Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The Delaware State Lady Hornets softball team finished the season with a winning record despite losing to Florida A&M in the MEAC Tournament back on May 14th to end the season.
None the less, the lady hornets were picking up some impressive numbers during the 2010 season.
At the plate, Delaware State finished 2nd in the MEAC in batting average (.319), 2nd in hits (410), tied for 1st with Howard in doubles (82), and tied for 2nd with Florida A&M in walks (131).
The Lady Hornets knew what head coach Jeff Savage main goals, get runners on base and scoring runs. Why do you think Delaware State is tied in Howard in runs scored per game (6.17) and 2nd in the MEAC in hits per game (8.54)?
That answer is simple clutch hits equals clutch runs by clutch players. Jeff Savage has seven Hornets batting .300 or better:
-Jo Jo Shields (.306)
-Sherelle Sheppard (.310)
-Andrea Waters (.314)
-Breanne Parr & Janelle Lukens (.328)
-Tawny Reeger (.340)
-Rachel Carroll (.342)
-Chelsea Stern (.354)
-Jordan Reid (.456)
Plus the lady hornets have made 94 stolen bases to lead the MEAC. The reason for that success to apply runners in scoring position to score runs even it mean making sacrifice flies and bunts.
Also the lady hornets pitching staff has improve from the last two season finishing 5th in Earned Run Average (3.44) and find ways to make outs with a fielding percentage of .948 (5th in the MEAC).
I know the lady hornets will be back better than ever and bring home another MEAC Championship next spring.