DSU Softball BIO

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... Appeared 32 games, making 23 starts to lead all DSU pitchers… Posted a team-best 14-7 record (second most wins in the MEAC) with a team-high 105 strikeouts (fifth most in the MEAC) in 117.1 innings of work (10th most in the MEAC)… Her strikeout total (105) and wins mark (14) ranks seventh on DSU’s single-season record list… Finished with a 3.70 ERA, which ranked second best on DSU and fifth best in the MEAC… Totaled nine complete games and one shutout victory… Allowed 130 hits, 80 runs (62 earned), 52 walks, 28 doubles, three triples and 11 home runs… Limited opposing hitters to a .272 batting average… Tallied five or more strikeouts, highlighted by a season-high eight in DSU’s 8-0 win at Morgan State (April 17)… On DSU’s all-time list, ranks second in innings pitched (435.2), seventh in ERA (3.62), second in wins (42), sixth in complete games (31), sixth in shutouts (6), third in strikeouts (311) and first in saves (9)… Best Game(s): In DSU’s 11-2 five-inning win over Rhode Island (Feb. 20), allowed five hits, no earned runs, two walks and fanned four batters for a complete-game victory… Surrendered four hits, one earned run, five walks and totaled three strikeouts in DSU’s 4-1 win at Delaware (March 5)… In DSU’s 7-4 win at UMES (March 19), allowed four hits, no earned runs, one walk and totaled seven K’s… Allowed five hits, one earned run and tallied seven strikeouts in DSU’s 2-1 win over Hampton (April 11)… Struck out eight, while allowing three hits and three walks for complete-game 8-0 shutout victory at Morgan State (April 17).

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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