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    • November 22, 2014 2:15 AM EST
    • From: "Selheimer, Scott"
      Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 10:36:17 PM
      Subject: SUBJECT: Alexis Mettler, Anna Steinmetz Sign National Letters of Intent With University of Delaware Softball Program

       
      SUBJECT: Alexis Mettler, Anna Steinmetz Sign National Letters of Intent With University of Delaware Softball Program
       
      DATE: November 21, 2014
       
      NEWARK, Del. -- University of Delaware softball head coach Jaime Wohlbach has announced that Alexis Mettler and Anna Steinmetz have signed National Letters of Intent with the Blue Hens and will enroll at UD next fall.
       
      Mettler, a pitcher and utility player who attends Pitman High School in Turlock, Calif., is a three-year Central California all-conference selection. She has been named Pitman’s Most Valuable Player during each of the last two seasons, after earning the Coaches Award as a freshman.
       
      An outstanding student, Mettler has earned Academic all-conference accolades three consecutive seasons and has made the Principals Honor Roll during all four years of high school.
       
      Steinmetz, a catcher who attends West Chester Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester, Pa., is a three-time first team All-Ches-Mont, All-Area, and AAAA All-State honoree. A three-year team captain, Steinmetz has already belted 20 career home runs and has batted .500 or better during each of her first three seasons.
       
      FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kevin Tritt at: ktritt@udel.edu (email) / 302-831-8715 (office) / 302-383-5005 (cell)

    • September 25, 2014 9:33 PM EDT
    • From: "Christopher J Brewer"
      Cc: "Hayley E Otto"
      Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:16:28 AM
      Subject: Iowa Women’s Tennis: Hawkeyes to Compete at Furman Fall Classic

      Iowa Women’s Tennis                                                                                                                                  

      Athletic Communications Contact: Hayley Otto

       

      Hawkeyes to Compete at Furman Fall Classic

      Three-day tournament begins Friday in Greenville, S.C.

       

      IOWA CITY, Iowa --   The University of Iowa women’s tennis team continues its fall tournament play this week at the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, S.C. The tournament begins Friday and concludes Sunday at the Mickel Tennis Center.

       

      In addition to Iowa, tournament participants include Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. Of the eight teams set to compete, six were ranked in the top 34 of the final 2014 ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings; Alabama (No. 6), Vanderbilt (No. 11), Clemson (No. 13), South Carolina (No. 26), Florida State (No. 31), and Tennessee (No. 34).

       

      “We’re going to be seeing some very good competition this weekend, a lot of ACC and SEC schools,” said UI head coach Kate Dougherty.

       

      Last season the Furman Fall Classic proved to be a good test for Iowa. Aimee Tarun made her Hawkeye debut collecting victories in both singles and doubles play, and junior Shelby Talcott made a comeback during the second day of competition, defeating Brigit Folland of South Carolina, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.

       

      Freshman Montana Crawford leads Iowa with a 4-0 singles record this fall. Crawford took first place in the Gold Flight of the Gopher Invitational last week, defeating UNI’s Elvira Lopes, 7-6 (6), 6-2. Crawford and senior Morven McCulloch teamed up in the Draw 10 of the tournament and had success against Hunt/Kemper (UNI), 2-0, retire and Lederman/Trimble (UK) 8-2.

       

      “This is a great opportunity to test ourselves against some of the best teams and players in the country,” said Dougherty, “and another good gauge of things we need to work on going into a two and a half week lull before competing again.”

       

       

      Chris Brewer | Assistant Director of Athletic Communications | University of Iowa

      S300 Carver-Hawkeye Arena | Iowa City, IA 52242-1020

      Office: 319-335-9411 | Cell: 319-325-3483

       

      FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE HAWKEYES

      VISIT: www.hawkeyesports.com

       

       

    • September 25, 2014 9:32 PM EDT
    • From: "Athletic Communications"
      To: "Doug Meffley"
      Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 3:45:16 PM
      Subject: SB: Marisa Bast Named NCAA Woman of the Year Top 9 Finalist

       
      RELEASE URL: http://bit.ly/1ysJ1Kh

      CONTACT: Doug Meffley (d-meffley@northwestern.edu; 847-491-3688)

       
       
      EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern All-American, Academic All-American and Big Ten Medal of Honor winner Marisa Bast (Orange, Calif./Villa Park) has been named one of nine finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, the organization announced today.

      Three women from each of the NCAA's three divisions comprise the final nine, making Bast one of just three Division I finalists for the award. An initial list of 446 nominees was submitted from schools across the country when the process began in May. On Sept. 2, Bast was named to an initial list of 30 finalists representing 10 student-athletes from each NCAA Division. 

       

      Bast is the first Northwestern student-athlete to ever be named a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. The 2014 Woman of the Year will announced at an annual ceremony October 19 in Indianapolis. 

       

      The NCAA Woman of the Year Award is based on outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. A two-time Capital One Academic All-American in the classroom and an NFCA All-American on the field, Bast's resume shines brightest in community service and leadership. 

       

      As part of Northwestern's Undergraduate Leadership Certificate program, Bast created from the ground up an anti-bullying program for local schools called R.O.A.R.R. (Reach Out And Reinforce Respect). Not only was the program wildly successful under Bast's direction, but she created a sustainable model that will ensure it's continued implementation in the coming years. 

       

      Bast graduated in June with a degree in Learning and Organizational Change and wasrecruited to work with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to enhance the body's operations. 

       

      In her personal statement for the award, Bast wrote: "I am humbled and grateful to be receiving one of the most prestigious educations in the country while simultaneously pursuing my passion on the softball field... I stepped foot on this campus with the goal of giving back and impacting those around me - my team and my community. Little did I know the lessons learned through those experiences would transfer to all avenues of life, enhancing me personally by encouraging me to radiate positivity and optimism and view each day as a Northwestern student-athletes as an opportunity to better myself and make a difference for others."

    • September 12, 2014 11:56 AM EDT
    • From: "Selheimer, Scott"
      Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 7:34:44 AM
      Subject: SUBJECT: Jessica Grisler, Heather Oakley, Shelby Jones, Danielle Wissinger Named 2015 University of Delaware Softball Captains

       

      SUBJECT: Jessica Grisler, Heather Oakley, Shelby Jones, Danielle Wissinger Named 2015 University of Delaware Softball Captains

       

      DATE: September 11, 2014

       

      NEWARK, Del. -- UD seniors Jessica Grisler and Heather Oakley, junior Shelby Jones and sophomore Danielle Wissinger have been named 2015 University of Delaware softball team captains, fifth-year Blue Hen head coach Jaime Wohlbach has announced.

       

      Grisler, a native of Sacramento, Calif. (Foothill HS), has started all 160 games during her first three years at Delaware, while her .333 career batting average would be the fifth highest in UD history. She enters her senior year ranked sixth in school history with 173 hits, and needs 33 more to set the new Blue Hen record. Grisler also ranks fifth at Delaware with 95 runs scored, tied for sixth with 28 doubles and 233 total bases, and eighth with 23 stolen bases.

       

      Grisler was named the team’s Offensive MVP for the third consecutive year in the spring, when she started in rightfield and batted leadoff during all 48 games. She led the Blue Hens with 51 hits, 31 runs scored, nine doubles, 24 RBI and 21 walks, while she ranked second on the team and eighth in the Colonial Athletic Association with a .327 batting average.

       

      Oakley, an Orland, Calif. native (Orland HS), appeared in all 38 games while making 33 starts during her first year in Newark. Oakley, who made all but three of her starts at first base, batted .216 with 21 hits, 12 RBI, five runs scored and four doubles.

       

      Jones, a native of Lake Forest, Calif. (El Toro HS), has appeared in all but two games during her first two seasons as a Blue Hen and is tied for 11th in UD history with seven career home runs. Jones started all 48 games in leftfield last season, tying for second on the team with three homers, third with 18 RBI, and tied for third with 16 runs scored. Jones, who earned the squad’s Sportsmanship and Blue Hen Awards for the second consecutive season, belted a grand slam and an inside the park homer during a doubleheader sweep of UMES on Apr. 2.

       

      Wissinger, a Hagerstown, Md. native (North Hagerstown HS), started all 48 games as the Blue Hens’ catcher and played every inning behind the plate as a freshman. Named the team’s Defensive MVP, Wissinger threw out 16 runners attempting to steal during the year. She also batted .252 at the plate with 31 hits, six doubles, nine RBI and eight runs scored in her rookie season.

       

      The Blue Hens return eight position starters and their entire pitching staff from last year’s squad that finished 23-25, as UD will look to qualify for the CAA Tournament for the fourth time in five years under Wohlbach this spring.

       

      FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kevin Tritt at: ktritt@udel.edu (email) / 302-831-8715 (office) / 302-383-5005 (cell)

    • May 22, 2014 6:29 PM EDT
    • College Softball

      2014 NCAA DII National Finals

      Armstrong Atlantic       5

      West Chester                 1

       

      West Chester Drops Opener At College World Series, 5-1

       

      SALEM, Va. – Erin Quense (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) homered, but 19th-ranked Armstrong Atlantic responded with five unanswered runs as the Pirates took a 5-1 decision from West Chester University in the opening game of the 2014 NCAA Division II National Finals at sun-splashed James I. Moyer Sports Complex Thursday.

       

      West Chester (41-21) will take on LIU-Post (50-10) in an elimination game Saturday at noon. Armstrong Atlantic (36-13) advances into the winner’s bracket and will face top-ranked West Texas A&M (57-7) at 4 p.m. on Friday.

       

      Quense led off the top half of the third inning with her ninth home run of the season that put the Golden Rams on top, 1-0. However, Armstrong Atlantic answered right back with a two-out rally aided by an error that allowed an unearned run to tie the game. For the first three innings, Kim Murl (Hamilton, N.J./Nottingham) seemed to have her good stuff. She worked ahead in the count and induced six ground ball outs against the Pirates’ powerful lineup.

       

      “We knew (Murl) was a drop-ball pitcher,” Armstrong Atlantic head coach Ted Evans said. “We thought we were ready for that. But, the first time around it didn’t look like we had even practiced for it. But, we made some adjustments and started hitting the ball square.”

       

      Armstrong’s Haley Ellis and Alexis Mercer were the first to make those adjustments, each hitting home runs to left that put the Pirates on top, 3-1. Mercer’s smash was her 23rd of the season. Hannah Reppert doubled in a run in the fifth inning, and Mercer singled up the middle to chase home the final run of the ballgame and make it a 5-1 score.

       

      From there, Pirates right-hander, Olivia McLemore (25-6), shut the door thanks in part to three double plays. West Chester put the lead runner on base in each of the final three innings, but could not overcome the double plays to push any runs across. McLemore scattered three hits over seven innings while walking three and striking out one. Armstrong also took advantage of two West Chester errors to score a pair of unearned runs in the game.

       

      “I don’t think we were as sharp defensively,” West Chester head coach Diane Lokey said. “But, when you get to this level, hard work and a little bit of luck can take you a long way. We hit the ball hard. We just hit it right at people. That’s how (Armstrong) got most of their double plays. We weren’t lucky today.”

       

      Murl (23-11) went the distance inside the circle for the Golden Rams, allowing five runs on 10 hits. She walked one and did not strike out a batter. Unfortunately, her one walk came with the bases loaded and two outs in the third inning that allowed the Pirates to tie the game.

       

      “We have faced adversity all season,” senior outfielder Kelly Anderson (Middletown, Del./Caravel Academy) said. “We will take some time off tomorrow to come out and watch some softball. Then, come back on Saturday ready to play.”

       

      Laura Altenburger (Feasterville, Pa./Neshaminy) and Jill Murray (Philadelphia, Pa./Neumann-Goretti) recorded West Chester’s other two hits, outside of Quense’s homer. Those pair of hits led off the fifth inning. However, Quense grounded into a 5-4-3 double play, and Begley grounded out to first base to end the threat.

