The Central Illinois Diamondstorm concluded a magical season on July 27 with an unbelievable journey to the National Softball Association Class A Eastern World Series in South Carolina. The Diamondstorm and four other teams from Illinois were sent to Spartanburg, S.C., to represent Illinois in one of the most prestigious tournaments in the country. State champions from all over the Midwest went to the East Coast and competed in the five-day affair. Included on the team are two young ladies from Lincoln. Read the full story below.

Pictured in front are Elexis Swartzentruber, Jaycee Craver, Ashley Schneider, Lanae Laubenstein, Kalliegh Rogers, Peyton Bonds, Alexis “Chicken” Moore, Kirstin Kent, Kenzie Flowers, Sydney Hollings, Emily Kitchell, Vanessa Markert and Delissa Dennison. In back are coaches Lyle Dennison, Jamie Flowers and B.J. Craver.

Photo provided by Diamondstorm coach Jamie Flowers   (Click on photo for larger image.)

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