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Dover's Brengle falls in Wimbledon's opening round

By Sean Greene 2:14pm, June 27, 2016
Madison Brengle of Dover plays a return to Kurumi Nara. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Dover's Madison Brengle won a second set tiebreak to stay alive, but ultimately fell in three-sets to Japan's Kurumi Nara in the opening round of the 2016 Wimbledon tennis tournament in England.

Brengle, trying to win her first match in just her second time at the All-England Tennis Club, lost the first set 6-2, but consolidated a break to jump ahead 5-3 in the second set.

Nara would ultimately break-back and get to a tiebreaker, that Brengle won 7-5 to force the decisive set.

Nara picked up a pair of breaks midway through the third set to go ahead 4-1, but Brengle earned one back to get within 5-3. A pair of unforced errors ended Brengle's singles tournament.

Brengle finished with 28 winners against 21 unforced errors, but couldn't overcome 49 winners from her 93th ranked Japanese opponent.

Brengle entered the tournament ranked No. 58 in the world. She reached the 3rd round of the 2015 U.S. Open and 2016 Australian Open after making the 4th round in Melbourne in 2015.

She is still scheduled to play in the women's doubles competition with German Tatjana Maria. The pair reached a career-best 3rd round at last month's French Open.



Middletown's Kuhl defeats Dodgers, Kershaw in Major League debut

By Sean Greene 1:01am, June 27, 2016
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl delivers in the third inning of his Major League debut (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Middletown High School and University of Delaware alum Chad Kuhl earned a win in his Major League debut as the Pirates edged the Dodgers 4-3 Sunday night.

Kuhl, the first former Blue Hen to start a game in the big leagues since Dallas Green in 1965, loaded the bases in the opening inning, but got Yasiel Puig to ground into a fielder's choice to end the threat.

Facing 3-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, it figured the Pirates wouldn't be able to give Kuhl much offensive support, but they were able to put together a 4-run rally in the 2nd inning.

Kuhl came up with the bases loaded and 1-out, and battled Kershaw, knocking five foul balls before ultimately striking out in his first Major League at-bat.

That battle drew a trip to the mound, and afterwards Kershaw surrendered an RBI single to Adam Frazier and a 3-run double to David Freese.

Kuhl would give up a 2-run homer to Justin Turner that just cleared the wall in left in the 3rd, and Turner later hit an RBI double in the 5th, but Kuhl would exit with the leader after Turner tried to steal home on a wild pitch, but Kuhl covered home to apply a tag to hold the 4-3 lead.

Kuhl watched his bullpen pitch four perfect innings to cement the win. He finished with the three runs allowed in five innings on four hits and four walks. He struck out five batters on the evening in 81 pitches.

The win as a starter is the first by a former Blue Hens starter since Dallas Green pitched a complete game on September 21, 1963. He was just the sixth Blue Hens pitcher to ever start a game in the majors, and 10th to pitch in a game overall. The last was reliever Mike Koplove, who won 15 games and saved 2 more over six years.

Kuhl also became the second Middletown-alum to make the majors. Dwayne Henry went 14-15 with 1 start and 14 saves in an 11-year career from 1984-1995.

Kuhl was selected in the 9th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by Pirates, and had been 6-2 with a 2.58 ERA with AAA Indianapolis this spring.



Giants outlast Phils for walk-off win

By Associated Press 8:07pm, June 26, 2016
Conor Gillaspie hit a game-ending RBI double with one out in the ninth inning to lift San Francisco past the Phillies 8-7 Sunday and give manager Bruce Bochy his 800th win with the Giants.

Ramiro Pena doubled down the right-field line off Severino Gonzalez (0-1) then scored standing up when Gillaspie lined a 1-1 pitch in the same direction. It was Gillaspie's second career walkoff hit and the seventh by the Giants this season, most in the majors.

Angel Pagan had a season-high four hits and two RBIs while five others had two hits apiece for San Francisco, which has won 13 of 15.

The teams combined for 28 hits, with the Phillies rallying to tie the score twice in the final three innings before Gillaspie's game-winner.

Odubel Herrera homered and Peter Bourjos added three hits for Philadelphia.

Cory Gearrin (3-0) retired two batters for the win.



O's sweep Rays

By Associated Press 8:07pm, June 26, 2016
Chris Davis hit his seventh career grand slam, and the Orioles completed an unprecedented sweep of Tampa Bay with a 12-5 victory Sunday that extended the Rays' losing streak to 11 games.

Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo also homered for the AL East leaders, whose 31-13 home record is the best in the majors. Baltimore has won five straight to climb a season-high 15 games over .500 (45-30).

Davis hit an opposite-field drive to left after the Orioles used a walk and two singles to load the bases with no outs in the first inning against Drew Smyly (2-8).

That sent Baltimore to its first four-game sweep in a rivalry that began in 1998. The Orioles are 7-2 against Tampa Bay this season, 6-0 at home.



Frog Hollow golf course for sale

By Sean Greene 10:35pm, June 24, 2016 - Updated 1:57am, June 25, 2016
(Courtesy: Frog Hollow's website)
Middletown's Frog Hollow Golf Course is up for sale according to an industry website.

Leisure Investment Properties Group lists the Par-71, daily fee course course is available at the price of $1,550,000.

Frog Hollow was built in 2000, and sits on 210 acres of land, and includes a banquet room, restaurant, pool, and tennis.

The course sits off of Cedar Lane Road, in an area that has seen considerable growth in housing and condominiums in recent years.

Frog Hollow is the second local club listed on Leisure's website, with Elkton's Patriots Glen also available for $1,795,000.



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