Chapman Earns Top 10 Place in Division II
Magnolia graduate and softball performer Mallory Chapman continued her winning ways this year at Wheeling Jesuit University, helping lift the Lady Cardinals out of a seven-year streak of losing seasons that earned them a fourth place finish in the Mountain East Conference.
A steady and consistent player, not much has changed since she played her final game for Magnolia, smacking a three-run homer to defeat Ohio in the 2014 OVAC All-Star Game at Wheeling’s I-470. She also struck out the final of eight batters to get the save in four innings of work.
As freshman starter for WJU, Chapman had a 1.20 ERA, which earned her a 10th place among the nation’s DII schools. She led the Mountain East Conference with an ERA of 1.37 and was third this year in conference strikeouts.
Chapman played in 40 games, starting in 21 of them. Eighteen of her games were complete performances and four of them were shutouts. She fanned 143 batters in 165 innings pitched and gave up only 61 runs.
At the dish, she cranked a .284 average on 74 at-bats, added nine stolen bases out of 16 attempted and scored five runs for Jesuit. Four of her hits were home runs and she RBId 12, while striking out only eight times.
For those efforts, Chapman was named to the MEC First Team and distinguished herself as the only Cardinal ever to be honored by the Daktronics Inc/DII CCA Softball All-Atlantic District 2.