"I'm thrilled to add Cheyenne to the Rio softball program," Bradshaw said. "Cheyenne is an all-around great player, who can play multiple different positions on the field. She has a great attitude and she's willing to help out the program however she can."
Hamaker, who has spent her recent summers playing with the Heart of Ohio Explosion travel team, said she's excited for the chance to continue her playing career beyond high school.
"I'm flattered an very grateful for the opportunity," she said. "Having the chance to play in college is something I've thought about ever since I started playing travel ball."
Hamaker chose Rio Grande after also receiving interest from Tiffin University.
"I really liked the campus and the coaches at Rio," said Hamaker. "I'm just glad to have this opportunity."
The 5-foot-2 Hamaker, who plans to major in nursing, added that she's anxious to get her college career underway.
"I'm hoping I can be an asset to the team," she said. "I just want to improve on all of my skills and work toward getting better everyday."
Hamaker is the daughter of Theresa and Danny Hamaker of Hilliard.