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Saturday, Oct. 2

Redbird softball hosts alumni, parents
for fun-filled weekend
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[OCT. 2, 2004]  NORMAL -- Former Redbird softball players will return to the Illinois State campus today (Saturday), when the current squad hosts its annual Alumni Game at 1 p.m. The fun continues on Sunday as the 'Birds invite the softball parents to the Redbird Softball Complex for Parents Day, also slated for 1 p.m.

According to head coach Melinda Fischer, the competitive spirit will be found in both dugouts on Saturday, as the Alumni Game always brings an action-packed afternoon.

"The Alumni Game will be very competitive," Fischer said. "Saturday's matchup will be good because the team will be playing against people who have already been in the system and know how it works. We will have to be on top of our game to compete with the alumni."

Sunday's Parents Day festivities will be a bit more relaxed, as the team will take on their parents. Fischer is looking forward to Sunday's action as a great way to cap off the fall season.


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"Sunday will be an opportunity for our parents to go against the players, and of course the parents cheat," Fischer laughed. "I think the players will have to be at their best to counteract the strategies of the parents. This weekend is a great way to end the fall season with friendship and fellowship for the athletes and the parents."

The Alumni Game and Parents Day will be the final action for the team before its spring season begins on Feb. 4, 2005, when the Redbirds travel to Miami, Fla. for the Florida International Tournament.

[Illinois State University news release]

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