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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 continue with freshman third baseman /outfielder Sara Miller.
Miller had a .281 batting average, .361 on-base percentage, .438 slugging percentage, four runs, nine hits, three doubles, one triple, five RBIs, four walks, six strikeouts, and one stolen base in 10 games this season. The Wilmington third baseman /outfielder led the team in RBIs and walks ( co-leader) this season.
On the defensive side, Miller had 31 catches for 22 putouts, eight assists, a .968 fielding percentage, and one double play in the 2020 season.
The Clayton, Delaware native was among the best in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in hitting for doubles, as Miller placed in the ninth spot with three. The Wilmington freshman was also tied for first in the conference with hitting triples with one. Miller was also in the top 20 ( ranked 20th) in the CACC for RBIs with five. The freshman third baseman /outfielder also placed 13th in the conference in walks with four.
Wilmington Fall 3-2 To Western Oregon In Season Opener
The opening game of the season was a close one throughout the innings but Western Oregon would muscle out two runs in the ninth to get a 3-2 win.
Miller had two hits, one RBI, one strikeout, and one stolen base in the opening game. On the defensive side, Miller had three catches for three putouts.
Back To Back Losses For Wildcats With 6-2 Loss Vs Grand Valley State
Wilmington’s errors ( four) in this game was one of the main reasons the team was saddled with a 6-2 loss against Grand Valley State.
Miller had one run, two hits, two doubles, one RBI and one walk in the loss. On the defensive side, Miller had four catches for three putouts and one error.
Wilmington Lose In High Scoring Game Vs #4 Rollins
The Wildcats were right in this game in the mid to late innings with the score tied at seven but Rollins would score one run in the ninth to take an 8-7 win on March 2nd.
Miller had two runs, one hit, one walk and one strikeout in the game. On the defensive side, Miller had two catches for two putouts.
WilmU Gets Swept By #4 Rollins
In the second game of the doubleheader with Rollins, Wilmington would fall 6-5.
On the defensive side, Miller had five catches for four putouts, one assist, and one double play in the game.
WilmU Falls To Tampa 6-3
The Wildcats fell behind early in this game and never could muster enough offense to make a comeback as the team lost 6-3 to Tampa.
The Wilmington freshman had two hits, one double, one triple, and one RBI in the game. On the defensive side, Miller had two catches for two putouts.
Wilmington Loses A Tough One To #15 Saint Leo
On March 4th, Saint Leo’s pitching was able to get Wilmington offense off balanced which led to a 2-0 loss.
On the defensive side, Miller had six catches for five putouts and one assist in the loss.
Wildcats Fall To Florida Tech 10-3
In the first game of the doubleheader against Florida Tech, WilmU would fall 10-3 on March 6th.
Miller had one hit and two RBIs in the loss. On the defensive side, Miller had two catches for two assists.
Wilmington Get Swept By Florida Tech
The Wildcats closed out the short season of 2020 with a 5-4 loss against Florida Tech.
On the defensive side, Miller had five catches, two putouts and three assists in the final game.