       

      Megan Kelly (Hatboro, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) walked to lead off the sixth, but was stranded at second. Murl walked to lead off the seventh and was cut down at second on a fielder’s choice grounder by Altenburger. However, Murray’s lined shot was stabbed by a diving Pirates’ shortstop, Mercer. She got to her feet and doubled off Altenburger to end the game.

       

      Saturday’s game can be heard live on WCHE 1520 AM. It can also be seen live via a web stream broadcast provided by the NCAA at NCAA.com.

       

      NOTES: West Chester falls to 0-3 all-time against Armstrong Atlantic … West Chester’s all-time record in the NCAA Tournament is now 9-8 … Thursday’s game marked the first College World Series game for West Chester’s softball program … May 22 marks the latest date in the spring that West Chester’s softball program has ever played an intercollegiate game … West Chester played its school-record 62nd contest of the season … that breaks the baseball team’s school record of 61 games played in 2006 … it also ties the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference record for games played in a single season (Bloomsburg in 2000, Shippensburg in 2004 and Kutztown in 2008) … OF Megan Kelly and 2B Jess Schuck appeared in their 62nd games of the season … that ties the PSAC mark shared by 11 players … West Chester is 1-3 all-time against LIU-Post … the two have not met since 2001.

       

       

       

    • May 19, 2014 12:57 AM EDT
    • Softball-William Penn beat Glasgow 13-8 in a hard fought game by both teams. Jessica Behorner was 3 for 4. Tia Smith was 2 for 3 and Alycea Watson was 3 for 4 with 6 RBI's and a 3 run home run. Ashley Keen was 2 for 3 for Glasgow.

      Olivia Ellis and Abby Cunningham combined for the shut out. Padua got multiple hits from Alexis Brooks and Ashley Stull. Kierstin Fallers scored twice to pace Padua to an 8-0 win over Ursuline.

      Softball-Katie Dudek picked up the victory in relief and had a double and 2 RBI at the plate to pace St. Marks to a 10-8 win over William Penn. Haley Frati was 4 for 4 with a walk, a stolen base and 2 runs scored. St. Mark's rallyed in the 6th to take the lead and then shut down the Colonials in the bottom of the seventh with the tying runs on base when the third out was recorded on a fly ball to center. Savannah Clark and Isabella Testa both had two hits for William Penn.

      Wilmington Christian played error free ball to defeat the Auks 14-0 in a conference game.Lead by solis 4-4 Wcs pounded out 15 hits with Eleuteriou and Botbyl enjoying their first 2 hit game.

      Concord defeated Newark 15-0 as various players contributed with multiple hits for Olivia Christy, Rhiannon Downey, Jenny DeFriece, and Sara Skammer. Rachel Pritchard had a three hit shutout with eleven strikeouts. Amanda Binning reached base twice for Newark

      Sarah Bessel went 3-4 and scored four runs. Juliette Emory was 2-4 with two runs scored and three RBI's to pace the Lady Redskins of Conrad to a 13-2 win over the Lady Vikings of Christiana. Isis Groce had 2 doubles for Christiana.

      Brandywine got the walk off win today with help from freshman Lexi Paul and Eryn Bailey as they defeated the Lady Cougars of Delcastle by a 6-5 score. They both had big triples in the bottom of the 7th. Laurel Bradley had 2 hits and 2 RBI's and Sierra Wright also had 2 hits. Samantha Satcher picked up a double and an RBI. Alicia Corrado pitched a good game and got the walk off hit to win the game. Delcastle had 2 hits from Coleman, Adams and Hynson. Bader pitched a good game and had a hit.

      Meghan Cowan tossed 4 hit shutout striking out 4. Emily Smith was 4 for 4, Devon Steiner and Kylie Shivery had 3 hits and 3 runs scored a piece while Jordan Schoeneberger knocked in 3 runs to pace the Lady Force of Charter to a 14-0 win over Delaware Military Academy. Katherine Pupillo had 2 hits for DMA.

      Shelby Voak and Jessica Leczner had 3 hits a piece for Caesar Rodney and Jordan Moseley earned another 17-2 victory over the Lady Blue Jays of Seaford. Seaford was lead by Sara Davis and Samantha Johnson's 2 hits a piece.

      Shelby Wilkins pitched a complete game allowing 1 run to earn the win for Sussex Central as they defeated the Lady Indians of Indian River 2-1. After reaching base by a single, Wilkins scored the tying run on a sac fly from Kasie Simpson. Kayleigh Warren drove in the winning run with a bunt single.

      Brandi Dalious was 3-5 with 2 RBI, Kailey Perry and Whitney DeMora added two hits each for the Panthers as they defeated the Lady Ravens of Sussex Tech 10-1. Shaina Reed had 9 strikeouts. Sussex Tech scored a run in the fourth when Nicole Ullman walked with one out and her courtesy runner, Gabriella Lopez, scored on Courtney Tate's double.

      Destiny Thomson paced Lake's 16 hit attack with 3 hits including a triple to pace the Lady Spartans of Lake Forest to a 14-2 win over the Lady Senators of Dover. Gabi Cubbage, Kerrigan Simpson, Catera Kennedy, Katherine Betts, Julia Joyce and Monique Daniels added two hits each. Kyndell Belcher had a double and a single for Dover.

      Brittany Ford was 2 for 2 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored. Kiera Swank was 2 for 3 with 4 RBI's and 1 run scored. to pace the Lady Bucs of Caravel to a 12-0 win over St. Georges. Holly Brooks was 2 for 2 with 3 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Emily Neal was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored for Caravel Academy.

      Jackie Beeson was 3 for 4 for Mount and Casey Wakai and Tionne Henson were both 2 for 3 as the Lady Green Knights of Mt. Pleasant defeated the Eagles of Delaware Association Safety School 18-2. Mary Elleen Rojas 2 for 3 for DAPSS.

       

      Softball-Multple hits for Con Rachel Pritchard, Ashlee Stritzinger,Jenny DeFriece and Cori Rydgren to pace Concord to a 9-3 win over Hodgson. Hodgson's Karri McMillan had a two run home run.

      Brittany Woods went 3 for 3, Gaby Culver went 2 for 4, and Sara Jo Whaley hit a walk off double to win the game for Laurel Lady Bulldogs as they defeated the Lady Indians of Indian River 1-0.

      Becca Alexander led Middletown's offense with 3 hits, 3 RBI's and 3 runs scored to pace the Lady Cavaliers of Middletown to a 10-0 win over the Lady Bulldogs of Brandywine. Samantha Royston added 2 hits with 2 RBI's. Laurel Bradley had 2 hits for Brandywine.

      Jenna Bessel was 4-4 with 2 runs scored and came in to get the win in relief of Morgan Cumming to pace the Lady Tigers of AI Dupont to a 6-5 win over the Lady Vikings of St Elizabeth. Becca Outten, Billy Hughart and Tyler Eddy each added 2 hits for the Tigers. Leighton Trimarco had 2 hits and Julia Casson added 2 RBI's for the Vikings.

      Kayla Murray earned the win while The Raiders of Ursuline defeated the Lady Highlanders of McKean 15-1 along with multiple hits from Julia Hallman, Gina Hallman, Carly Volko & Stephanie Drake. McKean's Kathryn Sayers & Kaitlyn Simpers each doubled.

      oftball Devon Steiner was 4 for 5 with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored. Kylie Shivery had 3 hits while Jordan Schoeneberger knocked in 3 runs. Meghan Cowan scattered 5 hits picking up her 11th win of the year as Charter defeated St. Georges 16-3. Haley Powers was 2 for 3 for St. George's.

      Danni Adams lead the Cougars going 1 - 2 with a HR, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBIs. Delcastle was also supported with strong performances from Eugenea Campbell with 4 runs scored and Megan Hynson with a double, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored as they defeated the Lady Rams of Dickinson by a 17-3 score. Ivelys Santiago singled and scored for the Rams.

      Archmere out hit Mount Pleasant but Mount's Sarah Gosling went the distance allowing only 3 earned runs for her 10th win of the season as they defeated the Lady Auks by a 8-5 score. The Auks Maryanna Lynch was 3 for 3 with a triple a RBI and 4 assists from third base.

      William Penn broke open a scoreless game in the 6th with a 2 run double by Alycea Watson and Judell Rufino followed up with an RBI single to pace the Lady Colonials by a 4-3 score over the Lady Senators of Dover. Dover made a come back in the 7th with a couple of walks and a 2 run double by Kyndell Belcher. William Penn held on for the win with excellent Pitching by Savanna Clark.

      Kariana Atanacio earned the win in the circle while striking out twelve. At the plate she helped the cause by going 2 for 3 with an RBI. Caroline Jadick added 2 hits of her own for Appoquinimink as they defeated the Lady Redskins of Conrad 5-2. Jayme Richardson had a big day for the Lady Jags going 3 for 4 including a triple and homerun with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored.

      Morgan Dodge tripled to center with one out in the first and scored on a single by Shaina Reed for POLYTECH's first run of the game and defeated Red Lion Christian by a 3-2 score. Red Lion's Caitlin Buckalew walked to lead off in the bottom of the first and scored on a homerun by Noelle Holiday. Kailey Perry and Brandi Dalious both singled in the fifth and scored on a groundout and an error.

      Becca Outten, Jenna Bessel and Tyler Eddy were 2 for 3 and Billy Hughart and Lyndasia Jones also contributed key hits for the Tigers as they defeated the Lady Spartans of St. Marks 12-1. Bessel scattered 3 hits and struck out 5. Haley Frati singled and had the RBI for St. Marks.

      On Senior Night Allie Barrick Pitched her last game as a Warrior and the game was stopped in the 6th on an RBI single by senior Jordan Donovan to pace Wilmington Christian by a 12-2 score over the Lady Royals of Delmarva Christian Academy. Walls Double and 2 RBIs in the !st lead a much improved DMCA

       

       

    • May 18, 2014 1:39 AM EDT
    • College Softball: NCAA DII Atlantic Super Regional

       
      WEST CHESTER, Pa. - West Chester's Kelly Anderson (Middletown, Pa./Caravel Academy) went 3-for-4 with a home run in the opener, but West Virginia Wesleyan right-hander Jessica Griffin kept the Golden Rams' bats silent in the nightcap as the two Atlantic Super Regional combatants split the first two games of the best-of-three series Saturday on the campus of West Chester University.

      West Chester (40-20) and West Virginia Wesleyan (46-14) will play a third-and-deciding game Sunday at 12 p.m. to determine who advances to the 2014 NCAA Division II national finals in Salem, Va., next week. Sunday's winner will play Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) out of the Southeast Region. They defeated host North Georgia in a third-and-deciding game Saturday to stamp their ticket to Salem, Va.
       
      Tickets to Sunday's decisive game three remain at $5 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for children 6-years-old and younger. Fans unable to make it to South Campus can listen to the game live on WCHE 1520 AM and online at www.wche1520.com.
       
      West Virginia Wesleyan struck first in game one with a run-scoring single from catcher Megan Malenstyn in the bottom of the first inning. However, West Chester, playing the role of visitor on its own home field due to being the lower seed, plated two runs in the third and never relinquished the lead.
       
      Kim Murl (Hamilton, N.J./Nottingham), who went the distance inside the circle, helped her own cause with a double to right-center that scored Anderson and pinch-runner Janessa Rios. Jess Schuck singled home Anderson in the fifth to put the Golden Rams in front 3-1.
       
      West Virginia Wesleyan pulled to within one with a single run in the bottom of the sixth. However, Anderson restored WCU's two-run lead with a solo home run to left-center in the seventh.
       
      Murl (22-10) surrendered 11 hits while walking two and striking out four. West Virginia Wesleyan stranded 13 base runners in the game one loss. The Bobcats' Jacquie Omichinski (19-6) allowed four runs, three of them earned, on eight hits. She walked two and struck out three.
       
      In the second game of the day, WVWC's Jessica Griffin (13-5) blanked the Golden Rams for the first five innings, while the Bobcats plated two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to open up a 5-0 lead.
       
