Temecula Valley High alum and future Cal State Fullerton softball player Kelsie Whitmore inked a contract to play with the Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club Thursday.
The Stompers have been actively searching for the best female baseball players in the United States to join the team and help with the recruitment, development and advancement of women in baseball.
Whitmore, an incoming college freshman with the Titans, and her new Stompers teammate Stacy Piagno will also serve as members of Team USA in the Women’s Baseball World Cup which takes place this September in South Korea.
Cal State Fullerton softball head coach Kelly Ford gave Whitmore her full support and told the school’s athletics website, "I am so excited about this opportunity for Kelsie. She has a great baseball mind and that will be an asset to our program. Her skills are great and her mental game is even better.”
Whitmore also helped the USA Women’s National Baseball Team to a silver medal at the 2014 WBSC Women’s World Cup in Japan.