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  • Goldey-Beacom Grabs Control of CACC with 3-1 Victory over Wilmington Women¹s Soccer

    Posted 2017-09-22 15:54:29 by: Nicholas Halliday

    NEWARK, Del. - - Although still early in the season, first place in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference was on the line when a pair of teams from the First State took to the WU Athletics Complex on Wednesday afternoon. Goldey-Beacom remained undefeated in conference play with a 3-1 victory over the Wilmington University women’s soccer team.Fighting from behind from early on, the Wildcats (4-3-1, 3-1 CACC) were able to cut the second half deficit to 2-1 but couldn’t find the equalizer before the Lightning (6-0-1, 5-0 CACC) finished off the contest.The Lightning put the pressure on early and struck first in the 17th minute. The visitors executed a perfect set piece from just outside the 18-yard box. Instead of taking a shot on goal, Amy Runciman slipped a pass just past the wall where Cliona Crammond redirected the pass into the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.The Wildcats’ Loran Wyrough nearly answered back immediately, but her sliding shot rang off the right post and remained out of the goal in the 18th minute. Melissa Gall had a great opportunity near the end of the half as well, finding herself open on the back post off a corner, but her one-time attempt sailed high on her, keeping the game, 1-0, as the halftime buzzer went off.Goldey-Beacom again struck early in the second half, as Alanna Speaks capitalized off a misplay from the Wildcats’ Kierstyn Williams. She scored her seventh goal of the season for the 2-0 lead just 6:02 into the half.The Wildcats retaliated quickly, however, as this time Gall did find the back of the net off a free kick from Rebecca Dolhansky just 57 seconds later.The home team kept the pressure on while looking for the equalizer, getting three corner kicks in a row and a header opportunity from Carin Essex-Arline. Laura van Steveninck also took a shot that was wide of the frame in the 64th minute.A red card on Gall chanced the momentum in favor of the Lightning, as they extended the lead to 3-1 with a ...

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  • Domanico leads field hockey to season-opening win with two goals

    Posted 2017-09-04 15:02:28 by: Exec Exec

    , Middletown) DALLAS, Pa. – The No. 3 Salisbury University field hockey team kicked off the 2017 season with a 4-0 win against King's (Pa.) College in day-one action of the Misericordia Tournament on Friday. It took nearly 28 minutes before the Sea Gulls could crack the scoreboard when sophomore forward found the back of the cage for her first of the season off an assist from . After the wait for the first goal, once the initial tally went in, the flood gates opened, with Domanico doubling the edge less than two minutes later off a assist. Salisbury may not have scored until late in the first half, but the Sea Gulls led statistically throughout the first 35 minutes of play, outshooting the Monarchs 6-3, while holding the same edge in penalty corner chances. All three of King's shots were on goal, with senior coming up with the save each time. The Sea Gulls (1-0) saved their final two goals for late in the second half, as sophomore got an unassisted tally in the 67th minute and Jolikko adding an unassisted goal just over a minute later for the final score. The Monarchs tried just one more shot in the second half, with sophomore making the defensive save to preserve the shutout. The Sea Gulls will take on the host Cougars tomorrow, Saturday, September 2, in a match beginning at 3 ...

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  • Rocks Drop Heartbreaker in Extras

