Extra Points — April 14, 2017

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April 14, 2017

IR grad Smith homers in ECU softball win over N.C. State

Indian River High School graduate and current East Carolina University junior shortstop Karlie Smith tallied her second home run of the season on Tuesday, April 11, helping the Pirates to a 4-0 win over N.C. State.

Smith finished 2-3 in the game, also tallying a single before her sixth-inning shot over the left-field fence on a 2-2 count put the Pirates up 4-0.

That improved ECU to 20-23 on the season, headed into a three-game home series in Greenville, N.C., spanning from Thursday, April 13, through Saturday, April 15, against the University of Connecticut.

Delmarva Christian hosts first-ever boys’ volleyball match

Delmarva Christian High School was the site of southern Delaware sports history on Monday, April 10, when the Royals hosted the first high school boys’ volleyball match in the region.

The Royals hosted Salesianum in their inaugural matchup, earning a 3-0 win and starting the season 1-0.

This year’s team includes Brayden Smith, Wyatt Kwiatkowski, A.J. Kwiatkowski, Ben Little, Liam Catron, Evan Timko, Parker Giltner, Jordan Flaherty, Josh Azeltine, Seth Stevens and Garrett DeVault, with assistant coach Matt Kwiatkowski and head coach Jim Berger.

Cape Henlopen 178, Indian River 213 (golf)

Matt Zehner was the medalist on the day as the Cape Henlopen High School golf team defeated Indian River at Cripple Creek in a match on Tuesday, April 11. John Evans led the Indians with a team-low of 49.

Cape Henlopen: Matt Zehner 42, Nolan Brown 45, Dane Palmer 45, Michael Bullig 46, Reed Jobes 51, Kyle Monigle 57.

Indian River: John Evans 49, Joe Dorazio 52, Isabel Wolfanburger 55, Mikaela Brosnahan 57, Luke Morgan 61, Patrick Gogerty 61.

Sussex Academy 9, Salisbury School 8 (girls’ lacrosse)

The Sussex Academy girls’ lacrosse team earned their fourth win of the season on Saturday, April 8, taking down the Salisbury (Md.) School 9-8.

Kelsey Smith led the Seahawks with three goals and an assist on the day, the team also seeing scores from Clara Elliot (2), Molly Martiner (2), Phoebe Baker (1) and Claire Loftus (1). Bridget Cosgrove tallied an assist in the game, and goalkeeper Grace Scott finished with six saves.

The Seahawks were 4-2 headed into a game against Cape Henlopen on Wednesday, April 12, (after Coastal Point press time).

SMS track collects medals at Jim Blades Invitational

The Selbyville Middle School track-and-field team traveled to Woodbridge High School on Friday, April 7, to complete in the Jim Blades Invitational against 14 other middle schools from across the state.

The girls scored 93 points to take second place on the day, while the boys finished fourth overall, just a 23 points out of first.

In the girls’ 100-meter dash, eighth-grader Keyonia Purnell took first place with a time of 13:23 and sixth-grader Aniyah Blake took second, clocking in at 13:28.

Medalists on the day included: Purnell (one gold and one silver), Blake (two silver, one bronze), Morgan McGee (one gold, two silver), Alina Ritter (one bronze), Taylor Lipkins (one silver), Raychel Elhers (one bronze), Lucas Weber (one gold, one silver), Erik Aguilera (one silver) and Bastian Perry (one silver).

Sussex Tech 179, Sussex Academy 203 (golf)

The Sussex Tech High School golf team kept their undefeated season going and moved to 8-0 with a 179-203 win over Sussex Academy on Monday, April 10. Tech’s Brady Lingo was the medalist on the day with a low score of 42, while Chris Marshall led the Seahawks with a score of 48. The full results:

Sussex Tech: Brady Lingo 42, Grant LaChance 44, Will Burton 45, Cole Hatton 48, Julian Gatta 49, Trevor Whaley 53.

