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Photo: Kaleb Carter
Photo: Kaleb Carter

Dorsey Wins First MAC East Pitcher of the Week Award

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She’s back. Redshirt senior Savannah Jo Dorsey picked up where she left off last season when the Ohio softball team took part in the Carolina Classic this past weekend. After going 3-0 in her first few starts, the Bobcat earned herself the title of Mid-American Conference East Pitcher of the Week, the first of what should be many more to come this season.

In 19.0 innings pitched, Dorsey finished the weekend with an ERA of 1.11, 30 strikeouts, seven hits, two shutouts, and a complete game.

The team went 4-1 this past weekend in the Carolina Classic, with their only loss coming to South Carolina on Friday afternoon. Ohio won its other four, with three of them coming as a result of strong pitching from Dorsey. In her first start of the season against Longwood, she pitched six scoreless innings and allowed only one hit. She also recorded 11 total strikeouts in that game, which Ohio went on to win 5-0.

In her second start, which came on Saturday against Charlotte, the pitcher got off to a rocky start, allowing three runs just in the first inning. Those would be the only runs given up in that game, as it was from there that Dorsey started pitching like her usual self. She would go on to pitch all seven innings, giving up five hits and striking out nine in a game that Ohio won 6-3.

Dorsey pitched once more on the final day of the Classic in a rematch against Longwood. She once again only allowed one hit in her six-innings pitched, giving up no walking and striking out 10 in total to once again beat the Lancers, 5-0.

The Bobcats will look to carry this momentum into their next game on February 17th, when they travel to San Diego California to kick off the 27th Campbell/Cartier Classic.