Samantha Whalen, Softball

Samantha Whalen
photo by Larry Newman

Senior Samantha Whalen helped lead the Chapman softball team to a perfect 4-0 week as the Panthers swept Cal Lutheran on Wednesday afternoon and Whittier on Saturday afternoon. Whalen took care of business in the box, in the circle and in the field as Chapman stayed in third place in the SCIAC standings.

The Livermore native hit .500 with eight RBIs and five runs scored. Two of her six hits were extra base hits, including a two-RBI double in the first game against Cal Lutheran and an inside-the-park home run against Cal Lutheran in the night cap. The captain drew two walks and did not strikeout once in her 12 at-bats, earning an ops of 1.517.

Whalen also did work in the circle for the Panthers, pitching a complete game as Chapman beat Whittier 5-2 in the first game on Saturday. She allowed just five hits and two runs while striking out one to earn her second win of the season. Whalen also played first and third base this week, tallying 12 assists and 12 putouts to cap off a huge week for Chapman.