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i 88 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 28- Aug. 3, 2000 Lewes Continued from page 87 looked back. except to see if it was raining. Donges' dinger made him 6-for- 6 in the tournament. All the bats in the Lewes lively lineup were alive as the boys coasted to an 11- 1 victory giving them a 37-1 mar- gin over two games. "I'm swinging the bat real well and just playing baseball." Donges said. "I don't care if I pitch or play somewhere in the field. We're all just having fun." Scan Tappan sent a "body shop express" home run into the hood of a car in left centerfield in the bottom of the second inning, scor- ing Ray Jackson but not himself. Tappan was called out for touch- mg the hand of his third base coach, Ed Gill. who called Scan back to the bag fearing he missed it The run taken away was but a footnote for Lewes Little League lore. What was impressive was that Tappan told his coach. "Don't worry about it. I got a triple and an RBI." Lewes broke the game open in the third inning, capitalizing on a double by Brett Wilkinson along with four Seaford walks and two errors. The boys are scheduled to play Lower Sussex at Rehoboth in the winner's bracket final as soon as the field dries to playing condi- tions. NOTES - Ace pitcher Scan Tappan has yet to throw a pitch in this year's tournament. He has started both games behind the plate and responded with a pair of home runs. "I'm first the first pitcher in if somebody gets'in trouble," Tappan said. "I really don't care where I play." Little League rules state that I Lewes reliever Ray Jack- son Jr. gets ready to deliver a pitch in the win over Seaford. every player on the 14-man roster must play in the game. "I'm not afraid of who I put in because all these kids are all-stars," said Ed Gill. "But it can be difficult keep- ing track of all the changes if the game only goes five innings." This year's state tournament will be played in Middletown. Weather permitting, the champi- onship game should be played at Rehoboth at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 29. A big crowd is expected. The town has been waiting 30 years! . Dan Cook photo Rehoboth third baseman Chelsea Schellinger tags out Lewes baserunner Jessica Shinn as her team went on to post an upset 14-5 victory. Rehoboth Major girl By Dave Frederick The 12 year old Major League softball all stars of Coach Kenny Lingo are waiting to play the winner's bracket final in Milton against Lower Sussex. Weather postponed the game Wednesday night, July 26, so everything has been pushed forward one day as the athletes wait for the field to dry. Last Saturday afternoon Rehoboth defeated Lewes in Milton 14-3 behind winning pitcher Laura McI1- vaine who recorded eight strikeouts while gathering s a surprise winner three hits and four RBIs. Heather Frech, Chelsea Schellinger and Kristina Lingo each has two hits. Last Monday night Rehoboth advanced to the win- ner's bracket final with a 14-11 victory over Mills- boro as Kristina Lingo picked up the victory. Jessica Rodgers, Samantha Lee and Jen Hudson each had three hits for Rehoboth. Katharine Driscoll was 3- for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. Roxanne Marcinizn knocked home the winning run for Re- hoboth. Colby, Junior All-Stars Last summer Colby Cooper pitched the Cape Ju- nior League softball all stars to the state champi- onship with a victory over Canal. Colby is a year older with a season of varsity high school experience behind her. Last Saturday the young veteran hurled the Cape Juniors to another District III title with a 12-0 victo- ry over Laurel. Cape is comprised of 13-14-year-old back in state tourney players from Milton, Lewes and Rehoboth. The girls were to open play Thursday night at the Suburban Little League complex in New Castle County going against Milford with the winner playing Suburban on Friday night. Staci Warrington, Abby Sadler and Liz Hymes lead the hitting assault for Cape. Colby Cooper was credited with a two-hitter. Viking football, soccer cheerleaders participate in NCA cheerleading camp Above, Erica Misener and right, Carrie Daniel, practice the moves sports fans will be seeing this fall. The girls were also assisted by their advisors - Nora Martin (soc- cer) and Katie Young and as- sistant Amy Arnold (football). Dan Cook photos Cape Henlopen High School's football and soccer cheerleaders started honing their skills early by participating in a cheerleading camp sponsored by the school and the National Cheerleading Association (NCA). Above, camp counselor "Erin" (inset) looks on as she puts the Viking cheerleaders through their paces last week: