Fall fades, Eagles look to spring

The IVCC women’s softball team wrapped up their fall program with a home game on Oct. 14.
Although the fall season consists of only a couple games, the focus is on practice and preparing for the spring.
“While this part of our season may be short it is still an important time to build team chemistry and work on our fundamentals,” catcher Chrissy Pond said.

As of press time, the team was 4-0-1 for this season and hoped to end the season on a positive note as they look ahead to the spring. A lot of their games have been played consecutively, with multiple games taking place in one day. This format helps test the strength and conditioning and of the team.

The winter will not be all rest though as the team will continue to work on pitching and other fundamentals during the hiatus.
The team is focused on using the break to build up momentum in order to open the season on a strong note.
Expectations for the upcoming season are high, “We should be really solid and win a lot of games.” Pond said. That feeling of high confidence should carry over through the winter and into the spring.

Spring Training begins on March 5 and goes through March 15 with the season opening game being played March 17 at Elgin. The first home game will be played on March 26 vs Sauk Valley.

The Lady Eagles are coached by Cory Tomasson. Cory is entering his 15th year as the head coach of the Lady Eagles softball team.
Over the last 14 years the Eagles have compiled a 312-180 record. The teams have won three conference championships, received four second-place finishes in regional play, and reached the regional final four 12 times.

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