Canal edged Camden-Wyoming, 2-0, on Thursday night to advance to the finals in the Major League baseball state tournament.
District I champion Camden-Wyoming (0-1) will host District III winner Lewes-Rehoboth (0-1) today at 7 p.m. in an elimination game.
The winner then takes on Canal (2-0) on Saturday night needing a victory to force a second game for the championship on Sunday.
The state champion earns a berth in the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bristol, Conn. Canal has given up only one run in its two tourney games.
State tourney game postponed: Thursday night’s Junior League state finals between Camden-Wyoming and Naamans was canceled because of the poor weather conditions.
The two teams are slated to play on Friday at 7 p.m. in Georgetown. Naamans needs a victory to force a second game for the title on Saturday.
DelState hires softball coach: Delaware State has announced the hiring of former Georgia State assistant Daniel Stockdale as head coach of the Hornets’ softball team.
In more than seven years of college coaching, Stockdale has contributed to two conference regular-season championships, one conference tournament title and an NCAA regional appearance. In addition, he’s guided two ABCA/Rawlings All-America and one NFCA Softball All-America honorees.
Stockdale, 37, most recently served on the collegiate level as an assistant coach at Georgia State from 2017 to 2020, working primarily with the pitching staff.
“Coach Stockdale stood out among a host of outstanding candidates for the DSU head softball coach position,” said Alecia Shields-Gadson, DSU’s interim athletic director. “His wide ranging experience, record of success on and off the field, along with his vision for the student-athletes and the program are in line with those of the university and athletics department.” Prior to GSU, Stockdale served as an assistant softball coach at Memphis in 2016 and ‘17.
Prior to arriving in Memphis, Stockdale served as head baseball coach at NCAA Division II Albany State (Ga.). The Golden Rams went a combined 32-12 in conference play, winning the 2015 SIAC championship and 2016 SIAC regular-season title.
ASU advanced to the 2015 NCAA DII South Regional Tournament for just the second time in school history.
Stockdale also served as an assistant baseball coach for Savannah State.
Stockdale has served as head softball coach at Grady High School (2020), and Pinecrest Academy (2012-2014), in Atlanta. He also has served as assistant softball coach at Agnes Scott College.
“I’m excited and humbled to join the Delaware State University family,” said Stockdale. “Delaware State has a proud softball tradition and I’m looking forward to working with the administration to create an environment for long-term success on the field, in the classroom and the community for the student-athletes in our program.”