Softball


Pat Knight Champs!

The Lower Sussex Little League 10U Pat Knight All-Star softball team captured the 2019 championship following a win over Georgetown, capping a 4-0 run through the tournament. Members of the vteam included Maddelyn Marvel, Talia Moutzalias, Hanna...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:27am

OTS season winds down

Tickets for Hall of Fame banquet on sale

While the days get shorter with the end of summer approaching, the Olde Tymers Softball League is also winding down as they enter the final few weeks of the season.

As of press time on Wednesday, Aug. 14, the two American Legion Post teams...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:25am

District 3 comes up short in World Series final

They almost pulled off the unthinkable. Well, certainly not many had given them a snowball’s chance in summer of even making it to the finals.

However, the Host District 3 team — featuring members of Millsboro, Laurel and Nanticoke Little...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:09am

D-3 opens with win over East

Evans fires one-hitter to get locals off to good start

The host team from District 3 — consisting of members from Nanticoke, Laurel and Millsboro teams — jumped out of the gates early in the opening game of the Senior League Softball Little League World Series on Monday evening.

The locals...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:59am

Henderson leads Canada to opening 3-0 win

Canada’s Payton Henderson and USA Southeast’s Sydney Jacobs piled up a bunch of goose eggs for most of their teams’ opening game of the Senior League Softball World Series in Roxana on Monday, July 29.

With the teams locked in a 0-0 tie...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:54am

Central slides past West in opener

Carr, Hardin multiple-hit efforts lead the offense

In the end, the West just couldn’t hold on to their early lead, and the Central team capitalized on a four-run offensive burst in the fifth inning for the 7-6 win in both team’s Little League Senior Softball World Series opener.

Sydney...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:51am

Southwest starts fast, ends fast against Latin America

USA Southwest scored in each of the last six innings of their opening-night matchup in the Senior League Softball World Series against Latin America on Monday, July 29, leading to a 14-3 win.

After both teams notched a scoreless opening...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:44am

Central cruises by Southeast to stay perfect

The U.S. Central team, hailing from Grand Rapids, Mich., has put teams on notice that they are here for business.

After posting their second straight win in as many games, the Central contingent staked an early claim to the Pool B...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:39am

Canada uses big innings to top USA West

Canada loosened up a tight game against USA West by scoring 11 runs over three innings to secure a 13-2 win in the Senior League Softball World Series matchup on Tuesday, July 30.

Both teams’ leadoff hitters — Canada’s Ellie Vance and West...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:33am

Late rally lifts Asia-Pacific to win

It’s not over until the final out is recorded.

Asia-Pacific battled and scratched its way to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Latin America in the middle game of Tuesday’s six-game slate at the Senior League Softball World Series at the...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:24am

USA Southeast cruises to win over Europe-Africa

USA Southeast scored early and often, resulting in a 13-2 win over Europe-Africa in their Senior League Softball World Series game on Tuesday, July 30.

Southeast (Florence, S.C.) put up three runs in the top of the first inning. Gracelyn...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:19am

Asia-Pacific outlasts USA East

Asia-Pacific (San Miguel, Philippines) used solid fielding, timely hitting and two RBIs from Maria Reuel Caoagdan to pick up a tightly-contested 5-3 win over USA East in their Senior League Softball World Series matchup on Tuesday, July 30.

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Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:12am

Jada Evans stares down the Asia-Pacific pitcher.

Evans slams walk-off homer for D-3

Hosts overcome remain unbeaten in pool play

It was an ending that many movie scripts for baseball or softball movies could be written about.

District 3’s Jada Evans came through with an absolute bomb of a home run over the fence in centerfield to lift the hosts to a 6-5 walk-off win...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:08am

Headed to Homeplate

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

The Senior League Softball World Series is right now taking place in Roxana, and we have you covered. Check out our special Homeplate publication, then get off the couch and go see some of the best young...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:51pm

Martin Donovan hands Lauren Weaver, from Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, a plaque of apprectiation for the Chamber’s support of the World Series.

Donovan continues tradition of World Series in Sussex County

 

It’s become an event — a spectacle if you will — on the Sussex County calendar every summer. The last weekend in July is always the start of the Little League Senior Softball World Series, and the eyes of the softball world all lock in...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:59am

Players celebrate after a previous Little League World Series game.

Senior Softball LLWS set to take over Pyle Center on Monday

For more than 15 years, the Lower Sussex Little League Complex and the Pyle Center has been the home for the Little League Senior League Softball World Series, and the international showcase will see its first pitch for 2019 this Monday, July 29...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:32am

The LSLL Minor Softball team savors their championship win.

LSLL Minor Softball wins state championship

Lewis pitches team to win over Smyrna

They took their season as far as they could and came away with the ultimate prize.

The Lower Sussex Minors Softball team faced Smyrna in the championship round of the state tournament and came away with a 5-3 win over their counterparts in...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:19am

The Lower Sussex Little League team celebrates it’s victory as the District 3 champions.

