Dobratz Named NEWMAC Pitcher of the Week

Joshua Dobratz was dominant over the weekend, getting the save on Saturday and the win on Sunday.
Joshua Dobratz was dominant over the weekend, getting the save on Saturday and the win on Sunday.

Boston, Mass. – Clark University pitcher Joshua Dobratz (Southington, Conn.) has been named New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball pitcher of the week it was announced on Monday afternoon by the league office.

Dobratz was masterful in a pair of Clark wins over the weekend helping the Cougars to go two games over .500 for the first time since the middle of the 2011 season.

In the Cougars' season-opening win over Elms College on Saturday, Clark rallied to score the game's final five runs and then Dobratz came in and picked up his second career save with an easy 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Then, 24 hours later, the veteran lefthander collected the win, tossing two innings of hitless relief while striking out two in the Scarlet and White's 4-3 ten inning victory over Keene State. The only base runner he allowed all weekend was via a walk with one out in tenth against the Owls on Sunday. That runner was immediately erased when he started an inning ending 1-6-3 double play.

For the week, he was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 1 save, no hits allowed, 3 innings pitched with one walk and a pair of strikeouts.

Dobratz and the Cougars return to action on Saturday when they open up play in Florida with a single game against Iowa Wesleyan at 3:00 p.m. in Auburndale.