Thursday, February 24, 2011

Softball should be a good experience for Prairie Stars in 2011

The word that sums up the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars softball team is experience.

The squad features eight returning players, including five seniors.

“The team chemistry is some of the best we’ve ever had,” UIS coach Mat Mundell said. “That’s going to be a key factor for us. We’re seeing a little more competitive fire out of this girls than we have in past.”

The Stars had records of 14-32 overall and 6-22 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 2010.

Mundell hopes for carry-over from last year. UIS kicks off the season Friday against Arkansas-Monticello in Bentonville, Ark.

The softball season was previewed in a February 24, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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