The Sussex Tech softball team let their bats do the talking March 29, powering 18 hits including three homers in the Ravens’ 16-3 win over a spunky Delmar squad.
Tech sophomore Laniya Lewis went 3-5, slamming two homers and picking up four RBIs, while senior Megan Sterling went yard and knocked in two RBIs, going 2-5 in the Ravens’ victory.
“I struck out my first at bat,’” said Lewis. “I was down, but I just didn’t want it to affect me. I was happy to contribute to the win.”
“She pitched me inside high and that’s my barrel pitch,” said Sterling. “I just knew it was going out. It feels good to be 4-0 on the season considering we couldn’t compete last year. This year we’re all playing for all the 2020 seniors that weren’t able to have a season.”
The game was tied 2-2 going into the third inning when the Ravens broke it open. Kylie Kruger, Megan Sterling and Jaya Shaub each singled in a run, while Victoria Lecates singled to score two runs. That’s all the visitors needed to tame the Wildcats on the day. Karli Penrod went 3-for-4 with two doubles while Shaub went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Brynn Parker picked up the victory for the Ravens, scattering six hits and striking out two Wildcats batters in her four innings. Kylie Kruger came in and threw three innings.
Delmar junior Ashlyn Tapman allowed eight hits and seven runs while striking out four Tech batters. She went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Wildcats. Sophomore Zoe Coco went 2-for-3 in the contest.
“Delmar has an excellent program with excellent coaching,” said Tech head coach John Marvel. “When you come in here and have some success, you’ve had a great day. We were able to get the lead early and put some pressure on them, and carry it out throughout the game. We are happy to come in here and get the W.”
The 4-0 Ravens travel to Smyrna to face the 3-0 Eagles Wednesday, March 31.