Hamilton leads the Redbirds this season with 12 home runs, 36
RBIs, 56 hits and a .575 slugging percentage. The Joliet, Ill.,
native was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team
last weekend at the annual MVC awards banquet, prior to the State
Farm MVC Softball Championship. Hamilton is hitting .309 this season
and ranks second on the squad with eight doubles and 10 stolen
Hamilton was one of four Valley players selected to the NFCA All-Mideast
Region squad, as she was joined by Bradley's Madeline Lynch-Crumrine
on the first team. Evansville's Kayla Fortner and Southern Illinois'
Mallory Duran-Sellers were named to the second team.
Illinois State will open NCAA regional play Friday against No. 9
overall seed and host Missouri at 6:30 p.m.
news release received from Lauren McLaughlin, graduate
assistant, athletics communications, Illinois State University]