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Woodruff Player Of The Year

May 8, 2014
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced Tuesday its All-Conference Teams and major awards for the 2014 softball season. Coe College senior and Emmetsburg native Maddison Woodruff has been named the Iowa Conference Softball Pitcher of the Year for the second straight year. Bob Timmons, head coach of IIAC champion Coe Kohawks, received honors as the 2014 IIAC Softball Coach of the Year.

For Woodruff, the daughter of Amy and Steve Woodruff of Emmetsburg, the Pitcher of the Year honor is the second time in as many years the Coe senior has earned the top league honor. Through 36 team games, Woodruff has posted a 20-2 record, a 1.90 ERA, 157 strikeouts, three shutouts, four combined, and 17 complete games in 25 appearances with 19 starts.

Woodruff leads all IIAC pitchers in wins and strikeouts looking, 48, and ranks second in ERA and strikeouts, third in opposing batting average, .193 and innings pitched, 136 1/3, fourth in appearances and fifth in games started.

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Woodruff started seven Iowa Conference games for Coe and made cameo appearances in two others this season, finishing with a 7-1 record, a 2.32 ERA and 56 strikeouts. She threw seven complete games in league play and had two shutouts while holding opponents to a .221 batting average. She ranked second in the league in wins and strikeouts, third in ERA and opposing batting average, fourth in innings pitched (51.1), fifth in games started and eighth in appearances.

Maddison registered seven or more strikeouts in 10 of 25 appearances, topping out at 15 on two occasions April 1 against Loras and April 19 against Buena Vista. Woodruff also had 13 strikeouts in nonconference wins over Wisconsin-Stout on March 29 and Iowa Wesleyan on April 6.

Woodruff's 157 strikeouts this season rank 13th in school history, while her 20 wins are tied for 10th. Both are career single-season hights. She also became the second player in school history with four seasons of 100-plus strikeouts an amazing statistic considering she was Coe's number two pitcher her first two years behind All-American and 2011 IIAC Pitcher of the Year Ashlee Simon. Woodruff's 60 wins rank fourth all-time at Coe heading into this year's NCAA tournament, while her 525 strikeouts, 16 shutouts and 485 innings pitched rank fifth and her 48 complete games rank sixth. Her 77.9 career winning percentage (60-17) would also rank fourth in school history.

As a standout pitcher for Emmetsburg High School, Woodruff helped lead Emmetsburg to a second-place finish in the 2010 Iowa Girls State Softball Tournament and was named to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Softball Hall of Fame.



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