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  • Blue Hens Drop Game Two to Northeastern

    Posted 2018-05-21 01:31:10 by: Exec Exec

                                          (Sullivan Left, Baker Center, Niggebruger Right, UD)                                       (Scott Left, Hutchins Center, Spadafino Right, UD) NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware baseball team dropped game two of a weekend set to Northeastern University Friday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium. The loss combined with yesterday’s setback, snaps Delaware’s (29-24, 12-11 CAA) CAA home series winning streak at eight. Freshman (6-3) started the game for the Blue Hens allowing three unearned runs in 3.2 innings pitched. The righty struck out two batters and walked four. Seniors and combined to throw five strong innings for the Blue Hens, allowing just two runs. Junior went 2-4 with an RBI double, while also turned in an identical 2-4 with an RBI double. The loss keeps Delaware in fifth place in the CAA standings. A Delaware loss tomorrow would drop the Hens into sixth place heading into next week’s CAA Tournament. Delaware struck first Friday in the bottom of the second, as Niggebrugge drove home from second base on an RBI double. The game remained 1-0 until the fourth when Sullivan IV allowed the three unearned runs behind a pair of errors.  Meeker, who came on in relief of Sullivan IV in the fourth, also tossed a scoreless fifth, giving the Blue Hens a chance to cut into a two-run deficit. Second baseman singled and later scored on a two-out Baker double that hit off the ‘Blue Monster’ in left cut the Northeastern (33-17, 17-6 CAA) lead to just 3-2. The Blue Hens has an opportunity to tie the game in the sixth, as and Niggebrugge were on second and third with two outs, but a strikeout ended the frame. Northeastern added runs in the seventh and ninth, to hold on for a 5-2 ...

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  • Wilmington Baseball Named No. 7 Seed for East Regional Tournament; to Face No. 2 St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday

    Posted 2018-05-14 19:44:56 by: Exec Exec

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - - The Wilmington University baseball team earned the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament and was named the No. 7 seed in the upcoming tournament hosted by New Haven at Finnerty Field on the campus of Pace University. The Wildcats (34-19) will face the East Coast Champion and reigning East Regional Tournament Champion No. 2 seed St. Thomas Aquinas in the first round on Thursday afternoon. It is the eighth time the Wildcats have advanced to the NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament in its NCAA era, dating back to the 2005 season. Tournament Information Tickets: $8.00 for Adults $5.00 for Children and Seniors 2018 NCAA Division II East Region Championship Schedule Thursday, May 17 - at Finnerty Field (Pleasantville, N.Y.) Game 1 :: No. 3 Le Moyne (33-15-1) vs. No. 6 Merrimack (31-19) :: 11:00 a.m. Game 2 :: No. 2 St. Thomas Aquinas (36-13) vs. No. 7 Wilmington (Del.) (33-19) :: 3:00 p.m. Game 3 :: No. 4 Southern New Hampshire (35-15) vs. No. 5 Franklin Pierce (32-13) :: 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 18 - at Finnerty Field (Pleasantville, N.Y.) Game 4 :: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 :: 11:00 a.m. :: elimination game Game 5 :: No. 1 New Haven (37-10) vs. Winner Game 3:: 3:00 p.m. Game 6 :: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 :: 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19 - at Finnerty Field (Pleasantville, N.Y.) Game 7 :: Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 5 :: 11:00 a.m. :: elimination game Game 8 :: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 6 :: 3:00 p.m. :: elimination game Game 9 :: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 :: 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, May 20 - at Finnerty Field (Pleasantville, N.Y.) Game 10 :: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 :: 12:00 p.m. :: elimination game Game 11 :: Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 9 :: 4:00 p.m. :: elimination game Championship - Monday, May 21 - at Finnerty ...