Postseason softball, baseball action as hot as the weather

LSLL Minors softball in state championship game

 

The Lower Sussex Minor League softball team has certainly been as hot as the weather these past couple of weeks.

Fresh off a 15-5 thumping of Millsboro in the District 3...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:09am

The LSLL Minor baseball team poses in their dugout. Members include Maggie Bare, Sophia Bowen, Addy Clark, Taygan Conaway, Angela Costango, Cierra Lewis, Jaelyn McCray, Mariah McCabe, Parker O’Shields, Macy Tubbs, Madelyn Wiest, Autumn Wille and Baylie Williamson.

LSLL Minor softball stays unbeaten

The Lower Sussex Little League Minors softball team has been on quite the tear to start their postseason run through the District 3 double-elimination bracket.

The LSLL girls on Tuesday, July 9, won their first two games to advance to the...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:48am

Gracie Hoban hurls one to homeplate during LSLL’s 15-4 win over Millsboro on Friday, June 28.

Stayin’ alive

LSLL Major softball battling in District 3 tourney

The Lower Sussex Little League 10-12 Major softball team remained heavily involved in the Little League Delaware District 3 tournament as of Coastal Point press time on Tuesday, July 2.

After an opening-round 15-4 win over Millsboro, the...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:18am

All-Star season set for first pitch

Summer baseball action is about to get as hot as the weather in the next few weeks, as the Lower Sussex Little League All-Star teams will begin their quests for 2019 championship glory in baseball and softball.

The District 3 State and Pat...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 9:40am

Indian River’s Abby O’Shields shows off her Blue-Gold All-Star Game Blue MVP trophy. O’Shields earned the honor throwing four innings of no-hit ball with three strikeouts.

O’Shields named Blue MVP in All-Star game

It was a collection of the best senior softball players the state had to offer on Tuesday, June 10, at the Dover Little League complex at the annual Blue-Gold All-Star game.

It took 10 innings, but thanks in part to a solo home run from...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 9:37am

Indian River High School All-Conference selections

Softball

First Team

Abby O’Shields, At-Large

Second Team

Grace Snyder, Catcher

Brandi Mitchell, First Base

Taylor Lipkins, Outfield

Kayler Townsend, At-Large

Honorable Mention

Morgan...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:26am

American Legion Posts 28, 24 sit atop OTS standings

With nearly a third of their 22nd season in the books, the Olde Tymers Softball (OTS) League finds itself with a two-way tie atop the circuit’s standings.

Both American Legion Post teams — Posts 28 and 24 — had identical 7-2 records as of...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:12am

Indian softball, boys lacrosse fall in post season tournaments

The magical second half run of success for the Indian River softball team came to an unfortunate end on Saturday, May 18, when they dropped a 1-0 decision to DE Military Academy in the quarterfinal round of the DIAA state playoffs at Midway...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 8:06am

Delaware Tribe Dominates

The Delaware Tribe 14U travel softball team was firing on all cylinders last weekend in the OBX Classic as they took home the tournament's championship out of 24 teams. The pitching duo of Kinsley Hall and Camryn Ehlers was practically...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:54am

Lindsey Grow

College Roundup

Grow finding success in pool for Milligan

Lindsey Grow, a 2017 graduate of Indian River High School, completed her sophomore season in the pool for the Milligan College women’s swimming team back in March. Milligan College is located in Johnson City, Tenn.

Grow, who calls...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:55am

Abby O’Shields pitched a perfect game earlier this season, which helped the Indians clinch the 11th seed in the DIAA tournament.

Indians stay hot, clinch No. 11 seed in DIAA tournament

On Tuesday, May 13, the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) released their brackets for the 2019 state championship softball tournament.

The Indian River High School squad, riding the high of an eight-game winning streak...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:45am

DCHS senior athletes sign letters of intent

On Wednesday, May 15, seven Delmarva Christian High School senior athletes sign letters of intent during a daytime ceremony held in the school’s Arts & Athletic Center. Pictured, with family and friends in attendance, front, A.J. Kwiatkowski...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:42am

SMS Sports Report

Baseball caps championship season with wins, finishes 8-1

The Selbyville Middle School baseball team was completely focused on just one thing Monday afternoon: defeat visiting Beacon, and finish off a conference championship-winning season.

Mission accomplished.

The Indians utilized a...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:38am

Indians honor softball seniors with win over Milford

On Tuesday, May 7, it was the final home game for three integral seniors on the Indian River High School softball team. Abby O’Shields, Grace Snyder and Kat Collins have been with the program for four seasons and have helped guide the program to...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:27am

From left are: Frankie Williams, Grady Meredith, Roger Howard, Bubba Stack, Johnny Walker, Steve Unger, Mrs. Gary Meredith, Harriet Mair, Steve Carey, Ducky Clemens, Bob Shaeffer and Pat Carey.

