The Fighting Leathernecks home season comes to an end this week as they take on the Redbirds of Illinois State this Tuesday. Coming off an 8-4 record in the past 12 games, the purple army looks to use this game to prepare for the final weekend of conference play against North Dakota State.
2011 CBD Journal with Western Illinois
The Leathernecks kept the train rolling in the right direction and won three of four to take its second consecutive series this past weekend, a feat that has not been done since 2008. Finals week is always a challenging and interesting time for student-athletes. Balancing practices, workouts and final exams is something that requires immense […]
Due to the facilities at Southern Utah I was able to be in the dugout instead of a press box. It was an interesting perspective to say the least. It was an important series just like every other Summit League series. The Leathernecks played extremely well and everybody contributed on some level. The Purple & […]
The frustrating season has continued for us Leathernecks. After a series split with Summit League powerhouse Oral Roberts, we traveled to Oakland University and lost three of four. Inconsistency and lack of intensity throughout a full nine innings of play seems to be our Achilles heel. If we are going to pull this season around […]
I thought last weekend’s series against Bradley was a disappointment. We got another solid pitching performance from Dan Russell on Friday night which we let go to waste because we couldn’t find a way to put runs on the board. Saturday, Zach Sterling went out and dealt and got us the win. Sunday was probably […]
Victories seem to be few and far between for the Leathernecks as we come closer and closer to the opening conference series against South Dakota State. For the most part, it seems like we have been shooting ourselves in the foot. Errors, walks, and giving away free bases have plagued us all season. Offensively, poor […]
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 […]