Watch the Season-Opening Baseball and Softball Press Conferences Live

Feb. 4, 2014


NORMAL, Ill. - Fans can watch Tuesday's Redbird baseball and softball press conferences, beginning at 1:30 p.m., from the media room in Redbird Arena. The event will be streamed live on RedbirdHD TV.

ISU baseball is coming off a program-record 39 wins and the first outright Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title in program-history. The Redbirds begin the 2014 campaign Feb. 14 at Murray State. Defending MVC Coach of the Year Mark Kingston will be joined by redshirt junior pitcher Dan Savas and senior catcher Mike Hollenbeck for the press conference.

The Redbird softball team enters the 2014 campaign after making trips to the NCAA Tournament in three of the past four seasons. ISU fell just short of tournament last season, despite a 28-20 record that included an 8-9 mark against teams that were included in the field of 64. Head coach Melinda Fischer, who enters her 29th season at the helm of Redbird softball, will be joined on the podium by senior pitcher Taylor Baxter, redshirt senior infielder Sara Bradley and redshirt senior outfielder Nichelle Harrison to discuss preparations for their Feb. 7 opener against No. 4/3 Florida in Tampa, Fla.

Live video of the press conference can be seen on, the Illinois State Athletics Department's exclusive multimedia platform. The video will also be archived following the completion of the press conference and can then be viewed on demand. Weekly programming schedules and complete information are also available online. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.