“I’m really excited to continue to be a part of the Redhawks softball program,” Summers said in a statement released by the university. “This is a tremendous opportunity for me and I want to thank Coach Richmond and Southeast Missouri State for allowing me to follow my dream.”
Summers was named to the All-OVC first team three times, including her final two seasons. She finished with a team-high 13 home runs this past season, tying for third in conference. Summers hit 10 or more home runs all four years of her career, as she owns the school’s career record with 48. She batted a career-high .376 last season.
She owns seven school records in career at bats (670), runs (161), doubles (47), home runs (48), RBIs (132), walks (80) and total bases (423). She ranks second in hits (228), games played (208), games started (208), hit by pitch (24) and slugging (.631) while ending her career with a .340 average, which ranks sixth all-time.
“I’m very pleased to have Michelle as a part of our coaching staff,” Richmond said in the press release. “She wants to explore a career in coaching and this presents her the opportunity to gain valuable experience at the Division I level.”
BRUSOKAS NAMED TO WOMEN’S BASEBALL SQUAD
Former Glendale High standout softball player Heather Brusokas was recently picked to be a member of the 2008 USA Women’s Baseball National Team.
The team won the bronze medal at the Women’s World Cup III in Japan.
The United States defeated Australia, 2-1, on Friday in the bronze medal contest.
Brusokas made her debut Thursday during a 9-5 loss to Japan. She pitched in relief, allowing two hits, three runs and three walks in 2/3 of an inning.
The former All-Area first-team pick, is one of four Californians on the 18-member squad that opened the tournament Aug. 23 with an 11-5 victory against Chinese Taipei.
Brusokas hadn’t played in the tournament’s first three games.
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