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Girls Softball Season Summary:
The 2016 year for the girls was played well with a record of 14-8. Their Tri-County Conference record is 12-0 and they took first place in the division for the Tri-County Conference. Delsea Softball also took the Group III Semi-Finals in South Jersey.
A special thanks to coaches Scott Gutelius, Matt Murschell, Bob Parks, and Kristen Knorr.
2016 Softball All-Stars
See which six Delsea girls were chosen to be 2016 all-stars.
Softball Team of the Year: Delsea Crusaders
Delsea softball coach Scott Gutelius said before the season even began that 2016 “could be a rebuilding year.”
Best softball performance: Delsea’s Alicia Serrano
Serrano powered the Crusaders to a 10-8 walk-off win over Cumberland on May 11.
Softball: Delsea falls to Mainland in sectional semis
The feeling the players had was one every athlete dreads, the feeling of defeat. Delsea’s playoff run ended on a hot Tuesday afternoon at the hands of Mainland Regional, 8-4, in the semifinals of the Group III South tournament.
Delsea (4) at Mainland (8), NJSIAA Tournament, Semifinal Round, South Jersey, Group 3 - Softball
Faith Hegh went 3-for-4 with one triple, one double, three RBI and two runs as fifth-seeded Mainland defeated eighth-seeded Delsea, 8-4, in the semifinal round of the South Jersey, Group 3 tournament in Linwood.
SOFTBALL Q&A with Delsea's Anastasia Reale
Each week, softball beat writer Trevor Newcomb will discuss a variety of topics with players from Greater Cumberland County. This week he spoke with Delsea pitcher Anastasia Reale.
SOFTBALL: Can pitchers wear out?
In postseason softball, you need a good pitcher. And that pitcher, well, she needs to be good.Even those simple variables allow for a question that has no universal or even a majority-rule answer still floats around.Do softball pitchers wear down? Even the good ones?
Athlete of the Day:Delsea's Hanna Zeilman
Penns Grove (0) at Delsea (15) - Softball
Diana Parker pitched five shutout innings, allowing two hits and no walks with nine strikeouts and went 3-for-4 with a home run for Delsea as it defeated Penns Grove, 15-0, in Franklinville.
Athlete of the Day: Delsea’s Anastasia Reale
Softball roundup: Crusaders back in sectional semis
It’s become something of a certainty.
For the seventh time in the last eight years, Delsea softball is moving on to the South Jersey Group 3 semifinals. A 7-2 victory for the eighth-seeded Crusaders over 16th-seeded Cherry Hill West did the trick on Wednesday.
Cherry Hill West (2) at Delsea (7), NJSIAA Tournament, Quarterfinal Round, South Jersey, Group 3 - Softball
Diana Parker went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBI to lead eighth-seeded Delsea over 16th-seeded Cherry Hill West, 7-2, in the quarterfinal round of the South Jersey, Group 3 tournament in Franklinville.
Atlantic Tech (1) at Delsea (9), NJSIAA Tournament, First Round, South Jersey, Group 3 - Softball
Anastasia Reale pitched a gem, allowing an unearned run on one hit with 12 strikeouts and one walk to help eighth-seeded Delsea knock off ninth-seeded Atlantic Tech, 9-1, in the first round of the South Jersey, Group 3 tournament in Franklinville.
Softball: South Jersey Group 3 playoff preview
CONTENDERS: Delsea is the defending champion. Don’t be deceived by the No. 8 seed. The Crusaders have made deep runs as different seeds – and never a No. 1.
VOTE NOW for the best freshman softball player in the state
Part of the excitement of each softball season is seeing new players join varsity lineups and show the talent that will make them one of the top players in the state for years to come.
Zeilman and Delsea go hand-in-hand
The name Zeilman has been found on the roster of the Delsea Regional High School softball team for many seasons, and this one is no different.
Delsea (12) at Woodstown (1) - Softball
Morgan Houseal was 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run in Delsea's 12-1 win over Woodstown in Woodstown.
Freshman phenoms: A look at the best first-year softball players in N.J.
It's been a wild season in New Jersey softball, and that has included incredible performances from freshman players throughout the Garden State. From big bats in the heart of lineups to aces in the circle, neophytes have been shining all season long.
Delsea (0) at Gloucester Catholic (1)- Softball
Brittany Short threw a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and one walk as Gloucester Catholic held on to a 1-0 lead for six innings and beat Delsea in Gloucester.
SOFTBALL: Delsea'a Alicia Serrano best of the week
Serrano had quite a week against two of the Crusaders’ biggest rivals. She hit a two-run homer to help Delsea top Schalick on Monday, 12-3.
VOTE NOW for the best softball player in the Tri-County Conference
Four weeks of conference fan polls are in the books and we're ready for one final round of voting before the statewide polls begin.
Serrano's home runs lead Delsea in win
Alicia Serrano has been using the same bat for years, and on Wednesday, the stick didn’t let her down.
Postgame of Delsea 10, Cumberland 8
Alicia Serrano's walk-off home run and comments from Serrano and Anastasia Reale. Trevor Newcomb
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Softball: Delsea Hosts Cumberland
Here are some pictures of the amazing win over Cumberland.
SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Delsea Solves Cumberland Again
Alicia Serrano had the bat working for the Delsea High School softball team on Wednesday.
