Laurel ends drought winning Major Boys District 3 championship

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Seaford – Webster defines destiny as “a predetermined course of events held to be an irresistible power.” Many in the Laurel fan base on Thursday night talked about how the Boys Major baseball team was a team of destiny or at the very least 29 years without a championship was long enough. Solid defense, aggressive baserunning and a strong pitching performance …

Little League All Stars

Georgetown and Laurel advance in District 3

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Seaford – Georgetown’s Mason Eikenberry star shined the brightest amongst the rest in the second round of the District 3 major league all star game on Friday night. Eikenberry led Georgetown to a 12-2 win over Nanticoke in the second round of the tournament. He earned the win on the mound in relief allowing two hits, no runs with eight strikeouts …

Mid-Sussex wins Senior League Baseball title

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Smyrna, DE)  Mid-Sussex grabbed an early lead, then had to come from behind to secure the Delaware Little League “senior division” championship 9-6 over Camden-Wyoming. The Millsboro and Georgetown senior league programs (ages 14-16) combined this year to form Mid-Sussex in District 3, and the “merger” proved to be quite successful. After falling in the opening round Thursday to District …

Cape’s Jake Gelof set to go early in MLB Draft

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

Jake Gelof ends his collegiate career as Virginia’s all-time home run king, slugging 48 homers in his three seasons with the Cavaliers.  He passed E.J. Anderson’s (1995-1998) mark of 37 home runs back in April, on his way to batting .321 on the season with 23 bombs while driving in 90 runs.  During his career, Gelof played in 161 games …

MLB hopeful Tyler August poised for the draft

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

Delaware has been no stranger to seeing high level talent drafted into Major League Baseball.  Every year it seems a player or two get the call that they have been drafted and all of us at Delaware Live Sports/302 Sports go right into our group text with excitement about someone we’ve watched play getting the opportunity of a lifetime.   …

Three Delaware baseball standouts land in Vegas

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The chances of one Delaware high school baseball player making it to Major League Baseball (MLB) is .05%. So we ask. What are the chances of three Delaware baseball players from the same small state of Delaware making it and are all on the same team? Well we might not know the answer or the percentage, but it has happened …

Delaware South falls short at the Bank

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Delaware South fell to Tri-Cape Monday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Delaware lost 6-5 in the semifinals of the Carpenter’s Cup Classic to last year’s Champion.    Delaware had a 5-4 lead for 4 ½ innings before Tri-Cape took the lead for the victory. They scored 2 runs in the top of the first inning after a leadoff walk from …

Delaware South to play at Citizens Bank

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Delaware South was one of 16 teams to enter the Philadelphia Phillies Carpenters Cup Classic. They are now one of the final four teams. The first two rounds are played at F.D.R Park with the semi finals to be played at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.    Delaware South advanced to the semi finals with two big …

Former Blue Hen makes Major League debut

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The Minnesota Twins shutout the Boston Red Sox 6-0 Thursday in a baseball matinee. The big news from that game was not the score or the complete game shutout thrown by Twins starter Joe Ryan, it was the major league debut of former Blue Hen and Hodgson Silver Eagle Brandon Walter.    Brandon, a New Castle native played his high …

Former Cape slugger heading back to College World Series

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  Jake Gelof, formerly of Cape Henlopen high school now at University of Virginia, is heading back to the College Baseball World Series (CWS) in Omaha.  After winning a state championship at Cape Henlopen in 2018 Gelof transferred to IMG Academy to finish out his high school baseball career. At IMG he earned a scholarship to play his college baseball …