Sydney Bires, the daughter of Ann and John Bires, signed a letter of intent last week to play softball at the next level.
In front of a small group of friends, family and staff, Bires committed to play collegiate softball at McKendree University in Lebanon, IL. Bires graduated from Gillespie High School last Sunday.
At Gillespie, Bires pitches for the Miners and also plays first base.
She is pictured with her parents (sitting), (back L-R): Esprit Metro coach Scott Webber, her sister Ally Bires, and high school athletic director Mike Bertagnolli.