Jacksonville State hurler Whitney Gillespie has left the program and will not pitch in her senior season of 2018 as a Gamecock, Justin’s World of Softball has learned.
|Whitney Gillespie (c) David Brandsma|
In 2016, Gillespie was named the Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year and earned back-to-back all-region honors in 2016-17. She earned an all-conference nod in each of her three seasons as a Gamecock.
The 2017 season was arguably Gillespie’s finest, despite failing to repeat with the conference’s top pitcher award. On the year, she threw for a 1.31 ERA, twenty-one wins, and 156 strikeouts, holding opponents to just a .209 batting average.
Dangerous with her stick as well as in the circle, Gillespie also hit .330 on the 2017 season in her own right, accumulating seven home runs and a slugging percentage of .625.