Friday, September 7, 2012

UIS softball diamond, roster receive upgrades

The diamond at the Land of Lincoln Junior Olympic Softball Complex where the University of Illinois Springfield plays is undergoing a facelift.

Concrete dugouts are under construction. The previous dugouts consisted of benches surrounded by a chain-link fence. Changes are being made to the fence around the field to give it more of a “collegiate look,’’ according to coach Mat Mundell.

The program itself took on a new look this past spring: that of a winner.

The Prairie Stars’ history-making 2012 season carried them to the championship round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional. They became the first UIS team in any sport to reach a national tournament in the school’s Division II era that began in 2010.

The team was featured by the State Journal-Register on September 7, 2012.

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