Softball


IR senior Abby O’Shields was flanked by several members of her family last week when she announced her intentions of signing to play softball for Division II East Stroudsburg University (PA). The left-handed pitcher chose the Warriors over the University of Delaware and Goldey Beacom. With Abby at the announcement were (front row, left to right) cousin Grace Schifano, sister Parker O’Shields, cousin Anthony Schifano, sister Savannah O’Shields, (back row, left to right) grandmother Ruth Schifano, mother Ther

O’Shields sets sights on the circle at ESU

She has had a very strong couple of years inside the circle for the Indian River High School softball team, and those efforts have led to several colleges expressing interest in her services.

Ultimately, for IRHS senior Abby O’Shields, it...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:46am

Laurel High School senior Nicole Patille signs a letter of intent to attend Siena College in New York, where she’ll play softball. Shown with the Ocean View native, third from left, at last week’s press conference are, from left: front row, her brother, Dominic Patille; her mother, Christine Patille; and her father, Michael Patille; and, back row, LHS assistant principal Rhiannon O’Neal, principal Stephanie Smith, softball coach Jodi Green and athletic director Jerry Mears.

Patille to play softball at Siena College

Nicolle Patille of Ocean View transferred to Laurel High School last year and became a leader on its young softball team. She enters the 2019 season as a senior, having already officially committed to attend Siena College in Loudonsville, N.Y.,...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:07am

A runner from the Terrapins slides into homeplate during the 2018 Pat Knight softball championship game.

Lower Sussex 8-10 softball sweeps Pat Knight title

It was the last game in town on Sunday night, and it was yet another summer championship for the Lower Sussex Little League to celebrate.

The LSLL 8-10 softball team captured the 2018 Pat Knight softball title with a clean sweep through...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:28pm

Asia-Pacific’s Diane Pasco throws a pitch during Game 16 of the Senior League Softball World Series on Thursday, Aug. 2.

Softball World Series play on display in Roxana

 

 

Little League Senior League Softball World Series action continued in Roxana this week, as girls ages 13 to 16 from around the world competed for the title, which crowned the 2018 world champions from Asia-Pacific on Sunday, Aug...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:43pm

District 3’s Taylor Wroten gets a solid hit during their 8-4 win over eventual champions Asia-Pacific on Thursday, Aug. 2.

District 3 comes up short of World Series repeat, finishes third

The pressure — whether they showed it or not — was certainly there from the opening pitch.

As the defending champs — in any sport — the bull’s eye is squarely on you. Such was the case with Delaware District 3 in this year’s 2018 Little...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:31pm

Point of No Return — World Series is about more than just the games

The Senior League Softball World Series.

It’s basically become something that’s just ingrained in our community now, right? For 15 years, the people from District 3 and Lower Sussex Little League — your friends, co-workers and neighbors,...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:36pm

Aniyah Blake and Shaniya Lewis get their groove on in the misting rain dur

LSLL Major League softball team’s magical ride comes to an end

The magical ride that has consumed the Lower Sussex region over the past three weeks came to an end last Friday, July 27, as the Lower Sussex Little League Major League softball team fell 9-3 to Rhode Island in the semifinals of the Little League...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 1:32pm

District 3’s Taylor Wroten and Jordan DiFava give high-fives after Wroten struck out another East batter during Game 1 of the Senior League Softball World Series on Monday night.

Local host team going strong in Senior League Softball World Series

It was an exciting first two-plus days of Little League Senior League Softball World Series action at the Pyle Complex early this week, as players, their coaches and fans from 10 different teams from all over the world descended upon lower Sussex...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 1:04pm

Following their 4-2 win over Maine on Tuesday, July 24, members of the Lower Sussex Little League’s Major League Softball team engaged their fans with a chant of ‘Dela-who,’ and the fans responded with ‘Dela-Ware.’

