Delaware State News
Carson Mears’ two-run, two-out double in the top of the eighth inning gave Sussex Tech a 5-3 win over St George in a non-conference baseball matchup on Saturday afternoon.
The Hawks faced Nathan Arterbridge’s two-run home run 3–3 in the bottom of the seventh in a game played at Frawley Stadium.
Sussex Tech pitcher Grant Allen allowed nine in seven and only two hits and three hits in the third inning. Cade Hall, Jonathan Stokely, Zarine Sample and Maliki Wells all accounted for Ravens’ other hits.
Sussex Tech improved to 11-5 with the win. The game was the fourth consecutive game for the Ravens by a margin of two runs or less.
Indian Rivers 5, Newark Charter 0: Chance Hawker pitches a full game four-hitter to earn a shutout for the Indians on Friday.
Hawker, who threw 108 pitches, scored eight runs. Frank Bunting went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the IR, while Roman Keith and Ben Cordrey each added a hit and an RBI.
Henlopen title game suspended: The Henlopen Conference Softball Championship game was suspended on Saturday by rain, with Sussex Central leading Delmar 1-0 in the third inning.
No decision has been taken yet on when the competition will end.
Middletown 9, Dover 3: The Senators closed the season 6–12 after a non-conference setback.
Red Lion Christian 10, Smyrna 0: Angelina Edwards threw a six-inning four-hitter to the Eagles as the Red Lions on Friday night.
The Lions (13-3) scored four home runs in the competition. Smyrna ended the season with a record PF 8–10.
Milford 23, Conrad 12: The Buccaneers finished the season with a 6-8 record after registering a win on Saturday.
St Mark 9, Polytech 6: The Panthers finished the regular season with an 8–7 record after a loss.
The DIAA State Tournament Committee meets on Sunday morning to determine the ground.
Caravel 17, Dover 5: The Buccaneers broke the Senators’ seven-match winning streak on Friday night.
Dover ends the regular season with a 9–6 record.
St Andrews 17, Milford 8: Shane Sylvester, Landon Hudson and Colin Thompson all had two goals and an assist for the Buccaneers, who finished the season with a 4–11 record.
Sussex Central 7, Odyssey Charter 0: Belle Perdue scored four goals and a pair of assists in Friday’s victory for the Golden Knights.
Cathy Sanchez Garcia added two goals for Central (7-4-1), who took the lead 21-3 in shots and 6-0 in corner kicks.
Panthers to watch Hans Coleman: Delaware receiver Gene Coleman has earned an invitation to participate in a rookie minicamp with the Carolina Panthers.
Coleman is the fourth Blue Hen to receive a minicamp invitation this spring. Last weekend, Niguel Hill and Dijon Lee took part in minicamps with the Washington Commanders, while David Kroll received a pair of minicamp invites, participating with the Chicago Bears last weekend and the Indianapolis Colts this weekend.
Coleman finished second on the team with 31 catches for 426 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the last time. In 52 career games, he caught 124 passes for 1,461 yards, averaging 11.8 yards per catch.
William & Mary 5, Delaware 2: Tribe scored three late home runs to open the pitcher’s duel.
The Blue Hens (23-24) went 4-0 down in the eighth inning when JJ Freeman scored a double and Joy Lloyd crushed his eighth homer of the year to left center. But Delaware never came close as it fell to 6-13 in the CAA.
It rained Deltec: The Delaware Tech Region 19 Championship match against Mercer County on Saturday was postponed due to rain.
Deltec are now set to host Mercer on Tuesday at 1 p.m., who needs to win twice to take the Region 19 title.
With a regular season record of 28–2, Deltec is the top seed in a three-team, double-elimination tournament.
Deltec’s offense is led by third baseman Messi Myers (Milford), who was batting .475 with 48 hits, 50 RBIs and six home runs. Freshman shortstop Carlin Quinn (Cape Henlopen) is right behind with a .480 batting average, 36 hits and 27 RBI.
Freshman infielder Kylie Kruger (Sussex Central) is batting .433 with 45 hits and 30 RBIs, and freshman outfielder Candice Schlabach (Delmarva Christian) is batting .440 with 37 hits, 33 RBIs and eight home runs.
Corey Smith (Laurel) is batting .469 with 45 hits, 20 RBI and 15 stolen bases, while Logan Walls (Delmar) is batting. 426 with 40 hits, 25 RBI and nine stolen bases.
Pitcher Lauren Smith started 12–1 during the regular season with 62 strikeouts and a 1.80 ERA. Carly Collins (Sussex Central) was 11-1 during the regular season with 59 strikeouts and 1.27 ERA, the best in the field.