WMBD/WYZZ-TV - EAST PEORIA, Ill. - When Erica Phillips steps into the circle at nationals, the Illinois central College admits she really doesn't know what to expect.
"I just have a few things my sister told me," Phillips said.
Her sister Justin helped ICC make it to the junior college nationals a couple yeas ago, now it's Erica's turn.
"I'm looking forward to being loose and ready to play, see how good the hitters are. Usually go in with the same game plan to throw people off."
The Lady Cougars, who finished fifth at the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament two years ago and fourth last season, will leave for the tourney this week.