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 Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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