Your inside access to the Delaware State University softball team. Posts from coaches, players and support staff.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hornets split
doubleheader

The Delaware State Hornets edged the Hampton Pirates 3-2 in game one of the doubleheader today, but lost 7-0 in the second contest. 


In the first game, pitcher Stephanie Sarris went the distance by walking only one, striking out three, while allowing just five hits and two earned runs. She faced six over the minimum. 

Top left Hawthorne, bottom left Fischbach, right panel Sarris
Sandy Hawthorne led the Hornets by going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Jennifer Fischbach also slammed a double in a 2-for-4 day and scoring each time she was on the base paths.

Jessica Madrid contributed the third RBI, while batting 1-for-3 with a walk.  


Chloe Oro delivered 1-for-2, drawing a walk, too, and Ashley Bennett was 1-for-3.

In the second game, Nicole Gazzolla stepped up to rap out a 2-for-3 day and Sandy Hawthorne added another hit to her totals for the afternoon.  


Samantha Gross was 1-for-3. Chloe Oro walked and stole a base.

 

CLICK HERE for the first game's box score. CLICK HERE for the second game's box score.

Saturday doubleheader, 
games times 12 & 2 PM
 

Click here at game time to follow “live stat” action of DSU Hornets vs. Hampton Pirates.
 

Photos below found on Instagram... 

Friday, March 29, 2013

CLICK HERE for news report 
now posted at DSU softball website

Hornets drop first game, 
two more contests tomorrow


The Hampton University Pirates had their bats alive to score 6 runs (5 earned) in the early innings of the MEAC opener for the Delaware State Hornets. That was enough to pick up the 6-2 win.

 The Hornets did have their moments.

Jessica Madrid, 2-for-4, extended her hitting streak to 13 games. Cleanup hitter Rochelle Sablay batted 1-for-3 with 2 RBI and now has her own 4 game hitting streak in progress.

Nicole Gazzolla, 1-for-3, swiped her team-leading 9th base. Jennifer Fischbach delivered with a double for a 1-for-2 day. Sandy Hawthorne also came up 1-for-2 plus drawing the only Hornet walk of the game.

The same two teams will square off tomorrow, Saturday, March 30, at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

CLICK HERE
for today's box score.
MEAC opener to challenge 
DSU Hornets this weekend

The DSU Hornets take on the Hampton University Pirates today (Friday) in the team's MEAC opener. The first contest is at 2 p.m., followed by a doubleheader on Saturday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

The Hornets have lost their last eight games, while the Pirates (16-18, 3-0 MEAC) have won five straight games. Hampton is 42-29 all-time against Delaware State, but the Hornets have won five of the last six meetings between the two teams.

CLICK HERE to read a preview story at the Hampton University softball website.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Instagram update
Hornets buzzing about and even
pics from years before campus life

For all the MEAC Conference individual statistics, please visit

PHOTOS: Upper right, l-r, Nicole Gazzolla and Jessica Madrid. Bottom row, l to r, Rochelle Sablay,  
Rachel Meagley, Jennifer Fischbach, and Stephanie Sarris.
Dirt &
SPEED...

Stolen base leader

8 swipes by
Nicole Gazzolla
(no other Hornet 

has more than one)

Attempts: 10
Caught: 2
Pct: .800

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Madrid wears #1 on uniform
and in most key batting stats

March 24, 2013 game
Sunday action at the Sean Savage 
Epilepsy Awareness Tournament

Thursday, March 21, 2013

FULL STORY AT DSU SOFTBALL HOMEPAGE: http://www.dsuhornets.com

Photo Courtesy: Rodney Adams

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
5 teams, 9 games
at the Hornet's Nest


It may be chilly and a little breezy, but we should see sun this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Sean Savage Epilepsy Awareness Tournament hosted by the DSU Hornets at the Hornet's Nest softball field (behind PetSmart), Dover, DE. Game times are... 


