Bobcats' Pitcher Dorsey Named MAC Female Scholar-Athlete Of The Week

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Sean Neidig

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Updated Wed, Feb 19, 2014 5:37 pm
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Savannah Jo Dorsey pitches in Ohio's doubleheader against Ohio State in 2013.

Ohio softball pitcher Savannah Jo Dorsey was named the Mid-American Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Wednesday. 

Dorsey owns a 3.292 cumulative grade point average and is a biological sciences major.

Her selection is the sixth time an Ohio athlete has earned the MAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

Dorsey was also named the MAC Pitcher of the Week for her play over the weekend in the Fourth Annual Osprey Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla., giving up only two hits and five walks while allowing no runs over 16 innings.

She picked up all four of the Bobcats pitching wins this week.  In her start on Sunday against the North Florida Ospreys, Dorsey pitched her first career no-hitter. Dorsey preceded that start with a complete game shutout, striking out six and allowing only four base runners against Southern Illinois.

The Bobcats’ ace also made two relief appearances over the weekend, against Savannah State on Saturday and Troy on Sunday morning.

On the season, Dorsey has given up only four earned runs over 35 innings for an ERA of 1.03. She has given up just 14 hits and walked eight batters compared to 41 strikeouts. Opposing hitters are hitting just .119 against her this season.

The sophomore’s pitching performances are one of the biggest reasons why the Bobcats are 8-0 for the first time since they started play in 1974. Seven of the Bobcats eight wins belong to Dorsey.

The Bobcats will travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., this weekend to play in the Frost Classic, with doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday before playing a lone game Sunday morning.

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