Photo: Wilmington University
Delaware Sports Blitz will be showcasing student-athletes performances from this past season each week.
Each week we will look at different colleges from the state of Delaware and showcase their athlete’s performance in the chosen sport of the week.
This week is all about Wilmington’s softball team which will start with the senior outfielder Rosa’Lynn Burton.
Burton had a .485 batting average, .528 on-base percentage, .485 slugging percentage, five runs, 16 hits, one RBI, two walks, two strikeouts, and seven stolen bases in the shortened 10 game season. The Wilmington senior led the team in hits, runs, stolen bases, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage in the 2020 season.
On the defensive side, Burton had 26 catches for 20 putouts, five assists, a .962 fielding percentage, and one error in the 2020 season.
The Dover, Delaware native was among the best in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in batting average, as Burton placed in the third spot with .485. The senior outfielder also was in the second spot in the CACC for on-base percentage with .528. The Wilmington outfielder was also fourth in the conference in hits with 16. Burton also placed second in the CACC in stolen bases with 7.
Wilmington Fall 3-2 To Western Oregon In Season Opener
The Wildcats opened the season with a tough 3-2 loss to Western Oregon on March 1st.
Burton had one run, one hit and one stolen base in the loss. On the defensive side, Burton had three catches for three putouts.
Back To Back Losses For Wildcats With 6-2 Loss Vs Grand Valley State
Wilmington followed up their season-opening loss against Western Oregon with a 6-2 loss over Grand Valley State on the same day.
Burton had three hits and one run in the loss. On the defensive side, Burton had two catches for two putouts.
Wilmington Lose In High Scoring Game Vs #4 Rollins
WilmU hung with Rollins for most of the game but Tars would come up late to score one last run to get an 8-7 win.
Burton had one hit, one walk, and one strikeout in the loss. On the defensive side, Burton had a season-high five catches for five putouts.
WilmU Falls To Tampa 6-3
Wilmington would fall behind early in this game and never could climb out of the hole from the earlier innings which resulted in a 6-3 loss from Tampa.
Burton had two hits and one RBI in the game. On the defensive side, Burton had two catches for one putout and one error.
Wildcats Fall To Florida Tech 10-3
A big third inning for Florida Tech where the team scored seven runs propelled them over Wilmington 10-3.
the senior outfielder had one run, three hits and two stolen bases in the game. On the defensive side, Burton had one catch for one putout.
Wilmington Get Swept By Florida Tech
In the second game of the doubleheader against Florida Tech, the Wildcats did hold an early lead but the Panthers would score four runs late to win 5-4.
Burton had two runs, three hits and one stolen base in the loss. On the defensive side, Burton had three catches for one putout and one assist.
- 2020 Schutt Sports / NFCA Division II Player & Pitcher of the Year Watch List