Delsea Softball Rallies to Clip Cumberland on Alicia Serrano Homer in 7th
FRANKLINVILLE -- There’s a good chance that Cumberland is going to have nightmares about what Alicia Serrano and the Delsea softball team have done now twice this season.
Delsea (12) at Schalick (3) - Softball
Alicia Serrano was 2-for-5 with a home run for Delsea as it defeated Schalick, 12-3, in Pittsgrove.
SOFTBALL NOTEBOOK: Delsea Having Success with a Young Roster
Sometimes a young team will take its lumps, and other times, it can thrive.
Luckily for Delsea coach Scott Gutelius, the absence of a senior on the roster hasn’t stopped his Crusaders from jumping to an 8-6 start to the season, with the team boasting a Tri-County Diamond record of 8-0.
Delsea (4) at Kingsway (12) - Softball
Cat Knoll went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI when Kingsway defeated Delsea, 12-4, in Woolwich.
Softball: Tri-County Conference Rankings for May 5.
SOFTBALL: Mean 15 Rankings for May 2
1.Egg Harbor Twp.,11-0,1
3. Millville,11-2, 6
Glassboro (1) at Delsea (9) - Softball
Alicia Serrano went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs to lead Delsea to a 9-1 victory over Glassboro in Franklinville.
SOFTBALL: Coaches Point Out the Best Teams They've Seen
Scott Gutelius, Delsea:
I mean, the most impressive team we’ve played against is Cumberland (a 12-7 Crusaders' win on April 20). The only problem is that’s the game I missed because my wife (Kristen) had our baby. That was a big win for us.
Athlete of the Day: Delsea’s Alicia Serrano
Serrano went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a double in the Crusaders’ 9-1 win over Glassboro on Wednesday.
Softball: Tri-County Conference Rankings for April 28.
Softball: Q&A with Delsea Catcher Madison Kelly: Video
Click here to see video of the Q&A with catcher, Madison Kelly.
Softball: Q&A with Delsea Catcher, Madison Kelly
Each week, softball beat writer Josh Friedman will discuss a variety of topics with players from Greater Cumberland County. This week he spoke with Delsea catcher Madison Kelly.
Woodstown (1) at Delsea (11) - Softball
Miranda Booras recorded three hits, two runs and three RBI to lead Delsea to an 11-1 win in five innings over Woodstown in Franklinville.
Softball: Tri-County Conference Rankings for April 21.
Daily Journal's Athlete of the Week: Delsea's Monica Allonardo
Delsea junior Monica Allonardo went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored to help the Crusaders defeat Cumberland 12-7 on Wednesday.
Delsea (12) at Cumberland (7) - Softball
Diana Parker had a home run, four RBI and two runs as Delsea scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning as it rallied to defeat Cumberland, No. 17 in the NJ.com Top 20, 12-7, in Upper Deerfield.
Softball Roundup: Delsea shocks No. 1 Cumberland
The Delsea Regional High School softball team pulled off one of the major upsets of the young season, handing Cumberland, No. 1 in the Courier-Post Mean 15, a 12-7 defeat in a Tri-County Conference game on Wednesday.
Softball Roundup: RV Cruises into Tourney Semifinals
-Delsea 10, Schalick 0: Anastasia Reale pitched a five-inning one-hitter and got offensive support from Madison Kelly and Hanna Zeilman with three hits and two RBIs apiece.
Schalick (0) at Delsea (10) - Softball
Diana Parker was 2-for-3 with a home run, double and two RBI for Delsea in its 10-0 victory over Schalick in Franklinville.
Softball: Tri-County Conference Rankings for April 14.
Overbrook (8) at Delsea (3) - Softball
Alexis Law went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs to guide Overbrook to an 8-3 victory over Delsea in Franklinville.
Delsea (2) at Clearview (3)- Softball
Nina Rizzo pitched a six-hitter, allowing two runs and no walks with four strikeouts for Clearview as it defeated Delsea, 3-2, in Mullica Hil.
Delsea (12) at Glassboro (0) - Softball
Anastasia Reale tossed a five-inning one-hitter and scored two runs to help Delsea top Glassboro, 12-0, in Glassboro.
Softball Roundup: Reale's Big Day Lifts Delsea
Five runs over the first two innings from her teammates were enough for Delsea pitcher Anastasia Reale to take control of the game.
Deptford (1) at Delsea (6) - Softball
Anastasia Reale pitched a three-hitter, allowing one walk and one run with six strikeouts for Delsea and it defeated Deptford, 6-1, in Franklinville.
Fred Powell Softball Tournament at Williamstown Results:
Here are the results for Saturday's second annual Fred Powell Tournament at Williamstown:
CONSOLATIONS, 2 p.m. (Tentative):
Williamstown 5, Delsea 4
Cinnaminson 10, Buena 2
Delsea (1) at Gloucester Tech (6)- Softball
Kristen Cosgrove went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored to pace Gloucester Tech to a 6-1 victory over Delsea in Sewell.
High School Softball Preview Capsules
Coach: Scott Gutelius (9th season, 122-71)
Coach’s take: “Might be a rebuild, but we’ve got girls that can hit, my pitchers aren’t that bad, the thing we’re lacking is, obviously, we don’t have a lot of experience. I have one senior on the team, even though I have seven returning varsity letter winners, three of them really weren’t starters last year for the most part.”
Softball: Group 3 Season Preview, 2016
Delsea is coming off a 23-win season but will need someone to step up as leading hitters Tori Miller and Julia Voluntad have graduated.
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