Kinsley Hall helped make sure that Lower Sussex got right back on track Wednesday night.
The Indian River High junior tossed a three-hitter with only two walks and 14 strikeouts as host Lower Sussex blanked Latin America, 7-0, on the third day of the Senior League softball World Series in Roxana.
Bouncing back from an 8-3 loss to U.S. Southwest on Tuesday night, Lower Sussex improved to 2-1 going into Thursday’s final day of pool play in the Little League championship for 14-16 year olds. The District III champions play Asia-Pacific (2-1) at 3 p.m. in their pool play finale.
Wednesday’s game was scoreless until the fifth inning. But Lower Sussex scored single runs in the fifth and sixth before breaking open the contest with five runs in the seventh.
Hall (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 run), Lily Hoban (2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Laniya Lewis (1 RBI, 1 run) and Macy Blades (1-for-3, 1 run) all paced Lower Sussex, which had five hits in the game. Lower Sussex also took advantage of four walks, a hit batter and four errors by Latin America (0-3).
Hall, who pitched all seven innings, teamed up with Megan Daisey to throw a five-inning no-hitter as Lower Sussex downed Camden-Wyoming in the tourney opener.
U.S. East champion Camden-Wyoming (0-2) wraps up pool play with two games today. The Kent County squad takes on U.S. Southwest at 5:30 p.m. and Latin America at 8 p.m.
8-10 East Regional
Pittston, Pa. 8, MOT 2: The Delaware state champions suffered their first loss in the regional on Wednesday.
MOT (2-1) plays New Jersey in the losers’ bracket on Thursday at noon in Pittston, Pa.
Mikayla Ramirez, Grace Overby, Molly Frantz, and Loghan Smoke each had a hit for MOT while Avery Olsen picked up an RBI.
Pitchers Brynleigh Bennett, Aubrey Martin and Harper Jacobs combined for seven strikeouts.
Campbell to join Colonial: The Colonial Athletic Association announced on Wednesday that Campbell University has accepted an invitation to join the league as a full member on July 1, 2023.
The addition of Campbell increases the CAA’s membership to 14 for the 2023-24 academic year. They will join Delaware, Charleston, Drexel, Elon, Hampton, Hofstra, Monmouth, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Wilmington, Northeastern, Stony Brook, Towson and William & Mary.
The CAA will have 15 teams in football where Maine, New Hampshire, Richmond, Rhode Island and Villanova are associate members while Charleston Drexel, Hofstra and Northeastern don’t have programs.
Located in Buies Creek, N.C., Campbell University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 5,600 students.
Campbell has 21 Division I sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and women’s volleyball. Wrestling will remain a member of the Southern Conference.
Over the last five years, Campbell has won four Big South Conference men’s all sports trophies and the Sasser Cup twice as the overall Big South all sports champion.
Hens add female staff member: Delaware football coach Ryan Carty has announced the addition of Haley Alioto to the staff.
Alioto, a 2022 UD graduate, will work with the Blue Hens as a Football Operations Assistant, becoming the first woman to serve as an operations administrator within the program.
“I am extremely excited and proud to welcome Haley onto our staff as the first female administrator in our football operations,” said Carty. “Haley brings a wealth of experience to our program having performed three internships with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Delaware Football. The ability to bring back a former student-athlete alum is always special.”
Alioto served as an operations intern with the football program during her final semester last spring. In her role, she assisted General Manager Brett Arnold with all of the day-to-day football operations, including recruiting, official visits, team travel, scheduling and business operations.
Alioto has had two internships with the Pittsburgh Steelers, serving as a communications intern during the summer of 2021 where she worked with the team’s media relations staff during training camp. In 2019, she also worked Steelers’ training camp, assisting in the operations and with the on-field personnel.