    Posted 2017-09-01 03:24:20 by: Deleted Member

    Wilmington, DE - The Wilmington Blue Rocks (67-68, 28-37) saw their playoff hopes come to an end after dropping a tough, extra-inning affair 1-0 to the Down East Wood Ducks (59-76, 35-31) on Thursday night. In the top of the 12th inning, with a runner on second and two-out, Down East's shortstop Josh Morgan smoked a groundball past the third baseman that scored the go-ahead run for the Wood Ducks. Wilmington was unable to rebound in the bottom of the frame. The loss eliminates the Rocks from the Northern Division Wild Card Race.The Rocks best scoring opportunity came in the bottom of the ninth inning. With one-out, Jecksson Flores singled into left field, and Roman Collins grounded one up the middle to put two runners on. A batter later, Brandon Downes drove a towering fly ball to deep left field that looked to be the game winner, but Down East's left fielder Josh Altmann made an over-the-shoulder basket catch at the track to rob the Rocks of a run. That sent the game into extras, where Down East would tally the lone run.   Colin Rodgers was lights out, striking out five batters and allowing five hits over six innings of work. Franco Terrero pitched well in relief, throwing three scoreless frames while stranding a runner at third with no outs in the seventh. Justin Camp (0-2) ultimately gave up the run in the 12th. Down East's starter Steven Bruce threw a career high 8.1 innings while striking out a career-best seven batters.   The Rocks begin their final four-game set against Lynchburg on Friday, September 1 with first pitch slated for 7:05 p.m. RHP Scott Blewett (7-9, 3.78 ERA) will start for Wilmington. Fans can listen to the game as Matt Janus and Cory Nidoh have the call on 89.7 WGLS FM.   ...

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  • Game Notes August 31, 2017

    Posted 2017-08-31 17:30:04 by: Deleted Member

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks Game Notes for the Thursday, August 31, 2017 game against the Down East Wood Ducks can be viewed by clicking This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs. View ...

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  • Rocks Flocked by Wood Ducks in Doubleheader

    Posted 2017-08-31 02:40:17 by: Deleted Member

    Wilmington, DE- The Wilmington Blue Rocks (67-67/28-36) were swept in a doubleheader against the visiting Down East Wood Ducks (58-76/34-31) by the scores of 2-0 and 4-2 Wednesday night at Frawley Stadium. The first game featured a great pitching duel between Blue Rocks' starter Jared Ruxer and Wood Ducks' lefty Wes Benjamin while the second game had the Blue Rocks jump to an early lead before the Wood Ducks flew in and grabbed the second game from the Rocks. With the pair of losses, Wilmington is now 4.5 games out of the Northern Division Wild Card race with just five games remaining.   The first game of the doubleheader, the Blue Rocks and Wood Ducks were in a pitching duel with Wilmington's starter Jared Ruxer and Down East's Wes Benjamin exchanging scoreless innings through five innings of work. However, the Wood Ducks, broke the scoreless stalemate in the top of the sixth inning. Josh Morgan led off the inning with a triple and came in to score on a Luis La O RBI single. Carlos Garay followed suit with a run-scoring base hit of his own to make it a 2-0 deficit for the Blue Rocks. - Wilmington looked poised to come back and tie the game in their half of the sixth inning. Nick Heath singled with one out, Wander Franco laced a two-out double to put the tying-runs in scoring position for the Rocks but Chris DeVito went down on strikes to end the threat and inning.   Ruxer suffered the tough-luck loss and lasted 5.2 innings, allowed the two runs and struck out a pair. Benjamin earned the win for Down East and worked six scoreless innings.   The Blue Rocks started off strong in the second game of the double dip. Wilmington struck single tallies in the first two innings with a two-out RBI ...

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  • Blue Rocks to Help Raise Money for Hurricane Harvey Victims

    Posted 2017-08-30 19:02:15 by: Deleted Member

    Wilmington, DE - With the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the region of southeast Texas, the Wilmington Blue Rocks are partnering with their fans to help raise funds and provide relief for the communities impacted by the historic storm.   The Blue Rocks will donate $2 for every box seat and reserve box seat purchased online using the promo code RELIEF, for games from Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4. Additionally, the Blue Rocks will donate all proceeds from the team's Hurl the Pearl promotion, along with the proceeds raised from their Launch-a-Ball contest on Saturday, September 2. The club is also having an online auction of original artwork featuring mascots Rocky Bluewinkle and Mr. Celery, with all proceeds going directly to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund.   "Our hearts and prayers are with the people of the Texas Gulf Coast during this very challenging time," said Blue Rocks owner Dave Heller. "Whether it be money or needed clothes, we are asking all of our fans to join us in helping our fellow citizens along the Gulf. And with Minor League Baseball matching fans' donations, we are really hopeful that our fans, along with the great baseball fans across the country, can make a real difference to Americans in need."   Starting on Saturday, September 2, the Red Cross will set up monetary donation buckets outside the gates at the ballpark and GreenDrop will have donation boxes for fans to give new or gently used clothing during the final three games of the 2017 regular season.   "The damage that Hurricane Harvey has caused to the regions impacted is catastrophic," said Blue Rocks General Manager ...

