Tiger Softball Signs Four in Early Signing Period
Nov. 17, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – University of Memphis head softball coach Windy Thees announced on Wednesday that Kassy Dunn, Breslin Perry, Sara Pearson and Jordan Richwood have each signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Tiger Softball program in the 2011-12 season.
A native of Simi Valley, Calif., Kassy Dunn lettered four seasons as a utility with Grace Brethren High School coached by Norma Skinner. During her 2010 season, she batted .631 with a .958 fielding percentage, 8 HRs, 28 RBI and a 1.154 slugging percentage.
Pitching the bulk of innings for the Lancers, Dunn posted a 0.82 ERA and 151 strikeouts. She threw two no-hitters in the playoffs last season leading Grace Brethren to the state semifinals, the best finish in school history.
Dunn is a two-time all-CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) and all-area player who was named all-state in 2010. She is the daughter of Kevin and Karen Dunn.
A senior at South Cobb High School in Austell, Ga., Breslin Perry lettered three years as a starter for head coach Mark Collins. During her career, she has played outfield and shortstop and holds the single-season school records with 18 stolen bases in 2010. Perry holds a .659 career batting average for the Eagles and has scored 54 runs in her career, both school records.
Named the region’s player of the year, Perry has also earned all-state (2010) and all-county honors (2007) in her high school career. Perry traveled with the Georgia Knockouts in 2010 and the Georgia Elite in 2008. She is the daughter of Lee and Vernisa Perry.
A native of West Chester, Ohio, Sara Pearson earned four varsity letters at Lakota East High School for head coach Steve Castner. Pearson led the Thunderhawks to the final four of the Ohio State Tournament in 2010 with 139.1 innings pitched and 222 strikeouts while posting a 0.60 earned run average. She also led the Thunderhawks at the plate, hitting .354 (34 hits out of 96 at bats) and was first on the team in triples, home runs and runs batted in.
Pearson earned all-district and all-state honors in 2010 and is a three-time first team all-league selection. As a sophomore, Pearson earned Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) player of the year honors and was also named Butler County pitcher of the year in 2009. She is the daughter of Randy and Shawna Pearson.
A native of San Mateo, Calif., Jordan Richwood earned three varsity letters at Hillsdale High School and led the Knights to their first Peninsula Athletic League Bay Championship in 18 years. Richwood posted a microscopic 0.55 ERA and allowed only 29 hits in 168 innings pitched for head coach Randall Matheny. Of the 504 batters she retired, Richwood recorded 457 strikeouts, which came 13 shy of breaking the all-time single-season California record. She tossed her ninth career perfect game in 2010 and added her 10th and 11th career no-hitters.
Richwood is an all-county and all-state selection and plays for the Sorcerer Softball Academy. She is the daughter of Wallace and Tina Richwood.