Wenatchee Valley has won 10 of 11 games when Shapp has RBI

May 12, 2018

Whitney Shapp basketball

Whitney Shapp

Whitney Shapp of Anchorage joined the Wenatchee Valley College softball team in a pinch, but her big bat has provided a punch of adrenaline to the NWAC team.

The Knights improved to 10-1 when the second baseman records an RBI after she batted in a run in the fifth inning in an 8-6 victory over Big Bend Community College in Washington.

Shapp, of Dimond High fame, is hitting .350 with 20 RBIs in 21 games.

The Wenatchee Valley basketball player joined the school’s softball team when a few of the players got injured, but she’s more than an emergency replacement.

She’s a vital piece to a playoff team that’s posted a 23-9 league record in the NWAC’s East Region.

Shapp ranks second on the team with six home runs and is among the league leaders by averaging a bomb every 10 at-bats.