MACOMB, Ill. - Western Illinois University head baseball coach Stan Hyman passed away at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., early Saturday morning, at the age of 50, after battling leukemia for the past month.
“It is a sad day not only for Western Illinois University and the Athletics Department, but also for all of college baseball,” Western Illinois Director of Athletics Dr. Tim Van Alstine said. “Stan revitalized the Leatherneck baseball program and was a catalyst in the construction of Alfred D. Boyer Stadium, a state of the art facility that opened in 2006.”
Western Illinois head coach Stan Hyman was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and started treatments today. He will undergo Chemotherapy treatment for the next 30 days at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria Ill. Assistant coach Brock Bainter will be handling all baseball duties until Hyman is well enough to return. The College Baseball Blog would like to wish Hyman and his family best wishes for a full recovery.
MACOMB, Ill. – Righthanded pitcher Jason Smith of Morrison, Ill. has signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Western Illinois for the 2010 season.
The signing of Smith gives head coach Stan Hyman a total of 11 new players for his 2010 team. The 2010 recruiting class includes players from California, Washington, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Ohio.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TYLER METCALF, WESTERN ILLINOIS
SR., WAMEGO, KAN./BARTON COUNTY CC
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys blew out the Western Illinois Leathernecks 30-3 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The Oklahoma State coaching staff only made two substitutions in the starting lineup as they continued to pound on the Leathernecks with a 18-3 score after five innings. The OSU offense would score 12 more runs in their final three plate appearances as they cruised to the 30-3 victory. Continue reading OSU blows out Western Illinois in Game 1; loses Nightcap→
I was able to get away from work and make it out to Disch Falk Field by the 2nd inning. It was a great Friday Afternoon to take in a game of baseball. Texas open the game with Sophomore Chance Ruffin and UI-C counter with junior left-hander Chris Kovacevich.
The Longhorns manufactured one run in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Travis Tucker led off the frame with a single through the right side of the infield. A sacrifice bunt by Brandon Loy and a wild pitch pushed Tucker to third and he scored on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Belt. Continue reading Big 12 Recap for February 20th→
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