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Wildcat softball, baseball ready for postseason

Jacob Tomera, Staff Reporter

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Despite dropping four games in a row, the Wildcat softball team is back on track, winning two conference games in a row.

“I wish I could’ve been playing this whole season, but I’ve still been able to cheer on my teammates from the bench,”said junior ISU commit Jaxynn Dyson.

Dyson has missed the majority of this season due to a broken left hand from the Wildcat’s game against Pekin.
With regionals around the corner, Normal West has been focusing on playing each game as a team, and worrying less about personal achievements.

“We’re all pretty excited to play in regionals,”said junior Jess Jacobs. ”I know I play better when the end of the season is getting closer.”

The Wildcats haven’t played as great as the past two years, posting an overall record of 18-12, and going 8-2 in conference play. Their two conference losses were both from the rival Ironmen from Normal Community, losing 7-2 in their second bout of the season 2 weeks ago.

Normal West softball next game is at Maxwell Park, tonight at 4:30.

On the flip side, the Varsity baseball team went on a win streak after dropping their first four games of the season. They are currently holding a 19-13(11-2) record after defeating Champaign Centennial. The victory earned the Wildcats’ a Big 12 conference championship, their first since 2013, and their 7th in program history.

The Wildcats are awaiting their final 3 games before the regional tournament which starts on the 21st. Their next game is at home against Rantoul on today at 4:30.

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