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  • Champions Again: Wilmington Baseball Wins Two over Felician to Claim 2018 CACC Tournament Championship

    Posted 2018-05-14 19:36:58 by: Exec Exec

      (Photo compliments of Wilmington university) WATERBURY, Conn. - - A thrilling extra inning affair forced the "if necessary" game and the Wilmington University baseball team captured the 2018 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship with an 8-3 victor over Felician on Sunday afternoon at Municipal Stadium, hosted by Post University. Needing to win two games to capture their seventh CACC Championship, the Wildcats (34-19) scored two runs in the top of the 10th and carry the momentum into the winner-take-all championship game. The Wildcats also won CACC Tournament Champions in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. With the wins, the Wildcats earn the CACC's automatic berth into the NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament for the first time since they won the East Regional in 2015. The NCAA will announce the field Sunday night at 10:00 p.m. on NCAA.com. Following the game two win, the CACC All-Tournament Team was announced and , ,  (Dover),  (Dover), and  (Milford) were all called to receive the award. was named the Tournament MVP. Game One: Pitching was the story of game one, as neither team could come up with the big base hit with runners on base. was dealing for the Wildcats, as he left a runner on in the first and two more in the second. The Wildcats threatened in the second, but was thrown out at the plate as  (Smyrna) singled into right field. Felician threatened in the fourth, getting a leadoff single to start things off. A one out triple to left chased the runner all the way around, but a great relay from Grant to to caught the runner at the plate. The Wildcats put runners on first and second with no outs in the sixth, but Felician worked its way out of the jam. Delagol got an inning ending double play in the seventh and worked around a leadoff error in the eighth before being greeted by his teammates outside the dugout.  (Sussex Central) would take over for Delagol in the ninth and ...

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  • Pitching Dominates as Baseball Advances in CACC Tournament with 2-0 Shutout of Nyack

    Posted 2018-05-08 20:15:46 by: Exec Exec

      (Macey Left, Rumford Center, Mears Left, WilmU)   (Small Right, Grant Left, WilmU) NEW CASTLE, Del. - - A pair of third inning runs was all  (Salesianum) and the Wilmington University baseball staff needed to get by Nyack, 2-0, in the 2018 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Play-in game on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field. The win propels the Wildcats (30-18) to the double-elimination portion of the CACC Tournament, hosted by Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut starting on Thursday afternoon. escaped a two-man on, no out threat in the top of the third inning, allowing the offense to go to work in the bottom half. The Warriors started the inning with a leadoff single before an error put two runners on with nobody out. Rumford buckled down and picked up a strikeout before tracked a ball down in the right center field gap for the second out. With runners on the corners, Rumford came up with a big swinging strikeout to exit unscathed.  (Smyrna) started the bottom of the inning with a single to center and moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by  (Milford). Macey was nearly caught at third on a bouncer to the shortstop, but an error put Wildcats on the corners with only one out. bounced one to short, but the attempt to second base flew out of the shortstops hand, keeping everyone safe and scoring Macey from third for the 1-0 lead. Two batters later with runners on the corners and two outs,  (Dover) pulled one to the right side, off the glove of a diving second baseman for an RBI single, giving the Wildcats a 2-0 lead. Rumford set nine straight Warriors down in the middle innings before running into trouble again in the seventh. With two out s and no one on, the Warriors came up with back-to-back singles to threaten once again. But Rumford bore down and notched his eighth strikeout of the day to get out of the inning. relieved Rumford for the eighth inning and made quick work ...

