Erica Thulen takes a few practice cuts before a recent game. She is currently hitting over .600 for the season.

Thulen Pounding For The Panthers (video)

13:42 PM May 08, 2018

Panther softball coach Roger Ellerbrock knew he had "the real deal" the first time he saw Erica Thulen during a workout.  The sophomore shortstop is on pace to set several offensive season records including average, slugging percentage, and extra base hits.


Softball is in her blood as her father is her hitting instructor and her older sister Stephanie played for the Panthers and is now at the college level playing for Illinois State University.


She sat down after a recent game and talked about her hitting, her switch to shortstop, and one of the big goals for the Panthers this season.




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