#1 Sussex Central 7 – #32 Milford 3
The top seeded Golden Knights took a 4-0 first inning lead on the way to a 7-3 win over Milford. Madge Layfield recorded 17 strikeouts while Kate Evick led the offense with 2 doubles & 4 hits. McKenna Boyle collected 2 hits & knocked in 2 runs and teammate Ayanna/Pinky Briddell added 2 more RBI’s for Sussex Central. The Bucs were led by Ashley Bullock with 2 hits & 2 RBI’s. Central will face #16 seed Padua on Saturday.
#16 Padua 13 – #17 Cape Henlopen 3 (6 innings)
Cape Henlopen raced out to a 3-0 lead after two innings but the Pandas out-scored the Vikings 13-0 the rest of the way to advance to the “sweet 16”. Lauren Schurman allowed 4 hits & struck out 6 plus had 3 hits to help her cause. Sara Moore, Stassi Watson & Cate Shrader all collected 2 hits for Padua. Cape’s Marissa Frederick recorded 7 strikeouts while Taylor Husbands had 2 hits & 2 RBI’s. Padua will travel to Georgetown Saturday to face the Golden Knights.
#5 Smyrna 20 – #28 St. Elizabeth 0 (5 innings)
Payton Dixon & Carly Maxton combined for 13 strikeouts and “no-hit” the Vikings. Dixon hit a home run and had 3 RBI’s. The Eagles banged out 17 hits with Hailey McCutchan getting 3, Sydney Eihinger & Makayla Brantley each had 2. Meghan Shirey scored 3 times and knocked in 2 more in the win. The Eagles will host Newark Charter Saturday.
#2 Delaware Military Academy 9 – #31 Polytech 0
Not only did Graceyn Frost pitch a perfect game but she struck out all 21 batters she faced in the game! Sara Ann Sobocinski went 2-for-3 at the plate with 4 RBI’s, Marisa Edevane hit a home run and brought 2 runners home, and Gabriella Campbell was 4/4 with 2 runs scored to lead the Seahawk attack. DMA will face Lake Forest Saturday at Midway.
#18 Lake Forest 5 – #15 Delmar 1
Lake Forest held a slim 2-1 lead after 5 innings but scored 3 times in the top of the 6th with the key hit provided by Addyson Stewart as she belted a 2-run homerun. Alexis Stahre & Karly Cain each had 2 hits while Payten Moore & Skylar Copio worked in the circle combining to limit the Wildcats to just 4 hits. Delmar was led by Ally Marly with 2 hits & a home run, while Emma Czwalina picked up 7 strikeouts – allowing just 3 earned runs. Lake advances to face the 2-seed DMA at Midway Saturday.
#3 Caravel 17 – #30 MOT Charter 0 (5 innings)
Jess Walter & Lauren Dickerson combined on a 2-hit shutout in the circle for the Buccaneers. Veronica Diomede led the offense with 4 hits & 4 runs, while Brooke Holdsworth added 3 hits & 5 RBI’s in the Bucs 19-hit effort. Allyson Lorenzoni & Daphney Sapp collected the two hits for the Mustangs. Caravel hosts #19 Seaford on Saturday.
#11 Middletown 8 – #22 Dover 1
Middletown’s Lydia Drake struck out 12 batters & allowed just 2 hits plus helped her cause with a 2/3 performance at the plate. Jax Hackett & Reese Founds each had 3 hits to pace the Cavaliers. Dover’s 2 hits were courtesy of Chelsea Johnson & Jamie Chandler. Middletown advances to a round-of-16 matchup with Sussex Tech in Georgetown on Saturday.
#6 Sussex Tech 10 – #27 Mt. Pleasant 4
The 6th seeded Sussex Tech Ravens led just 5-3 after 4 ½ innings but scored 5 times in the bottom of the 5th to secure the win. Kylie Kruger went the distance allowing 6 hits & striking out 7. Kruger, Megan Sterling & Victoria Lecates each hit safely twice (Lecates had 4 RBI’s). Mount Pleasant pitcher Teagan Bradley struck out 10 Ravens and she also belted a home run, while teammate Brianna Snover smacked 2 hits with 2 RBI’s. Sussex Tech will host Middletown Saturday.
#4 Laurel 7 – #29 Archmere 0
Kylee Hill pitched a 3-hit shutout with 7 strikeouts as Laurel held off a pesky Archmere team. The 29th seed trailed just 2-0 after 5 innings when The Lady ‘Dogs scored 5 times in the bottom of the 6th to get the 7-0 victory. Laurel actually threatened to open up a big lead in the 4th inning when Ashlyn Ullman hit a leadoff single and was followed by a single to center by Makenzie Whaley but Ullman was thrown out attempting to advance to third on the hit by the Auks centerfielder Ryan Vitola. The next batter (Hill) smacked a fly ball to deep right-center when Vitola made a great catch in full stride for the 2nd out. The final out of the inning was a fantastic catch at the backstop on a high foul ball snared by catcher Megan Disabella. The Lady Dogs also had some fine defensive plays especially by shortstop Carlie Venables who had 5 assists and turned a double play. Couri Smith had another good game at the plate going 2/4 with a run, an RBI & 3 stolen bases. Kaegan Brittingham had a big 2-run double in the 5-run 6th inning that helped put the game out of reach. Laurel will host St. Mark’s on Saturday as the field of 16 is set.
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