By Sue Moore
Adrienne Rosey, Schoolcraft’s star pitcher during the 2019 softball season, has signed a letter of intent to play ball at Trine University in Angola, Ind. next year. She plans to major in engineering design. In high school she was on the National Honor Society and was all-everything in the pitching category.
Her coach, Shane Barry, said Rosey had a phenomenal year pitching. She had a record of 17-2 with a 2.49 ERA, 172 strikeouts in 103.2 innings and 28 walks. “This speaks of how great of a season she had,” he exclaimed.
Rosey noted that she likes having control of the game but is shy about the attention that has come her way. When not pitching, Rosey proved she could play third base as well. Rosey has a .890 fielding percentage with 89 put outs. Offensive stats continue to speak about the kind of season 2019 was for her. She proved she deserved to be the number two hitter in the lineup all season with a .420 batting average, 55 hits, 39 RBIs, 51 runs, 12 walks, 19 stolen bases, and two home runs. She was honored as Kalamazoo area Athlete of the Week, Players to Watch in Southwest Michigan and was one of the top Michigan players to watch on the way to state finals.
“Always joking around laughing and having a good time. Rosey is another kid who flips the switch when it’s ‘go’ time. She’s a hard worker, cares for her teammates and wants what’s best for herself and her team. Rosey is an all-around great player. It doesn’t matter where she plays defensively or where in the lineup she is, she will excel. I am excited to see what the 2020 season brings for Rosey and the Eagles softball team,” Barry said.
In her junior year, including the post-season, she hit for a .426 batting average and led the team in stolen bases with 18. As Schoolcraft’s pitcher in seven post-season games including the State Final, she was 4-1, allowing nine earned runs, with 1.9 strike-outs per inning pitched. She set new Schoolcraft records for her first three years of competition.
Her sophomore year in 2018 she was on the Conference Leadership Summit, awarded team leadership and sportsmanship twice, plus All-Conference; All-District; All-Region and All-Academic team. The team became conference champs with an 11-1 record.
In 2017 as a freshman, she was All-Conference with a .62 ERA; All-District and Region as a pitcher; The team was conference champion with a 12-0 record. She was on the All-Academic team and named Student Athlete of the Month.
Her parents are Everett and Chris Rosey. She has played on the Sabre Cats travel team for three years.