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2008 Softball Roster


Whitney Darlington

Class: SR-1L
Position: UT
Height: 5-7
Previous School: Tullahoma HS [Motlow State CC]
Hometown: Tullahoma, Tenn.

2008 (SENIOR)
Batted .244 in 52 contests, starting 48 games including 21 as designated player, 18 at first base, seven at third base and two at shortstop ... NFCA Academic All-District for 2007-08 ... After starting year slowly, ended on a high note after collecting a hit in seven of final 10 games ... Had season-high seven-game hit streak from April 23-May 2 ... Ranked fourth on team in two-out RBIs and had third fewest strikeouts ... Ranked third on the team with 158 putouts despite starting just 27 games in the field ... Went 1-for-2 with a RBI and her first double of the season against #1 Alabama on February 16 ... Hit 2-for-2 in the second game of a twinbill against Evansville on March 13 ... Went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and triple in the series finale at South Alabama on March 22 ... Went 2-for-3 and posted season-highs with four RBIs and two triples against Austin Peay on March 26 ... Collected three hits and two RBIs in the final two games of the series with Louisiana-Monroe on March 30 ... Went a combined 4-for-7 with a double, RBI and a run scored in the final two games of a series against Florida International from April 12-13 ... Hit her first homerun of the season and collected two hits, a RBI and two runs scored in the second game of a doubleheader at Jacksonville State on April 15 ... Stole her first base of the season in the second game of a twinbill against Tennessee Tech on April 23 ... Went 2-for-2 with a homerun, run scored and two RBI against rival Western Kentucky on May 2.

2007 (JUNIOR)
Batted .331 in 59 contests, starting 50, with team-leading eight home runs and 38 RBIs ... Scored 29 runs and added 12 doubles, two triples and 19 stolen bases ... Collected 14 two-out RBIs and batted .292 with runners in scoring position ... Went hitless in first seven at-bats of the season before collecting two hits, including a two-run triple, versus Virginia in first game of Worth Wildcat Classic ... Had a solo homer in three at-bats at Arizona ... Posted career day against UVA in final game of same tournament, going 4-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and five RBIs ... Recorded two hits, including a homer, two runs scored and two RBIs at Belmont ... Doubled and scored twice versus Ball State in MT Breast Cancer Strikeout Classic ... Doubled, scored a run and had two hits versus Georgia Tech at Buzz Classic ... Went 3-for-3 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored against Bradley ... Posted three hits, including a three-run homer, in second game of doubleheader versus South Alabama ... Collected two hits and scored twice in second game of twinbill against North Texas ... Recorded two hits in first game of doubleheader at Florida International ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and one RBI at Louisville ... Registered two more hits in first game of twinbill at Austin Peay ... Posted eight hits in three games at Tennessee State and doubleheader at Lipscomb ... Went 3-for-3 with a double, triple, RBI and run scored at TSU ... Doubled, homered, drove in three runs and collected two hits in first game at Lipscomb and had three hits, pair of homers and five RBIs in second game of twinbill ... Recorded just one hit in next nine games covering next 27 at-bats ... Went 3-for-4 with a run in final game of the season, versus Florida Atlantic.

BEFORE MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Voted Second Team NJCAA All-American and first team NJCAA All-Region VII as sophomore at Motlow State CC ... Earned All-State honors as freshman and sophomore and First Team All-TJCCAA as sophomore ... Holds school record for triples in single-season (8) and career (12) and tied career stolen base record (82).

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner for coach David Cardwell at Tullahoma HS ... Voted All-District as sophomore, junior and senior ... Holds single-season and career school records for batting average, home runs, hits, triples and steals ... Posted a career batting average of .513 ... Named Tullahoma News Athlete of the Year as senior ... Member of National Honor Society, Barrett-Browning and Class President as sophomore.

PERSONAL
Whitney Blair Darlington ... Daughter of Scott and Dianne Darlington ... Born October 19, 1985 ... Brother, Ben, plays baseball at Middle Tennessee ... Father, Scott, played baseball at Mississippi State ... Brother, Dewon Brazelton, was an All-American in baseball at Middle Tennessee and currently is a member of the St. Louis Cardinals organization ... Majoring in Physical Education.



2007 Game-by-Game Stats
2008 Game-by-Game Stats