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2014 Summit League Preseason Coaches Poll

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SummitLeagueELMHURST, Ill. – Omaha is favored to repeat as The Summit League baseball regular season champion in a preseason vote among the league’s head coaches.

The Mavericks received three first-place votes and a total of 15 points. South Dakota State came in second with 12 points and one first-place vote while North Dakota State had 10 points for third place. Western Illinois received the final first-place vote and totaled eight points followed by Fort Wayne with five points. Continue reading 2014 Summit League Preseason Coaches Poll

Western Illinois releases 2014 Schedule

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WesternIllinoisLogoMACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois head baseball coach Ryan Brownlee announced the 2014 spring schedule for Leatherneck baseball on Wednesday (Nov. 6). The Leathernecks will play 52 games in the spring with 21 games taking place at Alfred D. Boyer Stadium in Macomb. Continue reading Western Illinois releases 2014 Schedule

CBD Around the Horn (March 8th)

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Here are some of the top performances and highlights on the day. We will be providing daily articles as often as possible this season. If you know of an outstanding performance we might miss, feel free to send us an email by clicking here.

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2013 Summit League Preseason Coaches Poll

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NDSUBaseballELMHURST, Ill. – North Dakota State was favored to capture its first Summit League Baseball Tournament title in a preseason vote among the league’s six head coaches. The Bison received five first-place votes and a total of 25 points.

South Dakota State placed second with 17 points, followed closely by Oakland who received the final first-place vote and 16 points. The Golden Grizzlies received the final first-place vote. Western Illinois (15 points), Fort Wayne (nine points) and league newcomer Omaha (eight points) rounded out the poll. Continue reading 2013 Summit League Preseason Coaches Poll

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

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

CBD Journal with Western Illinois (May 22nd)

Halfway through the season Coach Villano started sending us video clips and questions to help us understand ourselves and what we were trying to accomplish this season. I will always remember one of the first ones he sent, of a speech by Kirk Cousins of Michigan State. He addressed over and over what a privilege it is to be an athlete and what an honor it is to represent something bigger. I speak for each of my teammates and anyone that competes with Western on their jersey, that it is a privilege to be a Leatherneck. Continue reading CBD Journal with Western Illinois (May 22nd)

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)