Whitney Morrell  Bluffton SC


High School Class
2013
Bats/Throws
R / R
Strengths
Bat, Competitiveness
Positions
C 1B 3B OF
Height
5'6
Home to 1B
2.85

Commit Status:   North Carolina Central University

Whitney Morrell

My Hometown

Bluffton SC

High School Class

2013

My Positions

C 1B 3B OF


Update: Can\'t wait for ASA Nationals, JOHNSON CITY TENNESSEE!
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My Hitting Stats

Topsail High School Varsity 2011

AB 1B 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP Avg OBP SLP RBI Steals
60 0 1 0 4 7 19 0 .317 .388 .533 20 9

Warhawks Fall 2010

AB 1B 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP Avg OBP SLP RBI Steals
8 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 .429 .500 0 0

Flames Fall Season 2010

AB 1B 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP Avg OBP SLP RBI Steals
73 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 .438 28 6

Warhawks Summer 2010

AB 1B 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP Avg OBP SLP RBI Steals
15 2 0 0 2 5 3 0 .400 .600 4 0

Bluffton High Varsity-Regular Season 2010

AB 1B 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP Avg OBP SLP RBI Steals
52 0 6 4 2 10 8 0 0.538 0.613 0.923 18 5

Warhawks Fall 2009

AB 1B 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP Avg OBP SLP RBI Steals
22 7 2 0 0 6 6 0 .409 .517 0 0
My News

Bobcats Blast North Myrtle Beach

Whitney Morrell isn’t big on home run trots.

When Bluffton High’s junior catcher blasted a game-ending grand slam over the left-field fence Thursday, she darted around the bases as if the ball was still in play.

“I usually sprint,” Morrell said after she capped a 14-3 victory over North Myrtle Beach in the first round of the SCHSL Class AAA playoffs.

Bluffton coach Bill Ball implored Morrell to slow down as she reached third base, but to no avail.

Morrell met her teammates to celebrate at home plate, and the third-ranked Bobcats’s thoughts quickly turned to their next district game. Bluffton hosted No. 6 Georgetown in the second round of the double-elimination District VII tournament Saturday.

“She’s been nursing a little bit of an ankle sprain, so I was about ready to tackle her when she was rounding third base because she was running way too fast,” Ball said. “She was just excited. She loves playing the game, and it shows.”

District play resumes Monday and concludes Wednesday. Bluffton (17-2) intends to play on into the Lower State tournament, which begins Saturday, for the first time.

Coming off consecutive one-run losses to Thomas Heyward, the Bobcats got on track early against North Myrtle Beach.

Kim Kerby tripled in the bottom of the first inning to score Alexia Cortez and Morganne Parker. Mikyla Houghlan added an RBI groundout for a 3-0 lead.

Bluffton loaded the bases in the second on a Chelsea Funk double, a walk and an error. Cortez was hit by a pitch for the second time to drive in a run, and Brittany Windish scored on a Parker ground ball. Morrell followed with a two-run double. Kirby had a one-run single and another RBI groundout by Houghlan made it 9-0.

Sophomore pitcher Courtney Smith gave up three runs in the third, but none of them were earned. A hit-by-pitch, two singles and an error gave North Myrtle Beach (7-13) some life.

“One bad hop,” Ball said, referring to an outfield error, “and it gave them all kinds of hope.”

Smith shut down the Chiefs after that, throwing a five-inning complete game. She allowed five hits and struck out seven.

Courtesy runner Amber Klitzsch gave Bluffton a 10-3 lead in the fifth, scoring on a Carly Thomas ground ball. Morrell came to the plate with the bases loaded, knowing that three runs would end the game via the run rule. She did it one better, by hitting one over the fence.

“I thought about that before I hit it,” Morrell said. “I was just like, ‘All I need to do is get these three, and we’re good.’”

It was the fifth time in six games that the Bobcats have scored 10 or more runs. But Ball acknowledged that the competition is about to improve dramatically. Georgetown entered Saturday’s game with a 13-3 record, and the teams that advance to the Lower State tournament will be even better.

Morrell said she isn’t concerned — as long as her team continues to play well.

“I believe that we can beat every single team in the state of South Carolina,” she said.



