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25 Carolyn Szymanski

AT DELAWARE
Earned three letters during her Blue Hen career • went 41-37 with a 3.36 ERA in the circle during her three seasons • ended her career ranked fourth in UD history with 315 strikeouts, tied for fourth with 41 wins, tied for seventh with 95 appearances, tied for eighth with nine shutouts, 10th with 439.2 innings pitched, and tied for 12th with 35 complete games • batted .239 at the plate, and finished her career tied for ninth in school history with nine home runs.

2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Made 32 appearances including 26 starts in the circle, compiling a 12-11 record and a 3.12 ERA in 139.0 innings pitched • fired a four-hit shutout vs. Central Connecticut • tossed a one-hit shutout and struck out a career-high 13 batters at Morgan State • allowed just one run in 5.2 innings to pick up a win at FIU • gave up only an unearned run in 5.0 frames at UNCW • also batted .187 at the plate with 14 hits and 12 RBI • belted a three-run homer vs. Delaware State • delivered two-run doubles against Drexel and Towson • named first team CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 • selected to National College Athlete Honor Society.

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.


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
2016 .187 28/28 75 6 14 3 0 1 12 20 .267 5 1 13 2 .241 2 0 1-1 8 46 8 .871
TOTALS .239 109/103 268 18 64 12 1 9 43 105 .392 12 4 44 4 .280 2 0 4-5 17 105 22 .847


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 12 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
2016 3.12 12-11 32 26 7 2/0 0 139.0 130 89 62 75 78 22 4 8 549 .237 12 26 0 0 11
TOTALS 3.36 41-37 95 70 35 9/3 0 439.2 423 285 211 261 315 66 14 18 1735 .244 41 84 1 6 37

 

 

 

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