After two standout seasons in Richard Bland’s softball program, former L.C. Bird infielder Kimberly Ellis will leave RBC with more than an associate’s degree,...

After two standout seasons in Richard Bland’s softball program, former L.C. Bird infielder Kimberly Ellis will leave RBC with more than an associate’s degree, she will leave with top honors on the field as well. The sophomore earned First Team All Region X honors along with Prince George’s Whitney Clements for the Statesmen.

Known as a defender at second base for RBC, Ellis also hit .297, using her speed to leg out two triples and steal eight bases while driving in 18 runs. Her fielding percentage of .931 ranked second among all starters.

Like other locals, Ellis will look to transfer and to finish up her academic and playing career at a four-year school. There’s no shortage of interest as Randolph-Macon, Virginia State, Mount Olive, Glenville, St. Andrews and Pfeiffer University have all extended ‘offers’ Ellis’ way. Most recently, Thomas Dale alum Jordan Byrd jumped from RBC to William Peace College to continue her playing career.

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