PELLA, Iowa — Anaconda native Brooke Chapman is going dancin’.
A sophomore pitcher with Linfield College (Oregon), Chapman came on in relief in the deciding game help the Wildcats to a NCAA Div. III World Series-clinching win over Central College of Iowa. With the two-game Super Regional win, Linfield advanced to the NCAA National Tournament in Salem, Va., May 21-26.
In the final inning and 2/3, Chapman allowed no runs, struck out three and walked none.
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Chapman was a four-year starter for the Copperheads (2010-13), earning a school record 31 wins (31-37). It also just happens Anaconda finished dead last in every softball season before her class arrived at Anaconda High (program was founded in 2003).
During her senior year, she broke her own school record for Ks (116 set in 2012), with 127, and thanks to her stat-keeping father we know she threw 7,148 pitches wearing the Blue and Silver, and 4,396 have been strikes (61 percent of the time Chapman is in the strike zone). All told, her school record of 442 strikeouts to date is a mark that may never be approached again.
Linfield (37-13) will take on Alferd University (New York) (40-5) in the First Round at Moyer Complex on Thursday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m. (ET). To follow the bracket click HERE For more on the Linfield Wildcats, go to linfield.edu
Chapman, officially a sophomore after transferring from Hamline University (Michigan) last year, is a psychology major. She is the daughter of Tod and Shawna Chapman. Tod is still a pitching coach for the Copperhead softball team. Chapman has two siblings, Delaney, a freshman playing softball for Carroll College, and Erin, an eighth grader at Fred Moodry Middle School.
(Photos provided by Kelly Bird, Linfield College SID)