Dallas Escobedo
Escobedo with Arizona State during the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Current position
TitlePitching coach
TeamCal State Fullerton
ConferenceBig West
Biographical details
Born (1992-04-12) April 12, 1992 (age 29)
Phoenix, Arizona
Playing career
2011–2014Arizona State
2014–2016Pennsylvania Rebellion
2017Texas Charge
2018–presentScrap Yard Fast Pitch
Position(s)Pitcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2015–2017Arizona State (grad. asst.)
2018–presentCal State Fullerton (pitching)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
As player:

As assistant coach:

Awards

Dallas Jade Escobedo (born April 12, 1992) is a Mexican-American, former collegiate All-American, Olympian, professional softball pitcher and coach.[1][2][3] She played college softball for Arizona State in the from 2011 to 2014, where she led them to the 2011 Women's College World Series title and ranks in several pitching categories for both institutions.[4][5] She is currently the pitching coach at Cal State Fullerton.

Escobedo was selected first overall by the Pennsylvania Rebellion in the 2014 NPF Draft. She played for the Rebellion from 2014 to 2016 and the Texas Charge in 2017, currently ranking in career strikeout ratio for the league. She played softball for both Team USA and Team Mexico. She helped Team Mexico place fourth at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Early life and education

Escobedo is the daughter of Richard Escobedo and Jodi Goch, and has three siblings. She attended St. Mary's High School in Phoenix, Arizona from 2006 to 2010, and won letters in softball and basketball. She pitched for the school's softball team, the Knights,[6] was captain of the team for two seasons, and in 2010 led her team to the State Championship as well as the championship of the MaxPreps Tournament. That year she was named Softball Player of the Year by the Varsity Extra Tribune.[7] She then attended Arizona State University majoring in special education and continuing to play softball from 2011 to 2014.[8][9]

College career

In 2011, Dallas played for the USA Softball Women's Junior Team, which won the gold medal at the Pan American Championships.[10][11]

At Arizona State University she was the starting pitcher for the Sun Devils in her freshman year and helped lead the Sun Devils to the 2011 NCAA Division I national softball title.[12] She also played with the Sun Devils as the team went to the Women's College World Series her sophomore and junior year. She was chosen for the WCWS All-Tournament Team and was voted WCWS co-Most Outstanding Player.

She finished her Sun Devil career with a 115-26 win–loss record and a total of 1,222 strikeouts.[13]

Professional career

Dallas Escobedo was the National Pro Fastpitch No. 1 draft pick in 2014.[14] She joined the Pennsylvania Rebellion and helped give the team their first victory in June 2014. That season she pitched 69 innings in 16 games.

Escobedo pitched for Mexico in the 2016 Women's Softball World Championship.[15]

On December 20, 2017, Escobedo signed a five-year contract with the Scrap Yard Dawgs.[16] About a month later, the Dawgs left NPF and renamed as Scrap Yard Fast Pitch.[17]

Team Mexico

At the Tokyo games, Escobedo went 2–2 for Team Mexico, tossing 20.0 innings and giving up 15 hits, 8 walks and 7 earned runs to finish with a 2.45 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, with 13 strikeouts. Escobedo was the historic first pitcher in the first game for Mexico in the Olympics when the softball tournament opened on July 20 and also earned their first win on July 25, 2021. Mexico lost the Bronze medal game on July 27 to place fourth, Escobedo did not play.[18][19]

Coaching career

From 2015 to 2017, Escobedo was a graduate assistant at Arizona State. On August 16, 2017, Escobedo became pitching coach at Cal State Fullerton.[20][21] In her first season on staff, Cal State Fullerton won the 2018 Big West Conference championship with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and qualified for the regional final after an upset win over regional host UCLA.[22]

Career Statistics

YEAR W L GP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
2011 37 3 50 38 35 13 5 255.1 153 58 55 97 324 1.51 0.98
2012 24 8 41 32 27 6 4 211.0 162 79 70 85 237 2.32 1.17
2013 30 6 45 37 24 8 2 250.2 172 95 82 74 325 2.29 0.98
2014 24 9 37 33 30 12 0 233.1 155 70 65 59 336 1.95 0.92
TOTALS 115 26 173 140 116 39 11 950.1 642 302 272 315 1222 2.00 1.00

References

  1. ^ "2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-America Teams". Nfca.org. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  2. ^ "2013 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-America Teams". Nfca.org. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  3. ^ "2014 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-America Teams". Nfca.org. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  4. ^ "2020 Sun Devil Softball Record Book" (PDF). Thesundevils.com. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  5. ^ "2020 Pac-12 Softball Media Guide". Pac-12.com. Retrieved 2020-10-27.CS1 maint: location (link)
  6. ^ "High school finale not what St. Mary's softball star Dallas Escobedo wanted". by Scott Bordow - May. 15, 2010, The Arizona Republic
  7. ^ "VX Softball Player of Year: Dallas Escobedo". Varsity Extra, June 17, 2010 Mark Heller,
  8. ^ "Power Rankings: ASU leads the way". By Graham Hays | Jun 24, 2014 espnW.com
  9. ^ Hays, Graham. "Notebook: Dallas Escobedo Finds Groove". espn.go.com. espnW.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  10. ^ "Dallas Escobedo". Team USA. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "Dallas Escobedo". Arizona State University. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Most Outstanding Player Lauren Haeger Leaves Lasting Legacy In WCWS Finale". ESPN W, By Graham Hays | Jun 3, 2015
  13. ^ "Former ASU standout Dallas Escobedo wins pro softball debut". Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral sports June 2, 2014
  14. ^ "PA Rebellion Select Dallas Escobedo as #1 Pick in 2014 Draft". profastpitch.com. National Pro Fastpitch.
  15. ^ Kingston, Gary. "Japan edges Mexico in first quarterfinal". Surrey 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  16. ^ Lopez, Eric (December 20, 2017). "Dallas Escobedo Joins Scrap Yard Dawgs". Fastpitch News. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  17. ^ Hays, Graham (January 30, 2018). "Reigning champion Scrap Yard Dawgs leave NPF; Akron Racers' future in doubt". ESPNW. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  18. ^ "MEX 2, CAN 3". Olympicssoftball.wbsc.org. 2021-07-26. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  19. ^ "Escobedo". Olympicssoftball.wbsc.org. 2021-07-26. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  20. ^ "Dallas Escobedo". Cal State Fullerton. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  21. ^ "Dallas Escobedo Joins Titans Softball Coaching Staff". August 16, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  22. ^ "2018 Season Recap". Cal State Fullerton. May 31, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2018.