HANOVER, N.H. – Junior Kristen Rumley and sophomore Kelsey Miller provided a spark this week for the Dartmouth softball team and were recognized by the Ivy League as Pitcher and Co-Player of the Week, respectively, as announced on Tuesday morning.
Rumley finished the week with a 2-1 record and posted a 1.75 earned run average. In three appearances, the southpaw struck out 21 batters in 16.0 innings with just two walks. In her first game of the week against Portland St., Rumley struck out eight batters en route to an 11-5 win and her third win of the season. Against Utah St., Rumley pitched a complete game but was dealt the loss after allowing two late runs to the Aggies. She finished the game with a season-best nine strikeouts. Rumley is 4-4 on the season with a 2.51 ERA and 55 strikeouts.
The Texas native completed the weekend with a 9-2 win over host UC Santa Barbara. Rumley threw five innings and allowed two runs on five hits with four strikeouts.
For Miller, this is her second POW award this season, as the sophomore corner infielder belted a .471 batting average in five games with 17 at bats. She led the team with eight hits and six RBI. Miller had five extra base hits – three doubles, one triple and one home run – and was perfect on the base paths with three steals. Miller leads the Ivy League, hitting .449 on the season.
Dartmouth has a full slate of games this week, as they will meet San Diego on Wednesday, followed by games against Monmouth and UC Riverside and then completing the LMU Invitational II.