SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME
CLASS OF 2019
Stacy Delaney had an outstanding four-year varsity softball career at Freeland High School, where she helped lead the Falcons to a pair of Division 3 state championships (2003 and 2005). She finished her career with 1,741 strikeouts – the second-highest total in Michigan high school history while sporting a remarkable 112-15 record. Delaney was named Miss Softball Pitcher of the Year after an impressive feat when – as a sophomore - she became the first pitcher in Michigan High School Athletic Association history to hurl back-to-back no-hitters in the state semifinals and final championship games. Two years later, she was dominant again, firing another no-hitter in the Falcons’ 4-0 win over Riverview Gabriel Richard in the state final thus becoming the first pitcher in MHSAA history to toss no-hitters in two championship contests. Her name appears in the MHSAA record book no less than 30 times; including a state record for consecutive shutouts in a season (6) in 2003, tied a state record for strikeouts in an extra inning game with 32 in a 15-inning game and had 43 career no-hitters. Delaney also boasts the fourth-best and sixth-best single-season earned-run averages (0.08 in 2005 and 0.10 in 2004) in MHSSA history. She capped her prep career as co-winner of the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Year Award in 2005. Delaney started her college career at the University of Michigan. During her two years at Michigan, she was a member of a Wolverine team that earned two consecutive trips to the NCAA Super Regional as U-M finished 10th in the nation both seasons. Michigan won the Big 10 Conference title her freshman season. Delaney transferred to the University of Missouri to continue her career. In 2008, she recorded significant time in the circle helping the Tigers to their first NCAA Regional Championship title in 14 years and an NCAA Super Regional appearance. Delaney finished her junior year with a 20-4 mark, recording a team-high 178 strikeouts and a 2.01 ERA. She made 37 appearances throughout the course of the season and started in 29 games, hurling nine shutouts. Delaney was awarded All-Big 12 Conference and All-Midwest Region accolades. In 2009, Delaney finished the season with a solid 16-3 mark with a team high of 134 strikeouts and 1.32 ERA. Delaney made 29 appearances and started 22 games, tossing six shutouts in 133 innings of play. To round out her sparkling college career, she was selected to the All-Big 12 Conference and Big 12 All-Tournament teams and became the first Missouri Tiger since 1999 to receive Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honors twice in one season. She helped lead Missouri to a successful post-season by capturing the NCAA Regional Championship title, NCAA Super Regional Championship and competed in the Women’s College World Series. She saw time in the circle in the Women’s College World Series competing in two games in relief. Her collegiate career record was 39-8.