Kenzie Grossmann

#24 Kenzie Grossmann

Pos. P
Ht. 5-10
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Perry, Mo.
High School (Prev. School) Mark Twain (Morehead State)

2017: Made 40 pitching appearances in her first year at Valpo, starting 28 times ... went 20-12 on the year with three saves and a 3.05 ERA ... struck out 120 batters in 165.1 innings of work ... finished the year third in a single season in program history in wins, fifth in appearances, seventh in saves and ninth in strikeouts ... led Horizon League and ranked 50th nationally in wins ... also finished second in the league in saves, third in strikeouts, fourth in innings pitched, fifth in opponents' batting average (.245) and seventh in ERA ... went 11-4 with a 2.76 ERA in 18 appearances (16 starts) within Horizon League play ... set a new program record by winning 11 league games in a single season ... earned either a win or a save in her first four appearances as a Crusader ... debuted with a bang at North Carolina A&T Feb. 17, registering all six outs via strikeout in a two-inning save ... earned another save the next day against UMBC by recording four outs before picking up first Valpo win, tossing a complete-game four-hitter versus North Carolina A&T while surrendering just one earned run and striking out a season-high 11 batters ... tallied third save of year by recording final out in Mar. 3 win over Stony Brook ... won one game a day over three straight days Mar. 10-12, earning relief wins over SE Missouri State (three shutout innings, two hits) and Tennessee State (3.2 shutout innings, one hit, five strikeouts) before picking up a victory in start against Alabama State ... named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week Mar. 20 for her work the previous weekend at the Hawkeye Invitational ... struck out 11 batters in 12.1 innings of work at the tournament, picking up a relief win over South Dakota (2.2 innings, one hit) and a complete-game victory against South Dakota State (five hits, one run) ... won five consecutive starts Mar. 29-Apr. 5, the longest stretch by a Crusader pitcher since 2012 ... included in that stretch was a four-hitter versus Youngstown State (Apr. 1), a four-hitter against Green Bay (Apr. 4) and a complete-game shutout against Green Bay (Apr. 5) ... recorded all three wins in Horizon League series sweep at Cleveland State Apr. 14-15 ... opened series by giving up just two runs on four hits over six innings, striking out eight ... registered final four outs in relief in extra-inning win in middle game of the series against the Vikings ... closed series with a six-hit shutout ... became only pitcher in Valpo history to earn all three wins in a Horizon League series, and the first to pick up three wins in any length conference series since 2004 ... won final two starts of regular season May 6-7 against Wright State to propel Crusaders into a tie for third place ... gave up just one earned run in eight innings in extra-inning win over the Raiders in series opener ... tossed complete-game two-hitter to close out the regular season the next day ... opened Horizon League Championship with a sterling performance, one-hitting Oakland while striking out five in a 1-0 victory.

2015/2016 (Morehead State): Made 60 appearances in the circle for the Eagles over her first two years of collegiate softball, including 49 starts ... posted 21 wins and a 3.02 ERA ... struck out 200 batters in 289.1 innings of work ... opposing batters hit just .237 off of her ... led Morehead State with 12 wins her freshman year in 2015 ... was a preseason All-OVC selection entering her sophomore year in 2016 ... ranked seventh in the league as a sophomore with 115 strikeouts.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Tigers ... First Team All-State selection as a senior after earning Second Team All-State honors as a junior ... earned First Team All-Region, All-District and All-Conference honors each of her final two seasons ... set school career records for ERA in the circle and for hits and RBIs at the plate ... earned 16 wins and struck out 249 batters as a junior to set school single-season records ... in travel softball, placed fifth at ASA "A" 18u Nationals in 2013 with the Worth Prospects ... also earned four letters in basketball ... a First Team All-Region, All-District and All-Conference choice as a senior ... class valedictorian ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Stacey and Steve Grossmann ... major is exercise science.