Mount Pleasant, Mich.- Senior Kara Dornbos and junior Cory DeLamielleure were named Mid-American Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week after Central Michigan’s six-game home stand last week. Five different Chippewas have received the honor this season.
Dornbos pitched three complete games this week and 7.1 innings of relief against Kent State on Sunday, April 7, giving up a total of three runs. She has moved into sixth all-time in Central Michigan history with 58 career compete games. After a shutout, three-hit performance against Kent State on Saturday, April 6, Dornbos is up to three shutouts in six wins this season. Her six strikeouts against the Flashes on Saturday was a new season-high, bringing her total to 39, 12 this week. Her only earned run allowed came against Buffalo on April 5. Dornbos had an ERA of .250 in 21.1 innings this week, brining her season ERA to 1.88.
DeLamielleure hit .444 this week in six games. Six of her eight hits this week were for extra bases, including two home runs. DeLamielleure had a team-high three triples and completed a series-cycle against Detroit on Wednesday, April 3. She accounted for a single, a double, two triples, and a homerun in the double header against the Titans. Her second homerun of the week came against Kent State on Saturday, April 6, in a 0-0 ballgame. DeLamielleure went long over the left field fence to put Central Michigan up 2-0 over the Flashes in the third inning. The Chippewas would go on to win the game 3-0. At the end of the six games this week, she had six runs, seven RBIs and 21 total bases.
This marks the second time this season that a Chippewa pitcher and player have received conference honors in the same week.