High school softball: Whale Branch High’s Walker named to All-State team

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Whale Branch Early College High School junior pitcher Olivia Walker has been named to the All-State softball team by the South Carolina Coaches Association for Women’s Sports.

Walker thrived throughout the 2014 season, leading Whale Branch Early College High School to a dozen wins.

The Whale Branch standout joined players from throughout the state as selections on the All-State softball team.

The Region 5-A Player of the Year, Walker hit .684 with 19 RBIs. 15 stolen bases and 19 runs. Walker, however, made her biggest impact from the circle. Whale Branch’s ace pitcher, Walker finished with a 12-10 overall record and a 3.05 ERA. She registered 78 strikeouts in 70 innings, claiming the win in each of Whale Branch’s victories.