      Griffin went the distance inside the circle for the win. She scattered eight hits over seven innings, allowing just one unearned run in the bottom of the seventh. Murl lasted 5.2 innings, yielding five runs, four of them earned, on eight hits.
       
      Laura Altenburger went 2-for-3 in the nightcap with West Chester's only RBI. J.P. Norris went 2-for-4 in game two, recording her 200th career hit in the process. Murl went 2-for-4 to finish the twinbill 3-for-8 at the plate.
       
      In the nightcap, West Chester stranded nine runners on base, including leaving the bases loaded in the first and seventh, and stranding runners at second and third in the sixth.
       
      NOTES: West Chester moves to 8-7 all-time in the NCAA Division II Softball Tournament … the Golden Rams' win in game one marked the first win for WCU in the Super Regional round … West Chester dropped both games at Kutztown in its only other trip this far into the postseason last spring … West Chester's win in game one also marked the 40th win of the season for the Golden Rams – the first time a WCU softball team has accomplished a 40-win season … Sr., 1B Jill Murray became the first player in PSAC history to eclipse 500 putouts in a single season.

              
      James Zuhlke
      Sports Information Director
      Sturzebecker HSC, Rm 220
      West Chester University
      West Chester, PA 19341
      www.wcupagoldenrams.com
      O: 610-436-3316 ext. 1
      C: 610-350-8571

    • May 9, 2014 12:09 AM EDT
    • DSU Softball http://www.dsuhornets.com//ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=5804&DB_OEM_ID=12900&ATCLID=209492183

    • May 7, 2014 12:45 AM EDT
    • SUBJECT: Wilmington Golf Slips to Seventh After Day Two at NCAA Super Regional
      DATE: May 6, 2014
      djl
      CHARLESTON, W.Va. - - Starting the day on the back nine, the Wilmington University golf team stumbled on the front nine after the turn on day two of the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Super Regional at Edgewood Country Club on Tuesday afternoon.
      The Wildcats were even-par as a team at the turn, but finished with a 299, 15 over-par on the afternoon. The Wildcats now sit in seventh after two round of play with a two-day total of 292, +24 for the tournament.
      Freshman Sam Clark paced the Wildcats on Tuesday, finishing with a 73, two-over par on the day. He bounced back from bogeying the 10th, the first hole of the day, by hitting a birdie on 14. Clark finished the back nine with four straight pars to make the turn with an even par 37.
      The freshman went one-under par with a birdie on the par-three second hole, and again went one-under with a birdie on the par-four seventh. But a triple-bogey on the eighth hole, 17th of the day, put Clark two-over par before he finished his day with a par and a two-over score on Tuesday.
      Senior Jerry Temple posted a birdie on the par-five 16th to pull back to even on the back nine. He made the turn with an even-par 37 but bogeyed holes two, six, and nine, finishing his day with a three-over 74.
      Senior Tomasz Pulsakowski had an eventful first nine holes on Tuesday, as he bounced back from bogeys on holes 11, 12, and 15 by hitting birdies on 14, 16, and 17 to close the back nine with an even-par 37. After the turn however, it was a bogey on the second hole, a double-bogey on five, and a bogey on nine that resulted in a 75, four-over par score for the senior.
      Junior Alexander Lautenschlaeger hit birdies on 15 and 16 but finished his first nine holes with a double-bogey and a bogey on 17 and 18, respectively, closing the back nine with a 40, three-over par score. He birdied the par-five fifth but bogeys on three, four, six, and nine brought the junior’s score to 77, six-over par on the day.
      Senior Andrew Baldo birdied the par-five 16 to get back to even on the back nine, but recorded only two pars on the front nine to have his score slip. Bogey’s on one, two, and nine, in addition to triple bogeys on three, five, and eight, hurt the senior, as he finished with an 85, 14-over par in the second round.
      Temple and Pulsakowski lead the Wildcats after two rounds of play, sitting in a tie for 19th overall in the tournament. Clark is now tied for 36th overall while Lautenschlaeger sits in a tie for 68th overall. After two rounds, Baldo is 90th overall.
      St. Thomas Aquinas made the biggest move of the day, scoring a 273, 11-under par as a team to move into first place. It was a 20 stroke difference from the first round for the Spartans, as they now lead Indiana (Pa.) by two strokes. IUP shot a 274, 10-under par on Tuesday, also shooting 20 strokes better than day one to sit in second with a 568.
      Adelphi currently sits in third with a 581 two-round scored while Le Moyne is fourth with a 582 two-day score. Host Charlestion is fifth with a 588, followed by West Chester (591) and Wilmington (592).
      The top three teams after three round advance to the NCAA Division II National Tournament.
      Wilmington will look for a low score in the third and final round of the Super Regional on Wednesday, starting on the 10th hole in the final group of the day. The tee-times start at 12:50 p.m. for the Wildcats.

       

    • May 7, 2014 12:42 AM EDT
    • SUBJECT: University of Delaware Freshman Giovanna Kolofer Named To CAA Softball Second Team, Joined on All-Rookie Team By Sarah Bencivenga, Carolyn Szymanski

       

      DATE: May 6, 2014

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      HARRISONBURG, Va. -- University of Delaware freshman third baseman Giovanna Kolofer was named to the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Softball second team and was joined on the All-Rookie Team by classmates Sarah Bencivenga and Carolyn Szymanski Tuesday night at the conference awards banquet.

       

      Kolofer (Salinas, Calif./Notre Dame HS) appeared in 38 games while starting 35, all but two at third base, during her first season in Newark. She led the Blue Hens and ranks sixth in the league with a .340 batting average, while her four triples are tied for second in the CAA. Kolofer also was second on UD with 22 RBI while finishing third on the squad with 35 hits, 16 runs scored and 10 stolen bases.

       

      Kolofer tied the school single game record by scoring four runs against UMES on Apr. 2, and finished with six hits and six RBI during a doubleheader sweep at Rider two weeks later. She recorded an eight-game hitting streak, the longest by a Blue Hen on the season, from Mar. 16 through Apr. 2, culminating with 10 hits during the final four games of the streak.

       

      Bencivenga (Toms River, N.J./Toms River East) started all 48 games at shortstop for UD during her rookie campaign, batting .286 while ranking second on the squad with 42 hits and 20 runs scored. Bencivenga tied for the team lead and tied for fourth in the CAA with 12 stolen bases, and also finished the year with 16 RBI and three home runs.

       

      Bencivenga, who increased her batting average to .327 and led the squad with 17 hits during conference games, ranked second on the Blue Hens with 13 multi-hit games. She concluded her freshman season in impressive fashion, as she blasted two home runs and knocked in four during the regular season finale at James Madison on Apr. 27.

       

      Szymanski (Middletown, Del./Caravel) was named to the All-Rookie Team as a pitcher after she went 12-13 with a 4.17 earned run average in the circle. Szymanski fired a team-high 131 innings and hurled three shutouts, including the 15th no-hitter in school history with a five-inning blanking of Monmouth on Mar. 2.

       

      Szymanski also pitched a three-hit shutout against conference rival Drexel on Apr. 5, and allowed just two hits during a shutout of Lafayette four days later. Additionally, Szymanski batted .253 at the plate for the Blue Hens with a team-high four home runs to go with seven doubles and 14 RBI.

       

      Kolofer is the first UD rookie to be named to an All-CAA team since Michelle McKinnon in 2011, while this year marks the first time the Blue Hens have placed three players on the CAA All-Rookie Team.

       

      Additionally, sophomore second baseman Tori Conrad was selected to the inaugural CAA All-Academic Team. Conrad (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville), who has a 3.86 GPA as a political science major, batted .229 with eight hits, three runs scored and two RBI during the year.

       

      AGATE

       

      Colonial Athletic Association Softball First Team

      C - Erica Field, James Madison

      1B - Maggie Hawkins, Hofstra

      2B - Tori Rocha, Hofstra

      3B - Kelsey Hodgson, College of Charleston

      SS - Caitlin Sandy, James Madison

      SS - Lizzy Vaughn, College of Charleston

      OF - Chloe Fitzgerald, Hofstra

      OF - Niki Prince, James Madison

      OF - Olivia Yarbrough, Towson

      DP/NP - Carly Hansis, College of Charleston

      U/P - Jailyn Ford, James Madison

      P - Hope Klicker, College of Charleston

      P - Taylor Pirone, Hofstra

       

      Second Team

      C - Erin Trippi, Hofstra

      1B - Cassidy Clayton, James Madison

      2B - Hannah Hayes, James Madison

      3B - Giovanna Kolofer, Delaware

      SS - Becca Bigler, Hofstra

      OF - Carly Corthell, College of Charleston

      OF - Rebecca Mueller, College of Charleston

      OF - Taylor Newton, James Madison

      DP/NP - Lacey Clark, Hofstra

      U/P - Missy McCormick, Towson

      U/P - Casey Rowland, UNCW

      P - Heather Kiefer, James Madison

      P - Morgan Lashley, Hofstra

       

      All-Rookie Team

      Sarah Bencivenga, Delaware

      Holiday Cahill, Towson

      Kim Chan, Drexel

      Lacey Clark, Hofstra

      Giovanna Kolofer, Delaware

      Samantha Martin, College of Charleston

      Madyson Moran, James Madison

      Taylor Newton, James Madison

      Katie Padilla, College of Charleston

      Niki Prince, James Madison

      Carolyn Szymanski, Delaware

       

      CAA Player of the Year: Caitlin Sandy, James Madison

      CAA Pitcher of the Year: Jailyn Ford, James Madison

      CAA Rookie of the Year: Niki Prince, James Madison

      CAA Defensive Players of the Year: Eric Field, James Madison; Lizzy Vaughn, College of Charleston

      CAA Coach of the Year: Mickey Dean, James Madison

       

      All-Academic Team

      Karli Boyer, Drexel

      Tori Conrad, Delaware

      Casey Rowland, UNCW

      Caitlin Sandy, James Madison

      Rachael Senatore, Hofstra

      Jordan Trgovac, College of Charleston


      - DDD -

       

    • May 5, 2014 12:47 AM EDT
    • SUBJECT: Wilmington Softball Claims First Ever CACC Tournament Championship with 5-2 Victory over Georgian Court
      DATE: May 4, 2014
      djl
      LAKEWOOD, N.J. - - Needing only one win to secure its first ever Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship, the Wilmington University softball team delivered with a 5-2 victory over Georgian Court in the CACC Tournament Championship game on Sunday hosted by Georgian Court.
      The Wildcats (28-24 overall) rode the arm of senior Stephanie Sarris in all four games on the CACC Tournament, as she tossed another complete game and only allowed two runs. She threw all 28 innings in the tournament, leading the Wildcats to their first ever CACC Tournament Championship. The senior was named CACC Tournament MVP for her effort.
      Like all tournament long, the Wildcats picked up early runs to swing the momentum, once again using the long ball to get on top early in the game.
      After both the Wildcats and the Lions (31-22 overall) went 1-2-3 in the first inning, the Wildcats took the lead for good in the top of the second. Sophomore Ashley Bennett roped her team leading seventh homer of the season to straight away center field, as the line drive blast was gone in an instance. Three batters later, Miranda Pedersen didn’t want to be outdone, so she lofted one down the line in right that left the yard for her fifth homer of the season, giving the Wildcats an early 2-0 lead.
      Georgian Court stranded a runner on first in the home half of the second, bringing the Wildcats bats back to the plate carrying the momentum.
      Kelsey Doherty started the frame off with a single back up the middle before reaching second on a stolen base. Cambria Ziemba moved her up on a ground out before Colby Wyatt plated Doherty with an RBI single to give the Wildcats a 3-0 lead in the third.
      The Lions received a leadoff single in the fourth from Alyssa Paradiso, but the Lions left a runner on first as the inning ended on a foul out as Sarris escaped another jam.
      The Wildcats added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth, getting a leadoff double from Jen Fischbach before an RBI single from Michelle Panasiti brought home pinch runner Chelsea Botsch for the inning’s first run. Becca Stanley nearly hit her second homer of the tournament but the ball hit the top of the fence in left for a double, chasing Panasiti home from second for the 5-0 lead.
      The Lions were in action again with a leadoff single in the sixth, but this time they were able to capitalize. With Taylor Boltersdorf standing on second, Dara Schroeder single into right field, allowing Boltersdorf to score easily. As the throw came to the plate Schroeder attempted to take second, but a nice cut-off by Panasiti and ensuing throw to second nailed Schroeder for the first out in the inning and halting the Lions’ run.
      Trailing 5-1 going into the bottom of the seventh, the Lions put the pressure on Sarris and the Wilmington defense, getting back-to-back singles to start the inning. Two batters later, Bryana Smith singled to load the bases and bring the tying run to the plate with one out.
      Sarris induced Boltersdorf into an infield fly to Doherty at short for the second out of the inning but Schroeder kept the inning alive with an RBI single to left, putting the tying run on base. Stuck in a 1-2 count for multiple pitches, Sarris finally induced Paradiso into an grounder in the hole on the left side, which was snared by Doherty who tossed the ball to third for the final out of the game and the final out of the CACC Tournament.
      Bennett went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double in the game while Fischbach, Pedersen, and Panasiti contributed two hits apiece. Pedersen also ended with a homer and a double for the game.
      Joining Sarris on the All-Tournament team was Pedersen, Wyatt, and Doherty for the Wildcats. As a team, Wilmington hit seven homers in the four games, collecting 46 hits overall. They ended with a .377 team batting average for the tournament. The Wildcats also added eight doubles and a triple to slug .631 as a team.
      The Wildcats earned the CACC’s automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament. The NCAA will air the Division II Softball Selection show on NCAA.com on Monday morning at 10 a.m. That is when the Wildcats will discover when and where they are playing next in the NCAA East Region Tournament.

