(Peru, Neb.) – Two teammates from the Cloud County Community College Thunderbird team signed recently to continue playing softball with the Peru State College (PSC) Bobcats. Bobcat head coach Mark Mathews has added the services of Traci Bohlmeyer and Jori Latta to bolster the PSC roster.
Bohlmeyer, a 5’8 second baseman from Fairbury and Latta, a 5’6 catcher/right-fielder from Marysville, Kan., will join the ‘Cats this fall in preparation for PSC’s second season in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Cloud County finished 27-25 overall and 12-14 in the Eastern Division of the Jayhawk Conference.
Bohlmeyer played in 46 of Cloud County’s 52 games and was the leading hitter. She finished the season with a .497 batting average. In addition, Bohlmeyer led the team with 77 hits, which included four doubles and four triples. Bohlmeyer finished as the team’s leader with 45 runs and led her team with 18 stolen bases. She finished the season with a .917 fielding percentage.
Latta played in 24 games and had a .230 batting percentage. Latta had 14 hits, two of which were doubles, and had one home run. Latta finished with ten RBI and scored 12 runs.
During her high school days at Fairbury, Bohlmeyer earned All-Conference first team honors and all-state honorable mention. Bohlmeyer is the daughter of Diane and Kelli Bohlmeyer. Latta was named NCKL All-League Outfielder during her junior and senior years. Latta is the daughter of Bob and Stacey Latta. Bohlmeyer will be an elementary education major while Latta will study K-12 special education.
Mathews is pleased to have the two former Thunderbirds joining the Bobcat squad. Mathews said, “Traci is a good middle infielder and will come in and provide us with the depth needed in order to compete in the tough HAAC. Jori is a good utility player who could fill a number of roles for us. We look forward to having them join us this fall in preparation for the 2012-13 season.”