ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Austin Dunfee, a 2008 graduate of Meigs High School, recently finished an outstanding career pitching for the Shawnee State University Bears.
Dunfee finished his career with a 26-10 mark over his four year career. Austin had winning records all four years on the hill for the Bears, compiling a 2-0 record his freshman year, going 6-2 his sophomore and 7-3 his junior season.
This past season Austin was 11-5 with a 2.33 era and struck out a school record 82 batters. His 82 strike outs put him third in conference and he earned second team all conference. He finished among the conference and nations leaders in several categories.
Dunfee started 16 games for the Bears with 10 complete games. In 106.1 innings he gave up 37 runs, only 28 were earned and only 23 walks.
A highlight of Dunfee’s season was pitching 16 innings on just two days rest in the conference tournament, including a complete game five hitter in the second start. It was that start that he broke the schools single season strikeout record.
On this season placed in the top ten in six of the Mid South Conference pitching statistics. Austin was first in wins (11), fifth in earned run average (2.33) first in innings pitched (108), second in strike outs (82), and seventh in walks per game (1.81). Nationally in NAIA he finished in tied for fifth in wins, just one behind a four-way tie for first.
Last weekend Austin attended an invitational try out camp, at the camp he signed a contract to pitch for the Chicago Jets an independent baseball team that is used by the minor leagues as a feeder program. Austin is in Chicago preparing for the season.
While at Meigs Austin was a three sport letter winner, playing football, basketball, and baseball. Austin is the son of Steve and Teresa Dunfee of Pomeroy.