IESA Post-season Update

Congratulations to area schools that qualified for the state tournament via wins this past weekend! These schools will play on Friday, Sept. 24 at Champion Fields in Normal. Championship play will begin Saturday, Sept. 25 at 9:30am. A full game schedule is available on the IESA website.


  • Brimfield
  • Corpus Christi
  • Lexington


  • Illini Bluffs
  • Metamora


  • Chatham Glenwood
  • Washington Central


Congratulations to local umpires and UICs working the state tournament this upcoming weekend! If you have free time Friday or Saturday, you are encouraged to support your fellow blues and watch some good ball games.

  • Chris Smith
  • Emory Appleberry
  • Jim Bauser
  • Roger Nichols
  • Jason Sprout
  • Rick Birkelbaw
  • Roger Holzhauer
  • Ron Helgeson
  • Phil Byrne
  • Fred McNeely
  • Jon Carls
  • Johnny Chance
  • Lyle Meador

2022 U-High Softball Games Posted

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The Spring 2022 varsity and junior varsity schedules for U-High have been posted for umpires to apply to games.

Games will start being assigned on Friday, September 10 in order for everyone to have a chance to get their names in. Umpires, please make sure your blocked dates in Arbiter are up-to-date. You may apply via Airtable, or by emailing me directly.

Currently, all U-High home games will be played at Fairview Park in Normal and are varsity/junior varsity doubleheaders. U-High does intend to add a few additional games which will be posted to the Open Games list.

Leonard Announces She’ll Play at FSU

“I absolutely loved my team at ISU and loved the coaches and community and having my family close. But this is just one more step I had to take in my life to keep me on the path God has for me.”

In May 2021, Mackenzie Leonard, a standout softball player at Normal Community High School and Illinois State, announced that she’d entered the transfer portal. Then radio silence. We assumed that she wouldn’t be back at ISU, but nothing was announced until the Pantagraph’s Jim Benson released an article July 6.

Read the full article: Former ISU star, NCHS graduate Mack Leonard signs to play softball for NCAA runner-up Florida State


ISU’s Morgan Day Transfers to OK State

One of the best strikeout pitchers in America is headed to Oklahoma State as a graduate transfer.
Right-hander Morgan Day, a first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection who ranked in the top 15 nationally in strikeouts per seven innings, strikeout-to-walk ratio and shutouts in 2021 is eligible to compete for OSU in the 2022 season.

Read the full article on the OSU softball website.

CISassigning Adds Heyworth Jr. High to Clients

I’m pleased to announce the Central Illinois Softball Assigning has added Heyworth Junior High as a client starting the Fall of 2020.

After discussion with the junior high athletic director and district superintendent, all Heyworth JH softball games will be assigned through CISassigning. The AD has reviewed and accepted all terms of the CISassigning Expectations and Operations.

Games will be posted for assignment in the coming week on the Available Games page at