Olde Tymers Softball opens its 22nd year of action

The Olde Tymers Softball League held its Opening Day to commemorate its 22nd year of play on Tuesday, April 30, and also announced the names of nine individuals that a part of their inaugural Hall of Fame class.

The Hall of Fame inductees...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:16am

Lower Sussex Little League lights up

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

The weather has been a little inconsistent, but that hasn’t stopped our local kids from hitting the fields at Lower Sussex Little League.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:00am

An Indian River Softball player lands a hit on a pitch earlier in the season.

Indians Softball continue winning ways

Following an impressive sweep at the Parker Invitational, the Indian River softball team returned from Spring Break with games against Cape Henlopen and Woodbridge, and continued their recent success with another pair of wins.

On Friday,...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:48am

An SMS softbal player connects with a pitch at a previous game.

Indians pummel Chipman in return from break

The Selbyville Middle School softball team wasted little time getting itself back into game mode following a 13-day layoff over the Spring Break. The Indians scored four runs in the first inning en route to a 23-1 thumping of visiting Chipman on...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:41am

Indian River’s softball team took home the title at the Henry S. Parker Invitational last week. Right, IR pitcher Abby O’Shields pitched the perfect game in Indian River’s first game on Friday, winning 12-0.

O’Shields, Snyder lead Indians to Parker Tourney title

It’s the crowning individual achievement for any pitcher on any level — the perfect game.

On Friday, April 19, Indian River senior pitcher Abby O’Shields accomplished the feat, and did it in dominating fashion. The left-hander fired her...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:19am

Former IR athletes continue their playing days

It’s only been a year away from Indian River, but 2018 graduate Kealey Allison has already made herself at home as a member of the women’s lacrosse team at McDaniel College.

Allison, a freshman midfielder for the Green Terror, has played...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:03am

Selbyville Middle’s Lily Hoban prepares for her at bat on Monday, April 8.

SMS Sports Report: Selbyville girls’ soccer continues their winning ways

It has been more than three years since the Selbyville Middle School girls’ soccer team has tasted defeat, and during that time they’ve collected an overall record of 37-0-1, including a 4-0 mark so far in 2019. The wins this year have come...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:21pm

IR Sports Report

Indian River golfers cruise to wins

When a team is as balanced as the Indian River High School golf team, they can go out confidently, knowing anyone of the players could turn in a winning performance.

That’s exactly how IR golf...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:26am

IR pitcher Abigail O’Shields sends one flying in Tuesday’s 0-5 loss to Smyrna High School on Tuesday, April 2.

Young Indians facing growing pains early

When eight of 12 softball players on a team are either sophomores or freshmen, it is certainly possible to face some struggles early in a season. The jump from JV or middle school softball to the “big show” of varsity competition can take some...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:54am

SMS Sports Report

Softball: Softball team dominates in win over Fifer

 

Jaya Shaub banged out four hits and was just a home run shy of the cycle in Selbyville Middle School’s 11-4 softball win over host Fifer on Monday, April 1.

Shaub had a...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:37am

IR pitcher Abby O’Shields celebrates after a strikeout last year.

O’Shields, Indians pick up win

Senior lefty strikes out 18 Panthers over 10 innings

Coming into the season, the Indian River High School softball team knew it was young overall, but could rely on three key seniors to keep the team focused and ready.

Evidence to prove that came in the very first game of the season, against...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:55am

An Indian River Softball player at bat at a practice. This year’s team is young, but with some strong leaders, according to new coach Sam O’Shields.

Talented group has IR softball expecting big things this year

Indians return 11 from last year’s division champs

A solid core group of players returns for the Indian River softball team this season, and it has led to some lofty expectations for the squad for the 2019 campaign.

Leading the way will be new head coach Sam O’Shields, who takes over for...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:59am

OTS gearing up for 22nd year

Organization set to induct first Hall of Fame class

The Olde Tymers Softball League (OTS) is set to begin its 22nd year this coming season, and this year they have created a Hall of Fame to honor members from the past who have played or supported the league.

Established as a senior softball...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 8:53pm

O’Shields takes over IR softball program

The Indian River High School softball program will have a new boss leading the charge this season, but players on the team are very familiar with the guy calling the shots.

Long-time teacher and coach Sam O’Shields is taking over the IR...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 8:48pm

Women & Girls in Sports Day

Indian River High School senior Abby O’Shields was on-hand as Delaware Gov. John Carney signed a proclamation on Feb. 6 declaring Women & Girls in Sports Day in the state. O’Shields, who recently signed her letter-of-intent to continue her...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:41am

Lower Sussex Little League signups now under way

Football season is now officially over, with the Super Bowl having been played last weekend. (By the way, let’s not talk about that game at all.)

On to baseball — and softball — it’s time to lace up the cleats, throw on that helmet and...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:11am

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