the league tournament, which will be played May 19-21 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Delaware State (22-21 overall) exploded for nine runs in the sixth.

Trey Paige (4-for-4) hit his league-leading 13th home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth. Paige’s 13 homers are the most in a season by a Hornet since Abe Eubanks hit 13 in 2010.

Krew Bouldin drove in a game-high five RBI while Paige and Alec Rodriguez (Dover) had four apiece.

William & Mary 13, Delaware 0: The Tribe pounded out 19 hits and scored in six of eight innings to earn the CAA victory.

Joey Loynd had two hits for the Blue Hens (23-23).

College softball

Hens ousted in CAA: Top-seeded Delaware couldn’t complete a late-inning comeback, falling 6-3 to No. 4 Elon in an elimination game at the CAA Tournament.

The Blue Hens went 1-2 in the tourney and finished the season with a record of 29-16.

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Brooke Glanden (Lake Forest) sparked a two-out rally with a double into the right-center field gap. The Hens went on to score three runs in the inning.

Hanna Garber doubled in the bottom of the seventh, but the Hens were unable to get any closer.