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Michigan Ice back in action

July 14, 2006 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) - Mid Michigan Ice News Release

After a week off, the Michigan Ice (3-14), women's pro fastpitch softball team, will be back in action against the Toyota Shokki, one of the top women's softball teams in Japan. The two teams are scheduled to face each other Friday evening at 5:30 pm and again on Saturday at 2:30pm. Both games will be played at Spring Arbor College.

The Ice are led by a pair of rookies in hitting and in the circle. Charity Butler (Southern Mississippi) is leading the team in batting average & RBI's at the plate while Janet Nagle (St. Thomas, MN) leads the team with two wins in the circle. Both players will be counted on heavily to help the Ice battle the Shokki. Grand Valley State alum Jenny Mackson is slated to start Saturday afternoon with Nagle getting the starting nod in Friday's clash.

ICE CHIPS...The Ice have placed pitcher Carrie Knight-Wilks (Concordia/EMU) on injured reserves for the remainder of the summer. Knight-Wilks suffered an injury to her pitching shoulder but should be healed in time for fall workouts.

ICE CHIPS...The Ice will be having a Golf Scramble on Wednesday August 9th at Currie Golf Course in Midland. Cost for the four-person team is $260 (or $65 per person). The shotgun-scramble will begin at 1:00pm with registration taking place at noon. For more information, call the Ice office at 989.495.0308.

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