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  • Zach Rumford Named CACC Pitcher of the Week for First Time

    Posted 2018-05-08 20:03:57 by: Exec Exec

      (Rumford, WilmU) NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - Senior  (Salesianum) pitched the Wilmington University baseball team into the double elimination portion of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament on Saturday, earning him the CACC Pitcher of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday. The lefty pitched a scoreless inning out of the bullpen at Millersville before earning the win against Nyack in a win or go home situation on Saturday at Wilson Field. In the start on Saturday, Rumford went seven scoreless innings, striking out eight while only allowing seven hits. He did not walk a batter in improving to 6-3 on the year. He worked out of a two-on, no-out jam in the second, and left two runners on base in the seventh and his final inning in leading to the 2-0 victory. It is the first time Rumford has been named the CACC Pitcher of the Week in his career. He is now 6-3 in 14 appearances this season, striking out 78 batters with only 15 walks. He carries a 2.95 ERA into the CACC Tournament this weekend. Teammate was named to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll after leading the team with a .429 batting average and going 5-for-5 with two homers and two doubles at ...

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  • Softball Defeats Post but Eliminated From CACC Tournament with Tough 7-6 Loss to Dominican

    Posted 2018-05-08 19:57:54 by: Exec Exec

    (Virden Left, Baughman Center, Burton Right, WilmU) LAKEWOOD, N.J. - - The Wilmington University softball team's run to the 2018 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship came to a close on Friday afternoon, as a comeback bid against No. 4 Dominican fell a run short on the campus of Georgian Court University. The day started with a convincing 7-2 victory over No. 5 seeded Post, staving off one elimination before falling to No. 4 Dominican, 7-6, in a comeback effort. After falling behind, 5-0, the Wildcats (37-17) came roaring back to eventually tie the game, 6-6, leaving two runners on in the sixth, and the bases loaded in the seventh. Game One vs. No. 5 Post: The scoring started in the bottom of the first for the Wildcats, as hit a two-out triple to right field to plate and . gave the Wildcats a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning, blasting a solo shot to center field for her third homer of the season. After stranding three Eagles in the top of the fourth inning, helped herself out with a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth, a no-doubter for her team leading sixth home run of the season and the 7-0 advantage. Post got on the board in the top of the sixth, as an error and a two-run homer started the frame for the Eagles. The Eagles eventually loaded the bases in the inning, but McCarthy induced a pop up on the infield to escape further damage. Going back out in the seventh, McCarthy stranded a one-out single on second, as  (St Georges) came up with a colliding catch in right center to end the game. She ran into right fielder , but held on tight to end the game and keep the Wildcats alive. McCarhty struck out seven while allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and went 2-for-3 with a grand slam, four RBI and two runs scored. homered and went 2-for-3 with three runs scored.  (Caesar Rodney) batted 2-for-3 with a double in the win. Game Two vs. No. 4 Dominican: The Chargers jumped out fast in the Wildcats' ...

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  • Epic Rally Pushes Blue Hens to Eighth Consecutive CAA Home Series Victory, Improves CAA Position

    Posted 2018-05-08 19:08:49 by: Exec Exec

      NEWARK, DE The University of Delaware baseball team capped off a series victory in style Sunday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium, erasing a 5-1 eighth-inning deficit to defeat Elon University 6-5 in 10 innings. The Blue Hens (25-22, 9-9 CAA), who trailed the game 5-1 with two outs in the eighth inning, found some late-inning magic scoring five times over their last 13 at-bats to cap-off another CAA series victory. Elon (28-20, 10-8 CAA) struck first Sunday, adding a pair of second-inning runs off Delaware freshman  (St Marks). Delaware cut the Phoenix lead to 2-1 in the fourth, when hit a no-doubter to left field for his eighth home run of the season. Singular runs for Elon in the fifth, sixth and eighth gave the visitors a 5-1 lead heading into the eighth inning, where Delaware was able to shave a run off the deficit. and  (Wilmington Charter) singled to open the inning for Delaware and later advanced a base on a wild pitch. A  (Below, left/Mark Campbell) walk loaded the bases for  (Cape Henlopen), who worked a five-pitch walk. After Hutchins struck out to end the frame, Elon answered with a pair of singles to open the ninth inning, prompting a pitching change. Lefty entered and stranded both runners on base giving the Blue Hens a chance in the ninth. With their backs against the wall, Delaware went to work in the ninth, as led-off the frame with a walk. After a strikeout, Mohollen and Baker worked walks to load the bases for Patten, who also walked. The three straight walks forced a pitching change from Elon, who summoned closer Robbie Welhaf from the bullpen. After taking a breaking-ball for a strike, Callender roped a single into left-center that chased home Mohollen and Baker, tying the game at five.  Delaware’s walk-off bid was put on hold in the ninth, as Elon struck out a batter and coaxed a fly-ball. Vila returned for the 10th working a perfect 1-2-3 frame with a pair of strikeouts, setting the stage ...

