Local Roundup: Camden-Wyoming makes Junior baseball state finals

Delaware State News
Posted 7/27/21

Camden-Wyoming rolled to a 16-1 victory over Laurel-Nanticoke-Woodbridge in the Junior League baseball state tournament on Tuesday night.

The victory puts C-W (2-0) in the championship game of the …

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Local Roundup: Camden-Wyoming makes Junior baseball state finals

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Camden-Wyoming rolled to a 16-1 victory over Laurel-Nanticoke-Woodbridge in the Junior League baseball state tournament on Tuesday night.

The victory puts C-W (2-0) in the championship game of the three-team, double-elimination tourney being played at Georgetown.

Camden-Wyoming will play again on Thursday at 7 p.m. against the winner of Wednesday’s contest between Naamans (0-1) and LNW (0-1).

Leading C-W in Tuesday's win were Rhett Lancaster (2-for-2, 2 walks, 4 runs, 2 RBI), Steven Donigan (3-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 run) and Kaden McCoy (3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI).

 Colby Rall allowed only one hit and struck out seven in three innings while Kaden McCoy closed out the victory.

There is no regional in Junior League this summer due to pandemic concerns.

Camden-Wyoming 2, Naamans 1: In an opening-round game played on Monday, winning pitcher Caden Heritage struck out six batters in six innings before Steven Donigan struck out the side in the seventh to earn the save.

Camden-Wyoming picked up its first run in the second inning when Kaden McCoy singled home Donigan on a hit and run. In the third, Teegan Monroney stole second and was knocked in by Donigan for C-W’s decisive second run.

8-10 State Tournament

M.O.T. 12, Lewes-Rehoboth 2: M.O.T. led only 3-2 before scoring eight runs in the fourth inning in the tourney’s opening game on Monday night.

Colton Murray’s RBI double put M.O.T. ahead for good with Paul Doherty, A.J. Nichols, Kai Johnson, Kevin Koerner and Ayden Markiewicz also driving in runs. Nate Collins went 3-for-3 with Markiewicz and Johnson adding two hits apiece.

American Legion State Tournament

DelVets 12, Fox Post 2: Second-seeded DelVets erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the first inning before ousting No. 4 Fox Post 2 on Tuesday afternoon,

Fox Post 2, which went 1-2 in the tourney at St. Mark’s High, could only answer with single runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.

SOFTBALL

Major League

Lower Sussex to face Delmar in East Regional: Lower Sussex went a long way to end up playing a team almost from its own neighborhood.

The Delaware state champions will square off with Maryland state champ Delmar on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Bristol, Connecticut.

Lower Sussex (3-1) was credited with its third straight losers’ bracket victory after Pennsylvania had to withdraw from the tournament. A statement from Little League said that Pennsylvania had at least one positive COVID test within the team.

The victory goes down as a 6-0 win for Lower Sussex.

Delmar is 2-1 after edging Connecticut, 4-3, on Tuesday. The winner of the Lower Sussex-Delmar contest will play again at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

The East championship game is slated for Thursday.

College football

Hens add transfer lineman: Blaise Sparks, a 6-foot-7, 290-pound offensive lineman, announced on Tuesday that he is transferring from Illinois to Delaware.

A Florida native, Sparks played in one game as a true freshman for the Illini last fall. He was considered a three-star recruit coming of high school and had offers from Pitt, Temple and USF.

College lacrosse

UD’s Shillinglaw goes into Hall: Former Delaware men’s lacrosse coach Bob Shillinglaw was inducted into the IMLCA Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Shillinglaw and former Massachusetts coach Dick Garber are the only coaches in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse history to win 300 games at one school.

In 42 seasons, Shillinglaw had a career record of 334-319, including a 310-303 mark during his 39 years in Newark. A two-time USILA National Coach of the Year, Shillinglaw coached more games than any coach in college lacrosse history (654) when he stepped down from the helm of the program in 2017.

He led the Blue Hens to 15 conference titles and six NCAA Tournament appearances. The 2007 Delaware squad reached the NCAA Final Four appearance.