OCU Signs East Central Star McKenzie Epling
ST. LEON, IN - The Ohio Christian University athletic department is thrilled to announce the signing and addition of McKenzie Epling to the Trailblazer softball program. Epling enjoyed a spectacular prep career at East Central High School where she played for head coach Heather Zins. She was also a star player at the club level for the Cincinnati Static Gold where she played for her father, Rob Epling.
At East Central, Epling helped lead the Lady Trojans to an 18-9 record during the 2011 season on their way to a share of the conference championship. Epling swung a big stick at the plate for the Lady Trojans with a batting average of .440 on the year. She had 28 hits on the year including 11 doubles, 6 triples, and 2 home runs while also knocking in 30 RBI's. As a pitcher, Epling tallied a record of 4-0 on the season. She threw two complete games and one shutout. Epling was also a threat on the basepaths as she swiped 15 stolen bases during the season. For her sensational season she was selected as 1st Team All-County while also taking home All-Region honors.
"We are thrilled to have a player with the skill set and leadership potential that McKenzie Epling has, " said OCU softball coach Emory Clark. "We feel like McKenzie will have an immediate impact on our level of play and we expect big things from her over the next four years."
Epling joins a talented recruiting class that will look to open the brand new OCU softball facility during the 2011-12 season. With a strong 2011 recruiting class, the future is very bright for OCU softball.
Head Coach Emory Clark, McKenzie Epling, and Recruiting Coordinator Jamey Batten at Signing Day.