JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 13, 2017) -- East Tennessee State University softball head coach Brad Irwin announced the Buccaneers' 2018 signing class on Wednesday.
The class features seven student-athletes, which includes one pitcher, one catcher, one infielder, two outfielders and two infielders/outfielders.
“We are very excited to welcome this group of seven to our Buccaneer Softball family,” said Irwin. “This class meets our needs in several ways. It is a very versatile and athletic class. This group will be integral in continuing to build our program and take us to new heights. This is a group of outstanding young ladies from tremendous families. They will be great representatives of our program and university.”
Taylor Boling – Fr. – P – R/R – Jasper, Ga. (Gilmer HS)
Irwin on Boling: “Taylor is a great athlete and a tremendous competitor. In the circle, she has that competitive drive that makes for a successful pitcher. She will come in and be a big part of our pitching rotation immediately.”
Allison Chernak – Fr. – IF/OF – R/R – Ooltewah, Tenn. (Ooltewah HS)
Irwin on Chernak: “Ally is a middle infielder and outfielder. At the plate, she is a battler and uses the entire field extremely well. Her versatility and athleticism brings a lot to our team.”
Carolina Davis – Fr. – OF – L/L – Englewood, Tenn. (Central High School of McMinn County)
Irwin on Davis: “Carolina is a left-handed hitter that can hit for power and also play the short-game. She is an outfielder with a plus arm. She loves to play the game and it shows in her performance.”
Kasidy Dunn – Fr. – IF/OF – R/R – Friendsville, Tenn. (William Blount HS)
Irwin on Dunn: “Kas is very versatile and can play anywhere in the infield and outfield. She is a tremendous defensive player. At the plate, she hits for a high average and also provides some power. She is a tough out.”
Jordan Durbin – Fr. – IF – R/R – Mechanicsville, Va. (Atlee HS)
Irwin on Durbin: “Jordan is a scrappy player and will always battle. She has all the tools to be an outstanding player for us. She can play multiple positions and hits for a high average. She has a competitive and infectious spirit on the field.”
Taylor Robinson – Fr. – C – R/R – McDonough, Ga. (Ola HS)
Irwin on Robinson: “Taylor is a very good and complete catcher. As a hitter, she is a gap-to-gap type hitter with good pop. She is also versatile enough to play the corners.”
Andrea Sarhatt – Fr. – OF – L/R – Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut HS)
Irwin on Sarhatt: “Andrea is an outstanding athlete with great speed. She is a left-handed slapper and hitter. Her versatility at the plate makes her very hard to defend. She is a speedy outfielder that covers tons of ground.”
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