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Thomas More Softball Star is Finalist as National Player, Pitcher of the Year

Thomas More University softball senior pitcher and shortstop Alix DeDreu is a finalist for the 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Pitcher and Player of the Year award.

DeDreu, from Rising Sun, Indiana,  was one of ten finalists that were announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) this week.

This season, DeDreu had a 1.39 earned run average with a 21-6 record as she pitched 160.2 innings and recorded 189 strikeouts. 

Her strikeouts are a Thomas More single-season record while her 21 wins ranks second. 

At the plate, DeDreu set the school's single season record for hits with 77, doubles with 26, and batting average with a .490 average. Her 26 doubles leads all of Division III this season and her 77 hits ranks second. 

DeDreu is graduating with the Thomas More career record in hits (254), at-bats (607), doubles (61), RBI (149), wins (67), strikeouts (527), and ERA (1.73).

DeDreu and the Saints concluded the season with a 34-11 record as they won the American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Championship and finished as NCAA Division III regional finalists.

-Staff report

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