WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior lefthanded pitcher John Pedrotty (Portsmouth, R.I.), a member of the Holy Cross baseball team, has received the 2011 Ray Dobens Award. The award was presented at the 56th annual Holy Cross Varsity Club dinner, held at the Hogan Campus Center on Satruday, May 7.
The Dobens Award is presented to the most improved player on the Crusader baseball team.
fter starting just four games on the mound during his first two years with the Crusaders, Pedrotty emerged as the team's top starting pitcher in 2011. In 10 starts and one relief appearance this season, he led the team with a 7-2 records while posting a 4.64 earned run average. Over a team-high 60-1/3 inning pitched, Pedrotty struck out 56 batters and held the opposition to a .269 batting average, in addition to throwing two complete games.
At the conclusion of the regular season, he led the Patriot League in victories, while standing third in strikeouts, third in innings pitched and fourth in earned run average.