Two more former all-state softball players have joined the new Iowa Women's Softball League, which will begin its first season of competition this May.
Emily Ira, a product of the famed program at Solon High School, and Sydney Robertson, a former star at Vinton-Shellsburg, are the 20th and 21st players to join the program.
Ira was named the All-Iowa Elite Softball Player of the Year by the Des Moines Register in 2015 and was a three time all-state selection. She helped Solon make five trips to the state tournament during her career and twice was named to the all-tournament team.
Ira compiled a 28-2 record and 0.53 ERA as a senior at Solon, with 363 strikeouts and only 35 walks in 185 innings. She also hit .588 with three home runs and 58 RBIs that season.
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Ira continued her good work as a freshman pitcher at Western Illinois last season. She collected 137 strikeouts and was named the school's Female Rookie of the Year. She also made the spring academic honor roll in the Summit League and was named a distinguished scholar.Read more...