Local Roundup: Lower Sussex wins Senior League softball District III crown

Delaware State News
Posted 7/20/21

Lower Sussex finished its run through the Senior League softball state tournament by blanking M.O.T., 11-0, to win the title on Tuesday evening.

The District III champions finished 3-0 in the …

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Local Roundup: Lower Sussex wins Senior League softball District III crown

Logan Marvel of Lower Sussex tags up from third and scores just ahead of a tag by M.O.T. catcher Elise Britton on a pop fly behind second base.
Logan Marvel of Lower Sussex tags up from third and scores just ahead of a tag by M.O.T. catcher Elise Britton on a pop fly behind second base.
Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh
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Lower Sussex finished its run through the Senior League softball state tournament by blanking M.O.T., 11-0, to win the title on Tuesday evening.

The District III champions finished 3-0 in the three-team tourney, winning by a combined 39-0. Lower Sussex won its five all-star tournament games by a total of 66-4.

Lower Sussex Little League also won state championships in Major and Junior League softball this summer.

There is no regional or World Series in Senior League this year.

M.O.T. 12, Suburban-New Castle 1: M.O.T. advanced to the state finals with the win on Monday night.

Natalie Gephart collected four of M.O.T.’s 15 hits while pitcher Samantha Stokes earned the victory after throwing a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks.

Baseball

Major League

District I Tournament

M.O.T. 16, Smyrna-Clayton 1: M.O.T. (3-1) won its second straight contest to advance to the losers’ bracket finals.

The Middletown-area squad will face either host Camden-Wyoming or Milford today at 7 p.m. with the winner reaching Thursday night’s finals.

M.O.T. 12, Dover 0: M.O.T. stayed alive in the losers’ bracket with the victory on Monday night.

Dominic Rose and Ephraim Starkey combined to pitch a perfect game with 10 strikeouts. Offensively, M.O.T. was paced by Starkey (triple, double) and Emmett Robinson (2-run homer).