Tech softball signs six on National Signing Day

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech head softball coach Scot Thomas has announced the signings of six student-athletes that will join the Hokies in the fall of 2017. The class features two pitchers and four Virginia natives.

“I’m excited about this class because all of them will have the chance to come in and contribute right away,” Thomas said. “I think this is probably one of the more dynamic recruiting classes we’ve ever had. They’re going to bring something to the table immediately and bring competition at their positions.”

Jordan Dail
Pitcher - L/L
Lynchburg, Va.
Brookville HS
Williamsburg Starz

Three-year letter winner entering her senior season at Brookville … Two-time VHSL Pitcher of the Year … Helped lead Brookville to consecutive 3A State Championships (2014-15) … 2016 Max Preps Junior All-American … 2016 Conference 30 Player of the Year, Region 3A Player of the Year

Coach Thomas on Dail: “Jordan is a nice athlete. Having solid athletes as pitchers is always a good thing. She brings a lefty piece to the picture, won a couple of state championships and has also done a really good job with the Williamsburg Starz. I think she has a higher ceiling although she’s already very good to begin with. We’re excited to have her here.”

Keely Rochard
Pitcher – R/R
Williamsburg, Va.
Warhill HS
Williamsburg Starz

Three-year letter winner entering her senior season at Warhill … 2016 Daily Press Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year … Helped lead Warhill to the 2016 3A State Championships … Two-time 3A First Team All-Region.

Coach Thomas on Rochard: “We’ve able to watch Keely grow and she’s a phenomenal pitcher who has great control and is a great competitor. We’re excited about having the combination of a lefty with Jordan and a righty in Keely going into next year with some kids who have played at a very high level and have done a good job.”

Cana Davis
Outfield – R/R
Harrisonburg, Va.
Turner Ashby HS
Wagner’s 3N2

Three-year letter winner entering her senior season at Turner Ashby … 2016 Second Team All-State … Hit .455 with five home runs and 33 RBI as a junior … Has hit 12 HR with 72 RBI and a .456 batting average in three years at Turner Ashby … 2014-15 First Team All-State … Member of the 2016 Junior Olympic All-Star team.

Coach Thomas on Davis: “Cana is one of the top hitters in the state. She’s a high level player with a big stick, good speed, great overall athlete who has worked hard. She’s going to be a dynamic hitter in our lineup.”

Sammi Miller
Outifeld – L/R
Huntsville, Ohio
Indian Lake HS
TN Fury/Williamsburg Starz

Three-year letter winner entering her senior season at Indian Lake HS … Two-time team captain … CBC Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior … 2016 high school All-American … Led he conference with a .632 batting average, 10 triples seven home runs, 27 RBI and 27 stolen bases.

Coach Thomas on Miller: “Sammi’s a high school All-American out of Ohio and I think we’re very fortunate to get her. She’s a tough out, battles late in the count, she’s the type of kid that you want up to bat when you need a big hit. She’s a lefty that we can put at the top of the order and we’re excited about her.”

Casey Barrett
Shortstop – R/R
Mechanicsville, Va.
Atlee HS
Williamsburg Starz

Three-year letter winner entering her senior season at Indian Lake HS … Three-time First Team All-Conference selection … Helped lead Atlee to consecutive state titles in 2015 and 2016 … A three-time all-academic selection.

Coach Thomas on Barrett: “Casey is a great athlete that has a great upside and great game awareness. She can play shortstop but she can do other things as well. I’m excited about getting her in here and seeing how she plays out because I think she can be a difference maker right away given her athletic ability.”

Darby Trull
Outfield – L-L
Fort Mill, N.C.
Nation Ford HS
Team NC

Four-year letter winner entering her senior year at Nation Ford HS … Started playing on the varsity squad in the eighth grade … Three-time 4A All-Region … 2016 First Team All-Area by The Herald … Hit .578 with an OBP of .640 as a junior … Nation Ford’s Offensive Player of the Year (2013, 2016).

Coach Thomas on Trull: “Darby is another is a lefty triple threat-type kid who can swing away, drop a bunt or slap. Has good speed, gives us depth in the outfield and she’s going to be a solid player that can come in and give us that speed piece that we need. To have someone from the left side that can be a triple threat is going to be a bonus to our lineup.”

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