Friday, March 22 
     Princeton vs. Colgate, 9:00 AM
     Lafayette vs. Brown, 11:30 AM
     Lafayette vs. Princeton, 2:00 PM
      Hornets vs Colgate, 4:30 PM
Saturday, March 23
      Hornets vs Brown, 2:00 PM
     Hornets vs Lafayette, 4:30 PM
Sunday, March 24 
      Brown vs. Lafayette, 10:00 AM  
      Brown vs. Colgate, 12:30 AM 
     Hornets vs Colgate, 3:00 PM

CLICK HERE for weather forecast.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Situational hitting 


Batting w/ runners on

#1 Jessica Madrid
11-for-18 .611

Batting w/ bases loaded


#5 Jordan Stamps 
2-for-4 .500

Batting w/ runners
in scoring pos


#1 Jessica Madrid
4-for-9 .444 


#22 Rochelle Sablay
8-for-22 .364 



Batting vs Lefties

#22 Rochelle Sablay
4-for-8 .500

#6 Nicole Gazzolla
4-for-9 .444

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Category leaders

BATTING AVG. #1 Jessica Madrid    .386
ON BASE PCT. #1 Jessica Madrid    .446
HITS #1 Jessica Madrid    22
TOTAL BASES #1 Jessica Madrid    26
WALKS #1 Jessica Madrid    7


RUNS BATTED IN #5 Jordan Stamps    11
TRIPLES #5 Jordan Stamps    2

RUNS SCORED #6 Nicole Gazzolla    13
STOLEN BASES #6 Nicole Gazzolla    7


SLUGGING PCT. #16 Miranda Pedersen    .591

DOUBLES
#22 Rochelle Sablay    3

SAC BUNTS
#15 Chloe Oro   

 
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PHOTO ABOVE ON RIGHT: JESSICA MADRID'S HOME RUN SWING! This was the first photo snapped last Sunday, March 17, which caught Jessica sending the ball far beyond the fences.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Best ticket
in the town


Home games at the Delaware State University's Hornet's Nest softball field (behind PetSmart), Dover, DE, are a great experience.

There's cushioned bleacher seating on the first base line, convenient, free parking steps from the field, and usually no charge for fans and spectators watching a few innings, or a full game, or the frequent doubleheaders of D1 college fastpitch softball action.


Below are collages of photos from this past weekend's games. 


Saturday, March 16, 2013


Sure and begorrah it’s a 
TRIPLEHEADER tomorrow!

Delaware State University 2013 Hornet Invite is Sunday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, at the Hornet's Nest softball field, Dover, DE. Games times are…

11:00 am     Hornets vs St. Bonaventure 
  1:00 pm     St. Bonaventure  vs Mount St. Mary’s 
  3:00 pm     Hornets vs. Mount St. Mary’s 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Last bunch for now...
Hornet's Nest action shots...


Parents/ fans: If you have photos from a DSU Hornet game, yesterday, today or any time in the future, please do share for posting at this blog by emailing the picture(s) to dsusoftball@gmail.com. Please send as many as you like. Your contribution is very much appreciated.


More photos to come
Hornet's Nest action shots...


Parents/ fans: If you have photos from a DSU Hornet game, yesterday, today or any time in the future, please do share for posting at this blog by emailing the picture(s) to dsusoftball@gmail.com. Please send as many as you like. Your contribution is very much appreciated.


More photos to come
Hornet's Nest action shots...


Parents/ fans: If you have photos from a DSU Hornet game, yesterday, today or any time in the future, please do share for posting at this blog by emailing the picture(s) to dsusoftball@gmail.com. Please send as many as you like. Your contribution is very much appreciated.


More photos to come
Hornet's Nest action shots...


Parents/ fans: If you have photos from a DSU Hornet game, yesterday, today or any time in the future, please do share for posting at this blog by emailing the picture(s) to dsusoftball@gmail.com. Please send as many as you like. Your contribution is very much appreciated.


More photos to come
Hornet's Nest action shots...


Parents/ fans: If you have photos from a DSU Hornet game, yesterday, today or any time in the future, please do share for posting at this blog by emailing the picture(s) to dsusoftball@gmail.com. Please send as many as you like. Your contribution is very much appreciated.