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Eagles softball season grinds on

Kyle Russell

IVCC’s Chrissy Pond of Ottawa slides into home plate after a pass ball during one of the Eagles’ home games this season.

Zack Miller, IV Leader Sports Editor

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As the softball season is coming to an end and postseason play right around the corner, the Lady Eagles look to end the season on a high note.

In recent softball action, the Lady Eagles won two conference series games on April 9 and April 10 to go on a four game winning streak.

On April 9, the bats came alive and the Lady Eagles swept Kishwaukee at home. In the first game, the Lady Eagles won with a final score of 12-5. Miranda Grandy (Roanoke-Benson) had a huge game as she went 2-3 with 3 RBI’s and a double. Olivia Harcar (Streator), TJ Chapman (LaSalle-Peru), Micky Fassino (LaSalle-Peru) and Elizabeth Whitaker (Glendale, OR) each had 2 hits in the win.

Tiffany Lindsay (Fieldcrest) took the pitching win. The bats were still alive in game 2 as team won 14-8. Chrissy Pond (Ottawa) led the team with 4 hits. Fassino and Chapman were right behind her with 3 hits. Taylor Schmidt (LaSalle-Peru) drove in 4 RBI’s in the win. Whitaker took the win.

On April 10, the Lady Eagles swept Highland with final scores of 3-2; 4-3. Chapman had 2 RBI’s and a double in the win in game 1. Pond, Lindsay, and Whitaker each had a hit. In game 2, Grandy and Whitaker each had 2 hits. Schmidt had an RBI in the win.

The winning streak would come to an end on April 15 as the Lady Eagles fell to Blackhawk in both games with final scores of 3-2; 6-4.

On April 22, the Lady Eagles played host to Sauk Valley and split the conference double header.

In game 1, the Lady Eagles prevailed in a one run game with a final score of 6-5. RJ Judd (Midland) had herself a day as she went 3-4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Schmidt also had a good game as she finished with 2 hits and 3 RBI’s. Harcar contributed with an RBI in the win.

Game 2 was a different story as the Lady Eagles were held scoreless and lost the game with a final score of 9-0. Chapman and Judd had to lone hits in the loss.

The Lady Eagles have a record .500 record of 10-10 and 9-9 in conference as of press time.

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Eagles softball season grinds on