Mike Whitcomb is a 1981 graduate of Chestnut Ridge High School. Mike lettered in football his junior and senior years, and he was a Bedford County All-Star and a Ken Lantz All-Star nominee his senior year.
Mike earned three letters in basketball and was a Bedford County All-Star in 1980 and 1981.
Mike lettered for three years in baseball as Chestnut Ridge won the Bedford County League Title in 1979 and 1980. Mike pitched a no-hitter against Hyndman in 1981. Mike was a Bedford County League Baseball All-Star in 1979, 1980, and 1981.
After graduation, Mike attended Allegany Community College in Cumberland, Maryland, where he lettered in baseball for three years. In his senior year, ACC placed third in the Junior College World Series played in Grand Junction, Colorado.
In 1984 Mike was First-Team All-Junior College and the team s most valuable player. He was also named the team s best defensive player in 1983 and 1984.
Mike's career records at ACC and where they ranked after the 1984 season:
Ranked 1st At Bats - 309, Doubles - 35, Sacrifice Bunts - 14
Ranked 2nd Games - 90, Hits - 116, Game winning RBI's - 9
Ranked 3rd Singles - 66, RBI's - 72
Ranked 4th: Triples - 6
Ranked 5th Average - .375
Ranked 6th Runs - 73, Homeruns - 9
Mike played baseball one year for the University of Maryland.
Mike played American League Baseball for Bedford in 1979 and 1980 and later coached the team for several years. He also played for Coca Cola in the Johnstown Junior League in1981 which advanced to the AAABA Tournament.
From 1987-1996, Mike coached baseball at Chestnut Ridge with over 100 wins and one District 5 Title.
The fact that Mike started playing fast-pitch softball at a young age should not have surprised anyone for he was just following in the footsteps of his father, Sonny, and his older brother, Denny, both who were good players.
Mike has played in the Schellsburg Fast-Pitch League for 29 years. During those years Mike's team won four league titles and he won four Most Valuable Player and three Outstanding Pitcher awards.
From 1990 to 1996 Mike played with Class Walls Major Fast-Pitch Team of Easton, PA. Mike and the team played in seven World Tournaments.
In 1997 Mike played for D.C. Tires Class A Fast-Pitch Team from Philadelphia, along with two other Schellsburg Softball League players, Matt Whysong and Rod Jarvis. They, along with former Schellsburg League player Jeff Housel, led the team to the Class A National Championship. Mike was a First Team All-American.
Mike is a PIAA softball and baseball official.
Mike married the former Kerry Smith in 1987. They have two children, Karlee, who is in college, and Brody, who is a Bedford Middle School student. The family resides in Bedford.
Class of 2009
Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame
Bedford County, Pennsylvania