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Courtesy: Delaware Athletics

University of Delaware Softball Adds Transfers Kelly Lupton and Heather Oakley To Program

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 09/09/2013
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NEWARK, Del. – University of Delaware softball coach Jaime Wohlbach has announced the addition of transfers Kelly Lupton and Heather Oakley, who have joined the Blue Hen program and will compete for UD this upcoming season.

Lupton, a native of Galloway, N.J. went 4-1 with two saves and a 3.35 earned run average last year as a freshman at UNC Greensboro. Lupton appeared in 18 contests while making seven starts for the Spartans, posting 48 strikeouts on the year. She fired her first career complete game against Hartford, allowing one earned run and striking out a career-high 10 batters.

Lupton was an All-South Jersey Team selection at Absegami High School, where she set school records with 684 career strikeouts and 79 runs batted in. She went 17-5 in the circle as a senior with seven shutouts, including a pair of no-hitters.

Oakley, an Orland, Calif. native, spent the 2012 season at UC Davis before playing this past spring at Sacramento City College. She batted .448 in 38 games, going 52 for 116 at the plate with 38 runs scored, eight doubles, six home runs and 40 RBI. Oakley helped Sacramento City to a 33-7 overall record, including a first place finish in the Big 8 Conference with an 18-3 league mark, while she earned first team All-Big 8 Conference and All-Northern California accolades as an infielder.

Oakley was a two-time All-Northern Section and four-time All-Butte View League honoree at Orland High School, where she set 16 school records and earned team MVP honors during all four years. She batted .472 for her career with 35 doubles, 10 triples, 18 home runs, 92 RBI, a .922 slugging percentage, and a .531 on base percentage.

Lupton is a sophomore at Delaware and has three seasons of eligibility remaining for the Blue Hens, while Oakley is listed as a junior and has two years of eligibility for Delaware.

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