#11 Tara Tursellino
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif.
High School: Rancho Verde H.S.
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Career Stats Career Stats

2016: Second Team All-MEAC selection for the third season in a row... Named MEAC Pitcher of the Week (March 21)... Second Team All-MEAC Preseason selection.

2015: Received Second Team All-MEAC honors... Named MEAC Pitcher of the Week twice (April 20, May 4)... First Team All-MEAC Preseason selection... Appeared in 41 games, while making 28 starts... Posted a team-best 15-16 record (second most wins in the MEAC) in 193.2 innings of work (the most in DSU single-season history) with a team-best 4.63 ERA… Led DSU in strikeouts (134 – third most in DSU single-season history), saves (2), complete games (21) and limited opponents to a .294 batting average… Allowed 235 hits, 163 runs (128 earned), 109 walks and 21 home runs… Tallied five or more K’s in 13 games, including a career-high nine strikeouts in DSU’s 4-1 win over Morgan State (April 4)… Best Game(s): In DSU’s 4-1 win over Morgan State (April 4), allowed five hits, one walk, one earned run and totaled nine K’s… In DSU’s 12-0 five-inning victory over Morgan State (April 15), tossed first-career no-hitter, while allowing five walks and totaling six strikeouts… In DSU’s 4-0 win over Howard (April 26), allowed nine hits, no walks and recorded three K’s… In DSU’s 4-0 victory over UMES (May 2), surrendered four hits, a walk and totaled three K’s… In DSU’s 3-1 win over UMES (May 3), allowed two hits, one earned run, a walk and tallied eight strikeouts to secure the Hornets’ second-straight MEAC North division title... On DSU’s all-time list, sits first in saves (9), fifth in innings pitched (318.1), sixth in ERA (3.58) and fourth in wins (28). 

2014: Named MEAC Rookie of the Year and a Second Team All-MEAC honoree... Received NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Third Team recognition... Started all 52 games at the designated player spot… Batted .213 in 150 at-bats with 32 hits, 23 RBI, eight doubles, two home runs and 46 total bases… Scored 15 runs, drew three walks and went 1-for-1 in the stolen base department… Maintained a .231 on-base and .307 slugging percentage… Tallied three multi-hit games, including a season-high four, along with two RBI and a stolen base in DSU’s 11-3 win at UMES (May 4)… Totaled two or more RBI six times, in addition to a season-long seven-game hit streak (March 21 – March 31)… Defensively, registered three putouts, 43 assists and committed no errors for a 1.000 field percentage… In DSU’s 8-0 win over Hartford (March 14), went 3-for-3 with two runs, two doubles and an RBI… In the Hornets’ 3-1 win over Cornell (March 23), went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored… As a pitcher, appeared in 36 games, including three starts… Posted a team-best 13-6 record (third most wins in the MEAC) in 124.2 innings of work with a 1.97 ERA, which was second best in the MEAC and 55th in the country… Led the nation in saves (7), totaled 72 K’s (second most on the team) and limited opponents to a .264 batting average… Allowed 129 hits, 49 runs (35 earned), 35 walks and four home runs… Tallied five or more K’s in three games, including a season-high seven twice with the last occurring in DSU’s 1-0 loss to Florida A&M in the MEAC Tournament (May 8)… In four innings of work, allowed no hits, runs or walks, along with seven K’s in DSU’s 2-0 win over La Salle (Feb. 22)… In the Hornets’ 4-1 victory over Central Connecticut State (March 21), surrendered six hits, one walk and tallied two K’s in a complete game performance… Against Mount St. Mary’s (March 22), tossed a complete game while allowing three hits, no earned runs, no walks and fanning three batters in DSU’s 5-1 win… In the Hornets’ 3-1 win over Cornell (March 23), relinquished six hits, no earned runs, no walks and tallied two K’s in a complete game performance.      

High School: Four-year varsity softball standout… As a freshman, earned Second Team All-League honors… As a sophomore, earned First Team All-League honors, along with Southern CIF Honorable Mention recognition… As a junior, earned First Team All-League and All-CIF honors, while also being the Inland Valley League’s Most Valuable Pitcher… In her final season, earned First Team All-League recognition, Second Team All-CIF and All-County Team honors.

Club/AAU: Played for the Corona Angels.

Personal: Born May 26, 1995 in Riverside, Calif., but currently resides in Moreno Valley, Calif… Daughter of Will and Vicky Tursellino… Father Will played baseball (1985-88), while mother Vicky played softball (1985-88) at the University of California-Riverside… Sister to her brother Willie… Major currently undecided. 

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