Feb. 19, 2014
CLEVELAND - Ohio University softball pitcher Savannah Jo Dorsey (Grove City, Ohio) has been named the Mid-American Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday (Feb. 19).
Dorsey, who was also named MAC Pitcher of the Week for her efforts, topped off a stellar weekend at the Fourth Annual Osprey Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla., in which she did not allow a run and gave up just two hits and five walks over 16 innings by dealing her first career no-hitter on Sunday (Feb. 16) against host North Florida. She earned all four pitching victories for the Bobcats, putting an exclamation point on her weekend by baffling the Osprey hitters over seven frames. She struck out five while walking three to earn her second pitching triumph of the day and guide Ohio to a 1-0 victory. Dorsey set the tone for the weekend by striking out one in a scoreless inning of relief on Saturday (Feb. 15) against Savannah State, helping the Bobcats pull out a 3-2 win in eight innings. Later that afternoon, she went the distance and fanned six while giving up just two hits and two walks for her first shutout of the weekend, propelling Ohio to a 2-0 triumph over Southern Illinois. Prior to tossing her no-hitter on Sunday afternoon, Dorsey picked up the win in relief over Troy that morning, fanning one in one scoreless frame of work.
Dorsey has allowed just four earned runs on 14 hits and eight walks while fanning 41 over 35.0 innings en route to posting a 7-0 record in the circle to start 2014.
A biological sciences major, Dorsey owns a 3.292 cumulative grade point average.
Dorsey's selection marks the sixth time in 2013-14 an Ohio student-athlete has garnered MAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week distinction.
The Ohio softball team is 8-0 for the first time since the program's inaugural season in 1974. The Bobcats will compete in the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., this weekend (Feb. 21-23).