Category Archives: Summit League

Western Illinois names Ryan Brownlee as Head Coach

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MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois Director of Athletics Dr. Tim Van Alstine announced the hiring of Ryan Brownlee as head baseball coach. The hiring announcement came Friday (Sept. 28) afternoon. Brownlee replaces Mike Villano who resigned last month, and will take over the Leatherneck program starting Tuesday (Oct. 2). Continue reading Western Illinois names Ryan Brownlee as Head Coach

Oakland adds Two Assistant Coaches

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ROCHESTER, Mich. — Ty Rogers and Ryan Hilton will join Oakland as assistant coaches for the 2012-13 season, head coach John Musachio announced on Wednesday. Rogers will work with recruiting and infielders in addition to assisting with the offense, Hilton will work with the catchers and assist hitters. Continue reading Oakland adds Two Assistant Coaches

Mike Villano resigns at Western Illinois

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MACOMB, Ill. – Mike Villano, head coach of the Western Illinois Baseball program the last three seasons, announced his resignation on Wednesday (Aug. 22) effective immediately. Athletics Director Dr. Tim Van Alstine announced a replacement search will begin immediately. Continue reading Mike Villano resigns at Western Illinois

2012 Final CBD Mid-Major Poll (June 27th)

Following their impressive run to Omaha Kent St (47-20) and Stony Brook (52-15) finish #1 and #2 in the final mid major poll of 2012. Continue reading 2012 Final CBD Mid-Major Poll (June 27th)

2012 CBD Mid-Major Poll (May 28th)

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Purdue (44-12) ends the 2012 regular season as the #1 Mid-Major. The Boilermakers will make their first NCAA appearance since 1987 and will host (Gary, Indiana) a regional as announced Sunday. Purdue went 3-0 on their way to winning the Big 10 tourney title with a win over Ohio St and two wins over Indiana including a 6-5 win in the title game. Continue reading 2012 CBD Mid-Major Poll (May 28th)

CBD Journal with Western Illinois (May 8th)

Senior Day has now come and gone and we played our last series at Alfred D. Boyer Stadium. It was an exciting moment to see all of the seniors you have grown so close with and be able to share that moment with their friends and families. We had stellar performances from two seniors, Rich Mascheri and Dustin Hunter as both threw complete games, while Rich threw a shutout and Dustin recorded 15 strikeouts. Although this season has not gone as we had planned, there are many great things that will be remembered from this season and three great years with the Purple Army. Continue reading CBD Journal with Western Illinois (May 8th)

2012 CBD Mid Major Poll (April 30th)

By: Aaron Kirby
Purdue (34-7) is #1 for the 5th consecutive week. The Boilermakers went 3-1 on week, winning 3-2 at Illinois St on Tuesday and winning 2 of 3 from Michigan St in Big 10 play. Purdue has a 3 ½ game lead in Big 10 and steps out of conference play this weekend for HUGE series at UCLA. Continue reading 2012 CBD Mid Major Poll (April 30th)

2012 CBD Mid Major Poll (April 23rd)

Purdue (31-6) remains on top for 4th consecutive week. The Boilermakers won 12-2 at Illinois-Chicago Wednesday before they traveled to Nebraska in the Big 10 series of year to date. Purdue took game 1 Friday 8-5 and Nebraska evened series Saturday with an 8-3 win. Purdue won the series with an 8-3 win of their own on Sunday. With the series win Purdue sits in first place in Big 10, 3 ½ games ahead of Michigan St and Minnesota, at 12-3. According to warrennolan.com Purdue’s RPI is 11 which have them in very good position to host a regional. They can add to that resume in the next 2 weeks when they host Michigan St and then travel to UCLA for 3 game series May 5th-6th. Continue reading 2012 CBD Mid Major Poll (April 23rd)

CBD Journal with Western Illinois (April 17th)

This past weekend against North Dakota State was eventful. They are a solid team with talented players. Going into to the series we were looking to put up a fight after losing the series to Southern Utah. Unfortunately we were unable to come out and do that for the first game. Rich Mascheri had a quality start but we were just overmatched in game one. Like all series, the first game is the one that sets the tone for the games to come. In the second game we had an entirely different mindset. Dustin Hunter always gives us his best performance and we got a good one from him, only allowing three earned runs and striking out nine picking up a complete game. This was his first complete game of the season. Offensively, Kedroski continued to drive the ball well. Continue reading CBD Journal with Western Illinois (April 17th)