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

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Meagley, Sablay named to
All-MEAC-Tournament team

Hornets Rachel Meagley (Spokane, Wash.) and Rochelle Sablay (La Mirada, Calif.) have been named to 2013 MEAC All-Tournament Team. The games were played May 9- 11 at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex, Florida.

Over 4 contest against conference rivals, pitcher Rachel won 2 and lost 1, allowing 9 earned runs and striking out 9 through 19.2 innings thrown. Meanwhile, Rochelle was especially productive, batting 8-for-13 with 2 doubles and 7 RBI.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Four freshmen pick up All-MEAC honors

CLICK HERE for the full story 

#18 Ashley Bennett, All-MEAC, first team, first baseman

#22 Rochelle Sablay, All-MEAC, first team, utility player.

#6 Nicole Gazzolla, All-MEAC, second team, second base.

#2 Sandy Hawthorne, All-MEAC, second team, catcher.

CLICK HERE for all of the 2013 MEAC individual stats

Thursday, May 9, 2013

CHAMPIONSHIP, TOURNAMENT & REGULAR SEASON AWARDS KNOWN BY SATURDAY. The MEAC 2013 Softball Championship tournament begins today, Thursday, May 9 and runs through Saturday's title game. 

Besides the presentation of the event's first-place and runner-up trophy, awards also are provided for the tournament's Outstanding Player, Outstanding Coach and All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of championship play. 

PLUS regular 2013 season recognition will be announced for All-Conference First Team, Coach-of-the-Year, Rookie of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

2013 Hornet home games
captured in 500 digital images

There are now 500 digital photograph of the 2013 Delaware State University Hornets softball season posted online.

The photos can be viewed individually or in a slide show. Each photo or the entire album can be downloaded easily to a computer.

Almost all of the pictures are from home games at the Hornets Nest softball complex, Dover, DE. There also are a few shots from an earlier scrimmage game with Wesley College, also located in Dover, DE.

CLICK HERE for a slide show of the images.
Navigate slide show by clicking on arrow to left of photo.

CLICK HERE to view all 500 on a single page.

When accessing the photos online, you may (or may not) encounter optional opportunities to buy prints. Such offers are unrelated to DSU, the photographer, or this blog. That is strictly an entirely separate Google service.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

  Click here for the full schedule of events.

Wednesday, May 9, at 10 AM, the MEAC 2013 Softball Championship tournament kicks off with practice sessions at Florida's Ormond Beach Sports Complex.

Click here for the final MEAC standings. Click here for the MEAC 2013 Softball Championship Manual.

Team invited are Norfolk State, Hampton, Delaware State, and Coppin State from MEAC North. Also, Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, Savannah State, North Carolina A&T.from MEAC South.

The tournament games begin Thursday, May 10, morning, while the Delaware State Hornets take on Florida A&M Rattlers at 1:30 PM.

Hornet Allison Rubin now
Dover HS teacher and coach

Former Delaware State Hornet Allison Rubin (2011 DSU graduate) of Glen Burnie, MD, set in her player bio the career goals of becoming “a teacher and softball coach” and that is just what she has done without ever leaving the Dover, DE area. 

Across town from the Hornets Nest softball complex, where she played 2008- 2011, she is today an ILC teacher at Dover High School as well as the school's softball Assistant Varsity Coach.

Allison says she “loves softball!” In photos below, she is shown putting in extra time working with high school students' batting skills just this past Sunday afternoon. The bottom center photo is Allison swiping bases in her playing days.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hornet fiesta time...

Nicole Gazzolla sets
single season record

Freshman #6 Nicole Gazzolla (Coran, NY) needed 3 hits yesterday in the Delaware State Hornets final game of the regular season to set a new all-time Hornets season hits mark of 78. She did it, batting 3-for-4, as Delaware State triumphed 10-7 over the UMES Hawks at the Hornets Nest. Down the first base line, graduate assistant coach Jordan Reid, the previous record holder from 2011, cheered her on! Click here for the game coverage.

Nicole Gazzolla's team leading statistics...

Sunday, May 5, 2013

CLICK HERE for the full story 
at the DSU Softball website.

There are also many new photos from yesterday's games and other contests now added to the DSU Hornets 2013 slideshow in the upper right corner of this page.

Friday, May 3, 2013

CLICK HERE for the full story 
at the DSU softball website.

Sandy Hawthorne (Smithtown, N.Y.) Courtesy: Rodney Adams

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

As regular season nears end
Last home stand
at the Hornets Nest

This weekend the DSU Hornets play Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) rival Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Hawks for the final home games of the 2013 season.

The Hornets Nest field is located along Route 13, across from the Dover Mall and behind PetSmart. There is no charge for parking or admission. 
AS THE SEASON WINDS DOWN: the UMES Hawks play a doubleheader with non-conference Central Connecticut today, Wednesday, May 1.

The DSU Hornets have already clinched a berth in the MEAC 2013 Softball Championship Tournament, which will be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 9, 10, 11 at Daytona Beach, Florida.

ALSO THIS WEEKEND: Norfolk State and Hampton, the two teams tied at the top of the MEAC standings, clash for three contests, May 4 & 5.

Norfolk State's only MEAC loss this year came against these same UMES Hawks that will be visiting the Hornets Nest this weekend. (Click here for that box score.)

GAME TIMES for the Hornets home stand are...