DIAA 2021 softball tournament 1st round results

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

The 1st Round of the 2021 DIAA Softball Tournament continued today as the teams in action hoped to advance to the “sweet 16” on Saturday. 

#19 Seaford 7 – #14 William Penn 1

In New Castle, 19th seed Seaford advanced with a 7-1 win over the 14-seed William Penn. The Blue Jays broke open a close 1-1 game in the top of the 5th scoring 4 runs. Lillie Larimore had a double and 3 RBI’s while winning pitcher Jada Evans scattered 3 hits and recorded 15 strikeouts as Seaford will face the winner of Caravel-MOT Charter in Saturday’s 2nd Round. Pitcher Madelyn Pritchard struck out 11 batters for the Colonials. 

#9 Appoquinimink 14 – #24 Indian River 8

Indian River scored 5 runs to open the game, but the Jaguars answered with 5 of their own to tie the game after 1 inning. The Jags would add 4 runs in each of the next two innings to push the lead to 13-6 on their way to a final of 14-8. Maddie Olivas led the 17-hit attack with 3 hits and 5 RBI’s. Jillian Dawson and Kate Taylor each added 3 hits for the Jags while Lilly Papellas had 2 hits and 3 RBI’s. Hailey Watlington and Maddie Bauerle both collected 2 hits. The Indians were paced by Samantha Derickson with 4 RBI’s. Appo will meet the #8 seed Red Lion Christian Academy on Saturday.

#8 Red Lion Christian 4 – #25 Conrad 0

Angelina Edwards fired a 1-hit shutout with 8 strike outs going the distance for the win. The game was close as Conrad trailed just 1-0 entering the 6th inning and pitcher Bella McKee had allowed just 3 hits. Maiti Meginniss led off the red Lion 6th with a single, Regan Mendick followed with a double and Raven Lieske homered to centerfield to make the score 4-0 and that’s how it would end. Peyton Pusey led Red Lion with 2 hits. Red Lion will host Appoquinimink Saturday.

#13 St. Mark’s 4 – #20 Wilmington Charter 0

The Spartans ace pitcher Ryleigh Thomas went the distance recording 17 strikeouts to get the win. It’s her first action in the circle after missing 5 of the last 6 games and throwing 1 inning in the final game of the season. St. Marks will face the winner of the Laurel-Archmere game in Saturday’s 2nd round.

#7 Caesar Rodney 10 – #26 St. George’s Tech 0 (6 innings)

The Riders got a stellar pitching performance from Peyton Shields in a 1-hit shutout with 8 strikeouts. Stacey Deputy scored 3 runs and collected 2 hits while Lyric Abdul-Rasheed had 3 RBI’s to lead the Riders offense. Caesar Rodney will meet Delmarva Christian Saturday in the round of 16.

#10 Delmarva Christian 10 – #23 Sussex Academy 2 

Sophomore pitcher Lilli Showacre allowed 1 earned run, struck out 13 batters and collected 2 hits and 2 RBI’s to lead the Royals into the 2nd round. Candice Schlabach led the Royals at the plate with 3 hits and 4 RBI’s while Lydia Woods added 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Paige Tidwell led the Seahawks with 2 hits. Delmarva Christian will meet Caesar Rodney Saturday as the original field of 37 teams will have been paired down to the final 16.

#21 Newark Charter 11 – #12 Concord 3

Newark Charter will meet the winner of the Smyrna-St. Elizabeth game on Saturday.

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