Mt. Zion Softball

Ally Bruner smiles with her coach at Mt. Zion's practice.

MT. ZION, Ill. (WAND) -- The Mt. Zion softball team has had an impressive last week.

The Braves defeated rival Charleston twice and then took down Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg.

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This year's team is loaded with 16 players who return from last season's fourth place finish.

The Braves are hoping their great depth and their team chemistry can carry them to a state title, which would be the first in school history in softball.