College debut includes all-tourney honors for Drish


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Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2013, 10:07 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Moline product Brittny Drish got her college softball career off to a red-hot start as thefreshman shortstop is hitting over .300 as a starting-lineup fixture at Illinois State.

The Redbirds capped a 3-3 weekend Sunday at Florida's NFCA Lead Off Classic with a 7-0 win over No. 14 South Florida.

Drish also was among three Redbirds named to the all-tournament team earlier this month at Baylor's season-starting Getterman Classic.

Last year's Metro Softball Player of the Year for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, Drish went 7-for-10 at the event, with two RBIs, two runs and a double.

The Redbirds, which have fellow Moline freshman Kaitlyn Knary coming off the bench, are 8-8 so far having faced six nationally-rated teams and played three other games against Big Ten Conference schools.

Next up for ISU is this coming weekend's Disney Citrus Classic.
-- By Steve Tappa, tappa@qconline.com
















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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