In her first seven appearances on the mound this season, Dumas is 4-1 with 42 strikeouts.
“She definitely has had an impact on the mound,” Therrell assistant coach Paul Perriman said. “She is doing what I would expect a senior to do. She has taken a leadership role and that is a good direction to be headed in.”
“I love pitching,” said Dumas, who throws an effective change-up.
Perriman also noted that Dumas’ success on the mound is due to her chemistry with junior catcher Courtney Hayes.
“Kyah and Courtney work it out when to throw inside or outside,” Perriman said. “When to throw the fastball or the change-up.”
Currently, the Lady Panthers are 7-5-2 overall and 3-0-1 in sub-region 6B-AAAA, which was something Dumas was hoping for coming into her freshman season.
“I wanted to lead my team to a lot of wins because I don’t like to lose,” she said.
At Bunche, Dumas helped the Lady Chargers win back-to-back championships. According to the Atlanta Public Schools website, Dumas was also named 2012 Softball Player of the Year.
“I think if we limit our mistakes, focus and don’t get down if we lose, we will okay the rest of the way,” Dumas said.