Our mission is to offer a comprehensive developmental baseball/softball program that provides every possible opportunity to allow our players the ability to reach their athletic dreams and personal goals
We are excited to bring a quality brand of baseball and softball to Delmarva, a promise that will incorporate fun and learning into the same experience. Whether it be the state of the art instruction, a well-structured strength and conditioning program, or a training academy unlike any other on Delmarva, the Aces bring a different motto to travel baseball locally. The organization features a variety of instructors with collegiate and professional experience.
A model has been set up aimed at making each player better in all facets of the game, a program that will create well-trained athletes with a drive to play baseball/softball at the next level.
The Delmarva Aces were founded in July 2014. The program originally had 14 baseball & softball teams that began play in 2015. In that first year, the program wore orange and teal jerseys with "DA" logos. Surprising to some, the first ever Aces logo was a shark chomping on a baseball bat.
Some things that the original Aces may remember are the batting cages in the weight room, dirt mounds in the back area and Apex parents dugout. The program fundraised nearly $30,000 at their first ever Live/Silent Auction at Seacrets. 14U Ryan Gibbons threw the first perfect game in Aces history in October 2015. The teams played the majority of their events at Sports at the Beach, Fruitland and Delaware Championship Baseball. The first Delmarva College Prospect Baseball Showcase took place in June 2016.
The organizational sponsor for the Aces program was Mizuno and it led to the first sponsored showcase team, Mizuno Aces. The first team was put together in 2016 and paved the way for a perfect 19-of-19 2017 HS grad players in our program committing to play college baseball. The 2017 class earned over $250,000 in scholarship money that year for college. With the improved training in the winter academy, 46 players (35%) gained atleast 5MPH on fastball speeds that offseason.
The program won its 1,000th game on June 2018 and opened up its first "Facing Adversity Scholarship", which was won by Amy Chen of Pocomoke HS. In July, the program locked in with Diamond Kinetics for hitting/pitching technology as well as Sports Recruits for college recruitment. The Delmarva Aces South (formerly Tidewater Outlaws) were born in August of that year in Virginia Beach, VA and founded by Chris Chavis. The highest fundraising total with the Horsey Foundation came this year as over $125,000 was fundraised by the families in the program.
The next year, the Aces were voted as Delmarva Youth Sports Organization of the Year by Power 101.7. A deal was inked with Rawlings and New Balance as the main sponsors for the program. moved into Felton, DE, where Delmarva Aces North is now located. That year the building in Berlin installed a new 20x70 foot cage with Hittrax technology. DCP Rawlings 2020 and DCP Rawlings 2021 National combined to go 11-2-2 at Perfect Game WWBA National championship events, but would each bow out in the final game of pool play.
On January 11, 2020, the program saw its 1,000,000th hit on their official website (www.delmarvaaces.com).
The following year in 2021, the Aces would expand their training space in Berlin, MD with another 6,500 square feet of space as they included a lounge with cages and an outdoor turf training area. The Aces received their first Coastal Style Magazine Youth Organization of the Year award that spring and also had seven player/coaches in the org win the Division III National Championship with Salisbury University. The showcase program went on to officially change their names to Delmarva College Prospects (DCP) and St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Hitting Coordinator, Russ Steinhorn, was hired to be the Senior Advisor of the DCP program.
The Aces had their first player drafted in the 2022 MLB Draft when 2019 alum Mason Fluharty was selected in the fifth round (158 overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays. The program also saw four players selected to the PBR Futures Games that summer when Nate Arterbridge, AJ Kolb, Andrew Steinhaus and Brady Wardell were all named to the Mid-Atlantic squad. On July 9, 2022, the Delmarva Aces were named Coastal Style Magazine Youth Organization of the Year and Josh Knupp was named Coastal Style Magazine Youth Coach of the Year.