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CBD Journal with Western Illinois (March 15th)

The first 2 games of the series weren’t the best, but after digging into ourselves we came into the third game against Indiana State with some fire. After Indiana State made the initial push by ISU, we immediately shoved them right back and out came the Purple Army. Dan Russell pitched absolutely amazing, fighting not only the batters but the cold temperatures as well. Tom Lilja added another home run to his stats, and John Koszulinski came through big time with 5 RBI’s on the game. Everything came together and showed what the Leathernecks are all about, and also how dangerous we can be on both defense and offense. We just now need to keep that fire burning and keep shoving back, and build upon that win and carry it over to our next game and so on.

As everyone starts becoming healthier and the injury bug slowly flying away, we look to carry that fire with us to St. Louis, Missouri were we will stop to play Saint Louis University for a mid-week game and then conclude our spring break trip with a weekend series with Missouri State. Look for the Leathernecks to start turning things around starting this week.

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for and defend the honor of the color purple.”

Chris Fuchs


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