Whittemore Earns VaSID All-State Recognition

Whittemore Earns VaSID All-State Recognition

ANNANDALE, Va. - Randolph-Macon sophomore pitcher Candace Whittemore (Montpelier, Va./Patrick Henry) has been votes to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State Second Team for softball.

Whittemore was previously named to the 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-Atlantic Region Second Team, the All-ODAC Second Team and earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team for the NCAA Softball Ashland, Virginia Regional.

Whittemore went 23-6 this past season with four saves and an ERA of 1.80. The right-hander led the conference with 22 complete games. Whittemore was second in the ODAC and seventh in the nation with 23 victories. She topped the team and was second in the ODAC with 36 appearances, 26 starts, four saves and 186.2 innings pitched. She was third in the league with 135 strikeouts and fifth with a 1.80 ERA.

Under head coach Kevin Proffitt, Randolph-Macon set a program record with 35 victories in a season. The Yellow Jackets earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and hosted the Ashland, Virginia Regional. R-MC was Regional runner-up for the second time in the past three seasons.

VaSID Major Awards

Player of the Year: Cassetty Howerin (Virginia Wesleyan)

Pitcher of the Year: Hanna Hull (Virginia Wesleyan)

Coach of the Year: Brandon Elliott (Virginia Wesleyan)

Rookie of the Year: Hanna Hull (Virginia Wesleyan)

All-State First Team

P Hanna Hull (Virginia Wesleyan)

P Taylor Brandts (Virginia-Wise)

P Courtney Wright (Virginia Wesleyan)

C Jessica Lindsay (Virginia Wesleyan)

1B Cassetty Howerin (Virginia Wesleyan)

2B Sam Bird (Mary Baldwin)

3B Mariah Foltz (Eastern Mennonite)

SS Jessica Long (Averett)

OF Leah Andrews (Christopher Newport)

OF Samantha Hall (Averett)

OF Rachael Shiflett (Christopher Newport)

DP Kaitlyn Aherron (Averett)

All-State Second Team

P Candace Whittemore (Randolph-Macon)

P Aubrey Bates (Christopher Newport)

P Emily Kendrick (Emory & Henry)

C Calah Savage (Christopher Newport)

1B Caley Hodge (Emory & Henry)

2B Grace Wild (Christopher Newport)

3B Kaylah Duplain (Virginia Wesleyan)

SS Rachael Payne (Christopher Newport)

OF Skylar Dickens (Lynchburg)

OF Savannah Jones (Eastern Mennonite)

OF Zoe Millard (Virginia-Wise)

DP Mikalia Guard (Bridgewater)