Toseland signs with Martin Methodist

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Marshall County High School's Danielle Toseland signed a letter of intent to play softball at Martin Methodist College on Friday. Toseland is flanked by Martin Methodist director of admissions Lisa Smith on left and mom Shawna on right. In the back row is Marshall County Athletic Director Kevin McGeehee, dad Dwayne, and Marshall County softball coach Holly Cook. Photo by Louis Scheuchenzuber

Marshall County senior outfielder Danielle Toseland will join teammates Kalie Hobbs (Roane State) and Brianna Roberts (Tennessee State University) in the collegiate ranks next year after signing a letter of intent to play softball at Martin Methodist College on Friday at MCHS.

Toseland has started all four years for the Tigerettes and helped lead Marshall County to the Sectional round of the playoffs in 2009 and 2010 before MCHS posted a solid 24-14 record last season.

A three-time All-District selection, Toseland has been a mainstay in centerfield for the Tigerettes during her career along with being a reliable clutch hitter in key moments of games.

Aided by Toseland's steady play, Marshall County has posted a combined 77-34 record over the previous three years, while capturing a Region 5-AA tournament championship in 2009 and a District 12-AA title in 2010.

"Danielle is just an amazing outfielder. Anytime the ball is hit out there I know it is going to be caught because I have complete confidence in her. She's maybe made three errors in four years if that," said Marshall County coach Holly Cook. "She's a very clutch hitter at the plate too and is not afraid to have the bat in her hands in big situations. She has a lot of confidence in herself."

Joining a Martin Methodist program that has won at least 40 games three out of the last four years and made nine straight postseason appearances from 2002 to 2010, Toseland chose to sign with the Red Hawks because of their recent success on the softball diamond and the school's close proximity to her hometown.

"They have a good softball program and everyone was nice when I was there on my visit. I also liked it because it was close to home too," said Toseland.

"I know coach (Brandie) Paul is very impressed by Danielle and thinks she is going contribute to the program," said Martin Methodist director of admissions Lisa Smith.

Toseland was also a four-year starter on the MCHS bowling team and was the Tigerettes' top bowler the last two years.

In the classroom, Toseland boasts a 3.7 grade point average and will graduate from Marshall County with High Honors.