Kinsley Hall pitched her second shutout in as many days as Lower Sussex blanked Asia-Pacific, 3-0, in the Senior League softball World Series on Thursday evening.
The host squad finishes 3-1 in pool play and advances to Friday’s single-elimination bracket where it will play at 12:30 p.m. against an opponent TBD in Roxana.
Hall allowed just four hits with five strikeouts and three walks as Lower Sussex posted its third shutout in Little League’s championship in its 14-16 year old age division.
The contest was scoreless until the fifth inning when Hall doubled and later scored on an error. Lower Sussex then added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh.
Ciera Lewis stole home for the first run in the inning before Jillian Coulbourn scored on a single by Sophie Scurci. Jaya Shaub tripled as six different players had a hit for Lower Sussex.
In 22 innings pitched in the tournament, Hall has allowed only two runs — neither of them earned — with 26 strikeouts, eight walks and a hit batter. The Indian River High junior has given up just nine hits.
U.S. Southwest 12, Camden-Wyoming 0: The U.S. East champions trailed only 1-0 before Texas scored 11 runs over its last four at-bats.
Camden-Wyoming dropped to 0-3 and was slated to face Latin America in last pool-play matchup later in the evening.
Alyssa Kennard’s seventh-inning double was CW’s lone hit of the contest. Pitchers Kyla Davis and Amy Gaddis combined to strike out five batters.
8-10 East Regional
New Jersey 9, MOT 7: The Delaware state champions were ousted from the tournament with the loss on Thursday in Pittston, Pa.
Gia Gambino had three hits for MOT, which finished 2-2 in the tourney, while Ella Austin, Molly Frantz and Grace Overby had two hits apiece. Aubrey Martin had a hit and struck out three.
Hens’ Whitehead makes watch list: Delaware safety Kedrick Whitehead has been named to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List, the award given to the best FCS defensive player.
The Middletown High grad is one of 35 players, including four from the CAA, to be on the watch list.
Whitehead was one of the Blue Hens’ five players named to the All-CAA Preseason Team last week. He was also named an FCS Preseason All-American by both Stats Perform (first team) and Athlon Sports.
Whitehead is the first Blue Hen to be considered for the Buchanan Award since Troy Reeder and Nasir Adderly, now teammates on the Los Angeles Chargers, were both finalists for the award in 2018.