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Two of the best players from the two-time national champion Vandalia Freight fast-pitch softball team were recently inducted into the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame.
Nick Casey and Rich Well gave their induction speeches at a ceremony on April 12 in Decatur.
Casey holds team records in home runs (144), triples (45), walks (286) and slugging percentage (.684), playing in 567 games. He also held a 74-59 record as a pitcher, and drove home 560 runs, while scoring 481 times.
Well, the 2005 national MVP, holds team records in batting average (.408), games played (568), runs (521), hits (866), RBI (591), doubles (167) and total bases (1,444), and he hit 112 home runs.
Vandalia Freight was inducted into the state's ASA Hall of Fame in 2011.