The Glen Oaks Community College softball team and head coach Tom Muckel shored up the catcher position for the next two years after former Grandville standout Jennifer Erhardt signed a letter of intent Thursday afternoon to play for the Vikings’ softball and basketball teams.
Known for her solid defensive play, Erhardt helped the Bulldogs reach the Division I state quarterfinals this past June, when they fell to Bay City Western 1-0.
“She’s very good defensively and I do know she’s a very good student, too,” Muckel said.
Muckel continued building the 2013-14 class Friday with the signing of former Plainwell third-baseman and shortstop Sydney Welcher, who attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College last year but did not participate in softball. Welcher batted .329 and had a 98-percent fielding average as a senior for the Trojans in 2011-12.