had a standout season with the Delaware State baseball team, but it could have been even better had he not been injured late in the season. Davis (Lake-Lehman) finished the season hitting .418 (74-for-177) with a team-high 17 doubles, a triple and a home run. He had 32 RBI and 48 runs scored. He also stole nine bases in 10 attempts. The performance earned the 5-foot-10, 180-pound junior Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a first-team All-MEAC. ‚??I was very pleased to see Scott pick up the MEAC award,‚?Ě coach J.P Blandin said. ‚??Before Scott strained a hamstring, he was leading our conference in multiple categories and was in the top five in the country in batting average (.443).‚?Ě Despite the injury, Davis played in the MEAC Tournament and had two hits and two RBI as the Hornets were eliminated 9-3 by Norfolk State last weekend. They were 2-3 in the tourney. ‚??Scott‚??s determination and leadership showed in the tourney,‚?Ě Blandin said. ‚??He played every game just two weeks after his injury.‚?Ě Delaware State finished 26-29. ‚??We‚??re looking forward to Scott‚??s return for his senior season with the Hornets,‚?Ě Blandin said.
Senior (Crestwood) ended a solid career playing with the Coppin State softball team. Dudley batted .278 (27-for-97) with four doubles and four home runs. She had 16 RBI and 15 runs scored. Her slugging percentage was .443 and her on-base percentage was .352. She also had a standout season at first base, making just one error on 235 chances (.996). ‚??Jade came to Coppin when the program was at its lowest point and was one of the prime players who was able to turn softball into a winning program,‚?Ě coach Harry Hineline said. ‚??She produced several key hits in her senior year including a game-winning home run against a team (Mount St. Mary‚??s) we hadn‚??t beaten in over 20 tries. She also played stellar first base and was the anchor of our infield.‚?Ě Among Dudley‚??s career 101 hits were 18 doubles and 16 home runs. ‚??Coppin State softball will surely miss her,‚?Ě Hineline said.
West Virginia‚??s standout gymnast (Nanticoke and Northeast Gymnastics) has joined the Cirque do Soleil system after a recent three-day nationwide audition in Orlando, FL. She didn‚??t sign a contract but is now eligible for future productions. ‚??This is a great opportunity that not many receive and I‚??m honored to have been selected,‚?Ě Bieski said. ‚??I am anxious and hopeful that I will be placed in a show. I‚??m thankful for the chance to continue to use my gymnastics and athletic skills.‚?Ě Bieski capped off her four-year career at West Virginia by being named East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Gymnast and Senior of the Year. She won the bars title at the conference championships and earned four all-league honors, which gave her a career total of 17. She totaled 1,940.6 career points which is second all-time at West Virginia. Bieski recently graduated with a degree in speech pathology and audiology. ‚??We are so proud of Amy,‚?Ě coach Jason Butts said. ‚??Her success at the tryouts is a testament to the amazing combination of athleticism and grace she possesses.‚?Ě
Cedar Crest softball standout (MMI Prep) earned second team All-Colonial State Athletic Conference honors and also earned a spot on the league‚??s Sportsmanship team. Wenner, a first baseman, batted .402 (35-for-87) with a team-high 11 doubles, a triple and a team-high three home runs. She was second in RBI (18) and led the team in runs scored (26). She also posted a 2-3 record as a spot starter for the Falcons. And, in the field, she made eight errors on 183 chances (.956). Cedar Crest finished 11-20 overall and 10-12 in league play. The Falcons missed the playoffs by one game.
Sophomore (Crestwood) hit .293 (22-for-75) with eight doubles and a home run playing in 27 games with 21 starts for the DeSales baseball team. He had 12 runs scored and 13 RBI. In the field, he made just one error on 110 chances (.991). ‚??Derek had another solid season,‚?Ě coach Tim Neiman said. ‚??He served as an important backup to senior Doc Neiman (the coach‚??s son) and appeared in many important ball games throughout the season.‚?Ě Doc Neiman started 37 of 38 games behind the plate this season and finished with 145 starts in 152 games in his career. ‚??Derek will be looked upon as one of our key leaders next year,‚?Ě coach Neiman said. ‚??He is an outstanding young man both on and off the field.‚?Ě The Bulldogs finished 28-18 with a 14-7 mark in the Freedom Conference. The team was beaten in the playoffs.
Junior (Berwick) hit .277 (44-for-159) for the Niagara baseball team with 15 doubles, six home runs with 30 RBI and 18 runs scored. His homers and RBI led the team and his doubles were second. He hit three doubles and had three RBI as the Purple Eagles closed out their season with a 14-5 triumph over rival Canisius. ‚??John stepped in right away as our starting shortstop and hit in the middle of our lineup,‚?Ě coach Rob McCoy said. ‚??He started slowly, but really picked up his game as the season went on. I think he learned what playing at this level was all about and adjusted his game.‚?Ě But McCoy is looking for an even better effort from Wilson next season. ‚??I expect much more out of John next year,‚?Ě the coach said. ‚??He will be in a leadership role and his game will go a long way toward leading this team toward achieving our goal of winning a conference title.‚?Ě Niagara finished 8-40 overall and 5-19 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, but the team had just two seniors on the roster.
For the third straight season, Moravian junior will be competing in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track Championships. And this time, at least on paper, the 5-foot-11, 200-pounder has a shot at earning All-American honors in the javelin. Zack (Crestwood), who made the finals as a freshman, is seeded second in this year‚??s meet which is being held Thursday through Saturday in Delaware, OH. The javelin will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday. Zack earned the second spot in the javelin seeding by capturing the title at the recent ECAC Division III Championships hosted by Moravian in Bethlehem. His 219-7 effort, which came on his first attempt, set a school record and a meet record. The top eight finishers in each event earn All-American honors. ‚??Gary has positioned himself as one of the best javelin throwers in the country and I‚??m hoping he will be one of the four NCAA champions we are hoping to have this weekend,‚?Ě coach Walter Wandall said. ‚??As I‚??ve said all season long, anybody who works as hard as Gary should and will be successful.‚?Ě
‚?? Senior (Northwest Area) and sophomore (Berwick) played right field and left field, respectively, for the Marywood softball team. Sorber hit .319 (30-for-94) with eight doubles, a triple and a home run. She had 23 RBI and 18 runs scored. She had three hits, two runs scored and two RBI in a 9-3 victory over Widener; two hits, three runs and two RBI in a 20-3 triumph over Keystone and two hits and three RBI in a 16-1 victory over Philadelphia Biblical. Williams hit .286 (22-for-77) with five doubles and a triple. She had 13 RBI and scored 12 runs. She had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI in a 10-5 victory over Gwynedd Mercy and the 20-3 triumph over Keystone. The Pacers finished 22-17 overall and 15-7 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.