Sara Bradley
Sara Bradley

RS Senior

Mattoon, Ill.

High School:





Redbirds Dominate Twice for First Sweep of Season

ISU topped Evansville 8-2 and 10-0, moving its winning streak to a season-high four games.


Gallant, Redbirds Open Evansville Series With 13-2 Win

ISU hit three home runs, including two from Stephanie Gallant, while scoring in every at bat.


Shaky Defense ISU's Demise in Series Finale Loss at Loyola

The Redbirds committed four errors, as all of the Ramblers' three runs were unearned.


Redbirds Clinch Fourth-Straight MVC Series With DH Sweep at Loyola

ISU scored a total of 15 runs, while pitchers Regan Romshek and Taylor Baxter combined to allow just one run.


First-Ever MVC Matchup With Loyola On Tap for Redbirds

ISU will go for its fourth-straight MVC series win this weekend in Chicago.


Redbird Softball Season Recap


2011 NCAA highlights

2011 NCAA highlights


On the bus to NCAA Tournament 2011

On the bus to NCAA Tournament 2011.


Illinois State vs. Evansville

ISU completed a sweep of the Purple Aces with two dominating wins at Marian Kneer Stadium.


Illinois State vs. No. 5/4 Michigan

The Illinois State softball team fell to No. 5/4 Michigan, 7-1, Feb. 9.


04-28: Senior Day vs. UNI

The Redbirds fell to Northern Iowa, 9-3, on Senior Day at Marian Kneer Stadium.


4-7: vs. Missouri State

The Redbirds knocked off Missouri State, 9-1 in six innings, to take the series, 2-1.


0406: vs. Missouri State

The Redbirds and Bears split a doubleheader, April 6. ISU won game one, 1-0, before dropping game two, 7-4.

RS Junior (2013): Season...Appeared in 46 games, starting 45...tallied two hits and two RBI in the win against Indiana State (April 17)...committed just three errors all season, playing primarily third base, for a .975 fielding percentage... went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a hit-by-pitch in 8-0 (6 inn.) win over No. 22 Baylor (Feb. 8)...scored a career-high three runs in the 16-8 win over UIC (Feb. 17), going 1-for-3 with two walks...went a combined 2-for-6 with two runs scored and 3 RBI in wins over LIU Brooklyn and Georgetown (March 1)... recorded a hit and reached base at least twice in each game in the series vs. Southern Illinois (March 29-30)...drove in a season-high three runs with a double and bases loaded walk in the win over Missouri State (April 7).

RS Sophomore (2012): Season...appeared in 40 games and made 29 starts...hit .215 with five doubles, two home runs, 10 runs scored and 16 RBI...went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and a career-high four RBI vs. Central Michigan (Feb. 18)...finished 2-for-3 with an RBI double in ISU's 5-1 win over nationally-ranked Michigan (Mar. 11)...drove in a pair of runs in back-to-back games at Northern Illinois (Mar. 27) and at Southern Illinois (Mar. 31).

RS Freshman (2011): Season...started 53 of 55 games at shortstop...belted her first-career home run at nationally-ranked Georgia (Feb. 11)...finished 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI vs. Indiana State (Apr. 20)...finished with a .937 fielding percentage after committing just 12 errors at shortstop.

Freshman (2010): Season...granted a Medical Hardship by the NCAA after an injury to her knee.

Mattoon HS: Played summer softball for the Midland Magic '91 of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) ... a three-sport athlete who participated in softball, basketball and volleyball ... named to the All-Big 12 Conference Team ... Decatur Herald All-Area Team and all-state selection ...Chicago Tribune All-State Team honorable mention... her high school softball team won both the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Big 12 Conference regular-season championship and was the regional and sectional champion her junior season ... Mattoon High School finished as the state runner-up in 2008 ... member of the 16-and-under Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Illinois State Champion and the 10-and-under ASA Illinois State Championship team.

Personal: Born July 23, 1991 ... Parents: Bert and Vickie Bradley ... Siblings: Kristi, Ryan and Scott ... her father, Bert, played baseball at Brigham Young University, was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 27th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, played one season (1983) with the Oakland A's and currently serves as the minor league pitching coordinator for the San Francisco Giants ... her brother, Ryan, played baseball at Southern Illinois and now pitches in the San Francisco Giants' minor league system, while her sister, Kristi, played softball at Lake Land College (Ill.)... AFNI Honor Roll ... Major: biological sciences.