    • May 3, 2014 9:44 PM EDT
    • Neumann University

      5/3/14

       

      Softball

      CSAC Championship

      Cabrini 7, Neumann 3

       

      SCRANTON, Pa. – The Neumann University softball team’s quest for back-to-back Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Championships came to an end with a 7-3 loss to Cabrini College on Saturday morning.

       

      Becky Guinto (fr. Pitman, N.J. / Glassboro) had three hits. Courtney O’Connor (so. Middletown, Del. / Appoquinimink) had a homerun. Kristin Beaty (jr. Plymouth Meeting, Pa. / Archbishop Carroll) started the game and went 3.0 innings. She allowed two runs on four hits and struck out two. Haley Broomell (fr. Woodstown, N.J. / Woodstown) took the loss, going 3.1 innings. She allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits and struck out two. Melissa Rozumalski (so. New Castle, Del. / Padua) went the final two-third of the inning and allowed three runs, one earned, on three hits.

       

      Guinto knocked in Becca Reinhart (jr. Shoemakersville, Pa. / Central Catholic) for the first run of the game in the bottom of the first. O’Connor hit a solo shot in the second inning for a 2-0 Knights lead.

       

      Cabrini took a 3-2 lead in the top of the third with a three-run homerun. The Cavaliers added an unearned run in the sixth and three runs, two unearned in the seventh for a 7-2 lead.

       

      The Knights did not go quietly in the bottom of the seventh. Katie Halter (jr. Pedricktown, N.J. / Pennsgrove) reached on an error to start the inning. Allie White (jr. Woolwich, N.J. / Kingsway) reached on a fielders choice. Neumann then had three straight singles to score a run and load the bases with one out. Guinto hit a laser that was caught by the Cavaliers and a runner was doubled off to end the threat and the game.

       

      Neumann is now 24-11 and will wait for the ECAC announcement to see if its season will continue.

       

       

      Women’s Lacrosse

      CSAC Championship

      Cabrini 21, Neumann 8

       

      RADNOR, Pa. – The Neumann University women’s lacrosse team fell to Cabrini College 21-8 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Championship game on Saturday afternoon.

       

      Gabbey Murray (fr. Aston, Pa. / Garnet Valley) and Koula Gregor  (sr. Sewell, N.J. / Clearview) each netted three goals for the Knights. Emily Sanders (jr. Georgetown, Del. / Sussex Central) notched two assists. Sam Kotowski (sr. Wilmington, Del. / A.I. Dupont) made 16 saves in net.   

       

      Murray scored the Knights two goals in the first half. The Cavaliers held a 13-2 lead at the half.

       

      Neumann’s first six shots of the game all found the back of the net. To start the second half, the Knights scored five of the first six goals to make the score 14-7. Cabrini then scored the next four goals to take back the momentum of the game.

       

      Murray scored what ended up being the Knights’ final goal for an 18-8 game. The Cavaliers scored the game’s final three goals for the 21-3 final.

       

      Neumann is now 12-5 overall and will wait for the ECAC Announcement to see if its season will continue.

       

       

       

      Baseball

      Neumann 4, Marywood 1

      Neumann 10, Marywood 4

       

      SCRANTON, Pa. – The Neumann University baseball took a pair of Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) games from Marywood University on Saturday afternoon. Game scores were 4-1 and 10-4.

       

      In game one, the Knights won 4-1. Jeremy Hutchison went 5.0 innings for the win. He allowed one run on four hits and struck out four. Zach Youngberg went 2.0 hitless innings for the save.

       

      The teams traded runs in the third inning for a 1-1 game. The Knights plated two unearned runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-1 lead. AJ Koscelansky then knocked in an insurance run in the fifth inning en route to the 4-1 win.

       

      In game two, Patrick Graham started the game and went 3.0 innings. He allowed two runs on four hits. Kevin Giffin picked up the win going 0.2 innings in relief.

       

      The Pacers scored one run in the top of the first inning. Neumann then sent 10 batters to the plate and scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning to take the lead. The Pacers got one run back in the top of the third with a solo homerun.

       

      Jarad Carney hit a two-run single in the third inning for a 6-1 lead. Neumann added two more in the fourth inning for an 8-2 game. Neumann added another run in the fifth and sixth en route to the 10-4 win.

       

      After the games, the Knights honored the seniors from this year’s squad: Trevor Wilkins, Adrian LaRowe, Drew Snow, Ted Fletcher, Scott Dougherty, JJ Sims and Otto Loor.

       

      Neumann (17-19, 10-8 CSAC) will now wait to see the seedings for the CSAC Championship tournament next week.

       

    • May 3, 2014 9:42 PM EDT
    • SUBJECT: Long Ball Sends No. 5 Wilmington Softball to CACC Tournament Championship with 6-0 Win Over No. 3 Post
      DATE: May 3, 2014
      djl
      LAKEWOOD, N.J. - - For the first time in program history, the Wilmington University softball team will play for a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship, defeating third seeded Post University, 6-0, in the winner’s bracket game on Saturday afternoon at Georgian Court University.
      The win propels the Wildcats (27-24 overall) to the championship on Sunday at 11 a.m., where they will square off against second seeded and host Georgian Court. The Lions won three elimination games on Saturday, defeating Post in the bottom of the seventh to advance to the championship on Sunday.
      The fifth seeded Wildcats were the visitors once again, squaring off against a higher seed for the third time this tournament. That benefitted the Wildcats once again as they jumped out to a lead in the early going, this time in the top of second inning to hold the momentum.
      Using a pair of hits and three runs, the Wildcats put four on the board in the top of the second inning, all coming from one swing of the bat.
      With one out, Miranda Pedersen singled into left field and advanced to second as the throw back into the infield got away. Michelle Panasiti put runners on first and third by reaching on another Post (24-21) error before a Becca Stanley walk loaded the bases.
      Kelsey Doherty quickly erased the 0-0 score as she took the first pitch she saw and deposited it over the fence in straight away center for the grand slam, giving the Wildcats a 4-0 lead and the momentum in the game.
      Post had its opportunities to get on the board in the game, but left the bases loaded in the third, one runner on in the fourth, and two more in the bottom of the fifth.
      The Wildcats added to their lead in the top of the fourth inning as the long ball aided the visitors once again. Panasiti led off the inning with a solo shot down the line in left, with the only doubt if t was going to stay fair. The ball stayed in play, giving Panasiti her fourth homer of the year.
      Panasiti was at it again in the top of the sixth, as she went to the same spot of the field, this time doubling into the corner in left, chasing pinch runner Shannon McMahon from first to make it 6-0 for the Wildcats.
      From there, it was all starter Stephanie Sarris as she shut down the Eagles in order in both the sixth and seventh innings to earn her third complete game win in a row in the CACC Tournament. The complete game shutout was the fourth of the year for the senior.
      Doherty, Pedersen, and Panasiti collected two hits each for the Wildcats while Zambria Ziemba and Jen Fischbach added one hit each to round out the offense for the Wildcats.
      Sarris struck out four more batters while only allowing five hits, tallying 16 strikeouts and three wins in the CACC Tournament.
      The Lions defeated Holy Family in 10 innings to start the day before defeating Dominican in another elimination game. The Lions then took on Post in the CACC Tournament Semifinal, and needed a run in the bottom of the seventh to earn the victory after the Eagles tied the game with two runs in the top half.
      The run continues on Sunday, as the Wildcats and the Lions will battle for the CACC Tournament. Video broadcast of the game can be seen here.

       

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    • May 3, 2014 1:23 AM EDT
    • SUBJECT: Fifth Seeded Wilmington Softball Defeats Holy Family and No. 8 Caldwell on First Day of CACC Tournament
      DATE: May 2, 2014
      djl
      LAKEWOOD, N.J. - - For the first time in program history the Wilmington University softball team capture two wins to start the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament, as the fifth seeded Wildcats defeated No. 4 Holy Family, 4-2, and No. 1 Caldwell, 6-3, on Friday afternoon at Georgian Court University.
      The Wildcats (26-24 overall) advance in the winners’ bracket to play the third seeded Post University Eagles on Saturday at 1 p.m.
      Wilmington earned the fifth seed by going 16-10 in the CACC during the regular season and squared off against No. 4 Holy Family in the first round on Friday.
      The Wildcats used early runs in each contest to gain momentum, but it was a big blast from Colby Wyatt that kick started things in the day’s first game. Kelsey Doherty started the game off with a single through the left side before stealing second to stand in scoring position with no outs in the inning. Cambria Ziemba was unable to move Doherty over to third, but it wasn’t necessary as Wyatt deposited a 0-1 pitch over the fence in right center for the quick 2-0 lead.
      With two outs in the second inning, Becca Stanley started her hot afternoon with an RBI triple off the fence in left center, scoring Michelle Panasiti from first.
      Those three runs in the first two innings was more than enough for senior starting pitcher Stephanie Sarris. The Tigers (26-15 overall) got a pair of two out runs in the third inning, but Sarris only allowed three more hits the rest of the game to shut down the Holy Family offense.
      Sarris received some help from her defense in the fourth inning, after Kelsi Bunda singled to left with one out in the inning for the Tigers. Charging hard on a short fly ball, centerfielder Meghan Logullo came sliding in and caught the ball at the last second before throwing to first for the inning-ending double play.
      Savvy base running earned the Wildcats an insurance run in the sixth as Shannon McMahon took too bags on a sacrifice bunt, moving first to third. Jen Fischbach followed with an RBI single up the middle to bring home McMahon to make it 4-2.
      Sarris closed out the victory with a 1-2-3 inning in the seventh, giving the Wildcats its first upset of the afternoon.
      Facing the NFCA’s eighth ranked team in the country in the winner’s bracket, the Wildcats took the first swing in the top of the first, putting Caldwell on its heels early.
      The Wildcats put three on the board in the first inning, all with two outs and the bases empty. Wyatt started the rally with a double to left center before a walk and a Logullo single loaded the bases. Attempting to check swing, Fischbach was hit by a pitch instead, forcing in the game’s first run. Miranda Pedersen then sent a ball deep in the gap in right center, scoring both Bennett and Logullo for a 3-0 lead.
      Caldwell responded by loading the bases in the bottom of the first, but Sarris picked up a strikeout and a ground out to get out of the jam.
      The Wildcats left the bases loaded in the second but capitalized with the bases loaded again in the top of the third.
      Before they were able to get runners on base, however, Fischbach led off the inning with a solo dinger to right center. Stanley started the rally again with a single down the left field line before singles from Doherty and Ziemba loaded the bases. Wyatt came through once again, making it four straight singles with two outs to score another run in the third and give the visitors a 5-0 lead.
      The Cougars got on the boar with a two-run shot from Alyssa Calderon, bringing the Wildcats back to Earth and making it a game once more, 5-2.
      A fifth inning solo homer from Brielle Reighn closed the gap to 5-3 for the Cougars, but that would be all the favored team would get as Sarris continued to bend but not break.
      Stanley capped her day by giving the Wildcats an insurance run in the top of the seventh. Leading off the frame, Stanley sent a ball over the fence in left field for her first homer of her career to put the Wildcats ahead, 6-3.
      Caldwell had a one-out runner reach first, but Sarris induced a grounder to Doherty for the second out before getting Calderon to fly out to Stanley in left for the game-ender.
      Wyatt led the offense by going 5-for-9 on the day, hitting her second homer of the season and adding a double to knock in three runs on the day. Ziemba batted 5-for-9 on the day as well. Stanley hit a triple and a homer, going 4-for-7 for the day with two RBIs.
      Sarris went 2-0 on the day, throwing all 14 innings. She struck out five batters in each game, allowing seven hits in each contest as well.
      Elimination games begin at 11 a.m. at Georgian Court on Saturday before the Wildcats and Eagles play at 1 p.m. The Eagles defeated No. 6 Dominican, 3-2, and No. 2 Georgian Court, 2-1, to reach Saturday’s winner’s bracket game.
      Links for Saturday’s action can be found on the CACC Tournament Homepage.

