Skyhawk Softball | Samantha McClure
2014: McClure played and started in all 55 games at shortstop for the Skyhawks...She posted a .211 batting average in 109 plate appearances while notching 23 base hits...She tallied two home runs on the year while notching three doubles and driving in 11 runs...She scored 16 runs while drawing nine walks...She posted arguably her best offensive game against Morehead State, going 2-for-4 on the day while hitting a home run...Defensively she led the team with 120 assists...Earned a spot on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2013: Appeared in 50 games for the Skyhawks, earning the starting nod in 39 ... Had a .125 batting average and three RBI ... Drew six walks while swiping five bases and scoring 12 runs ... Had two RBI against Tennessee Tech on Apr. 6 ... Hit a triple against Eastern Kentucky on Apr. 21 ... Recorded 58 putouts and 100 assists ... Named NFCA scholar-athlete and to Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2012: Appeared in 53 games for the Skyhawks, starting 27 … National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete … Used primarily at second base and as a pinch runner … Had a .222 batting average with 14 hits … Stole four bases and drew nine walks … Drove in two of three season RBI at Murray State … Hit two doubles at Morehead State … Recorded 71 putouts and 38 assists.
Before UT Martin: Prepped at Floyd Central High School where she helped the Highlanders win the 2009 Hoosier Hills Conference Championship, and both the sectional and regional championships... As a junior, she won the 2010 Hershel Witten Memorial Award given to the outstanding female scholar athlete softball player.
Personal: Born June 9, 1992... Parents are James and Kimberly McClure... Sibling Taylor McClure...Favorite movie is Titanic... Favorite food is steak... Best sports thrill in high school was going to the state finals in 2009... Chose UT Martin for the softball program, the campus atmosphere and the School of Engineering... Majoring in engineering.