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Morgan Childers, after finishing a four-year playing career atUSC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C., is in her first season atCampbell and was hired to work as the program’s pitchingcoach in the summer of 2011.
Childers ended her career as the most accomplished player toever play at Upstate and one of the top players to have everpitched in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Childers topped off heroutstanding career with a senior season where she went 29-9, had anERA of 1.33, struck out 375 batters and limited opponents to a .163batting average. She led the conference in wins and strikeouts andplaced 14th and sixth nationally in each of thosecategories, respectfully. She also threw a pair of no-hitters onthe season to raise her career total to six.
Childers finished her softball career ranked among the all-timegreats in the Atlantic Sun Conference. She is the conference'sall-time leader in victories with 113 and ranks second in careerstrikeouts (1,338) and shutouts (42). She also ranks among theall-time leaders and in the top five in innings pitched, starts andcomplete games.
Childers owns 11 career school records at Upstate, includingwins (113), strikeouts (1,338), shutouts (42), saves (10),appearances (164), innings pitched (930.2), She owns 11single-season Spartan marks, including wins (34 - 2010), shutouts(16 - 2010) and strikeouts (428 - 2010). She also has the school'ssingle game mark for strikeouts with 18 in her collegiate debut in2008.
The Kings Mountain, N.C. native received numerous honors duringher four years at Upstate. She was named the A-Sun's Pitcher of theYear and Freshman of the Year in 2008. She is only one of sevenplayers in the history of the conference named all-conference fourtimes, securing three first-team selections. She was twice namedUpstate's Student-Athlete of the Year and was a semifinalist forthe Lowes Senior CLASS Award as a senior. She twice earned a placeon the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Second Team All-Region Team. To topit off, she also became the first student-athlete in Upstatehistory to ever have her number retired.
Childers was drafted to play professional softball for the AkronRacers in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), which is the only majorprofessional Fastpitch softball league in the United States, withthe 14th overall pick in the 2011 draft.
Childers graduated in the spring of 2011 with a bachelor'sdegree in secondary education and is now enrolled in graduateschool at Campbell.
She is engaged to John Caddell, a former assistant baseball coachat Campbell and USC Upstate. The couple has their wedding plannedfor October 2012.