BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College added Hannah Light to the softball roster for the 2012 season.
Light comes to King from Mars Hill (N.C.) College where she completed her freshman season. At Mars Hill she threw in 94 1/3 innings with a 2.45 earned run average and 85 strikeouts with just 19 walks. She was 6-8 with three of the losses in extra innings. Light also had a save to go along with five complete games. Her 6.55 strikeouts per seven innings ranked second in the South Atlantic Conference and held the same spot in the league's walks allowed per seven innings with 1.44. Light threw in 24 games making 12 starts in 2011.
During her prep career at Coeburn High, Light was a four-time All-State, All-Region and All-District player. Light was honored with the VHSL Female Athlete of the Year in 2010 to go along with the VHSL Pitcher of the Year nod. She was a Wendy's High School Heisman Award finalist.
She struck out 1,092 batters at Coeburn and holds numerous records in Virginia.
With Light at Coeburn, the team won three straight district crowns with a region title and two VHSL State Championship appearances.
King wrapped up the 2011 season at 13-27.