BY THE NUMBERS

BLUFFTON 14, NORTH MYRTLE BEACH 3

(5 innings)



BHS: 360 05X X — 14 6 2

NMB: 003 00X X — 3 5 2



WP — Courtney Smith

LP — Taylor Hansis

Leading hitters — NMB: Julie Cole 1-3, 2 RBI; BHS: Whitney Morrell 2-4, 2B, HR, 6 RBI; Kim Kerby 2-3, 3B, 3 RBI; Alexia Cortez 1-2, 2 HBP, 3 R

Records — NMB: 7-13; BHS: 17-2

Bluffton High School-Prep Notebook, March 30

Bluffton High School softball jumped to No. 2 this week in the latest South Carolina coaches' rankings.Bobcats are 9-0 overall and 6-0 in Region 7-AAA after Thursday's win at Battery Creek. They defeated Cane Bay 4-2 on Monday and won 3-0 Wednesday at Berkeley.Bluffton trails only top-ranked Hartsville in the rankings. Bluffton travels to Florida today for a tournament before a long layoff for spring break.To begin this week, pitcher Courtney Smith was 7-0 with 78 strikeouts and a 1.08 ERA. Catcher Whitney Morrell was batting .500, with three home runs and eight RBIs. Shortstop Alexia Cortez batted .357, with 10 runs and third baseman Mikyla Houghlan was batting .353.Bobcats coach Bill Ball said Bluffton's success, in part, was due to its defense. Offensively, each of the first four in the Bobcats' lineup is batting at least .333, with Morrell's slugging to help lead the way.

Bluffton High Softball

Bluffton 2, Ashley Ridge 1: The Bobcats knocked off one of the top-ranked teams in Class 4-A behind the complete-game, 12-strikeout performance of winning pitcher Courtney Smith.

Bluffton broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning after Britney Windish led off with a double, moved to third on an error and scored on Morgan Parker's sacrifice fly.

Bluffton's Whitney Morrell homered in the fourth to tie the score 1-all. It was Morrell's second homer in as many days after the catcher went deep in the first inning of Bluffton's 8-4 victory at Colleton County on Monday night.

Smith struck out 13 in picking up the win against Cougars, and Mikyla Houghlin went 3 for 4 with a bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning to break the game open.

Now 2-0, the Bobcats return to the diamond at 6 p.m. today against visiting Thomas Heyward Academy.

Read more here: islandpacket_dot_com/2012/03/07/1990271/prep-roundup-march-7.html#storylink=cpy

WFC Early Signing Showcase Game Times

Whitney Morrell, #26 with the 18u SC Bandits will be playing in the WFC Early Signing Showcase in Myrtle Beach, SC on 11/12/11-11/13/11. All games will be played at the Pepper Geddings Complex, 3201 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach SC 29577. Game times are as follows:

Saturday 11/12/11
10:50 am-Field B 18u SC Bandits vs Tarheels Fastpitch
12:15 pm-Field B 18u SC Bandits vs VA Wildcats
4:30 pm-Field A 18u SC Bandits vs West End Waves
5:55 pm-Field B 18u SC Bandits vs Sun Devils Elite

Sunday 11/13/11
9:25 am-Field G 18u SC Bandits vs Carolina Bombs
3:05 pm-Field B 18u SC Bandits vs NC Chaos

Hope to see you there.

Triple Crown Sports Rising Stars Showcase

I will be playing in the Triple Crown Sports Rising Stars Showcase on 10/22/11-10/23/11 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I am so excited for this opportunity to play in such an amazing showcase! My team is the 18u Gold SC Bandits, and I'm jersey #26. Our games are at the Bamford Complex, 3801 South Pine Island Rd, Davie FL 33328. We are team 5B. My game times and field names are:

1. Saturday 8:00am Yankee-B2 vs Team FLA 18U Gold
2. Saturday 11:30am Yankee-B2 vs Brevard CC 3. Saturday 1:45pm Cubs-B5 vsTennessee Eagles
4. Sunday 8:00am Marlin-B3 vs Ashburn Shooting Stars
5. Sunday 9:45am Marlin-B3 vs. Top Gun Gold


I'm looking forward to a great weekend of softball, and I can't wait for the chance to play other teams from around our nation!! Can't wait to represent South Carolina! Go BANDITS!!!

Game Times for Fall Southern Exposure in Florence SC

I'm really excited for my first tournament with the 18u SC Bandits. I will be playing this weekend in the Fall Southern Exposure in Florence SC. The tournament is being held at Freedom Florence, 1515 Freedom Blvd. Here are my game times:

Saturday 9/3/11 and Sunday 9/4/11:
Saturday-
10:40 a.m. on field 5 vs. Carolina Wildcats
2:00 p.m. on field 5 vs. Team TFS 5:20 p.m. on field 5 vs. VA Legends

Sunday-
8:00 a.m. on field 5 vs. RichmondStorm
11:30 a.m. on field 5 vs. Hurricanes Elite

Come see me #26 and the rest of my team!