    • May 3, 2014 1:21 AM EDT
    • Softball

      CSAC Championship

      Neumann 14, Immaculata 0 – 5 inn.

      Marywood 4, Neumann 2

       

      SCRANTON, Pa. – The Neumann University softball team split a pair of games at the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Championship double elimination tournament on Friday. The Knights opened the day defeating Immaculata University 14-0 in five innings. Neumann then fell to Marywood 4-2.

       

      Lauren Wilkie (so. Newark, Del. / Hodgson) pitched a complete game for her 11th win against Immaculata. She allowed just one hit and struck out three in five innings.

       

      Danielle Grayson (so. Williamstown, N.J. / Williamstown) hit two homeruns and finished with five RBI. Becca Reinhart (jr. Shoemakersville, Pa. / Central Catholic) had three hits and three runs scored. Becky Guinto (fr. Pitman, N.J. / Glassboro) knocked in three runs.

       

      The Knights scored three runs in the first inning as Grayson hit her first homerun of the game. In the second inning, Grayson hit her second homerun in her second at-bat, this time a two-run shot. Neumann took advantage of some Mighty Macs errors in the second as well and scored five runs while sending 11 batter to the plate.

       

      In the third inning, Neumann plated six runs, highlighted by a bases-clearing double by Guinto.

       

      Neumann then faced Marywood in the late game of the afternoon. Kristin Beaty (jr. Plymouth Meeting, Pa. / Archbishop Carroll) started the game and went three innings in the loss. She allowed four runs, two earned, on four hits and struck out two. Haley Broomell (fr. Woodstown, N.J. / Woodstown) pitched five hitless, shutout innings and struck out five.

       

      The Pacers scored the first run of the game in the second inning on a wild pitch. Marywood then plated three runs, two unearned, in the third inning for a 4-0 lead.

       

      In the fourth inning, Grayson led off with a double. Jessica Harrell (fr. Deptford, N.J. / A.P. Schalick) came around to score on a single by Melissa Rozumalski (so. New Castle, Del. / Padua). The Knights left two runners on base in the inning.

       

      In the top of the seventh, the Knights put two runners on base with one out. Allyson Parris (jr. Salem, N.J. / Salem) had a pinch hit single to knock in Carla D’Angelo (fr. Broomall, Pa. / Archbishop Carroll). With the tying run on first base, the Knights struck out twice to end the game.

       

      Neumann (24-10) will face Cabrini tomorrow in an elimination game at 10:00 AM. The winner will face Marywood at 12:00 PM to battle for the CSAC Title.

       

       

    • May 1, 2014 10:35 PM EDT
    • SUBJECT: Playoff Preview: Fifth Seeded Wilmington Set to Begin CACC Softball Tournament
      DATE: May 1, 2014
      djl
      LAKEWOOD, N.J. - - The 2014 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Softball Tournament begins on Friday at Georgian Court University with Wilmington earning the No. 5 seed squaring off against No. 4 Holy Family at 12 p.m. on Field 2.
      The CACC Tournament features the top eight teams throughout the regular season in a double elimination type tournament, with the winner being crowned on Sunday, May 4. The CACC Tournament winner earns an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament.
      All games scheduled for field 1 will be video streamed via College TV Ticket.  Links for the broadcast can be found on the CACC Softball Tournament Home Page at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/sball/2013-14/championship.
      Scouting the No. 5 Wilmington University Wildcats
      The Wildcats secured the No. 5 seed for the tournament with a doubleheader sweep over Bloomfield on Saturday, April 26 on Senior Day at Asbury Field. After a five game winning streak, the Wildcats ran into a slump to close out the regular season, losing seven of their last 10 games overall.
      Seniors Stephanie Sarris and Meghan Logullo, as well as sophomore Ashley Bennett were named Second Team All-CACC earlier this week after leading the Wildcats to a 16-10 CACC record.
      Sarris carried the pitching staff with a 2.28 earned run average, finishing fifth in the CACC. Her 106 strikeouts rank second in the CACC as she has struck out a season high nine batters in three separate games. Sarris’ 12-8 record in the circle is the third most amount of wins in the conference.
      Bennett belted a team high six home runs while hitting .301 for the season. Her 24 RBIs are tied with Michelle Panasiti’s 24 for most on the team.
      Logullo anchored the outfield by playing all 48 games in center field, batting .283 on the year. She has four doubles, a triple and 22 RBI while scoring 17 more on the year.
      Kelsey Doherty leads the team with a .345 batting average, five triples, 32 runs scored, 18 stolen bases, and 50 hits while Colby Wyatt has come on strong down the stretch to finish with a .344 batting average. Panaisiti leads the team with 11 doubles while Jen Fischbach is the only other Wildcat in double figures with 10.
      Scouting the No. 4 Holy Family University Tigers
      The Tigers eared the No. 4 seed with a 26-14 overall record and 17-9 record in the CACC. They come into the tournament splitting each of their last four doubleheaders, and 4-6 in their last 10 games overall. In each of the splits, the Tigers won the first game before dropping game two.
      Holy Family placed five student-athletes on the All-CACC teams, led by redshirt senior Danielle McDevitt’s First Team All-CACC accolades. AnnMarie Dalton was voted Second Team All-CACC while Kelsi Bunda, Brianna Scotto, and Bailey Walters garnered Honorable Mention recognition.
      McDevitt lead the Tigers with a .440 batting average, ranking fifth in the CACC. She has four doubles and two triples as a part of her 51 hits on the year to go along with 28 runs scored and 16 RBI.
      Erin Corrado’s eight home runs ranks third in the CACC while her 34 RBI is good enough for ninth in the CACC. She is batting .283 with five doubles and 21 runs scored.
      Bailey Walters leads the staff with a 1.79 earned run average while going 11-3 in the circle. She has three complete game shutouts on the year in 93.2 innings of work to go along with 67 strikeouts and 30 walks. Rachael Alligood also threw against the Wildcats in the regular season, finishing the year with a 7-3 record and a 3.21 earned run average. Amanda Paredes made 12 starts and has a 6-3 record, striking out 58 batters while only walking 13 in 83 innings of work.
      All-Time Series
      Friday will be the 24th meeting between the two programs since the Wildcats joined the NCAA ranks for the 2005 season. With the sweep earlier this season, the Tigers hold a 14-9 advantage in the all-time series.
      The Tigers have taken four straight in the regular season but the Wildcats defeated the Tigers last year in the CACC Tournament. In 2012, the Wildcats swept the Tigers in the regular season but Holy Family took the important game in the CACC Tournament.
      All-Time in CACC Tournament
      It is the eighth time in the past 10 seasons the Wildcats earned a spot in the CACC Tournament.
      Since joining the ranks of the NCAA in 2005, the Wildcats have only missed two CACC Tournament (2006 and 2010). The Wildcats have won two games in the double-elimination tournament on three separate occasions (2007, 2011, and 2012). They have an overall record of 7-14 in seven CACC Tournaments, going 2-2 last season.
      Season Series and All-time vs. CACC Tournament Participants:
      #1 Caldwell College Cougars: 2014 – 0-2 (1-10 and 2-9); All-Time – 5-22 (0-5 CACC Tournament)
      #2 Georgian Court University Lions: 2014 – 2-0 (5-2 and 3-2); All-Time – 9-12 (0-1 CACC Tournament)
      #3 Post University Eagles: 2014 – 1-1 (2-13 and 11-1); All-Time – 12-10 (1-1 CACC Tournament)
      #4 Holy Family University Tigers: 2014 – 0-2 (2-4 and 1-2); All-Time – 9-14 (1-2 CACC Tournament)
      #5 Wilmington University Wildcats
      #6 Dominican College Chargers: 2014 – 0-2 (1-9 and 2-3); All-Time – 8-15 (0-1 CACC Tournament)
      #7 Philadelphia University Rams: 2014 – 1-1 (1-2 and 14-1); All-Time – 12-13 (0-1 CACC Tournament)
      #8 Bloomfield College Deacons: 2014 – 2-0 (2-0 and 2-1); All-Time – 17-4 (1-0 CACC Tournament)
      2014 CACC Softball Tournament Game Schedule:

       

      Friday, May 2
      Game 1 - #1 Caldwell vs. #8 Bloomfield – 10:00 am – Field 1
      Game 2 - #2 Georgian Court vs. #7 Philadelphia – 10:00 am – Field 2
      Game 3 - #3 Post vs. #6 Dominican – Noon – Field 1
      Game 4 - #4 Holy Family vs. #5 Wilmington – Noon – Field 2
      Game 5 – Game 1 loser vs. Game 4 loser – 2:00 pm – Field 1
      Game 6 – Game 2 loser vs. Game 3 loser – 2:00 pm – Field 2
      Game 7 – Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner – 4:00 pm – Field 1
      Game 8 – Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner – 4:00 pm – Field 2

       

      Saturday, May 3
      Game 9 – Game 5 winner vs. Game 8 loser – 11:00 am – Field 1
      Game 10 – Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 loser – 11:00 am – Field 2
      Game 11 – Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner – 1:00 pm – Field 1
      Game 12 – Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner – 1:00 pm – Field 2
      Game 13 – Game 12 winner vs. Game 11 loser – 3:00 pm – Field 1

       

      Sunday, May 4
      Game 14 – Game 11 winner vs. Game 13 winner – 11:00 am – Field 1
      Game 15 – (If nec.) Gm 14 winner vs. Gm 14 loser - 1:00 pm – Field 1

    • April 29, 2014 1:24 AM EDT
    • Softball Wrap 4-28-14 to 5-3-14-(4-28-14)Taylor Beres pitched a one hitter with 12 strike outs for Middletown as they defeated Conrad 2-1.  Brooke Banks led off the bottom of the 7th inning with a triple while Sarah Adkins' RBI single tied the game which she also scored the winning run. Conrad's Juliette Emery had a RBI double.  

      Julia Casson pitched a shutout with 8 strikeouts.  Karli Cathell went 4 for 5, Leighton Trimarco went 3 for 4, Regan Shinn went 3 for 5 as the Lady Vikings of St. Elizabeth by a 17-0 score. 

