Hiram College

Hiram College senior softball player and two-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference pitcher/outfielder Whitney Dropsey (Ashland/Hillsdale) has been named this week’s NCAC pitcher of the week.  [NCAC Softball Release]

Dropsey helped lead the Terriers to a two-game sweep against Grove City (Pa.) College last week, pitching the entire first game, as Hiram improved to 7-9 overall for the season.

She also picked up her second shutout victory of the season, pitching all seven innings and allowing no runs on just two hits and striking out 10 batters.  Dropsey reached the 10+ strickout plateau for the second time in her last three outings.  Her 10 strikeouts brings her career strikeout total to 238 which makes her the program’s all-time leader.  Dropsey surpased the previous mark of 232 strikeouts set by Mandi Wieclaw ’02.   In addition, Dropsey batted one-of-four at the plate with a run scored in the game and finished the two-game series four-of-eight overall with two runs scored and a RBI.

For the season, Dropsey has a 4-5 overall record on the mound in 11 appearances, including nine starts.   She has pitched five complete games and posted two shutouts.  Her 1.51 earned run average leads the team and also leads the team in strikeouts (43) and innings pitched (55.2).  At the plate, Dropsey currently has a .305 batting average (18-of-59) with a triple, a double, 10 runs scored, seven RBI and no strikeouts.

Hiram is scheduled to travel to Pittsburgh, Pa. for a non-conference doubleheader against Chatham University on Thursday, Apr. 1.  The first game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email athoedtjm@hiram.edu.