JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 20, 2017) – ETSU softball head coach Brad Irwin announced on Thursday that outfielder Vanessa Elliott (Johnson City, Tenn.) has signed her national letter of intent to play for the Buccaneers starting in the fall of 2017.
Elliott – who played high school ball at Science Hill for head coach Jerry Higgins – is currently wrapping up her sophomore season at Walters State.
“We are excited to welcome Vanessa to our ETSU Softball family,” said Irwin. “Vanessa is an athletic outfielder and a good hitter. She will come in and compete for one of our outfield spots right away.”
During her career at Walters State, Elliott is hitting .338 (93-for-275) with 15 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs, 64 runs and 65 RBI in 91 starts. This season Elliott is hitting .328 (38-for-116) with six doubles, eight home runs, 30 runs and 32 RBI. In 2016, Elliott posted a .346 (55-for-159) clip with nine doubles, one triple, five home runs, 34 runs and 33 RBI. In total, Elliott has helped guide Walters State to 75 wins the last two years, while claiming the NJCAA Region VII champion in 2016 and earning a spot in the NJCAA Division I Championship. Elliott also excels off the field as she received the NJCAA Exemplary Student-Athlete award in 2016.
At Science Hill, Elliott was named Pitcher of the Year and District MVP, while also being a three-time first team all-conference selection and playing in the 2015 East Tennessee All-Star Game.
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