      Meghan Cowan gave up 2 hits in this Blue Hen Conference matchup. Kylie Shivery had 2 doubles including a walkoff in the 7th inning to win the game for Charter. Kim Kasnic and Emily Smith each knocked in a run.Kendra Ziemba and Courtney Dellinger singled for Hodgson as they defeated Charter 3-2.

      Alexis Brooks was 3 for 3.  Nikki Sabatina, Ashley Stull, and Cam Simendinger all had 2 hits for Padua as they defeated Concord 10-0. Rhiannon Downey had a double in the 6th for Concord.

      A.I. catcher and leadoff batter Angela Ruggiero was 3 for 4 with a double and 3 runs scored as they defeated Mt. Pleasant 7-5.  She also recovered a passed ball and tug out a runner attempting to steal home. Jenna Bessel and Billie Hoghart each had two hits for A.I.  MP Jackie Beeson was 2 for 3 and turned a double play.  Betsy McCole and twins Devon and Danielle Henry all had two hits for Mount with one of Devon's being a three run homer in the third.  A.I. second baseman Cristina Ortiz accounted for 7 outs with 4 assists and 3 putouts. 

       
      Softball-4-29-14-Sarah Bessel threw a 3 hitter and the Emery sisters each homered for Conrad as they defeated Glasgow 13-1.
       
      Nikki Sabatina was 4 for 4. Emily Glatts, Alexis Brooks, Ashley Stull, Cam Simendinger,  and Brianna Serafin all had mutiple hits for Padua as they defeated Appo 12-2. Kaitlyn Olivas had two hits for Appo.
       
      Toni Browning earned her 5th win going 5 strong giving up 3 hits & 1 run. Stephanie Drake, Rory Kendle & Gina Hallman all tripled for the Raiders as they defeated St. Marks 11-1. The Raiders Annmarie Tedesco went 2 for 4 with 2RBI'S & Carly Volko went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Jayde Dirocco doubled for St. Mark's.
       
      Delmar scored 1 run in the fifth inning and 2 more in the sixth to secure the win 7-6. Avery Wheatley, Ashton Riddle, and Danielle Bradley had multiple hits for Delmar. Caesar Rodney was lead by Rosa'lynn Burton and Stephany Courtney's multiple hits.
       
      Tech scored three runs in the 3rd on hits by Callahan, Genshaw and Taylor Collins as they defeated Central 8-6. Central came right back to tie with a three run fourth capped by Morgan Smith's 2 run single. Tech regained the lead in the fifth by Madison Watson 2 run homer. Tech added 3 more in the 5th highlighted by Emily Pusey's 2 run single. Central rallied for 3 runs in the 7th, aided by 3 Tech miscues. Central had runners on 2nd & 3rd with one out, bur Pusey made a game saving catch and Sarah James retired the last batter on a pop up.
       
      Gaby Culver had 10 strikeouts in 5 innings in the circle to pace Laurel to a 12-0 win over Seaford.
       
      Brandywine picked up the win in the cold rainy weather before the game was called in the 6th inning as they defeated William Penn 13-3. Alicia Corrado pitched a good game getting 10 strike outs and helped herself out at the plate with a double, single and 3 RBI's. Kelsey Looney had a double, single and 3 RBI's. Jackie Kozloski had 3 hits, Laurel Bradley, Lauren Gallucio and Samantha Satcher each had 2 hits to help the team out. Sierra Wright, Eryn Bailey and Meghan Brown each had a hit to help the team get the win.  William Penn had a hit from J. Rufino, M. Stewart and Howett. Savannah Clark pitched a good game and had 5 strike outs. 
       
      Danielle Adams lead the Cougars going 1 - 2 with a HR, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored.  Carly Brown contributed going 2 - 4 with a double, and 2 RBIs to pace Delcastle to a 10-7 over Mt. Pleasant.  Jackie Beeson went 2-4 for Mount Pleasant with a HR and 2 RBIs. 
       
       
      5-8-14-Softball-The Riders won in six innings on an RBI single by Alyssa Ball. Shelby Voak, Stephany Courtney, and Rosa'Lynn Burton had 3 hits a piece for the Riders as they defeated the Lady Eagles of Smyrna 14-4. Jordan Moseley picked up the win. Taylor John drove in 2 runs for Smyrna.
       
      Whitney DeMora was 2-2 with 3 RBI, Shaina Reed and Taylor Pechin added 2 RBI each for POLYTECH as they defeated the Lady Senators of Dover 14-0. Reed and Pechin combined for 14 strikeouts.  
       
      Sussex Tech hammered 4 home run enroute to a 9-2 win over Lake Forest. Nicole Ullman drove in the first 2 runs in the first inning and Kelci Rines followed with a solo shot. Lauren Genshaw had 3 run shot in the second and followed with another 3 run shot in the third. Simpson Kerrigan had a solo shot for the Spartans. Emily Pusey pitched the complete game allowing 4 hits, stiking out 5 and walking 2.
       
       
      Regan Green had 18 strikeouts in 8 innings to earn a tough win a 5-3 win over Sussex Central.  She also had the game winning hit in the top of the eighth for Laurel.  Haley McCabe came in relief and pitched 6 scoreless innings until the eighth.  Shelby Wilkins supplied a big 2 RBI  hit for Sussex Central.
       
      Brooke Banks tied the game in the 3rd inning with a RBI by Haley Marston which each of them had 2 hits to pace Middletown to a 5-4 win over Delaware Military Academy.  Taylor Beres' run gave Middletown the lead in the 6th inning.  Katherine Pupillo had 3 hits including a solo homerun for DMA. 
       
       Meghan Salter pitched a 1-hitter while striking out 6. Stephanie Whitfield and Peyton Reno had two hits each, Katie Dudek and Paige Bruhl each had 2 RBI and Haley Frati scored three times to pace St. Marks to an 11-1 win over Seaford. Meggan Walton struck out 4 for the Blue Jays.
       
      Hodgson's Karri McMillan allowed 2 hits, while striking out 10, to earn the victory for the Silver Eagles 11-0 win over the Lady Highlanders of McKean. Kendra Ziemba went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's for Hodgson. Alexis Newton and Emily Treml each had a hit for McKean.
       
      Caitlin Buckalew was 4-5 with a home run and a double and 5 other Lions had multiple hits as they defeated Ursuline 15-2.  Ann Marie Tedesco and Stephanie Drake each had singles and runs scored for Ursuline. 
       
       Sam Martin pitched a complete game giving up 4 hits in 5 innings for the Vikings of Christiana as they defeated the Lady Rams of Dickinson 19-4.  Briana Rodriquez went 2 for 4 with 5 RBIs.  Freshman Henshawn and Groce both had 2 hits and 3 RBIs.
      5-1-14 
       
      DMA scored a run in the top of the 8th on an error.  Emily Glatts led off the bottom of the 8th with her 2nd single of the game followed by a single from Alexis Brooks.  Kierstin Fallers hit a walk off 3 run home run to center to pace the Lady Pandas of Padua 3-1 over the Lady Seahawks of DMA.  Lana Brown had 2 hits for DMA.
       
      Softball- Every Rider got at least one hit in the15-2 win over Dover. Seniors Shelby Voak and Cassetty Howerin played their last home as a Rider in a thrilling victory. Lauren Polinski earned her third win of the season striking out six batters.
       
      Taylor Pechin was 3-3 and Shaina Reed, Kristen Ball, Whitney DeMora, Monica Joseph, Amanda Waishes, and Morgan Dodge added two hits each for POLYTECH as they defeated Cape 11-6.  Elissa Leach was 2-3 with a homerun for Cape.  
       
      Sarah Gouge and Jessica Behornar combined for their first pitching win of the season to pace William Penn to a 21-8 win over Newark.  Judell Rufino was 4for 4 and Jess Behornar was 3 for 3 with 5 runs scored. Tia Smith was 2 for 3 with 5 RBI's.  Taylor Moore and Amanda Binning had hits for Newark.
       
      Nikki Sabatina was 4 for 4 with 2 RBI's.  Kierstin Fallers had a 2 run triple in the 6th for Padua as they defeated St. Marks 6-2. Olivia Ellis gave up 2 unearned runs and had 7 strikeouts.
       
      Jenna Bessel struck out 14 and AI came back from a late 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 over Glasgow. Tyler Eddy drove in 2 runs with a double in the 6th inning to give the Tigers the lead.  Rae Ann Brainard had a multi hit game including a triple to lead the Dragons.  Ashley Brogan kept the Tiger hitters off balance all day and recorded 5 strikeouts.
       
      Multiple hits for Rachel Pritchard and Cori Rydgren. Rachel Pritchard pitched a three hit shout-out a Concord win over St. E's 3-0.  Jaclyn Garyantes had two hits for St E's
       
      Taylor Beres pitched a 1 hitter with 8 strike outs for Middletown a 6-0 win over Delcastle.  Haley Marston hit 3-4 including a double and RBI.  Sarah Adkins, Taylor Beres, and Kelsey Stuckert had 2 hits each for Middletown.  Lizjae Matos had a hit for Delcastle. 
       
      In a back and forth close game, St. Georges' Lexi Baughman pitched through an injury to hold the Bulldogs with a 9-8 win and with a limit to 1 run in the last 2 innings and Haley Powers made an outstanding infield play to end  Brandywine's threat in the 7th. Sarah Coyne led the St. Georges Hawks going 4 for 4 with a triple and 4 RBIs and Krissy Hawke had her 1st career homerun and 2 RBIs. Brandywine was led by Sierra Wright  who was 4 for 5 and Eryn Bailey who was 2 for 4.
       
      Antonia Browning earned the win by hurling a 2 hitter to pace the Lady Raiders of Ursuline to a 9-8 win over the Lady Auks of Archmere.  Carly Volko had the game winning hit in the bottom of the 7th for the Raiders to win it. Jocelyn Phillips went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles & 2 RBI'S. Julia Hallman also went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI'S.  Maryanna Lynch doubled for Archmere and added 3 RBI's.
       
      DMA defeated Wilmington Christian 10-8 was led by Sarah Godek, Courtney Allin, Kayla Frazer, Hannah Belair and Kylie Quirk all with multiple hits for DMA's third straight Diamond State Conference Championship. Wilm. Christian was led by Sarah Sorowice (2-3) with a double.  
       
      Jordan Schoeneberger had a 3 run homerun and Lindsay Johnson went 2 for 3 to lead Charter to a 5-1 win over the Lady Jags of Appoquinimink in this Flight A matchup. Meghan Cowan earned her 9th win of the year. Jayme Richardson had a solo home run for the Jaguars.
       
      Hodgson's Karri McMillan allowed 3 hits on 9 strikeouts to earn her 10th win of the season as the Lady Silver Eagles defeated the Lady Green Knights of Mt. Pleasant by a 11-0 score. McMillan also went 2 for 3 with a home run and 1 RBI. Sam Owens went 2 for 2 with 4 RBI's for Hodgson. Emma Gorrell had 2 hits for Mount Pleasant. 
       
      Caitlin Buckalew doubled in the fourth inning and Shannon Brantley followed with an RBI single and scored a run to pace Red Lion to a 5-2 win over the Lady Bulldogs of Laurel.  Kaylee Hazewski singled to start off the bottom of sixth and scored the eventual winning run on Noelle Holiday's RBI single and Cookie Carrier followed with a two run home run.  Regan Green struck out 10 Red Lion  batters and Alexandria Ullman followed Allyssa Givens' double with an RBI double of her own to take a 2-0 lead. 
       
      5-9-14 Recaps-
      Softball-Emily Neal went 2 for 3 with a scored run. Jenna Vasquez hit a triple in the third inning to score 2 runs to put Caravel on top 3-0 over Appoquinimink. Holly Brooks went 3 for 3 and had 7 strike outs on the mound for Caravel Academy.  Jordan Scout went 1 for 1 with a single for Appoquinimink.
       
