Things are coming together for the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars’ first-year baseball program and coach Brian Grunzke.
A practice diamond is under construction south of The Recreation and Athletic Center on the UIS campus near the soccer practice fields. UIS associate athletic director Scott Reed hopes the diamond will be completed by the time classes begin on Aug. 23.
UIS plays its first season beginning in spring 2011 and the Prairie Stars have secured a field for home games. The team will play its home contests at Chatham’s Community Park, according to Reed.
The baseball team was featured in a August 3, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.
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