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    Monticello Day set for April 14 at Eichelberger Field
    Molly Lawhead was named Third Team All-Big Ten in 2006.

    Molly Lawhead was named Third Team All-Big Ten in 2006.

    March 21, 2007

    Urbana, Ill. - Illinois softball has declared Saturday, April 14 as Monticello Day at the ballpark. Residents of the Sage City have the opportunity to purchase special $2 tickets for the Illini's noon game with Michigan State. Tickets will be available at the Monticello Chamber of Commerce at the Old Wabash Deport starting Friday (March 23).

    Fans are encouraged to come out and support Monticello native Molly Lawhead, a three-year starter for the Illini. Lawhead played on Monticello's most successful team, which was ranked second in the state, in 2003. She was named Third Team All-Big Ten in 2006 and currently ranks among the Illini's all-time leaders in batting (sixth, .297), slugging (fifth, .444), triples (5th, 5), on-base percentage (6th, .341), stolen bases (sixth, 25), home runs (7th, 10), doubles (8th, 20), runs scored (8th, 81) and hits (10th, 113).

    For more information, contact Sue Gortner at 217/762-7921. For a complete list of 2007 promotions, visit fightingillini.com .

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