Athlete name: Dawson French
Graduation year: 2025
Combine results: Bench: 205, Front Squat: 250, Power Clean: 200, Broad jump: 109 inches, Vertical jump: 32.8, RSI: 2.97
Statistics: 2023 W-L 5-2, 3 Saves, WHIP 0.979, ERA 1.17, Strikeouts 49, BB 14, IP 48, ER 8, 33 Hits
Honors/accomplishments (athletic and academic): Closed in the 2023 State Championship Game as a Sophomore to earn the save; closed the first game of Semi-State and started the Semi-State Championship game, pitching a one-hit shutout. In five state tournament games in 2023, French was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (15 innings), a WHIP of 0.600, allowing only seven hits, striking out 18 and only allowing two walks.
Coach’s quote: “Position Profile: SS/RHP. Body: 6-3, 175-pounds. Long, athletic frame. Hit: RHH. Tall setup – uses a quick leg lift to gain ground forward. Tight, compact load. Turns a tight barrel that works short to the ball and slightly uphill to a balanced finish. Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 78.6 mph. 317′ max distance. Arm: RH. INF-87 mph.Longer arm action from an OTT slot. Defense: Efficient footwork & angles, confident hands, shows the ability to quick release. Run: 7.07 runner in the 60.” PBR