Inside The Circle: Week 3

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

Saturday’s storms “washed out” the softball action to end week two of the 2023 season, but things are starting to take shape as a handful of pitchers are establishing early dominance.

Maybe none has been as impressive as Kaylan Yoder from Delmarva Christian.

In her four games as a 1st-year senior for the Royals, Yoder has recorded 67 strikeouts and allowed just 4 hits against some very good competition including Indian River, Smyrna and Mardela, MD. 

Yoder has signed to attend and play softball for the Liberty Flames next year.

“Kaylan is another very special young lady. She is a competitor both on and off the field,” said Liberty coach Dot Richardson. ” She is an extremely hard worker and brings that with her in the circle, outfield and to the plate.  She will be an impact player on both sides of the ball.  She is a special lefty pitcher who moves and spins the ball really well. She gets a lot of swings and misses. Kaylan will also be a leader through.” 

Kaylan hails from Greenwood, playing her high school softball as a left handed pitcher for Delmarva Christian High School. Yoder has also played travel softball for TNT Delaware Bomhardt and Green Hornets Gold 18U. She is also a standout in varsity basketball and volleyball. 

Kaylan and her 4-0 Royals teammates face off against Madge Layfield and the 3-0 Sussex Central Golden Knights Monday at 4:15 at Georgetown’s Del Tech campus in one of the Top 10 featured games-of-the-week. Central also has a showdown with Kylee Hill and 3-1 Laurel on Thursday. 

Some other “key” games this week include 3-1 Conrad vs 4-0 St Marks on Tuesday.

The Spartans Carly Maxton has been “special” this season with 58 strikeouts, and three shutouts. The 3-1 Milford Bucs travel to Camden Tuesday to face the dangerous Peyton Shields and the undefeated Riders.

Wednesday’s games will feature 2-0 Appo hosting 3-0 Red Lion, while Caravel (1-0) hosts defending Maryland 1A runner-up Rising Sun under the lights at 6PM.

Thursday the unbeaten Spartans from Lake Forest travel to Smyrna (2-2) and Saturday DMA makes the long trip to Laurel.  


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