Thursday, March 29, 2012

UIS softball team sparkling on the diamond

The University of Illinois Springfield softball team wore shorts and sleeveless shirts instead of typical garb during practice Wednesday afternoon, allowing the Prairie Stars to work on their tans while putting in work.

The relaxed dress was a reward from coach Mat Mundell for a job well done. The Prairie Stars are well above the .500 mark and have won nine of their 10 games in the last two weeks.

“It’s always fun being successful,” UIS junior second baseman Sarah Gray said. “Pitching, hitting and fielding. It’s all coming together.”

The year is shaping up to be an exciting one. The Stars lead the eight-team Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division at 9-5, a mark that includes back-to-back sweeps of Missouri S&T and Drury.

UIS is ranked among statistical leaders in the nation and GLVC.

The team was featured in an March 29, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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