      Laurel -  Sara Jo Whaley went 3 for 5 with an RBI, Kelsie Joseph went 2 for 2, Alyssa Givens went 2 for 5 with a double, Marissa Walls went 1 for 1, Lexie Ullman went 1 for 2 with an RBI, Brittany Woods went 1 for 2 with an RBI, Regan Green went 4 for 4 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs to pace the Lady Bulldogs of Laurel by a 9-1 win over the Lady Senators of Dover.  Dover - Heather Keller hit a homerun and Anye Carter got a hit for Dover and while playing shortstop, ran down a fly ball and caught it in mid left field.
       
      St. Georges won the Flight 'B" Conference Championship behind Lexi Baughman pitching a 2 hit shutout and key hitting by Morgan Ross who was 3 for 3 and 3 RBIs, Katie Sterling who was 3 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBIs, Lexi Baughman who was 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs, and Haley Powers who was 2 for 3 to pace St. Georges by a 3-0 score over Mt. Pleasant. Jacqueline  Beeson and Devon Henry had hits for Mt. Pleasant.  
       
      Softball-DMA was led by Kayla Frazer (2-4), Lana Brown (2-4, 4RBI), Lana Sisofo (2-3) and Alicia Cross (2-4, 3 RBI) to pace the Lady Seahawks of DMA to a 13-1 win over the Lady Yellowjackets of Newark.  Newark's Robyn Haden had a hit and a run scored. 
       
      As a continuation from a previous game where CHS only needed 1/2 inning for the game to be completed before the rain came last week, they got it today. CHS Sophomore pitcher Samantha Martin with the help of B Rodriquez, G King, and H. Henshaw, the Vikings were very lucky to pull off a 1,2,3 inning.  In the bottom of the 5th inning, the Vikings had bases loaded without an out...then lightening struck twice.  The game was called as a complete game after a 30 min delay but prevailed 9-8 over Newark.
       
       Carly Volko & Gina Hallman led the Raiders to a conference win going 4 for 5 and 3 for 5 with 2 doubles each & 5 RBI'S combined to pace the Lady Raiders of Ursuline to a 15-7 win over St. Marks. Emily Aleixo entered in the 4th allowing just 2 hits to earn her second win of the year. Kathleen Dudek doubled & drove in a run for Saint Marks. Peyton Reno was 3 for 4 with a double.
       
      Taylor Beres pitched a one hit shut out with 9 strike outs. Samantha Royston had a double with 4 runs and 2 RBI's. Brooke Banks had a hit with 3 RBI's and Sarah Adkins and Claudia Marchione had 2 RBI's for Middletown as they defeated the Auks of Archmere 15-0.  Maryanna Lynch had a double for Archmere.
       
      Olivia Ellis and Abby Cunningham combined for the shut out a 14-0 win over the Lady Tigers of AI DuPont.  Cam Simendinger, Ashley Stull, Alexis Brooks, and Olivia Ellis all had multiple hit for Padua.  Alexis Brooks drove in 5 runs along with 3 runs scored by Nikki Sabatina and Emily Glatts.  Jenna Bessel had two hits for AI.
       
      Katherine Betts pitched a complete game two hitter for Lake as they defeated DAPSS by a 10-0 score.  Kathryn Simpson had four hits for LF while Katherine Betts,Gabi Cubbage, Destiny Thomson and Paige Bundschuh each contributed three hits each.
       
      Shannon Brantley have up one unearned run in the second inning, had 11 strikeouts and ended the game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a solo home run to pace the Lady Lions of Red Lion Christian to a 11-1 win over Smyrna.
       
      Brooke Coleman hit a 3-run homerun in the third to put Pennsville on top 3-0. Zoe Bunch added to the score board with a home run over centerfield fence making the score 4-0. Caravel came up big in the 4th and 5th inning tieing the game 4-4. Caravel scored the game winning run in the 6th ending the game 5-4. 

      Both teams would like to thank everyone who came out tonight to support Attack Addiction!
       
      McKenzie Waide had 3 hits and Allie Zitvogel had 2 hits for DCHS but the Lady Redskins of Conrad won by a 6-2 score. Taylor Steger scored two runs and had a double for Conrad.  
       
       


       
       
       

       
       

       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       

       
       
       

       

    • April 29, 2014 12:08 AM EDT
    • Fitzgerald and Biddle Take Home Top CSAC Awards

       

      ASTON, Pa. – Immaculata’s Meagan Fitzgerald (Saylorsburg, Pa./Pleasant Valley) and Liz Biddle (Townsend, Del./St. Thomas More) won two of the Colonial States Athletic Conference’s highest end-of-the-year awards Monday when the conference announced its annual awards. Fitzgerald garnered 2014 CSAC Pitcher of the Year honors, marking the second-consecutive season she has earned the top pitcher honor. Biddle was named the 2014 CSAC Softball Rookie of the Year. The duo has been part of an Immaculata team that has a 23-9 overall and 19-3 CSAC record and the No. 3 seed in the CSAC Tournament.

       

      In addition to these top honors, Fitzgerald and Biddle were both First Team All-CSAC selections. Jenny Barnholt (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley)Rachel Kelly (Malvern, Pa./West Chester East), Meghan Kugler (Gilbertsville, Pa./Pope John Paul II) and Danielle Palmisano (Tobyhanna, Pa./Pocono Mt. East) were all selected to the CSAC Honorable Mention Team. Allie Leonard (New Castle, Del./Saint Elizabeth’s) was also named to the CSAC Sportsmanship Team.

       

      In addition to being the second CSAC Pitcher of the Year award, it’s also Fitzgerald’s third-consecutive First Team All-CSAC honor. She has earned CSAC pitcher of the week twice and honor roll recognition twice this season. In 17 appearances and 16 starts, she had 16 complete games, including three shutouts with a 1.83 earned-run average and a record of 13-3. The senior fanned 100 batters while walking 31, and holding her opponents to a .212 batting average.

       

      She has the lowest ERA (1.83) in the CSAC, second-most strikeouts (100) in the league, seventh-most innings pitched (107), lowest opponent batting average (.212), and second in the league in wins (13).

       

      In 12 appearances and 11 starts during CSAC games, she had a 1.73 ERA while posting a 10-1 CSAC record. Across those 73.0 innings of work, she struck out 76 while walking just 18 and limited opponents to a batting average of .217.

       

      Biddle made an immediate impact for the Mighty Macs during her rookie campaign as the squad’s designated player. She started all 32 games for the Mighty Macs this year, producing 30 hits, 33 RBIs and 29 runs scored. She leads the team in home runs (7) and RBIs (33), while being second in doubles (6). She had the third-best batting average on the team at .366, while having a .695 slugging percentage and .514 on-base percentage, and was 5-for-5 on stolen base attempts.

       

      During the 22 CSAC games this season, Biddle hit .411 with 23 hits, 26 runs scored and 24 RBI. She had a .786 slugging and .568 on-base percentage, as well as went 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts. She drew a league-leading 23 walks during conference play.

       

      Barnholt is an honorable mention selection for the third-straight season. She started 28 and played in 30 games with a .317 batting average with 26 hits, 11 runs scored and 21 RBIs. During CSAC games, she had a .318 batting average, 21 hits, 11 runs scored and 20 RBIs.

       

      Kelly and Kugler both begin their collegiate softball careers being selected to the honorable mention team. Kelly earned CSAC Hitter of the Week once this season. She started and played in all 32 games, listing sixth on the team with a .317 batting average, 33 hits, 24 RBIs and scored 25 runs. In the 22 CSAC games, she posted a .360 batting average, 27 hits, 22 runs scored and 20 RBI. She had a .547 slugging and .430 on-base percentage during those contests.

       

      Kugler was selected to the honor roll once and was lauded in the pitching circle once this season. She has the fifth-best batting average on the team at .347 with 33 hits, 29 runs scored and 15 RBIs. During the 22 CSAC games, she hit .371 with 26 hits, 26 runs scored and 14 RBIs.

       

      Palmisano previously earned Honorable Mention All-CSAC in 2011. She has started 29 and played in all 32 games leading the team in hitting with a .375 average on 33 hits. She has scored 23 runs and has 16 RBIs as well as a .420 slugging and .444 on-base percentage. She started 21 of 23 CSAC games and ranks 11th in the conference with a .439 batting average while adding with 29 hits, 21 runs scored and 16 RBIs.

       

      Leonard played in 14 games this season for Immaculata, going 2-for-7 at the plate with one RBI. She also scored four runs for the Mighty Macs.

       

      Immaculata play in the CSAC Tournament Monday afternoon 4 p.m. The third-seeded Mighty Macs will host the sixth-seed Gwynedd Mercy University Griffins in a first round game. The winner of the first round game advances to the CSAC Championship Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, on the campus of Marywood University. The format is double elimination for the weekend. Fourth-seeded Cabrini hosts fifth-seed Centenary also on Monday in the other first round contest. 

       

       

       

    • April 29, 2014 12:05 AM EDT
    • Delaware State Softball Link:  http://www.dsuhornets.com//ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=5804&DB_OEM_ID=12900&ATCLID=209483525

    • April 24, 2014 1:20 AM EDT
    • Neumann University

      4/23/14

       

      Softball

      Widener 8, Neumann 5

      Widener 4, Neumann 0

       

      ASTON, Pa. – The Neumann University softball team dropped a pair of non-conference games to Widener University on Wednesday afternoon. Game scores were 8-5 and 4-0.

       

      Seniors Becca Reinhart (Shoemakersville, Pa. / Central Catholic) and Meredith Grady (Harve de Grace, Md. / Harve de Grace) were recognized after the games.

       

      In game one, the Knights put three runs on the board in the first inning for an early lead. Neumann loaded the bases without a hit. Becky Guinto (fr. Pitman, N.J. / Glassboro) knocked in two runs with on single. Megan Williams (jr. Ingleside, Md. / Queen Anne's) then hit an RBI single for the third run.

       

      Widener put five runs on the board in the top of the second inning. The teams then traded runs back and forth. The Pride kept the Knights at arm’s length. As Neumann would start the rally, Widener turned three double plays in the game to end the threat.

       

      The Knights put the first two batters on in the bottom of the seventh, but the Pride turned their third double play to end the game.

       

      Lauren Wilkie (so. Newark, Del. / Hodgson) started the game and went 5.0 innings. She allowed six runs, four earned, on seven hits and struck out four. Allyson Parris (jr. Salem, N.J. / Salem) pitched the final two innings.

       

      In game two, the Knights could not get the bats going and committed errors that kept them out of the game. Neumann threatened in the fifth with the bases loaded, but Widener forced a groundout to end the inning.

       

      The Pride scored a run in the third and then three in the fifth en route to the win.

       

      Kristin Beaty (jr. Plymouth Meeting, Pa. / Archbishop Carroll) started the game and went 5.0 innings. She allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits. Haley Broomell (fr. Woodstown, N.J. / Woodstown) pitched the sixth inning and struck out two. Melissa Rozumalski (fr. New Castle, Del. / Padua) pitched the seventh inning and struck out one.

       

      Neumann (22-8) will wrap up the regular season at Immaculata on Saturday. The conference doubleheader gets underway at 1:00 PM.

       

       

       

       

      Baseball

      Neumann 9, Wesley 1

       

      DOVER, Del. – The Neumann University baseball team picked up a 9-1 win at Wesley College on Wednesday afternoon.

       

      Bobby Sefick (fr. Toms River, N.J. / Toms River North) started his first collegiate game and went 7.0 innings for the win. He allowed just one run on four hits. Zach Youngberg (fr. Delran, N.J. / Delran) pitched the final 2.0 innings.

       

      AJ Koscelansky (so. East Norriton, Pa. / Pope John Paul II) led the Knights on the offensive side, knocking in seven runs on three hits, including a grand slam.

       

      The Knights started the game with three runs in the top of the first inning. Koscelansky hit a two-run double and then came around to score on a single by Kelvin Ortiz (so. Bristol, Pa. / Bristol).

       

      Neumann added single runs in the third and fourth for a 5-1 lead after four innings.

       

      In the sixth innings, Koscelansky hit the ball over the fence in left field with the bases loaded to put the game out of reach.