Game times for Rock Hill Cardinals Showcase 8/12-8/14

I have my game times for The Carolina Cardinals Late Summer Showcase in Rock Hill SC. The tournament is August 12-August 14. I am #22 with the 18u Warhawks. My game times are:

8/12- 6:00 pm at Cherry Park-Field 4

8/13-11:00 am at Eagle Park-Field C
2:00 pm at Eagle Park-Field B
8:00 pm at Eagle Park-Terry Field

8/14-11:00 am at Hargett Park-Field 2

I hope to see you there!

Carolina Cardinals Late Summer Showcase

I have my game times for The Carolina Cardinals Late Summer Showcase in Rock Hill SC. The tournament is August 12-August 14. I am #22 with the 18u Warhawks. My game times are:

8/12- 6:00 pm at Cherry Park-Field 4

8/13-11:00 am at Eagle Park-Field C
2:00 pm at Eagle Park-Field B
8:00 pm at Eagle Park-Terry Field

8/14-11:00 am at Hargett Park-Field 2

NC Powerade State Games begin June 20

I will be representing Region 2 in the Powerade State Games in Lewisville NC beginning June 20th. Our game times for June 20th are 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. On June 21st we play at 9:00 a.m. The final games are played on June 22. I'm hoping Region 2 will be in the gold metal game! I'm very excited for this opportunity, and I'm gonna play hard! Hope to see you there! Go Region 2!!!

16u NC Flames-Great Weekend of Softball

This past weekend my travel team, the 16u NC Flames, played in the Mighty Casey in Rock Hill SC. It was our first tournament of the year. We were undefeated all day on Saturday. We played together very well, and we all hit the ball. During our second game on Saturday, I was catching. I threw out a couple of girls and did well behind the plate. I had an awesome diving catch in centerfield during our 3rd game. Sunday morning, we lost our first game against another undefeated team. We played hard during our next game, and I tagged 3 girls at home plate to help preserve our win. We then played in the championship game, but we just weren't hitting the ball well, so ended up in second place. I'm proud of my team, especially because we haven't played together in months, and we came out playing hard! It was really hot, but we still played tough. My next tournament is the NC Amateur Sports Powerade State Games, and I will be representing Region 2. The Powerade State Games are in Winston-Salem at Forsyth Country Day School. I am so excited for this tournament!

Topsail High advances to 2A East Sectional Finals

Topsail High School rallied to beat Northeastern High School the 3rd round 2A East playoffs. We won the game 4-3 in the 8th inning!! I hit a 2 run double in the second inning to put us up 2-0. Northeastern quickly battled back, and they were beating us 3-2 at the top of the 6th. We got another run in during the 6th inning. It was so close, and we played our hearts out. In the 8th inning, we got our 4th run in to win the game. This was one of the best games of my life! Northeastern was great competition for us, and playing a team like Northeastern is why I love the game of softball!! Friday night The Topsail Lady Pirates travel to Swansboro, NC to play Swansboro High School for the 2A East Sectional Finals. My team and I are so ready for this! Go Lady Pirates!!!

Lady Pirates use mercy rule in beating Cougars and Richlands

NEWPORT – The Topsail High School softball team continued their winning ways, and stayed on course for a shot at the East Central 2A Conference regular-season title, last week with a pair of wins – both by utilizing the 10-run mercy rule.

But Lady Pirates Coach Dean Coston will be the first to let you know, there is a long way to go, and if Topsail and Swansboro both continue to win, the season will most likely be extended by one game.

Junior Blair Lawrence and sophomore Kaleigh Bordeaux each had four hits – Bordeaux knocking in four runs – to pace a 17-hit attack, and Ashlyn Reagan recorded a five-inning complete game by limiting the Lady Cougars to five hits and three runs as Topsail rolled to a 10-run, mercy-rule shortened 13-3 road win over Croatan on Friday in a key East Central 2A Conference game.

The win came just two days after Reagan and Summer Darnell combined on a three-hitter, and six Lady Pirates each rapped out two hits in a 12-2 home victory over Richlands.

The win leaves the Lady Pirates with an overall record of 13-3, and a 9-2 record in the conference, currently putting them one-half game behind first-place Swansboro (15-3, 10-2). Swansboro has two games remaining while Topsail has three – home against Northside (1-12, 0-11) on May 3, home against South Lenoir (6-5, 4-4) on May 6,, and at Richlands (9-4, 6-4) on May 10.

