Baseball vs. Merrimack - Regionals The bats came alive for the Wilmington University baseball team, as they scored four in the first and five in the third to jump all over Merrimack in an elimination game at teh 2018 NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament. Zach Rumford went 6.1 innings and the bullpen nailed down the 10-5 final for the Wildcats to stay alive. Kendall Small went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, and a run scored while Nick Grant went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. The Wildcats scored 10 runs on 10 hits in the game. Interview with head coach Brian August. Copyright 2018; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Baseball vs. St. Thomas Aquinas - Regionals The seventh seeded Wildcats fell in the opener of the 2018 NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament, 8-3, to second seeded St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday. The Wildcats had chances early, but couldn't convert while the Spartans had an unearned run in the second and added another in the fifth to lead 2-0. The Spartans got to the Wildcats' bullpen late in the game, finishing off the 8-3 victory. Christian Adorno homered for the Wildcats while Brooks Ryan went 2-for-4 with an RBI double. The Wildcats face sixth seeded Merrimack on Friday in an elimination game. Copyright 2018; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Baseball vs Felician in CACC Championship The Wildcats needed to win two games against Felician on Sunday to claim their seventh CACC Tournament Championship, and that is exactly what they did. In a pressure packed first game, it was a Brooks Ryan 10th inning two-run triple that was the deciding factor after an outstanding performance from senior Chuck Delagol. In the winner-take-all game, the Wildcats scored early and gave senior Nick Grant a 7-0 lead in the top of the sixth, with the big hit coming from senior Christian Adorno, a three-run double to right field. Nick Grant was named the CACC Tournament MVP for his stellar play in left, at the plate, and pitching seven strong innings in the championship game. Brad Scull, Chuck Delagol, Kendall Small, and Dakota Graham were also named to the All-Tournament Team. The Wildcats earn the CACC's automatic berth into the NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament starting Thursday. Interviews with head coach Brian August, Chuck Delagol, and Nick Grant. Copyright 2018; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Baseball at Day 2 of 2018 CACC Tournament The Wildcats fell into the losers bracket is a 6-1 loss to Felician with teh first game on Friday, but bounced back and advanced to the CACC Tournament Championship game with an 11-4 victory over Post in an elimination game. Kendall Small went 5-for-8 on the day, including 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI against Post. Zach Rumford battled through 6.1 innings for the win and Justin Mears pitched two innings for the save. The Wildcats will face Felician against in the Championship, needing two wins to claim the title. Interviews with head coach Brian August and first baseman Kendall Small. Copyright 2018; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Baseball vs. Post in 2018 CACC Tournament The Wilmington University baseball team rode the strong arm of junior Brad Scull to a complete game shutout victory, 5-0, over Post in the first game of the double elimination portion of the 2018 CACC Tournament. The offense provided Scull with a 2-0 lead in the top of the second, and that was all he needed as he struck out 10 in the complete game shutout, allowing only six hits with no walks. Kendall Small went 3-for-4 while Brooks Ryan batted 2-for-5 with a two-run double. Dakota Graham and Nick Macey added RBI's as well. The Wildcats move on to face Felician in the winners bracket. Interviews with head coach Brian August (had audio issues, so hang with it) and Brad Scull. Copyright 2018; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Baseball vs. Nyack in CACC Play-In The Wildcats used strong pitching from Zach Rumford, Brad Scull, and Justin Mears to get past Nyack in an elimination game to begin the 2018 CACC Tournament, 2-0, on Saturday at Wilson Field. Zach Rumford escaped a two-on jam in the third and the offense answered with two runs in the bottom half. That was more than enough for Rumford, as he went seven scoreless before passing it on to Scull for the eighth. Mears picked up his 10th save of the year, ending the game with a double-play. The Wildcats play the winner of Post/Goldey-Beacom on Thursday to begin the double elimination potion of the tournament, hosted by Post University. Interviews with Zach Rumford and head coach Brian August. Copyright 2018; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Softball at CACC Tournament Day 2 The Wildcats staved off elimination with a 7-2 victory over Post in game one on Friday, but Dominican was able to defeat the Wildcats, 7-6, ending their run in the 2018 CACC Tournament. After getting down, 5-0, in the early going, the Wildcats battled back to eventually tie the game, 6-6, int he sixth inning. But Dominican homered in the top of the seventh and the Wildcats left the bases loaded as Dominican escaped. The Wildcats now have to wait for the NCAA Selection Show on Monday to see if they made the NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament for the fifth straight season. Interview with head coach Mike Shehorn. Copyright 2018; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Softball at CACC Tournament Day 1 The second seeded Wildcats dropped their first game of the 2018 CACC Tournament to No. 7 Holy Family, as the Tigers came roaring back to scoring three runs in the seventh to tie it, and one more in the eighth to steal the 7-6 victory. The Wildcats bounced back in game two, coming from behind to defeat No. 6 Felician, 6-5, with a four-run sixth inning of their own. The Wildcats continue their 2018 CACC Tournament run on Friday from the elimination bracket. Interview with head coach Mike Shehorn. Copyright 2018. Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Men's Lacrosse vs. District of Columbia The Wilmington men's lacrosse program played its inaugural game on February 27, 2018 at home against the Distrit of Columbia. Josh Burley scored the program's first ever goal in the first quarter, tallying three marks in the game. The Wildcats closed the deficit to 5-4 with 29 seconds left in the first half, but UDC answered with five straight goals to take command of the game. Cory Melvin scored teh final three goals for the Wildcats, collecting another hat trick for the Wildcats in their first ever game. Noah Given made 15 saves in goal. Copyright 2018; Wilminton University. All rights reserved.
Baseball 2018 Season Preview The Wilmington University baseball team prepares for the 2018 season opening games in Myrtle Beach, looking to get off to a good start and head into the CACC portion of their schedule. They are looking to win their first CACC Championship since 2015 when they also won the East Regional Tournament and went to the NCAA Division II National Tournament. We caught up with 14th year head coach Brian August and senior lefty Zach Rumford before they hopped on the bus for Myrtle Beach. Copyright 2018, Wilmington University. All rights reserved.