Millsboro-Georgetown reaches Senior League Softball World Series semifinals

UPDATE: With the U.S. East’s 4-2 victory over Latin America, District III host Millsboro-Georgetown is officially in the Senior League Softball World Series semifinals.

The all-stars will play U.S. West Friday, 8 p.m., in a nationally televised final four game.

ROXANA – Delaware District III won its third straight Senior League Softball World Series game and now awaits its fate.

After defeating Asia-Pacific 7-1 Thursday morning, the Millsboro-Georgetown all-stars finished 3-1 in Pool A play.

District III host team Millsboro-Georgetown finished 3-1 in Pool A play. (Sussex County Post/Jeff Mitchell)

District III host team Millsboro-Georgetown finished 3-1 in Pool A play. (Sussex County Post/Jeff Mitchell)

U.S. East (Bristol, Pa.), which defeated the hosts 9-2 on opening Sunday, leads the pool with a 3-0 record and is scheduled to play Latin America (2-1) at 3 p.m. If the East wins that game, Millsboro-Georgetown will advance to tomorrow’s 8 p.m. nationally televised semifinals game versus Pool B champion U.S. West (4-0).

However, if Latin America defeats the U.S. East, three teams will finish 3-1 atop Pool A and tiebreakers will need to be used. Because none of the three teams swept the other two, the next tiebreaker is total runs allowed divided by innings played.

Thanks to its 10-0 victory over Latin America in five innings and that it allowed just three total runs in victories versus Asia-Pacific and U.S. Southwest – and also that it is already at three wins – the odds of reaching the semifinals appear in Millsboro-Georgetown’s favor. But, nothing is certain until East and Latin America finish their game.

After falling behind Asia-Pacific 1-0 in the first, Millsboro-Georgetown tied the game up with a run in the second and then put it away in the third with a six-run burst.

Kailee Abbott’s bases loaded triple was the rally’s biggest contributor. Brooke Stoeckel doubled in a run, while Karleigh Carroll and Taylor Evick each had RBI singles.

Brooke Ward went the distance from the pitcher’s circle, allowing one run on four hits while striking out eight.

From the Sussex County Sports Desk

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