SMS Track caps season with new school records
The Selbyville Middle School track-and-field team closed out their 2017 season with two top finishes at the Cape Middle School Relay Meet on April 28, the boys finishing second and the girls placing third out of eight middle schools in attendance.
At the meet and throughout the season, where they finished 7-1 and 6-2, respectively, the team set seven new school records.
Individual records included Aniyah Blake setting a new 200-meter-run record, with time of 27.30; team MVP Morgan McGee setting a new 400-meter-run record with a time of 2:40; and Laniya Lewis breaking the triple-jump record with a new standard of 28 feet, 5.5 inches. Alina Ritter set a new 55-meter hurdles record of 9.50.
The 4-by-100 Relay team of Blake, McGee, Keyonia Purnell and Taylor Lipkins also set a new school record with their time of 53:00, with the same group clocking in at 1:50.53 for a new SMS record in the 4-by-200 Relay as well.
Indian River 9, Woodbridge 1 (baseball)
The Indians’ Ulises Barrientos got the win on the mound on May 4, scattering three hits in over five innings of work before Mitch McGee came in to close things down in relief. Mark Smith went 4-5 with a double with three RBIs.
The Indians improved to 5-8 on the season with the win before falling to Caesar Rodney 7-6 in their May 9 game.
Indian River 7, Caesar Rodney 3 (softball)
Abi O’Shields earned her second straight win from the circle after notching 11 strikeouts in a win over Maryland’s Parkside on Monday, May 8, as the Indians improved to 9-5 on the season.
Makenzie Collins and Sami Mumford each tallied multiple hits for the Indians.
Delmarva’s Ring named Orioles Minor Leaguer of the Month
Delmarva Shorebirds outfielder Jake Ring has been named the Baltimore Orioles Minor Leaguer of the Month for the month of April.
The 22-year-old 31st-round selection out of the University of Missouri in 2016 rounded out the first month of his career with the Shorebirds racking up nine doubles, three triples, three home runs and 19 RBIs.
During the 21-game stretch, Ring led the Orioles’ Class A affiliate in 12 categories, including batting average, hits, RBIs, doubles, triples, homeruns, extra-base hits, total bases, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS and outfield assists.
Ring has been equally productive in the month of May so far, going 2-4, with a double, homerun and two RBIs in the Shorebirds’ game against Columbia on Wednesday, May 3.
Indian River 191, Smyrna 205 (golf)
Junior Mikaela Brosnahan and senior Gavin Gates were the co-medalists on the day, with a score of 47, as the Indian River High School golf team outshot Smyrna 191-205 on Thursday, May 4, to improve to 7-4 on the season.
Three other IR golfers shot under 50, including John Evans coming in with a 48, and Joe Dorazio and Isabel Wolfenberger each with a 49. Freddie West rounded out the lineup just a few strokes over the 50 mark, finishing with a 53 on the day.
Sussex Academy, 12, Christiana 0 (girls’ lacrosse)
The Sussex Academy girls’ lacrosse team got back to the .500 mark on the season with a 12-0 win over Christiana High School on Monday, May 8.
The Seahawks saw seven different goal scorers in that game, including Phoebe Baker, Kelsey Smith, Tessa Elling, Claire Loftus, Bella Kwan and Molly Martiner, and two goals from Clara Elliott. Smith and Kwan each finished with two assists, with Loftus and Martiner each adding one assist and goalkeeper Grace Scott finishing with four saves on the day.
At 6-6 on the season, the Seahawks were set to host Polytech on Thursday, May 11, at 4 p.m. (after Coastal Point press time).