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Woodruff To Continue Pitching Career

By Staff | Feb 11, 2010

The speculation is over, as Emmetsburg softball hurler Maddison Woodruff has made a decision on her choice of college after graduation from EHS.

Woodruff, a five-year letter winner for Emmetsburg High School’s Lady E’Hawk softball program and 2009 All State pitcher, will continue her collegiate career at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, where she will play for the Kohawks and Coach Bob Timmons.

Timmons led the Kohawks to a runner-up finish at the NCAA National Tournament in 2009 and in doing so, moved to third on the NCAA Division III career wins list in 2009. Timmons is a three-time honoree as the Iowa Conference Softball Coach of the Year, the most recent honor coming in 2009.

Woodruff, the daughter of Steve and Amy Woodruff of Emmetsburg, has been a five-year starter in the pitching circle for the Lady E’Hawk softball team, and helped lead the 2009 Lady E’Hawks to the runner-up honors in Class 2A at the State tournament last July.

Woodruff was named an All-Tournament Team member at the 2009 State Tournament and was also selected as an All State Selection in 2009.

Woodruff completed her junior season at Emmetsburg with an impressive 426 strikeouts, while surrendering just 109 hits and 49 walks during the season. In 234 innings of work for th Lady E’Hawks, Woodruff gave up just 24 earned runs in her 36 appearances, for an ERA of 0.72 and a batting average of 0.135 and a WHIP of 0.68.

Offensively, Woodruff had 42 hits and two runs with 19 RBI’s for a .331 batting average and an on base percentage of .341 with a slugging percentage of .449.

As a junior, Woodruff also made the state record books, becoming only the 43rd pitcher to throw a no-hitter at the state tournament. She earned first team all-state honors as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman. Woodruff has also earned all-district and first team all-conference honors as a freshman, sophomore, and junior.

In addition to her high school prep career, Woodruff has played on several ASA travel teams, most recently for the Sports University Softball Club in Ankeny.

At Coe, Maddison plans to major in biology/pre-medicine at Coe College before transferring to the University of Iowa.