Led by Southern Illinois Player
of the year, Angela
Mick, the Annies made it
all the way to the IHSA Class AA State
Tournament (Elite Eight) played in Pekin.
They fell to Joliet (St. Francis) 0-1 in
their quarterfinal game to complete a 21-6
season. In the loss to St. Francis, pitcher,
Mick, gave up just one hit, a home run that
had there been a fence where there is now a
fence, the hit would have only been a
In Sectional play leading up to their Elite
Eight appearance, the Annies avenged two
regular season losses to perennial power
Herrin by coming from behind for a 4-3 win.
In the championship game, they downed St.
Jacob (Triad) 1-0.
Mick ended with a 17-4 record and a 0.158
era. The Annies were led in hitting by
Billie Ramsey (.313, 18 RBI), and Andi
Walker (.306, 18 RBI). The team outscored
their opponents 151-48.
MEMBERS: DeDee Barrow, Lisa Castang, Tiffany
Bogle, Ginny Richendollar, Penny (Nichols)
Brooks, Tracie Kelly, Tosha Rogers, Julie (Gansauer)
Silvey, Nicole Creed, Kelly (Prince) Bierman,
Shelia (Rector) Byrd, Angela (Mick) Sinner,
Laura (Pickett) Gallatin, Amy Connors, Cathy
Featherling, Tambour Eller, Heather
Engelkins, Andi (Walker) Bundy, Christina
(Glasgow) Snyder, Billie Ramsey, Amy
Asst. Coach: Bill "Pops" Taylor
Managers: Jimmy Reed and Bill Leathers