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  • Game Notes August 30, 2017

    Posted 2017-08-30 18:38:26 by: Deleted Member

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks Game Notes for the Wednesday, August 30, 2017 doubleheader against the Down East Wood Ducks can be viewed by clicking.  This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs. ...

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  • Blue Rocks and Wood Ducks Postponed

    Posted 2017-08-29 20:06:55 by: Deleted Member

    Wilmington, DE - The game between the Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Down East Wood Ducks for Tuesday, August 29, 2017 has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 beginning at 5:05 p.m. with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the Tuesday, August 29 game can be exchanged for Wednesday's doubleheader or for any home game within one (1) calendar year.   The Blue Rocks will be having German Heritage Night, presented by Unique Image, on Wednesday night. The Italian Heritage Day presented by Botto's Sausage will be rescheduled for the Sunday, September 3 against the Lynchburg Hillcats.   Wilmington will send RHP Jared Ruxer (5-5, 3.58 ERA) to the mound in the first game while LHP Cristian Castillo (7-11, 3.99 ERA) will start the second game of the doubleheader. Fans can listen to the game as Matt Janus, Cory Nidoh and Jack Keffer will have the call on 89.7 WGLS-FM.   To purchase tickets, visit the team's website at www.bluerocks.com or call the ticket office at 302-888-2583.   25 Years of Blue Rocks Baseball This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs. ...

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  • Rocks Win In Extras

    Posted 2017-08-27 20:14:58 by: Deleted Member

    Salem, VA - An extra-inning affair fell in favor of the Wilmington Blue Rocks (67-65, 28-34), who took the contest 2-1 over the Salem Red Sox (72-60, 32-31) on Sunday afternoon at Hayley Toyota Field. With two runners on in the top of the 10th inning, Nick Heath stroked a single up the middle, and John Brontsema scored from second on a throwing error from the center fielder to take a 2-1 victory. Salem had the tying run at third base in the bottom of the frame, but ultimately failed to score. With the win, the Rocks move back to 3.5 games behind the leading Red Sox in the Northern Division Wild Card race with seven games left in the 2017 regular season.The two teams were held in check through four innings until Wilmington broke the tie. In the top of the fifth frame, with two-outs and a runner on third, Colton Frabasilio hit a line drive into right field to score the runner and put the Rocks up 1-0. Scott Blewett cruised through seven scoreless frames, but Salem found live in the eighth. Tate Matheny led the inning off with a double, was moved to third on a groundball, and scored on a John Nunez single to tie it 1-1. The Red Sox later loaded the bases with one-out, but were unable to push across the go-ahead run. Nine innings were not enough, and the two teams headed to extras.   Blewett pitched very well in his last road start of the regular season. The right hander allowed one run on six hits and struck out eight batters over seven and one third innings pitched. Franco Terrero (3-5) pitched his way out of a bases loaded jam in relief and recorded the win by throwing 2.2 scoreless frames.   The Rocks will have a final day off on Monday before beginning their final seven-game home stand of the regular season on Tuesday, August 29. Wilmington will take on Down East for a three-game ...

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  • Game Notes August 27, 2017

    Posted 2017-08-27 12:10:39 by: Deleted Member

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks Game Notes for the Sunday, August 27, 2017 game against the Salem Red Sox can be viewed by clicking . This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs. View ...

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