Whitfield and White Sign Scholarships
Two Stephens County High School athletes will be using their pitching skills at the college level next year. Lady Indians softball pitcher, Emma Whitfield, and Indians baseball pitcher, Gabe White, both held scholarship signing ceremonies at the high school Wednesday.
Whitfield will be going to Clemson University next fall to be a part of Clemson’s first softball team and the Tiger’s inaugural season. Emma is the daughter of Brad and Angela Whitfield. She has been a 4 year starter for the Lady Indians on the mound, and was named to the All-Region Team all 4 years—this year as Co-Pitcher of the Year. Emma was also the Ga. Dugout Club player of the year, and made 1st Team All-State.
Emma says that going to a new softball program at a big school like Clemson was appealing. “I went on campus and just fell in love with it. And also it just really appealed to me about how it would be a first year program at Clemson—I just thought that would be really cool.”
Gabe White signed to play at Mercer University in Macon. The left-handed pitcher is the son of Tim and Vivian White and is a 3 year starter on the mound for the Indians. Gabe made 2nd team All-Region last season as a junior, and will be one of the arms the Indians will depend on as the Indians go through a tough schedule next spring.
Front L-R: James Roush, Timothy White, Gabe White, Vivian White
Back L-R: Constance Roush, Jackson Park, Harrison Park, Hazel Park, Greg McCall, Scott Kersh
White says he’ll be going to a successful college baseball program. “They knock a lot of high Division 1 teams off. They beat number 1 Florida last year, and they always have a winning record and they win the Southern Conference a lot, so they’re pretty successful.”
Gabe plans to major in biology and use his degree to study marine biology.