OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University softball coach Clarisa Crowell announced the signing of two transfers to her program on Wednesday. Amber Logemann (Earlham, Iowa/Earlham/Kirkwood CC) and Eryn McCarver (Tulsa, Okla./Holland Hall/Utah) will be joining the RedHawks in the fall. Logemann will be a sophomore on the 2014 team, while McCarver will be a redshirt freshman.
Logemann was one of the top junior college pitchers in 2013. She finished with a 25-3 record and an ERA of 0.58, which led all of National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA) Division II. She was named a First-Team All-American by both the NJCAA and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Logemann finished with 356 strikeouts in 180 innings.
Logemann also had a terrific career for Earlham High School in Earlham, Iowa. During her senior season in 2012, she led the state with a 29-2 record and a 0.26 ERA. She helped the Cardinals to a runner-up finish in the Iowa State Tournament and was named 1A All-State Pitcher of the Year and Pizza Ranch Iowa State Player of the Year.
“Amber comes to us after a stellar freshman campaign at Kirkwood Community College,” said Crowell. “She has proven that she can be successful at a high level, and I expect her to contribute immediately. Along with her physical tools, Amber is a hard-working and competitive individual. She is also an excellent student as she finished high school with a 3.95 GPA, and junior college with a 4.0.”
McCarver is a utility player who spent the past season at Utah, where she redshirted. She has four seasons of eligibility remaining. McCarver was a four-year letterwinner at Holland Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa, Okla., where she primarily played second base. She helped lead the team to the Southwestern Preparatory Division I Championship in 2009, 2010 and 2012, the only time in school history it has won the title in three out of four seasons. Each of those three seasons she was named to the All-SPC Team, while she was an All-North Zone SPC Player in all four of her seasons. McCarver had a career batting average of .542 while at Holland Hall.
“Originally from Oklahoma, Eryn played for the Tulsa Eagles, a nationally recognized travel ball team,” said Crowell. “Her versatility as a player will be extremely useful for us, and she will see time both in the infield and outfield. Eryn is also a very good student as she graduated from one of the best college preparatory high schools in Oklahoma, and she finished her freshman year at Utah with a 3.3 GPA.”
Logemann and McCarver join an incoming class that also features utility player Jenna Jones (Greencastle, Ind./South Putnam) and pitcher Kelsey Fredericks (North Tustin, Calif./Foothill).
“I am very pleased with the newcomers that we have coming in this fall,” said Crowell. “They are a diverse group of athletes, and I know they will all be contributors to our program. They all epitomize the Miami athlete, individuals with high integrity who strive for excellence both on the field and in the classroom.”