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Chapman Heading To Jesuit

By Staff | May 15, 2014

 Witnessing Mallory Chapman sign her letter of intent with Wheeling Jesuit University are, from left, her sister Kelsi; father, Dave; and mother, Pam. Also pictured, standing, are Assistant Principal and former Head Softball Coach Mark Batton; MHS Principal Kathi Schmalz; Terri Tyler; Danny Tyler; MHS Head Softball Coach Dillon Mangino; and MHS Athletic Director Brian Castilow. Danny Tyler has been Chapman’s pitching coach. (Photo by Bruce Crawford)

Magnolia High School senior Mallory Chapman will continue her softball and academic pursuits at Wheeling Jesuit University to study for a degree in sports medicine. Chapman holds a 4.12 GPA and is ranked sixth in her class.

She was a four-year letter-winner in basketball, volleyball and softball and holds numerous school records in all-three sports, as well having been named to the West Virginia All-State and the OVAC All-Valley teams in each sport.

In softball, Chapman has played in 111 games, while coming to the plate 321 times. She has had 141 hits for a .440 average with 16 home runs, 106 RBIs, 42 doubles, four triples, 61 walks and has scored 118 runs during her career.This season so far she has been to the plate 69 times and has hit 30 times with five home runs, eight doubles, one triple and has walked 20 times, 15 of the walks were intentional and has a batting average of .435 with an on base percentage of .562.

On the mound this season, Chapman has tossed 162 innings with 240 strike outs, with 23 walks for a 0.75 ERA with six shutouts and 14 victories. In 13 of her games, she has had double-digit strike outs with a career-high 16 twice. For Her career, Chapman has tossed 432 innings, striking out 560 with 81 walks for a 0.90 ERA and has had 16 shutouts in 40 of her victories.

In other school activities, Chapman was a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honorary, National Society of High School Scholars, Drug Free Club and Young Ladies Union.

Mallory expressed her thanks to all her teammates, as well as her grand parents, Bill and Jacque Chapman, for all their support and encouragement through out her career.