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25 Carolyn Szymanski
AT DELAWARE
Third-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned two letters • has gone 29-26 with a 3.47 ERA in the circle through her first two years • tied for sixth in UD history with 237 strikeouts • also ranks 11th with 29 wins and seven shutouts, 14th with 63 appearances, and 15th with 300.2 innings pitched • has batted .259 at the plate, and is tied for 12th in school history with eight home runs.

2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Compiled a 17-13 record with a 2.93 ERA, while her 17 wins tied for fourth in a UD single season and were fifth most in the CAA • ranked fifth in a Blue Hen season with 36 appearances and 143 strikeouts • was fourth in the league with 36 appearances and 169.2 innings pitched, and tied for fourth with 143 strikeouts • fired four shutouts, and combined for three others • tossed a two-hit shutout against Morgan State • blanked UNCW on just one hit • allowed just one unearned run and tied her career high with nine strikeouts during a win at Elon • twirled a three-hit shutout at Rider • batted .265 at the plate and tied for second on the team with four home runs • went 3 for 3 with two homers at Saint Peter’s, while her six RBI are tied for third most in a game in UD history • had a double, homer, and four RBI while firing a two-hit shutout in the season-opening win over Toledo • also homered against Marist • stroked her first career triple vs. Morgan State • named CAA Co-Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 17 • CoSIDA Academic All-America nominee.

2014 SEASON
Named to CAA All-Rookie Team • fired the 15th no-hitter in school history during the 8-0 five-inning victory over Monmouth on Mar. 2 • led the Blue Hens with 12 victories, 131 innings pitched and 94 strikeouts while compiling a 4.17 ERA • hurled a three-hit shutout over Drexel and a two-hit shutout at Lafayette • gave up just one unearned run during the 2-1 win over Lehigh • fired 4.1 scoreless innings vs. Cornell • batted .253 at the plate, leading the team with four home runs and ranking second with seven doubles • tied the UD single game record by hitting three doubles during the 23-2 win over UMES • blasted home runs in consecutive days against Monmouth • selected CAA Rookie of the Week on Mar. 4 following her no-hitter.

HIGH SCHOOL
Named the 2013 Delaware Softball Gatorade Player of the Year • selected 2013 Delaware Softball Player of the Year by the Wilmington News-Journal • four-time first team All-State selection • led Caravel Academy to state championships in 2010 and 2011, the state finals in 2012, and the state semifinals in 2013 • recorded 12 shutouts, seven no-hitters and three perfect games while compiling a 76-11 record during her four years • struck out 777 batters in 515.2 career innings • posted an 18-3 record with a 0.54 ERA and 222 strikeouts in 141.2 innings during her senior season at Caravel • recorded career-highs with a .426 batting average, three home runs and 29 RBI as a senior • member of the student government at Caravel.

PERSONAL
Carolyn Szymanski • born Sept. 12, 1994 • daughter of Kevin and Cheryl Szymanski • has an older sister, Lauren • business major at Delaware • enjoys going to the beach during her free time.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR AVG. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2014 .253 36/35 95 7 24 7 0 4 14 43 .453 4 1 15 1 .290 0 0 3-4 6 24 4 .882
2015 .265 45/40 98 5 26 2 1 4 17 42 .429 3 2 16 1 .301 0 0 0-0 3 35 10 .792
TOTALS .259 81/75 193 12 50 9 1 8 31 85 .440 7 3 31 2 .296 0 0 3-4 9 59 14 .829


YEAR ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB AVG. WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2014 4.17 12-13 27 17 10 3/0 0 131.0 130 94 78 96 94 22 5 7 520 .250 7 18 1 3 9
2015 2.93 17-13 36 27 16 4/3 0 169.2 163 102 71 90 143 22 5 3 666 .245 22 40 0 3 17
TOTALS 3.47 29-26 63 44 26 7/3 0 300.2 293 196 149 186 237 44 10 10 1186 .247 29 58 1 6 26

 

 

 

Position: Pitcher
Year: Junior
Hometown: Middletown, Del.
High School: Caravel
Major: Business
Experience: 2 Letters
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