Katilyn Turski will play for Bowling Green State University after a strong freshman season for the Express. She will be a mid-season transfer for the Falcons.
The right-handed pitcher was 20-10 in 31 starts for the Express in 2012-13. The Cardinal Stritch graduate led the Express in a plethora of pitching categories, including innings pitched (197.0), wins (20), and strikeouts (111). Turski also pitched 22 complete games for the Express in 2012-13. She was intrumental in helping the Express to a 24-17 record overall, including an 8-4 mark in conference play.
"As the season progressed, she was the one and only horse we had on the mound," said Express softball coach Duane Lanham. "The team's success was going to lie with her ability. There was really not a relief for her."
Turski garnered the All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Pitcher of the Year award as a freshman. She also tossed her way to Region XII District G All-Tournament Team in the postseason.
She was a rock for the Express in the Region XII District G tournament, pitching all but two innings. She pitched 25 innings while striking out 12 and pitching two shutouts in four games.
"She grew a lot in ability and confidence as the season progressed," Lanham said. "She pitched her best games toward the end of the season."
Turski was also named to the All-OCCAC All-Academic Team with a 3.32 GPA.
She becomes the fifth player to transfer to an NCAA D-I school in the past three years. She joins Mareshah Scott and Olivia Reeder (University of Toledo, 2013), Kristen Roznoski (University of Toledo, 2011), and Ashlyn Michalak (Valparaiso University, 2012).
Turski was teammates with Scott and Reeder on last season's team, thus giving that team three MAC players.
BGSU finished last season 27-24 overall with a 9-13 record in the Mid-American Conference. The Falcons finished fourth in the MAC East.
Katie Turski, pictured here last spring in the Region XII tournament, will pitch for BGSU this spring. (Photo by Rudy Yovich/Owens Sports Information)