OCU Softball Signs Continental High School’s Marlene Bradley

The Ohio Christian University Trailblazer softball program is pleased to announce the signing of Continental High School (Continental, OH) outfielder Marlene Bradley for the 2011 season. As a senior in the 2010 campaign, Marlene had 73 at bats for the Pirates with 30 hits, 4 doubles, 6 triples, and 6 home runs for a .411 batting average. She also had 8 stolen bases, scored 23 runs, and contributed 30 RBI's to the Pirate offense.

During her high school career Marlene was a 4 year letter winner, a 1st team all league player, and was selected as the outstanding defensive player. Marlene also holds the Continental High School season and career records for RBI's and Home Runs. Her high school head coach, Jordan Streicher, describes Marlene as a clutch hitter noting that in one five game streak Marlene went 12 for 17 (a .706 average) had 3 triples, 3 homers, and scored 13 runs.

"We are excited to have Marlene coming to OCU," said Head Coach Emory Clark. "Marlene has a wonderful attitude about the game of softball. She's intense, but she likes to have fun. She wants to have fun, but she has a desire to win. We are looking forward to having her as a member of our program. With her power and her defensive skills, I believe Marlene will be one of those players who comes in and makes an immediate impact offensively and defensively."

Ohio Christian University softball competes in the National Christian College Athletic Association Mid East Region and in the Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference. For more information about OCU softball contact head coach Emory Clark at eclark@ohiochristian.edu or 740-477-7707.