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Cameron bolsters softball pitching staff

Those who follow elite softball know that pitching is probably the most important part of any program and to that point Cameron head coach Dennis Furr is going to great lengths to make sure the Aggies are set in the circle for several years.

The Aggies have two returning pitchers on the roster, Rylee Willmon and Bethany Hines, and while both had solid seasons and are around for another year in the case of Willmon and two more years for Hines, Furr has already signed one freshman  Yukon's Brelee Webb  and now he's turned to the junior college ranks to add another top pitcher.

The most recent addition is former Hollis standout Turner Whorton who earned NJCAA All-Region pitching honors for Seminole State College this past season.

Whorton helped guide SSC to a 50-7 record in 2018, posting a 21-1 record with a 2.82 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 116.2 innings in the circle. The sophomore appeared in 26 games, while starting 18 and going the distance in 10 of those. In Whorton's freshman season, she went 15-6 with a 2.24 ERA and 154 Ks in 122 innings pitched.

The Trojans have had a lot of success while Whorton has been on the roster, finished fourth in the NJCAA rankings this season and making it to the National Championship Tournament as a No. 1 seed this season. The sophomore was also named 2nd Team All-Region for her work in the circle during 2018. In 2017, SSC went 47-15 and were ranked sixth in the nation.

Having another player from Southwest Oklahoma will also help the fan base grow and you know how much it means to these athletes to see those bleachers packed for every home game.

That was the case often this year and Hines and Willmon combined to throw 12 shutouts and they posted a combined earned run average of 2.74 with 243 strikeouts. Both earned post-seas

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