2019 Softball Season Preview

INA, Ill. (Feb. 25, 2019) - After an early exit from the post-season in their 2018 campaign, Rend Lake College Softball is chomping at the bit to hit the field and get the 2019 season underway (if it ever stops raining).

RLC Head Softball Coach Dave Ellingsworth is excited by a Lady Warrior squad with a lot of depth and versatility.

“We aren’t necessarily more talented than last year’s team. But this season I have a lot more options. I’ve got the same number of players, but we are really deep. We’ve got a lot of players who can handle different positions on the field at a college level. It just gives me some more options,” said RLC Head Softball Coach Dave Ellingsworth.

In particular, the Warriors are going to sport a very strong, albeit young, pitching rotation

The team also has a strong mix of freshmen and sophomores this season with 10 in their first season at RLC and six entering their second year with the program.

Ellingsworth expects another tough year during region play with powerhouses like Wabash and Lake Land continuing to field strong squads.

“There are going to be six or so teams that are all going to be right in the mix,” he said. “I think we can beat them, but my primary goal is making sure we finish top four in the region to secure home field going into the post-season.”

RLC Softball kicks off the season Thursday, Feb. 28 against Shawnee in Ullin. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. The Lady Warriors play their first home game on March 1 against Kankakee. That game also has a 2 p.m. start time.

For more information about RLC Softball or any of the college’s other athletic programs, check out https://www.rlc.edu/athletics and follow Rend Lake College Warriors on social media.

Softball Schedule

Spring 2019

DATE

OPPONENT

SITE

TIME/RESULT

 Feb. 28

Shawnee*

Ullin, IL

2 p.m.

March 1

Kankakee

Ina, IL

2 p.m.

March 2

Wabash Valley*

Ina, IL

Noon

March 7

John A. Logan*

Carterville, IL

2 p.m.

March 9

Frontier

Ina, IL

Noon

March 11-15

Fast Pitch Dreams

Myrtle Beach, SC

TBA

March 19

Southeastern*

Harrisburg

2 p.m.

March 21

Olney Central*

Olney, IL

2 p.m.

March 23

Lake Land*

Ina, IL

Noon

March 24

Lindenwood-Belleville

Ina, IL

2 p.m.

March 28

Southwestern*

Belleville, IL

2 p.m.

March 30

Kaskaskia*

Ina, IL

Noon

March 31

Parkland

Champaign, IL

1 p.m.

April 2

Shawnee*

Ina, IL

2 p.m.

April 4

Wabash Valley*

Mt. Carmel, IL

2 p.m.

April 6

John A. Logan*

Ina, IL

Noon

April 7

St. Louis CC

Ina, IL

2 p.m.

April 11

Frontier

Fairfield, IL

4 p.m.

April 14

Lincoln Trail*

Ina, IL

2 p.m.

April 16

Lincoln Trail*

Robinson, IL

2 p.m.

April 18

Kaskaskia*

Centralia, IL

2 p.m.

April 19

Olney Central*

Ina, IL

Noon

April 22

Lindenwood-Belleville

Belleville, IL

5 p.m.

April 25

Lake Land*

Mattoon, IL

2 p.m.

April 27

Southwestern*

Ina, IL

Noon

April 30

Southeastern*

Ina, IL

2 p.m.

May 4

Region XXIV First Round

TBA

TBA

May 5

Region XXIV First Round

TBA

TBA

May 11

Region XXIV Final Four

TBA

TBA

May 12

Region XXIV Final Four

TBA

TBA

Softball Roster

Spring 2019

No.

Name

Pos

Class

T/B

Hometown

2

Alexa Macy

OF

FR

R/L

Anna-Jonesboro, IL

3

Katie Schuetz

OF

FR

R/L

Goreville, IL

4

Devon Davis

OF

FR

R/R

Marion, IL

20

Sydney Williams

UT

SO

R/R

McLeansboro/Hamilton Co.

6

Bethany Meadows

C

SO

L/L

Herrin, IL

9

Carmen Deisher

2nd

SO

R/R

Mt. Carmel, IL

5

Addy Waldrop

OF/INF

FR

R/R

Massac County

11

Ally Black

P

FR

R/R

NCOE

12

Ebriessa Casey

INF/P

FR

R/R

Benton, IL

13

Taylor Hazel

OF

SO

R/R

Murphysboro, IL

14

Chelsea Hill

1st

SO

R/R

Coulterville, IL/Marissa Coop.

15

Keely Barnes

SS/OF

SO

R/L

Paducah, KY/McCraken Co.

16

Mackenzie Pim

C

FR

R/R

Steeleville, IL

17

Meagan Kralj

P

FR

R/R

Heritage Hills/Santa Claus, IN

24

Lindsey Seidel

1st

FR

R/R

Benton, IL

21

Kalyn Crider

P

FR

R/R

Woodlawn, IL

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