Pitchers are giving Wimpy frequent free passes on base path this season
by Chike Nwakamma
Oct 04, 2012 | 1142 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Former Woodland superstar Diana Wimpy knows all too well the path from home plate to first base.

In her second softball season at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn., the Lady Senator catcher has received the Barry Bonds treatment, drawing 15 intentional walks — she has 21 overall this fall.

After a season in which she broke several Walters State records and became the top hitter in the National Junior College Athletic Association, Wimpy has come to be feared much like the former San Francisco Giant slugger who broke Major League Baseball's single-season home run record in 2003.

Not many pitchers have challenged Wimpy during the fall season — a trend likely to continue well into the spring when the official NJCAA season begins.

With limited opportunities to actually swing the bat, Wimpy has yet to reach double figures in hits. But, last weekend she proved the ability that catapulted her into the upper echelon of players in the country last year has not dissipated.

She finished 3-for-6 in a two-game sweep at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. — an outing that included a monster 300-plus foot shot off Railsplitters pitcher Amanda Snow, an all-South Atlantic Conference pitcher last year in NCAA Division II play. Wimpy tallied three hits in six at-bats, drawing three walks and driving in five runs.

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