Illinois State jumped to an early one-run advantage before Lamar took a 2-1 lead that the Redbirds could not over come in the first round of the NISC Tournament at Kamphuis Field on Monday morning. The Redbirds retake the field tonight at 3 p.m. central, facing Liberty in an elimination game.
The Southern Illinois University softball team (33-23) lost their first game of the 2017 NCAA tournament, 8-0 in five innings, to No. 13 University of Mississippi. SIU will now play through the elimination bracket the rest of the regional. They will face the University of North Carolina tomorrow at 4 p.m.
Illinois State needed one win on the final day of the NISC Regional at Marian Kneer Stadium on Thursday. Led by the Redbirds’ 16-hit day and two complete-games in the circle, Illinois State earned the 6-0 shutout over Michigan State in game two to advance to the NISC Championship Round.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced that 667 student-athletes from 175 programs have received 2017 NFCA Division I All-Region accolades. The MVC has 12 student-athletes that were awarded the honor.
Led by Sarah Finck in the circle and runs off Allison Spence and Annie Heineman, Illinois State defeated Murray State, shutting out the Racers, 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Marian Kneer Stadium. Battling through a 40-minute lightning delay, the Redbirds advance to the NISC Regional 3 final Thursday at noon.
Trailing by two in the bottom of the seventh, Illinois State scored three runs, earn the walk-off 5-4 win against IUPUI in the first round of the NISC Regional at Marian Kneer Stadium. The Redbirds now play Murray State on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
Thirteen conference softball student-athletes have been named to the 2017 MVC Scholar-Athlete first team, including three repeat first team selections, as voted on by the league's softball sports information directors and announced by the Missouri Valley Conference office today.
Southern Illinois travels to Oxford, Miss. for NCAA Regionals and will face No. 12 Ole Miss during the 8:30 p.m. CT game on Friday, May 19. Illinois States will host the NISC Regional and play IUPUI at 7:00 p.m. CT on Tuesday, May 16.