Nevertheless, the sophomore has continued to prosper after moving to catcher from third base in the field and to the leadoff spot at the plate.
As of last Thursday, Whitney led the team in hitting with a .615 batting average and banging out a team-leading 16 hits in her first 26 at bats of the season.
She also had one home run and 12 RBIs, with 15 runs scored and a .730 on-base percentage to help lead the Mustangs to a 9-3 record at the end of last week.
Already hitting .500 with 12 walks when she moved to the leadoff position in the batting order two weeks ago, Whitney responded by going 4-for-4 with an RBI and four runs scored in a 10-6 victory over Lovett Aug. 19 and 3-for-4 with an RBI in an 8-2 win over North Atlanta Aug. 20.
“Mia has been having a great season for us and she has stepped up big time for us as she learned a new position [catcher] and has recently taken on a new role in the batting order,” Mount Vernon coach Mike Edmonson said. “She has responded to both challenges in a determined way that has brought her and the team success.”