Win or lose the Bradley University softball team celebrate after each home game at Laura Bradley Park with there biggest fan Julie Prill by letting her circle the bases with the team for a home run. Julie was diagnosed with Cerebral palsy at the age of two. The team has made a goal during the 2011 season to raise money for the purchase of a new wheelchair for Prill. Here a few shots taken after the doubleheader sweep by Bradley against the Indiana State Sycamores.
Bradley senior Kate Singler homered in both games and Braves roughed up Indiana State pitchers for a combined 15 runs and 19 hits as the Braves won 5-2 and 10-3 to sweep a doubleheader from the Sycamores Saturday afternoon at Laura Bradley Park. Bradley pounded out five extra-base hits, including three homers, and received solid pitching performances from freshman Madeline Lynch-Crumrine and sophomore Mackenzie Camp to take back games of the rain-shortened series. The Braves (10-35 overall, 3-14MVC) moved ahead of the Sycamores (14-27 overall, 3-15MVC) into ninth in the Valley standings with the victories.
I put together some of my favorite shot’s from the recently concluded hockey season. The Peoria Rivermen is the ninth oldest continuously operating minor-league pro hockey franchise in history and they just finished there 29th season. The Rivs were defeated in four straight games by the Houston Aeros in the first round of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs.
Rain continued to play a factor on the 2011 season Thursday night as the Peoria Chiefs defeated the Beloit Snappers5-4 in a shortened contest before 1,285 fans. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the groundscrew brought the tarp onto the field and the game was officially called following a 44-minute delay. The Chiefs are now 7-7 on the year and 2-2 at home with two games left on the homestand.