Kylee Hill pitching for Laurel photo by Ben Fulton 1

Inside The Circle – Softball results from April 1

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

Kylee Hill pitching for Laurel photo by Ben Fulton

Kylee Hill pitching for Laurel photo by Ben Fulton

Several teams were in action on another windy day in the First State.

In Bear, a high scoring game unfolded between two unbeaten teams as Red Lion Christian Academy held off Charter School of Wilmington 12-8. The Force trailed 8-2 through five innings before rallying in the top of the 6th. CSW closed the gap to 8-7, scoring five times including a two-out 3-run home run by Jaida Church. 

The Lions answered with 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th to remain undefeated at 4-0. Morgan Lieske and Peyton Pusey homered for RLCA.

One day after they recorded the 1st softball win in school history, the Odessa Ducks made it two-in-a-row with a 9-2 victory at Mount Pleasant. Natalie Gephart struck out 8 and allowed just 2 hits to get the win, plus she had 2 hits and 3 RBI’s at the plate. Rileyann Curtis led the Ducks with 3 hits in 4 at-bats. The Green Knights received a fine effort from pitcher Victoria Lawson in the loss as she had 17 K’s and no walks. 

The Laurel Bulldogs improved to 2-1 but Polytech battled to the very last out in a 3-2 Laurel win in Woodside. Olivia Rogers had 2 RBI’s for the Bulldogs as they took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the 7th. With one out, Kylee Hill issued a walk, then Mackenzie Mitchell doubled to center – putting runners at 2nd and 3rd with one out. Hill then recorded a strike out, issued an intentional walk to load the bases and induced a fly ball to right field to end the game. 

Smyrna improved to 3-1 coming from behind in the 7th inning for a 2-1 win at Delmar. The Wildcats scored an unearned run in the 4th and that held up till the final inning. Hailey McCutchen led off with a double and scored the tying run on a miscue. The Eagles took the lead on a 2-out RBI double by Meghan Shirey. Delmar’s catcher Emily Smith singled with 2 outs, but Cimone Edge got the final out on a line drive to 3rd base to end the game. 

In other action, Cape Henlopen evened its record at 1-1 with a 21-2 win in Dover against ECHS. The Vikings offense had 6 hits and 18 walks.

Archmere won for the 2nd straight day, banging out 20 hits in an 18-0 win at Delcastle. Carly Polsky hit her 1st career home run, joining Ava Beach and Ryan Vitola who achieved that milestone yesterday. Tori Connor allowed just 2 hits with 11 K’s in the circle for the Auks.

Dover scored 5 runs in the 1st inning and then held off Seaford in a 5-3 win on the road. Dover’s Alayna Gigliotti, Janmie Chandler and Lea Martin each had 2 hits while the Blue Jays received multiple hits from Lillie Larimore, Cyonna Knowles and Alyanna Bennett. 

Sussex Central pounded out 17 hits in a 13-2 victory over intra-district rival Indian River. Kate Evick and Amara Cropper homered for the Golden Knights.

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