SMS Sports Report
Softball: Softball team dominates in win over Fifer
Jaya Shaub banged out four hits and was just a home run shy of the cycle in Selbyville Middle School’s 11-4 softball win over host Fifer on Monday, April 1.
Shaub had a single in the first, triple in the fourth, double in the sixth, and another single in the seventh to go along with three runs scored and three RBIs. Lily Hoban went 3-for-3 out of the leadoff spot for the Indians, and Katelyn Murray also contributed a three-hit day for the winners (double, triple). Shanya Lewis belted a home run for SMS.
Camryn Ehlers helped herself with a 2-for-4 effort at the plate, including a triple. She pitched a complete-game in the circle, allowing the four Fifer runs on seven hits, with seven strikeouts and just two walks.
Track-and-field: Selbyville boys win, girls come up short
The SMS boys’ track-and-field competitors won 11 of the 13 events in an 84-24 rout of host Milford on Friday, March 28.
The Indians took both relays, while also sweeping the field events — discus, shotput, long jump, triple jump and high jump.
Bennett White was a triple winner with firsts in the 1,600, 400 and 800 for SMS. Hayden Davis tossed a winning 34 feet, 9 inches in the shotput, while Jayden Foskey was the javelin winner at 100 feet, 11 inches.
Hayden Hall was a two-time winner in the triple and high jumps, while Cole Brickman was tops in the long jump and 55 hurdles.
For the girls, SMS took six of the 13 events, but it wasn’t enough, in a 68-41 setback to the Bucs.
Scarlett Dunn was a double-winner in the shotput and discus. Aniyah Blake added a first in the 100, while the Indians also won the 4-by-100 relay event. Mya MacDonald was first in the triple jump, and Saige Dismuke skied to a winning height in the high jump.
Baseball: Indians start out 2-0
On Wednesday, March 27, the SMS baseball team opened their season with a dominant pitching performance from Ben Cordrey to go along with solid defense and good base running, to defeat a tough Millsboro team, 14-4.
Cordrey tossed 4.2 innings on the bump to record the win. He allowed just two hits, while striking out six. Along with the great pitching, Indians also played solid defense with Luke West, Jace Jarmon and Jamie Bender all playing solid defense.
At the plate, the Indians were led by Cordrey’s two hits. He also scored a pair of runs, while driving in three others. Aiden Pszczcola scored three times, Chance Hocker had a hit and scored twice, and Chance Rhule also had a hit to go along with two walks and a run scored.
In their second game, the Indians defeated host Fifer, 12-2, on Monday, April 1. No details on the win were provided.
Help report your sports
We want to report on all the middle-school sports but need the help of the coaches in reporting their highlights. In the meantime, here are some recent scores from the SMS girls’ soccer team: Selbyville 10, Laurel 0; Selbyville 8, Delmar 0; and Selbyville 9, Seaford 0.
By Jason Feather