Wilmington, DE – Cape Henlopen won the first high school baseball state championship in program history. Monday’s 5-3 victory over Caravel at Frawley Stadium was also the first title won by a Henlopen Conference school since Seaford in 1993.
The Vikings jumped out to a one nothing lead in the first inning thanks to a long sacrifice fly by Austin Elliott. Cape led 5-0 in the sixth when Caravel made things interesting. The Buccaneers scored 3 runs in the bottom of the frame. Walking the proverbial tight rope has been the norm for the Vikings. Cape Henlopen won a pair of 6-5 games in the quarter and semifinals to reach the title game.
The Major League Baseball draft also began on Monday. Cape has three players (Zach Gelof, Elliott, and David Erickson) committed to Division I programs. All could see their name selected in the draft this week.