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SJO senior Bailey Dowling wins third straight Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year

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Bailey Dowling becomes a three time Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year

(WCCU/WICS/WRSP) - Despite the 2020 IHSA Softball season getting canceled, local standout Bailey Dowling once again garnering one of the top honors a high school player can receive.

The St. Joseph-Ogden senior named the Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year for the third straight year. In her three seasons with the Spartans, Dowling hit an IHSA state record 65 home runs, finishing just 11 home runs shy of the national record.

Dowling is set to continue her softball career at the University of Alabama next season, and was honored to win this award again, despite not stepping onto the field in 2020.

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