88 Chelsey Deloney
88 Chelsey Deloney
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gardendale, Ala.
High School: Gardendale High School
Position: C/1B
Last School: Gardendale High School
Bats/Throws: R/R

Statistics: 2017201620152014

As a Senior (2017): Named to the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference All-Tournament Team ... Received the Belmont Athletics Presidential Scholar-Athlete of the Year award ...  Finished senior campaign ranked nationally in several categories - third in hit by pitch per game, 36th in home runs, 48th in sacrifice flies, 56th in home runs per game, 53rd in on base percentage, 77th in slugging percentage, and 122nd in walks ... In the OVC she wrapped the season ranked tied for first in home runs, second in walks and on base percentage, fourth in slugging percentage, seventh in runs scored, tied for seventh in RBI, and eighth in total bases ... One of only two players to start and play in all 57 games ... Led the Bruins in runs (41), home runs (14), walks (31), slugging percentage (.674), and putouts (317) and second on the team in RBI (40) ... Recorded two or more hits 10 times ... Notched two or more RBI on nine occasions ... Tallied seven or more putouts 17 times ... Smacked first home run of the season in the home opener against UMBC (2/10) ... Notched 12 putouts versus UMKC (2/10) at the Belmont Winter Fest Tournament ... Recorded two doubles versus Western Illinois (2/18) at the WKU Hilltopper Classic ... Tallied a season-high three RBI at WKU (2/18) ... Knocked a home run in all but one game at the Hilltopper Classic, including three consecutive games ... Was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3, in game two against Alabama State (2/25) ... Was walked in four consecutive games from March 3- March 8 ... Scored a season-high three runs at Mercer (3/19) ... Was perfect at the plate, going 2-for-2, against Eastern Kentucky (4/1) ... Recorded three bases on balls versus Jacksonville State (4/8) ... Rang up a season-high 14 putouts in game one at Austin Peay (4/24) ... Was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 including a pair of doubles, versus Murray State (5/11) in the OVC Tournament.

As a Junior (2016): Made appearances in 40 contests, starting all but four ... Led the team in slugging percentage (.602), walks (23), and RBI (27) ... Second on the the team in batting average (.318), doubles (7) and home runs (6) ... Named OVC Player of the Week three times, a first for a Belmont player ... Opened season with six putouts as catcher versus Florida A&M (2/12) at the Sand Dollar Classic ... Was perfect at the plate, going 2-for-2, against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/28) at the Central Arkansas Tournament ... Exploded vs. UMass (3/4), going 2-for-2 with two RBI and a double  at the Red & Blue Classic ... Smashed first home run of the season versus Penn State (3/5) at the Red & Blue Classic ...  On the road at UT Martin (3/26), she went 3-for-4 at the plate with a pair of runs and three RBI ... Recorded a season-high seven putouts as catcher at in-state rival MTSU (4/26) ... From April 26 to April 30, knocked a home run in each of the three games ... Picked up a season-best five RBI versus Tennessee State (4/30) ... Tallied a season-high three walks on the road at Jacksonville State (5/8) ... Earned OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction ... Named 2015-16 Easton / NFCA Division I Scholar-Athlete.

As a Sophomore (2015): Played and started in 44 games ... Led the team in home runs (3) and walks (20) ... Finished second on the team in RBI (26) and putouts (169) and third in slugging percentage (.391) ... Went 2-for-2 against Saint Louis (2/20) with a double, a pair of walks and a stolen base ... Recorded a season-high four RBI versus Alabama A&M (2/28) ... Knocked first home run of the season against Wright State (3/1) ... Tallied a double at Memphis (3/17) ... Smashed a home run against Murray State (3/21) ... Went 3-for-3 at Tennessee Tech (3/29) with her third home run of the season ... Also matched season-best four RBI against the Golden Eagles ... Grabbed a seaon-high 11 putouts versus UT Martin (4/3) ... Recorded a double at Middle Tennessee State (4/22) ... Received 2014-15 National Fastpitch Coach Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athlete honors.

As a Freshman (2014): Appeared in 42 contests, making 38 starts ... Recorded a .172 batting average ... Notched 15 hits on 87 at-bats ... Finished the season with 11 RBI, a pair of doubles and 127 putouts ... Recorded her first career home run and finished with two RBI against Tennessee Tech on Mar. 29 ... Went 1-for-1 with a double against Middle Tennessee on Mar 1. 

Prior to Belmont: Played at Gardendale High School under coach Haley Lawson ... Two-time Golden Glove award winner ... Named offensive player of the year senior season ... Served as team captain as a junior and senior ... Also played basketball at Gardendale High School, earning All-Area team and team offensive player of the year honors.

Personal: Born September 15, 1995 in Birmingam, Ala. ... Daughter of Chris and Lori Deloney... Has a sister, Hannah ... Lists favorite athletes as Buster Posey, Derek Holland ... Favorite movies are Pitch Perfect, Lion King, Bridesmaids ... Lists favorite singers as Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert.