Debbie Dickmann, a sophomore right-hander who led Cal State Northridge to the NCAA Division II softball championship last season, might miss the rest of this season because of a shoulder injury, Coach Gary Torgeson said Wednesday.
Dickmann, an All-American as a freshman, dislocated her throwing shoulder during a team cheer after an infield warmup drill. She also missed the start of this season because of a stress fracture in her shin bone.
"She fell on her shoulder, it dislocated, then snapped back in," Torgeson said. Dickmann, who pitched with a slightly dislocated shoulder as a senior at Newbury Park High, pitched in pain last weekend in a tournament at the University of Arizona.
Dickmann appeared in four games--she won two and lost one--and pitched 18 innings but was not as sharp as usual. Twice, Torgeson said, Dickmann asked to be taken out after pitching the first three or four innings.