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Stevenson continued to mix up his ar- senal with his token change up a real challenge for bat- ters, When the batters man- aged to connect in game one, it was infield available and veteran glove Larry Moffett usually ended up killing any Villa Grove chance of landing on base with his 3rd base fielding coverage. The long time softball veteran was all over the 3rd base area pulling off some challenging plays that players 20-30 years his jun- ior would have found diffi- cult to complete. Game 1 7-0. The Pride managed to put the runs on the board in Game 1 due to big bats pro- mound for the Pride and vided by players like Rick Veteran Pitcher David Scott Minton and David Boys. The re-energized Pride first time in a long time to had it in the bag and took it pitch out the game. The in 5 innings by the 7 run rule Pride won in Game 2 as, blanking the Hurricanes in well against Villa Grove. ABOVE: Larry Moffett keeps an eye* on the ball as he connects with one in Game 1 against Villa Grove. ABOVE RIGHT: Pride Pitcher Brent Stevenson showed his versa- tility from the mound in Game 1 as he made it difficult for Villa Grove to connect at the plate. Special Surprise for MZ Dad on Father's Day On Sunday, June 21st (Father's Day) Mt. Zion resident John Trusner Was surprised by son, MZ 2001 grad, Matt Trusner with a trip to Busch Stadium (Home of the Cardinals) to play catch, get a tour, and have lunch as a Father's Day Present. "I was really shocked, it was a great experience and one I will definitely remem- ber," stated proud father John Trusner on his son's 2009 Father's Day Gift. BENCHED AT BUSCH: Father and Son John and Matt Trusner benched in the Cardinal Dugout at Busch Stadium on Father's Day June 21 st. MZ Residents fair well in Race for the Cure Benefit The 5K Run/Walk for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure benefit for cancer'awareness was held thi s pa Saturday in Fiiiew Park th MZ resi- dents fairing well in the race portion. Mt. Zion Teacher and Run- ning Coach Kelly Fox finished 1st overall female category with a time of 18:31 in the 5K (3.1 Mile Course). Local ref- eree and Mt. Zion resident Mark Rotz finished 1 st in the Male 50-54 category of the race with a time of 21:36. Team Soy Decatur Junior Open Golf Championship Boys are girls aged 4-21 are invited to participate in the TEAM Soy Decatur Junior Open Golf Chamlionship on July 6-8 and Scovill.and Hickory Point Golf Courses. Tournament registration will take place at Scovill on Sun- day, July 5th 12-4:00 pm and Monday, July 6th 8 am-4 pm. Shoreline Squad up and running Are you interested in the September Shoreline Classic annual run but need to get into shape? The Shoreline Squad is a 13- week program led by certified athletic trainers from AthletiCare at St. Mary's Hos- pital. As part of the squad, you receive a running schedule, a runner's log, and a Shoreline Squad race Jersey. Both 5K and 15K training programs are available. Shoreline Squad Training Runs started Thurs- day June 25th at Chandler Park. Cost to participate in Shoreline Squad: $45 for Decatur Running Club Mem- bers and $55 for Non-Mem- bers (this inctt/des entry fee for Shoreline Classic Run Sept., 20, 2009). If interested in the Shoreline Squad please con- tact 217-428-6222. , The Shoreline Squad pre- pares runners, for the Annual Shoreline Classic Run. This For more information please contact Scovill Golf Club at 217-429-6243. nllmmnlullldllll will be the 20th Annual for the 9/20/2009 race with the 5K and 15K races ran along the shores of Lake Decatur. Registration for the 20th An- nual Shoreline Classic 2009 may be done electronically at or in person on the morning of 9/ 20/2009 in Nelson Park Pavillion # 1 15K: 6:15 AM- 7:15 AM, 5K: 6:157:45 AM, Tot Trot: 6:15 AM-9:00 AM. NEXT UP FOR THE DECATUR PRIDE *July 8th @ Borg Warner Field of Decatur vs. Vandalia Freight 7:00 PM *July 10th-12th: Nokomis Homecoming Touma- ment in Nokomis. ALL ,HOME GAMES PLAYED AT BORG WARNER FIELD OFF ROUTE 51 SOUTH DECATUR Personal Banker Soccer Program F0r ages 3yrs-17 yrs 01d Contact: John Damarin Cell# 217-820-6808 FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION +DATES: Thursday June 1 1 5-8pm Saturday June 13 lOam-lpm Registration held at: Damarin Sports Outfitters Tuesday July 14 5-8pm 1355 N. Hwy 121 Saturday July.25 10am, lpm i Mt. Zion IL 62549 Ages 3-5 Soccer Tots Academy, Ages 6--9 SoccerTots Academy, Register for: U10 Coed, U12 Boys, 4th,5th, 6th Grade Girls Only team, 7th,8th Grade Girls Only, U14 Boys, UI 6 Girls Only Summer Soccer Camps 1) British Challenger Sports- June 22-26 Club Lead by International Director Ages 3yrs -17 yrs old Rhys Thomas 2) Midwest Soccer Academy-July 13-17 Club Founder John Damarin Ages 14-17 yrs old only (High School) with over200 career 3) Chicago Fire MLS - July 20-24 Wins in Central IL youth Soccer! Ages 4-17yrs old "