It has been a banner year for Delaware Technical Community College’s softball team. The team finished the 2021 season as champions of Region 19 and the Mid-Atlantic District, competed in the 2021 NJCAA Division II National Softball Tournament, and won just the second national tournament game in program history.
All of those accomplishments wouldn’t have been possible without some dynamic players. Recently, eight of the team’s 18 players were named to the NJCAA Region 19 All-Region teams.
In addition, freshman pitcher Lauren Smith, a graduate of Snow Hill High School, was named Region 19 Pitcher of the Year for her undefeated season in region play, and Guy Wilkins was named Region 19 Coach of the Year for guiding the team to its success.
“I was happy these eight received all-region honors,” Wilkins said. “This is the most we’ve had since I’ve been head coach and it was well deserved.
“They all had great work ethic at practice and would do the extra things.”
First team honors went to Smith and fellow freshmen Macey Myers, Logan Walls, and Colleen Cosbey. Smith, the team’s starting pitcher, finished the year 10-1 with a 2.99 ERA. Myers, a graduate of Milford High School, led the nation in batting average for much of the season, and finished the year with a .494 average with 9 home runs and 44 RBI. Walls, a graduate of Delmar High School, batted leadoff with a .392 average, 19 RBI, and 4 stolen bases. Cosbey, a graduate of Sussex Tech High School, batted .377 with 21 RBI and made a lot of great plays in left field throughout the season.
Second team honors went to sophomores Kaylie Moore, Sydney Tyndall, Paige Lynch, and freshman Kelsey Kormanik. Moore, a graduate of Colonel Richardson High School, played a strong starting shortstop while batting .412 with 35 hits and 14 RBI. Tyndall, a graduate of Delmar High School, batted .387 with 24 hits and 21 RBI. Lynch, a graduate of Delmar High School, batted .309 with 11 RBI while making great plays in centerfield. Kormanik, a graduate of Sussex Tech High School, was one of the team’s primary catchers while batting .291.
Wilkins led the team to a 19-6 record (including the postseason), while winning his 100th game at Delaware Tech in April. For the season, Delaware Tech finished with a .388 team batting average with 238 runs scored, and 32 home runs.
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Delaware Tech — the First State’s only community college — offers academic, technical, community education, and workforce development comprising more than 100 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Delaware Tech has four campuses across Delaware in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton and Wilmington. For more information about Delaware Tech, visit www.dtcc.edu.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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