Should both teams win out a playoff game would be played on May 12 at a location yet to be determined.

On Thursday, the Lady Cougars were no match for Topsail. Lawrence and Bordeaux – cousins as well as teammates – hit back-to-back singles in the first inning to ignite a seven-run inning that included a two-run single by sophomore Whitney Morrell.

Croatan had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, and scored a run in the top of the second to close to within 7-2. But the Lady Pirates put together four hits, a fielders’ choice, a walk, and a sacrifice to score four runs in the bottom of the third inning to increase their lead to 11-2.

A RBI single by Lady Cougar Joy Taylor knocked in teammate Jasmine Edgren with a run in the top of the fifth inning to make it 11-3, but the Lady Pirates put an end to the contest with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame on consecutive two-out singles by Amanda Thompson, Morrell, Mandi Wall (RBI), and Jordan Barnes (game-ending RBI).

On Tuesday, one day after shutting out winless (in conference) Northside by a 19-0 score, the Lady Pirates fell behind Richlands 2-0 when Miranda Jarmin smacked a two-run home run in the top of the first inning.

In the bottom of the first the “Catalyst Cousins (Lawrence and Bordeaux)” got things started with consecutive singles as the Lady Pirates put seven runs on the scoreboard. Jordin Phillips doubled in one run, Mindi White knocked in a run, Thompson sent two teammates scurrying home and Lawrence – up for the second time in the inning – singled to send two more Topsail runners across home plate. When the carnage – seven hits, two errors, and a walk – ended, the Lady Pirates led 8-2.

Topsail added two more runs in the bottom of the second on a double by White, a walk to Thompson, a walk to Wall, a passed ball that plated White, and a groundout by Barnes that sent courtesy runner Courtney Miracle – running for the catcher, Thompson – across home plate for a 10-2 lead.

The Lady Pirates put an end to the evening with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on singles by Thompson and Reagan, a one-out RBI single by Barnes, that plated Miracle, and an error that sent courtesy runner Zoe Howard racing across home plate with the 12th Lady Pirate run of the game.

The Topsail girls are off until Saturday when they will participate in the Hoggard Softball Tournament.


Whitney Morrell has been been selected to the NC Amateur Sports Region 2 State Softball Team

I just found out that I have been selected to the North Carolina Amateur Sports Region 2 softball state team, and I have accepted the position. The Powerade State games will be played in Lewisville, NC on June 20-June 23rd. I will post more information as I receive it! GO REGION 2!!!

Safe At Home: Loss to Laney keeps Lady Pirates from perfection

HAMPSTEAD – If early season results are any indication the one thing that you can be fairly certain of is the Topsail High School softball team will hit the ball.

That’s not to say a very good pitcher (insert Laney’s Madi Johnston here) cannot shut them down, but the early results indicate those games will be few-and-far between.

Just check with Trask Coach Ron Watson and Pender Coach Brittany Davis.

Sophomores Whitney Morell and Summer Darnell hit home runs, junior Blair Lawrence went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, and Ashlyn Reagan and Darnell combined to limit the Lady Titans to three hits while joining forces to fan 10 batters as Topsail recorded an 11-1, five-inning non-conference softball win over Trask on Monday.

The win for the Lady Pirates (3-1) – along with a 13-3 win over Pender on Friday, a tough 3-2 loss to Johnston and Laney on Wednesday, and a season-opening 11-0 win over the Lady Titans one week ago Monday leaves Topsail with a solid 3-1 record.

This past Monday, it took the Lady Pirates a little longer to secure the victory as the Lady Titans battled to avoid a second-straight mercy-rule loss to Topsail.

The Lady Pirates put five runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning to pretty much set the tone of the contest. Jordin Phillips knocked in Lawrence, who had reached base on a single to right, with the first run and after a walk to Mindi White, Morrell sent a ball off the top of – and over - the fence in left field for a three-run blast.

Amanda Thompson then singled and Reagan doubled for the fifth run of the inning.

Trask got one back in the top of the second on a leadoff triple by Joy Simpson and a RBI groundout by Alexis McManus but the Lady Pirates got that one back in the bottom of the frame on the legs of Lawrence. The speedy leadoff hitter beat out a grounder for an infield hit, stole second and third, and scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-1 in Topsail’s favor.