Still rolling

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons: Following their 4-2 win over Maine on Tuesday, July 24, members of the Lower Sussex Little League’s Major League Softball team engaged their fans with a chant of ‘Dela-who,’ and the fans responded with ‘Dela-Ware.’...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:58am

Laniya Lewis slides into third safe in the 14-1 win over Camden-Wyoming.

LSLL Majors take state softball championship

The moment was a year in the making.

For the Lower Sussex Little League Major League girls’ softball team, their sole focus after falling just short of their state title run in 2017 was to get back to the championship this season — and,...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

Sophie Scurci tries to get back to second base in LSLL’s 11-10 loss to Laurel on Saturday, July 21.

LSLL 8-10 softball misses District 3 title in narrow 10-inning loss

Success and disappointment are both common in sports, and such was the case for the Lower Sussex Little League 8-10 girls’ softball team this postseason.

Having cruised through their first three District 3 games, the LSLL All-Stars were...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:51pm

Kinsley Hall and Laniaya Lewis try to catch a throw from the outfield during District 3’s win over Laurel/Nanticoke on Thursday, July 5.

Lower Sussex Major League softball takes District 3 championship

LSLL Senior League baseball also tops in district

After cruising through their first two opponents in the District 3 All-Star Major League Softball Tournament last week, the Lower Sussex Little League team fought tooth-and-nail against a very tough Laurel/Nanticoke squad in back-to-back contests...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:33pm

Old Tymers round third base in a game on Tuesday, July 10.

Old Tymers league keeps seniors on the softball field year-round

For 20 years now, the game of softball has been kept alive and well for more than 160 Sussex County senior men who continue playing a game they love.

The Old Tymers Softball of Delmarva League has been thriving and growing continuously on...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:46pm

LSLL’s Camryn Ehlers fires a pitch towards the plate during Sunday night’s District 3 opening contest against Georgetown. Ehlers finished with a perfect game, including five strikeouts, in LSLL’s 14-0 win.

LSLL 10-12 softball kicks off tournament with a shutout

The Lower Sussex Little League’s 10- to 12-year-old girls’ softball team had an impressive start to their District 3 tournament, with a 14-0 opening win over Georgetown on Sunday, July 1.

Pitcher Camryn Ehlers fired a perfect game for LSLL...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:09pm

From left, Abby O’Shields, Taylor Wroten, Zoe Wilcox, Coach Jay Davis and Ashlyn Stonebreaker celebrate with the 2018 Carpenter Cup High School Softball Showcase championship trophy following the 6-5 win over Berks Lancaster Lebanon last week.

IR’s O’Shields helps Delaware South win Carpenter Cup

It was quite a ride for Indian River High School’s Abby O’Shields and her Delaware South teammates in the 2018 Philadelphia Phillies Carpenter Cup high school showcase tournament.

O’Shields and crew took down Berks Lancaster Lebanon...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:06pm

Abigail O’Shields sends a pitch to homeplate in IR’s 4-1 loss to Lake Forest on Monday, May 21.

Indians softball stymied by Spartans

Timely hitting. It’s the key to a team potentially winning or losing a game. Unfortunately for the Indian River High School softball team, their guests were able to get the timely hits this week, and they were not.

Stymied all game by Lake...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:40pm

Indian River’s softball squad joins hands before the game, knowing the South Division title was on the line.

Indians softball locks up Henlopen South with win over Riders

If you did the math beforehand, you kind of had a feeling about the significance of Tuesday’s Henlopen Conference South Division contest between the softball teams of Caesar Rodney and Indian River high schools.

Coming into the game, the...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

Junior pitcher Abby O’Shields gets ready to fire the ball during Tuesday’s game against Milford.

O'Shields, Indians dominate defending state champs

When a pitcher can get early run support, it makes life so much easier in the circle.

Such was the case on Tuesday afternoon, May 8, for Indian River High School junior Abby O’Shields. The southpaw tossed a complete-game, one-hit shutout...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:54pm