Triton softball coach Mark Whitman said Monday that pitcher Leanna Whaley will undergo an MRI that will determine how long she will be out after experiencing arm strain and swelling in the season-opening 18-9 win at Rosewood on Wednesday.
“The doctor seems to think there’s no tear,” Whitman said. “She would be out one to three weeks if there’s not a tear or partial tear.”
Whaley signed with Appalachian State after transferring from Richlands. She was 18-8 last season as a junior with 332 strikeouts in 174 innings with a 0.89 earned run average for the Wildcats, who were 10-2 in the Coastal 3-A Conference.
Whaley hit .451 as a junior with two home runs, seven doubles, two triples and 16 RBIs.
Her mother is the former Penny Porter, who played basketball at Triton.