RBIs by Morrell and Thompson and a Lady Titan error produced three Topsail runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 9-1. Topsail then put the game in the win column in the bottom of the sixth on a towering home run to center by Darnell, a single by Mandi Wall, a double by Jordan Barnes and a RBI groundout by Lawrence.

Friday the Lady Pirates laid the wood on Pender and pitcher Jessica Sanabria. After staking the Lady Patriots to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, Topsail sruck for seven runs in the bottom of the inning – the big hits a two-run double by Phillips and a two-run single by Barnes.

A solo home run by Phillips – her third of the year – in the third made it 8-2, and a two-run home run by Barnes, the first in her high-school career, made it 10-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Morrell sent a blast over the left-center field fence that also scored Phillips, who had singled, to make it 12-2 in the fourth but Pender scratched out a run in the top of the fifth in a bunt single by senior Haley Lanier, who had both of Pender’s hits in the game, and an error. Phillips’ fourth round-tripper of the year ended the game in the bottom of the sixth inning.

“I was a little surprised they jumped on us the way they did, but the bats came alive after that,” Topsail Coach Dean Coston said. “We have several players in our lineup who can hit the long ball so there is really no working around anyone to get to someone else.”

Wednesday’s loss to the Lady Buccaneers was a tough one. Laney scored twice in the bottom of the second inning on RBI base hits by Ally Griffin and Courtney Ward for a 2-0 lead.

The Laney lead increased to 3-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning on a walk to Becca Montgomery and a base hit by Sarah Thompkins, but the Lady Pirates came back with two in the top of the sixth inning to close to within 3-2.

Kaleigh Bordeaux singled to lead off the frame and scored on a one-out double by Katie Gratale. Gratale came in on a RBI single by Darnell but that was the extent of the Topsail scoring on this night.

“We just did not hit the ball,” Coston said. “Their girl threw a good game, and it was a good softball game. We had a run nullified for a girl leaving early but I really don’t think it was the right call.”

The Lady Pirates did have a run nullified in the top of the fifth when the umpire ruled a base runner that scored had left early.

Topsail is at home against the Lady Buccaneers this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. before heading to Burgaw for a rematch with the Lady Patriots on Friday.




WFC Early Signing Showcase Game Times

Here are my game times for the WFC Early Signing Showcase in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I will be playing with the 16u Carolina Flames and my jersey number is 00. All of my games will be at the Ripken Experience 3501 Ripken Way Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577.

November 13:
8:00 a.m. Hunnington
10:50 a.m. Westside
12:15 p.m. Westside
3:05 p.m. Hunnington

November 14:
9:25 a.m. Shibe
3:05 p.m. Shibe

Hope to see you there!

Great time at camp, now ready for the WFC Early Signing Showcase in Myrtle Beach this weekend

Whitney Morrell attended the College of Charleston Team Camp on November 6th with the Warhawks. "We had a lot of fun and learned a lot. I was given helpful tips to make my bat even better, and I learned a lot of good drills to help with fielding." Whitney also attended the individual skills session on November 7th. The session she attended worked with pitchers and catchers. "I really enjoyed learning from the coaches and team so I can improve as a catcher."

Whitney Morrell will be playing in the WFC Early Signing Showcase in Myrtle Beach, SC on November 13th and 14th. Whitney will be playing with her NC team, the Carolina Flames 16u. They will be playing at the Ripken Experience, and her jersey number is 00. The Carolina Flames 16u game times are:

Ripken Experience
3501 Ripken Way Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577

November 13: 8:00 a.m. Hunnington, 10:50 a.m. Westside, 12:15 p.m. Westside, and 3:05 Hunnington

November 14: 9:25 a.m. Shibe, and 3:05 Shibe

Hope to see you there!

Great weekend at the ASA Showcase in Spartanburg! 3 RUN HOMER!

My Warhawks team and I had another great weekend of softball at the ASA South Atlantic Fall Exposure Showcase in Spartanburg, SC. We finished on top 2 games out of 4. Time expired on the other 2 games with us behind with just one run in both games. I hit the ball very well, especially considering I was breaking in a new bat. My 3 run home run in the 3rd game Saturday night put us on top to finish the game 7-4 vs. Team NC. My catching was on point as well, and I made some great plays in center field this weekend! Looking forward to my next Showcase in Myrtle Beach November 13th and 14th. It is the WFC Early Signing Showcase, and I will be playing with the 16u NC Flames. Hope to see you there!

