Eagles get strong start in conference

The Eagles softball team has started the season strong with a 3-1 conference record and 7-5 overall record as of press time.

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The Eagles began spring play with a trip to Floria, where the Eagles played six games and compiled a 2-4 record. However, that early team building in the sunshine state has paid dividends since returning home to Illinois.

In conference play, the Eagles won both games of a doubleheader vs. Sauk Valley and split with Highland. The Eagles also won a non conference doubleheader vs. Joliet.

Sophomore Lauren Phillips has helped the Ealges at the plate, smashing two home runs. Freshman Ella Sibert, who leads the team with a .486 batting average, also has recorded a home run this season.

Eagles catcher Ella Sibert celebrates as the umpire calls a Highland Cougars runner out at the plate. The Eagles split a double-header with their conference foe on March 28. The Streator Woodland product boasts a .486 batting average for the Eagles. (IVCC Athletics photo)