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Chesapeake’s Storms signs with Glenville St.

April 5, 2019

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — Chesapeake High School softball infielder Jordan Storms signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her playing and academic career at Glenville State College at a Wednesday ceremony in front of students, teammates, family and friends in the Panthers’ gymnasium.

Storms said she expects to play first base and third base with the Pioneers based on talks she’s had with Glenville State head coach Kristen Tunno.

“It’s exciting to know that I’ll get to keep playing,” Storms said. “I’m going to major in exercise science. I told them I was going to come there to play and coach sent me the National Letter of Intent and told me to send her a picture of it once its signed.”

Storms’ official signing came a day after the cleanup hitter doubled and singled in five plate appearances with five RBIs in a 15-14 victory over Huntington St. Joe.

This season Storms has eight RBIs and the double against the Fighting Irish was the first extra base hit she’s had against a tough slate of opponents that included two games with Portsmouth West and single games against Wayne, Heath, Ashland and South Point.

Chesapeake is 3-5 in those games.

Storms has been a four-year starter for the Panthers, according to Chesapeake head coach Aaron Rice. Rice said he could tell she would be a different type of player when she reached the high school level.

“She works hard and encourages others to work hard as well,” Rice said. “She’s always been a good player and understands the game better than others.”

Storms’ mother, Susa n Arthur, said her daughter caught the attention of Glenville State coaches while playing for the Lady Aces travel ball team. In November 2018, the NCAA Division II school began recruiting her and offered a partial scholarship during a visit to the campus in January.

“We visited the campus and they offered her that day,” Arthur said. “It’s not every day something happens like this here.”