       

      The Wolverines loaded the based in the bottom of the sixth, but could not get a run across the plate. Welsey then went down in order in the final three innings.

       

      Neumann (14-15) will open its weekend conference series with Keystone on Friday. The single game gets underway at 3:00 PM.

       

       

    • April 23, 2014 2:20 AM EDT
    • Week of 4-22-14 to 4-25-14:  Taylor Beres pitched a complete game with strike outs 7 for Middletown as they defeated St. Marks 5-4.  Brooke Banks had 2 RBI's for Middletown. St. Marks took the lead in the 6th inning from a single by Paige Bruhl. Middletown fought back in the bottom of the 7th inning with an RBI from Haley Marston and the walk off RBI from Claudia Marchione. 

      Sara Jo Whaley went 2 for 4 at the plate for Laurel and collected an RBI as they defeated Caravel 2-1.  Regan Green recorded 20 strike outs for Laurel.

       

      4-25-14

      Softball-Caesar Rodney recieved mulitple hits from Rosalynn Burton, Chaney Jones, Maddie Harris, Kyra Watson, and Lexi Abernathy to pace the Lady Riders of Caesar Rodney to a 6-5 win over the Lady Raiders of Concord. Jordan Moseley earned her first varsity win and Lauren Polinski picked up the save striking out 4 of 5 batters faced. Concord rallied for 3 runs in the sixth inning, but left the bases loaded. Seray Crescenzo lead Concord with 2 hits including an inside the park home run.
       
      Brittney Ford hit a homerun in the 9th to give Caravel the go-ahead run to win the game as they defeated Charter 5-4.
       
      4-26-14
       
      Karri McMillan went 2 for 4 with 2 homeruns and 4 RBI's for Hodgson. Courtney Dellinger went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored for Hodgson. Sierra Watkins, Sianea Baker, and Tayler John had 3 hits apiece for Smyrna. 
       
      Shannon Brantley struck out 7 while the Lions defense was able to hold a potent Charter offense to 2 runs as Red Lion won 4-2.  Caitlin Buckalew was 2 for 2 and reached base four times to lead the Lions offense.  Shannon Brantley and Noelle Holiday each had 2 hits for Red Lion as well and Cookie Carrier knocked in a crucial run in top of the 7th inning giving Red Lion the victory.  Erin Anderson was 3-4 while Devon Steiner homered and singled leading the Charter offense that continued to threaten all afternoon.  
       
      DMA was led by Kylie Quirk 2 for 4 with two doubles, 4 RBI's, 2 runs scored and Katie Pupillo 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored as they defeated St. Marks 15-10. St. Marks was led by Jayde DiRocco and Stephanie Whitfield both 2 for 3. 
       
       Holly Brooks and Samantha Esper both went 2 for 3 for Caravel Academy as they defeated Delmar 3-1. 
       
      Madison Watson's walk off home run with one out in the bottom of the seventh to pace Sussex Tech to a 2-1 win over Padua. Kelci Rines tied the score at one with a solo home run for Tech in the fifth inning.
       
       





       

       

       

       

       

    • April 23, 2014 1:19 AM EDT
    • Neumann University

      4/22/14

       

      Softball

      Neumann 11, Rosemont 1 – 5 inn.

      Neumann 8, Rosemont 0 – 6 inn.

       

      ASTON, Pa. – The Neumann University softball team took two Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) contests from Rosemont College on Tuesday afternoon. Game scores were 11-1 in five innings and 8-0 in six innings.

       

      After Rosemont scored the first run of the game on a homerun in the top of the first, the Knights buckled down and plated 11 runs over the next four innings.

       

      Allie White (jr. Woolwich, N.J. / Kingsway) led the Knights half of the first inning off with a walk, she came around to score after Marisa Giordano (fr. West Chester, Pa. / Bishop Shanahan) singled and then advanced to third on an error, allowing White to score. Becca Reinhart (jr. Shoemakersville, Pa. / Central Catholic) then knocked in Giordano with a single.

       

      Lauren Wilkie (so. Newark, Del. / Hodgson) knocked in Megan Williams (jr. Ingleside, Md. / Queen Anne's) with a double in the second inning for a 3-1 Knights lead. Neumann plated three more runs in the third and five in the fourth. Becky Guinto (fr. Pitman, N.J. / Glassboro) hit a two-run double in the fourth inning.

       

      Wilkie went 4.0 innings for the win. She allowed one run on one hit and struck out six. Allyson Parris (jr. Salem, N.J. / Salem) pitched the fifth inning and struck out two.

       

      In game two, Neumann took a 1-0 lead in the second inning as Carla D’Angelo (fr. Broomall, Pa. / Archbishop Carroll) knocked in Jamie Scannella (so. Titusville, N.J. / Hopewell Valley) on an RBI double. The Knights then took advantage of a Ravens error and plated three runs in the third inning.

       

      Guinto ended the game with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the sixth to score White for the 8-0 final.

       

      Kristin Beaty (jr. Plymouth Meeting, Pa. / Archbishop Carroll) went 4.0 innings for the win. She allowed one hit and struck out four. Haley Broomell (fr. Woodstown, N.J. / Woodstown) went 2.0 hitless innings and struck out four.

       

      Neumann (22-6, 18-2 CSAC) will host Widener tomorrow afternoon for a non-conference doubleheader. Action gets underway at 3:30 PM.

       

       

    • April 23, 2014 1:11 AM EDT
    • SUBJECT: Wildcats Respond in Nightcap to Split Wacky CACC Softball Doubleheader, 2-13 and 11-1, with Post
      DATE: April 22, 2014
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      NEW CASTLE, Del. - - The Wilmington University softball team sent 13 batters to the plate in the top of the first inning of game two, responding from dropping game one, 13-2, to take game two, 11-1, in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference doubleheader against Post at Asbury Field on Thursday.
       In a wacky doubleheader between two of the top teams in the CACC, the Eagles (20-18, 16-6 CACC) put 13 runs on the board in two innings of game one, before the Wildcats (22-18, 14-6 CACC) scored all 11 runs in two innings in game two to earn the split.
      After going down in order in the top of the first inning, Post put five runs on the board in the top of the second, using four walks and three hits to take a 5-0 lead.
      The Wildcats started chopping at the large deficit, scoring a run in the third as Cambria ZIemba singled home Chelsea Botsch who hit a one-out triple. They made it 5-2 with another run in the fourth inning, getting an RBI single from Botsch, scoring Meghan Logullo from second base.
      But the Eagles retaliated with two outs in the fifth inning, as a bases loaded double started a string of seven consecutive two out hits. The Eagles put eight on the board in the fifth, using eight hits and a pair of hit-by-pitches to start the inning.
      Post’s Kaitlin Derby picked up the win while pitching all five innings in the first game, walking one while allowing two runs on seven hits.
      Having only thrown 78 pitches in the first game, Derby started in the circle for the Eagles in the second game as well. But the Wildcats were ready for the hurler, as they sent 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first, scoring eight runs on nine hits.
      Botsch, Ziemba, and Colby Wyatt started the inning off with three straight singled, as Wyatt’s scored Botsch with the game’s first run. Michelle Panasiti loaded the bases with a bunt base hit, allowing Kelsey Doherty to knock in another run with a single into right field. Jen Fischbach knocked in a pair on an RBI single to left. Again with the bases loaded, Ziemba doubled down the line in left field, putting two more on the board for the Wildcats. A fielding error on a sharp grounder by Wyatt brought home the final run of the first inning for the Wildcats, giving the home team a quick 8-0 lead.
      Game two starter Stephanie Sarris didn’t allow a hit until the third inning and didn’t allow a run until the top of the fifth. She improved to 11-6 on the year, striking out nine batters with only allowing four hits.
      Kelsey Doherty doubled in two more runs in the bottom of the fourth, followed by an RBI single by Logullo to put the Wildcats ahead 11-0 and in line for the eight-run rule after four and a half innings of play.
      Botsch went 4-for-7 from atop the Wildcat lineup on Thursday, while Ziemba went 3-for-4 form the number two spot. The two batters tallied four runs on the afternoon, sparking the lineup once again.
      Doherty tallied three RBI in game two while Ziemba, Wyatt, and Fischbach each finished with two RBI in the win.
      The Wildcats take to the road for their next two doubleheaders as they head to NFCA No. 10 Caldwell on Thursday before heading to Dominican on Friday. The Wildcats return to Asbury Field on Saturday for a doubleheader against Bloomfield for Senior Day.

       

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    • April 23, 2014 12:20 AM EDT
    • Philadelphia, Pa. - Kim Murl picked up two victories and added three hits and two RBI in West Chester University's non-league doubleheader sweep at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia at McNeil Field Tuesday afternoon.

      The Golden Rams (31-16) did not allow a run in taking the opener 3-0 and the nightcap 7-0. The Devils (10-24) trailed 1-0 in game 1 going to the seventh, and had a chance to tie of take the lead with the bases loaded in the fourth inning of game two, but could not push a run across the plate.

      Kelly Anderson broke a scoreless tie with a sacrifice fly in the fourth to bring home Kim Begley who led off the frame with a walk. Laura Altenburger tripled home two runs in the seventh to supply some breathing room for the 3-0 victory in the openinng game.

      Micaela McSpadden pitched the first 3.2 innings and left with a runner on and a 1-0 lead in the fourth, when Murl entered, she recorded the final out in the fourth and finished the game allowing just one in hit in 3.1 innings of work and was credited with the win to improve to 12-6. Nicole Ayers allowed just one run in 4 innings but was saddled with the loss to fall to 5-7.

      Murl, Jill Murray, and Erin Quense each knocked in two runs in the second half of the twinbill amd Murl and Katie Erb combined for the shutout.

      West Chester took a 1-0 lead in the first when Murl single home J.P. Norris who led the game off with a walk. The Sciences loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth with one out, but Murl induced a groundball back to her to start a 1-2-3 double play to end the threat.

      In the top of the fifth West Chester was finally able to add to its lead with a two out triple by Murl to bring home Jess Schuck, Murray then followed with a single to make it a 3-0 advantage.

      Sarah Derstine scored on an Ali Vavala gound out in the sixth to increase the lead to 4-0 and West Chester added three more in the seventh on a RBI single from Murray and a two run single to left from Quense.

      Murl went the first five innings allowing only five hits while striking out five to improve to 13-6 on the year and win her 40th career game. Erb pitched the final two inning relinquishing two hits and recording two strikeouts to complete the combined shutout. Brittney Granahan pitched the first six innings and took the loss for the Devils to fall to 1-5.

      West Chester returns to PSAC East action on Friday when it hosts East Stroudsburg on senior day in the final home games of the season.
       



      Hannah Cowan Named PSAC Lacrosse Athlete of the Week

      LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Sophomore Hanna Cowan, who keyed a second half comeback victory over No. 7 Indiana, Pa. on Saturday, has been named Co-PSAC Lacrosse athlete of the week announced by the league offices on Tuesday.

      The Wilmington, Del., native scored 11 goals in two West Chester victories this past week, including seven coming in Saturday's come-from-behind win at IUP.

      Cowan netted four goals in the first half on Friday as West Chester raced to a10-4 halftime lead en route to a 17 – 6 win.

      The Golden Rams trailed 11-6 heading to the second half at No. 7 IUP on Saturday and seemed destined for their fifth conference loss of the season, when they turned the tide with a 7-0 run to take a 14-12 lead and hang on for a 14-13 win.

      Cowan started the run with a pair goals to reach 50 on the season and make it a 12-9 game, after West Chester trimmed the lead to one, then Cowan struck again to tie the game at 12-12. Erin Eckert put the Golden Rams in front and Cowan added the eventual winner.

      West Chester (10-4, 7-4 PSAC East) hosts East Stroudsburg on Saturday for Senior Day to end the regular season.

       

    • April 19, 2014 10:36 PM EDT
    • Delaware State Women's Softball Link http://www.dsuhornets.com//ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=5804&DB_OEM_ID=12900&ATCLID=209473386