Pitt Softball adds former Yale pitcher Julia Grobman to roster

Grobman a right-hander has three years of eligibility left.

Pitt Head Coach Jodi Hermanek recently announced the addition saying, “I am excited to announce the addition of Julia to our Panther roster,” said Hermanek. “She’s got a sharp arsenal of pitches, spins the ball very well, and has the mentality for the competitive circle. Julia has the qualities that are valued in our program; she has academic integrity, athletic charge and devotion, and care and respect for her teammates and coaches.”

Grobman last pitched for Yale, appearing in seven games her freshman year in 2020. That season was cut short abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the IVY League did not participate in any sports for the 2020-21 season. She joins Pitt as a junior with three years of eligibility left.

Grobman’s stats for the 2020 season included four game starts with 25 strikeouts and a 3.82 ERA in 29.1 innings pitched.

“I value Julia playing in the FGCL for the past two summers; it shows her love for the game, and specifically her love for competing and pitching,” said Hermanek. Grobman joins senior infielder Kat Rodriguez as Panthers playing in the Florida Gulf Coast Summer League this June and July. Pitt now has four players playing in the summer, including both Yvonne Whaley and Dani Drogemuller in the Alliance Fastpitch League.

Grobman becomes the fifth Florida native on the squad, joining Kaitlyn Burdick (Orlando), Amanda “Tuta” Ramirez (Miami), Ana Hernandez (Miami), and Rodriguez (Pembroke Pines). Grobman and Rodriguez attended American Heritage together and graduated in the same class in 2019.

(Thanks to Pitt Athletics)

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