Mixed results for Catholic schools in spring sports openers


For The Dialog


Spring sports kicked off over the weekend. We’ll start with baseball.

St. Elizabeth was on the wrong end of a 3-0 decision at home vs. Conrad on Saturday. Conrad pitcher Mike Awtry threw the complete game, giving up three hits and striking out eight. St. Elizabeth pitcher Jared Harrison surrendered three runs in five innings and had one of his team’s three hits, a double.

In Middletown, Archmere defeated the Cavaliers, 11-3. Sean Deely, who will play baseball at the University of Delaware next year, earned the win and added three hits, including two doubles. Andrew Orzel added a two-run homer for the Auks.

In softball, St. Elizabeth dropped a 7-2 Catholic Conference decision to St. Mark’s. Katie Dudek went three for four for the Spartans with a double, a triple and two runs batted in. Freshman Meghan Slater picked up her first varsity win with a three-hitter in her first career start.

St. Elizabeth’s girls soccer team started the season off strong Saturday with an 8-1 win over Dickinson. Alex Thomas scored three goals for the Vikings, and Alanna Speaks added two.

Archmere’s girls lacrosse team cruised past Brandywine on Saturday, 16-0. Kate Payne scored four times and picked up an assist. Ursuline, meanwhile, picked up a 17-6 win over Red Lion.

On the boys’ side, Archmere defeated Brandywine, 19-3, as junior Colin Duffy exploded for seven goals and two assists, while Robert Baxter added two goals and three assists. St. Mark’s dropped its opener to Chestnut Hill (Pa.) Academy, 7-5, despite two goals from Daulton Ziemba.