The MRI on Triton softball pitcher Leanna Whaley has returned after she had swelling in her right arm and was taken out of the season opener at Rosewood on Feb. 28.
Whaley had a partial ligament tear in her right elbow and will be back in about two weeks, according to the initial prognosis.
Whaley has since learned she may be able to begin throwing next week. She has an appointment for further evaluation on Wednesday.
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.
The Hawks (4-0) are scheduled to host West Johnston at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in a makeup game from Monday (March 12).