Sussex Academy: Chris Marshall 48, Tom Hudson 50, Trey Mitchell 52, Simone Harrison 53, “D.J.” Padraig Loftus 56, Jamie Riddle 60.

Sussex Central 19, Laurel 0 (baseball)

The Sussex Central High School baseball team tallied 17 hits to shutout Laurel in a 19-0 win on Monday, April 10.

The Golden Knights were led by two home runs from Treyvell Toppin in back to back innings and a grand slam by Ethan Watkinson in the performance as they earned their first win of the season.

Central was set to take on Milford in another conference matchup on Monday, April 10, before a double-header against Maryland’s Easton High School and Parkside High School, to be held at Parkside on Saturday, April 15, starting at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively.

Sussex Tech 14, Lake Forest 7 (baseball)

Anthony Hitchcock went 3-4 with two home runs and four RBIs to give the Sussex Tech High School baseball team a 14-7 win over Lake Forest on Monday, April 10.

Hitchcock also managed six strikeouts while pitching four innings of relief for the Ravens. Tech’s Brayden Graham and Matt Warrington also homered in the game.

The win kept the Ravens undefeated on the season, sitting at 6-0 heading into a conference game against Laurel on Wednesday, April 12, (after Coastal Point press time).

Delmarva Christian 22, McKean 0 (softball)

After taking their first loss of the season to Delmar on Friday, April 7, the Delmarva Christian High School softball team bounced back to take down McKean High School 22-0 on Saturday, April 8.

The DCHS pitching rotation of Siera Jones, Jayla Culver and Sydney West combined to give up only two hits on the day in that matchup, with Culver and West each finishing with four strikeouts. Jordyn DiFava had three hits and five RBIs for the Royals, while Camryn Breasure managed three RBIs and a triple, and Jones, Ashlyn Stonebraker and Louisa Re all tallied multiple hits.

The win put the Royals at 5-1 on the season.

Worcester Prep 18, Indian River 8 (boys’ lacrosse)

Leading 5-3 after the first quarter, the Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team pulled away in their game against Indian River High School on Saturday, April 8, with seven unanswered scores in the second quarter to pull off an eventual 18-8 win.

Prep junior Tucker Brown led the Mallards with six goals on the day, while the Indians were led by three goals from junior attackman Cole “The Machete” Josetti, two goals each from junior attackman Wyatt Kovatch and senior midfielder Max Stong, and one from senior midfielder George “G-Mart” Martin.

Senior goalkeper Hayden McWilliams finished with 22 saves for the Indians.

The non-conference loss was the first of the season for Indian River as they geared up for a division-matchup against Lake Forest on Wednesday, April 12, (after Coastal Point press time).

Dover 3, Indian River 2 (boys’ tennis)

The Indian River High School boys’ tennis team fell to 3-2 on the season after a 3-2 loss to Dover on Monday, April 10.

The results of the match were as follows:

1st Singles: Charles Anyanwu (Dover) def. Mac Smith (IR) 6-2, 7-5; 2nd Singles: Harry Cooke (Dover) def. Patrick Mochaim (IR) 6-2, 6-3; 3rd Singles: Mitchell Remondi (Dover) def. David Clark (IR) 6-1, 6-2; 1st Doubles: M. Mochiam/Richard (IR) def. Wong/Beckman (Dover) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; 2nd Doubles: Ortiz/Linares (IR) def. Cheema/Lara (Dover) 6-1,5-7, 10-7Delmarva Christian 22, McKean 0 (softball)

After taking their first loss of the season to Delmar on Friday, April 7, the Delmarva Christian High School softball team bounced back to take down McKean High School 22-0 on Saturday, April 8.

The DCHS pitching rotation of Siera Jones, Jayla Culver and Sydney West combined to give up only two hits on the day in that matchup, with Culver and West each finishing with four strikeouts. Jordyn DiFava had three hits and five RBIs for the Royals, while Camryn Breasure managed three RBIs and a triple, and Jones, Ashlyn Stonebraker and Louisa Re all tallied multiple hits.

The win put the Royals at 5-1 on the season.