Lady Eagles keep above .500


IVCC’s Lydia Schaver moves quickly down the line to beat a throw in a game early this season

Josh Dillon, IVLeader Sports Editor

The Lady Eagles softball team had a see-saw effort in April, trading wins and losses to bring their overall record to 15-14.
They split the opening doubleheader on April 3 at Carl Sandburg College, winning the first game 1-0 and losing the second 3-1. Another conference doubleheader against Kishwaukee College on April 5 had a more somber result, losing both games 4-1 and 6-2 at home.
The Lady Eagles then trounced Highland College on April 10 at home 14-1 and 15-0. The team travelled next to Sauk Valley where they lost both games 8-5 and 5-4.
The East/West Tournament in Freeport had some great results as IVCC started off with big wins against Moraine Valley 13-5 and Waubonsee 7-1. They carried the momentum into the final day of the tournament on April 15 against Elgin 10-0 and South Suburban 14-0.
Returning from the tournament, the Lady Eagles found their stride and continued their strong performance, defeating Carl Sandburg at home on April 17 6-2 but losing the second game 6-4.The team travelled to Kishwaukee on April 19 and lost both games 8-7, 8-7
Statistically, Samantha Riss leads the team with a .452 batting average in 42 at-bats and two home runs. Molly Muntz is batting .400 with a home run and Katie Nauman rounds out the top three with a .318 mark. Lindsay Schmitz leads the team with two home runs, 10 RBIs, and 11 runs scored overall.
Nauman has also been superb on the mound, winning 7 games on 34 innings pitched and a 2.39 ERA. She also leads the team in strikeouts with 34.
Regional playoffs will begin on May 1, with the Region IV finals being played on May 4 and 5.