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May 6, 2013

Former Duncan softball players help team reach regional title game

Evan Grice
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DUNCAN — After having standout careers as members of the Duncan Lady Demons softball team, Jacobi Clark and Tanya Whaley are doing much of the same as members of the North Central Texas College Lady Lions softball squad.

This past weekend at the NJCAA Region V tournament in Denton, TX, Clark and Whaley helped the Lady Lions reach the championship game before falling to Weatherford College 8-2. NCTC finished 51-16, tying the most wins in school history.

In her first season as a member of the Lady Lions, Clark finished with a batting average of .280 to go with three doubles and 15 RBI’s. Clark also registered 21 runs scored and hit one home run.

Clark was a four-time state placer in the 100 meter hurdles event during her time as a member of the Lady Demon track team, along with being named as a member of the All-Area team in softball and All-district in basketball.

During her senior season as a Lady Demon on the softball field, Clark finished with a batting average of .347 to go with a slugging percentage of .534. She also collected 41 hits, 26 of which were singles along with 11 doubles and three home runs.

Clark is currently majoring in health sciences.

Whaley, a sophomore social sciences major at NCTC, capped off her second season with a batting average of .276 while hitting four doubles and two triples this season.

Whaley also collected 12 RBI’s along with finishing 10-5 on the mound for the Lady Lions, in which she finished with a 2.03 ERA and 45 strikeouts.

During her time as a member of the Lady Demons softball team, Whaley was named to the Oklahoma All-State team in 2010, in which she hit .380 with 25 runs scored and 13 stolen bases.

Along with being a three-time member of the All-Area team, she was also named Pitcher of the Year, and helped win a regional championship for the Lady Demons.