ASA South Atlantic Fall Exposure in Spartanburg, SC

I will be playing with the Warhawks out of South Carolina in the ASA South Atlantic Fall Exposure in Spartanburg, SC on October 9th and 10th. My jersey number is 22. I look forward to seeing you there. Our game times are as follows:

Saturday October 9th:
8:00 a.m. on F-A
12:30 p.m. on F-D
6:30 p.m. on F-D

Sunday October 10th:
11:00 a.m. on F-B


2 Homeruns (one GrandSlam) and MVP Award

This weekend, my 16u Travel Team (NC Flames) traveled to Smithfield, NC. We played in the NCUSFA Hope Classic at the fields in Selma. There was some tough competition there, but we went undefeated to win the championship. I hit 2 homeruns this weekend, one of which was my first grand slam! It was a proud moment for me and my teammates! At the end of the games, I was presented with the championship plaque because my coaches voted me MVP. It was a great way to end an awesome weekend! Can't wait until we play again in ASA Fall State Championship in Burlington, NC on 9/25 and 9/26! Hope to see you there!

Varsity Softball

VARSITY SOFTBALL

Bluffton 15, Bamberg-Ehrhardt 5 (5 inn.): Whitney Morrell had three hits -- including a triple and a monstrous home run -- and drove in four runs to help the Bobcats cruise to victory.

Bluffton coach Bill Ball said Morrell's blast bounced off the tennis courts well behind the left-field fence, which measures 225 feet down the line.

"She must have hit the ball 60 feet past my fence," Ball said.

Melissa Peebles also had three hits for the Bobcats (3-3). She scored three runs and had two RBIs. Jessica Otten added two hits, a run and an RBI.

Courtney Smith earned the win, striking out six and allowing one earned run in three innings. Jessica Schoch gave up one earned run and struck out five in two innings of relief.

The Bobcats host Stall at 6 p.m. Monday.

Lady Bobcats bury Hilton Head twice

Lady Bobcats bury Hilton Head twice


Coach Bill Ball’s 3A Region 8-leading Lady ‘Cats softball team (9-4, 5-0) exploded for 17-5 and 22-0 region wins over rival Hilton Head Island High and 13-3 over Battery Creek. Among the Lady ‘Cats leading hitters were Jessica Schoch, Whitney Morrell, Chelsea Whitman, Summer Lawson, Lauren Lowell, Melissa Peebles, Chelsea Funk and Courtney Smith. Pitching duties were shared by Schoch, and Smith, who in the Battery Creek win struck out nine while working three innings.


May 1 Prep Roundup


VARSITY SOFTBALL

Bluffton 5, Georgetown 4: Whitney Morrell roped a ball between shortstop and third base with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, breaking a tie game and giving the Bobcats the come-from-behind win in a Class 3-A playoff game.

"There was much jubiliation," Bluffton coach Bill Ball said.

The Bobcats trailed 4-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, but hits from Courtney Smith, Mikyla Houghlin and Lauren Lowell set the stage for the rally. After a passed ball got Bluffton on the board, Melissa Peebles followed with a two-run triple to left and Summer Lawson drove her in with a single to tie the game.

Jessica Schoch and Morrell made diving catches in the top of the seventh to preserve the tie.

Lowell finished 3 for 4, while Peebles and Lawson were 2 for 4. Smith earned the win, striking out five.

Bluffton is one win from advancing to the next round. On Wednesday, the Bobcats will host the winner of Monday's elimination game between Socastee and Georgetown.



Read more: http://www.islandpacket.com/2010/05/02/1226438/may-1-prep-roundup-witt-beaufort.html#ixzz0wQSGvARq
 
Travel/Club Info
18u SC Bandits
Summerville SC
Jersey #26
School Info
Bluffton High School
Bluffton SC
Jersey #16
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My Camps

College of Charleston Softball Skills Session 2010

College of Charleston Team Camp (Warhawks) 2010

College of Charleston Individual Skills Session 2010

College of Charleston Individual Skills Session 2011

College of Charleston Summer Camp 2011

My College Interest
Texas Southern University
Savannah State University
Coastal Carolina University
UNC-Greensboro
Catawba College
Francis Marion University
UNC-Pembroke
Liberty University
Kentucky
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Team History

18u SC Bandits 2011

NC Flames 2011

Topsail High School Varsity 2011

Bluffton High School Varsity 2010

NC Flames 2010

Warhawks 2010

Warhawks 2009

Carolina Cougars 2008


Whitney Morrell Fastpitch Softball Recruiting Profile