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
"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."
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.
State University news release]