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  • Dalious, Royer named All-CAC First Team

    Posted 2018-05-08 17:28:59 by: Exec Exec

      May 08, 2018 FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The (CAC) announced the All-CAC softball teams on Tuesday with Wesley College represented by junior third baseman and sophomore utility player  (Polytech) on the first team. An All-CAC Second Team member in 2017, Royer ranked fourth in the CAC in hitting and on-base percentage. Royer tallied a .446 batting average and reached base on a .486 on-base percentage. She recorded two home runs with 21 runs batted in, 25 runs scored, 10 runs scored and one triple. In her first season in a Wesley uniform, Dalious notched a .759 slugging percentage, third-best in the CAC. Dalious also tied for eighth in the CAC in home runs (6) and ninth in batting average (.405). Half of Dalious' 32 hits were extra-base hits, drove in 29 runs and scored 17 times. It is the first time in program history that two Wesley College softball players were named to the All-CAC First ...

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  • Marrs tabbed as CAC Pitcher of the Week

    Posted 2018-05-08 17:25:43 by: Exec Exec

    (Marrs, Wesley) Wesley College senior pitcher Alex Marrs (William Penn) was named the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Pitcher of the Week on Monday for the second time this season.   Marrs tied a career-best with 14 strikeouts in nine innings of work against Christopher Newport on Saturday. Marrs surrendered eight hits and three runs in his nine innings on the mound, receiving a no-decision in a game that went to extra innings. Marrs ranks sixth in the CAC in strikeouts (68). He collected CAC Pitcher of the Week on April ...

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  • Baseball Gets Four on the All-CACC Teams

    Posted 2018-05-08 17:21:52 by: Exec Exec

      (Jump, Goldey-Beacom)   An outstanding season for Goldey-Beacom's baseball team got even better with the announcement that four of its student-athletes have been named to the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference teams.   Senior (Trenton, NJ) was tabbed first team all-conference one year after being named second team.  Junior (Old Bridge, NJ) also was picked first team with senior (Stratford, ON) and freshman (Mt Pleasant) named second team.   Perez-Duran once again flourished in the outfield and in brief appearances on the mound.  As one of two players for the Lightning who started all 48 games, he is 38th in the nation with 22 stolen bases, 64th with 0.47 stolen bases per game, 79th with 15 doubles, 29th in the league with 48 hits and 33rd with a .300 batting average.   His doubles and stolen bases are single-season team records.   A gifted athlete who has made an impact from the moment he stepped on to campus last year, Perez-Duran had many memorable contests.  One of them was April 21 against Dominican (NY), when he notched a school-record five stolen bases as part of a game in which he also collected four hits, two RBI and a double.  He closed that doubleheader with eight hits, three doubles and three RBI.   Abdul made it as a utility player, continuing to help the squad make noise and an impact in every possible way.  He is 57th in the country with just 7.06 hits allowed per nine innings, fifth in the league with 61 strikeouts, sixth with 8.85 strikeouts per game, seventh with 10 starts, 10th with 62 innings pitched, 31st with a .220 batting average against, 36th with a .389 on-base percentage and 46th with a .282 batting average.   His strikeouts are a school record and his innings pitched are second.   Single-game memories also made their way to Abdul's docket.  He notched a school-record 14 strikeouts April 21 against Dominican (NY) as part of a ...

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