Chapin Softball Finishes With 24-9 Record
From Staff Reports
Chapin—The Chapin Lady softball Eagles fought their way all the way to the finals of the upper state of AAA before losing out to Union County late in the season.
Head coach Jason Jolley’s team battled though injuries to make a deep run in the playoffs. Coach Jolly now has a 188-45 career record at Chapin and the team finished 24-9 on the season.
The team was led by Region Player of the Year Lindsay Harris with a .576 batting average including 51 RBI’s and five home runs. Harris is headed to Limestone College to play softball.
Brooke Burns was out with an injury midway the season but came back to play well once the playoffs started. Burns is a North Carolina commitment who batted .405 with 22 RBI’s. Senior Olivia Chapman batted .457 with 48 RBI’s and sic home runs and sophomore center fielder Mak Whitman batted .525 with 16 stolen bases on the season.
Burns, Chapman and Harris are all seniors but next year’s team is expected to be just as competitive as ever.
“We had a good run in the playoffs but we just ran out of gas against a great Union County team,” said Coach Jolley. “We are already focused on next year.”
Hannah Davis, Molly Burns, Tracy Truesdale, Caitlin Toole and Cameron Criminger all return next year with one more year of experience behind them.