Local roundup: Senators’ comeback falls short

Delaware State News
Posted 5/8/21

St. Georges scored four runs in the first inning before holding off Dover High, 5-4, in a non-conference baseball matchup on Saturday afternoon.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the …

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Local roundup: Senators’ comeback falls short


St. Georges scored four runs in the first inning before holding off Dover High, 5-4, in a non-conference baseball matchup on Saturday afternoon.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Senators (7-8).

Dover closed within 5-4 with three runs in the bottom of the second before both squads went scoreless the rest of the way.

Connor McPhail pitched five shutout strong innings for the Senators, which got doubles from Leondre Brittingham and Marquis Guy.

Polytech 3, Brandywine 2: The Panthers scored a run in the top of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and pick up the victory.

Ocean Johnson pitched six-plus innings to earn the win.

Delmarva Christian 3, Lake Forest 0: Riley Culver pitched a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and also hit a homer and doubled for the Royals.

Chase Hesson also homered for Delmarva Christian while Connor Lewis had two hits.

Spartans pitcher Quinton Morris struck out nine.

Salesianum 6, Cape Henlopen 0: Zachary Czarnecki pitched a four-hitter with five strikeouts and no walks to earn the shutout for the Sals. The contest was scoreless until the fifth.

Sussex Central 15, Woodbridge 5: Reif Steen went 3-for-4 with three RBI while A.J. Cannon hit a three-run homer to spark the Golden Knights.

Lextyn Wescott had two hits for the Raiders.

Tower Hill 4, Milford 2: The Hillers scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to edge the Buccaneers.

Milford’s Trent Lofland had two hits and scored a run.

Girls’ soccer

Cape Henlopen 8, Red Lion Christian 0: Giselle Garcia and Josephine Ingerski both scored twice in the Vikings’ victory.

Madalyn Swontek added four assists for Cape (7-6), which won its third game in a row. Senior goalie Julie Heffernan made four saves and scored on a penalty kick.

Brandywine 4, Milford 3: The Bulldogs netted a goal in overtime to edge the Buccaneers.

Olivia Muir scored twice with Lila Mergner also scoring for Milford, which got a pair of saves from Isabella Hanna.

Girls’ lacrosse

Dover 13, Wilmington Charter 12: The Senators out-scored the Force, 8-5, in the second half to rally for the win.

Superia Clark had seven goals, Kyleigh Dill scored four and Ashtyn Torbert added the other two for Dover, which got nine saves from Regan Torbert.

Polytech 13, Padua 12: Elizabeth Szell netted five goals and a pair of assists with Claire Fuchs adding four goals and an assist in the Panthers’ win on Friday.

Adelyn Mollohan made five saves as the Pandas out-shot Polytech, 30-28, in a game that was tied 7-7 at halftime. The victory was the second in a row for the Panthers (7-5).

Boys’ lacrosse

Sanford 11, Cape Henlopen 10: The Warriors out-scored the Vikings, 3-2, in the fourth quarter to become the first Delaware team, other than Salesianum, to beat Cape since 2018.

Michael Frederick tallied five goals and an assist with Henry D’Ambrogi adding six assists for the Vikings. The game was tied at the end of each of the first three quarters.

Dover 17, William Penn 2: The Senators made it five in a row to improve to 9-5.


Dover 3, Mt. Pleasant 1: Lexi Dowdy pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts for the Senators (8-9).

Emma Crowe went 3-for-3, including a pair of doubles, with Alayna Gigliotti adding a triple for Dover.

Caravel 7, Sussex Tech 2: The Buccaneers broke open a one-run game with four runs in the top of the seventh.

Pitcher Kylie Kruger had two hits, including a double, for the Ravens, who scored twice in the bottom of the second.

Milford 5, St. Elizabeth 2: Khyliah Reynolds pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts while Rayla Burris went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI on Friday.

Boys’ volleyball

Salesianum 3, Cape Henlopen 1: The Sals won the match by scores of 25-7, 25-16, 21-25, 25-13.

College bowling

DSU’s Robb wins national event: Delaware State’s Katie Robb won the United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles national title.

Robb claimed the title by defeating Ana Olaya of North Carolina A&T in the championship match on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Robb bested Isabel Allen of McKendree to reach the final match.

She is the first Delaware State bowler to win a national singles title.

Today’s championship and semi-final matches will be televised via tape-delayed broadcast on CBS Sports Network on May 11 at 8 p.m.

College softball

Wesley 10, Immaculata 1: The Wolverines scored eight runs in the top of the fifth to finish off the win in the America East Conference Tournament.

Wesley (22-5) finished 3-0 in the three-team pod and advances to next weekend’s best-of-three championship series against a team TBA.

On Saturday, the Wolverines were led by Ariana Mirenda (4-for-4, homer, 3 runs, 2 RBI) and Bianca Newsom (2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBI). Winning pitcher Dori Loukopoulos (13-2) threw a five-hitter with five strikeouts.

Delaware 8, St. John’s 0: Sarah Piening celebrated her Senior Day by firing a three-hit shutout as the Blue Hens wrapped up their regular season with a win.

Delaware (22-7) moves on to the five-team, double-elimination CAA Tournament, which is being played May 12-14 in Harrisonburg, Va.

The Hens scored twice in the bottom of the first inning when Brooke Glanden (Lake Forest) drove home a run on a fielder’s choice and Karolina Flores hit a sacrifice fly to chase home Brittney Mendoza. Hanna Garber then doubled in the second and came around to score on a single by Lexi Moore (Smyrna) to make it a 3-0 game.

College baseball

Wesley drops two: Wesley College was swept by Gwynedd-Mercy, 11-3, and 17-9 in a doubleheader on Saturday.

Sam Courtney (Dover) and Dustin Sutton had five hits apiece in the twinbill.