Tuesday, February 24, 2015

UIS baseball team tries to build on breakout 2014 season

Chris Ramirez has the University of Illinois Springfield baseball program on the move. Last year was special for the Prairie Stars.

They produced their first winning record in five years of existence, qualified for their first Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament and set 12 single-season records.

In order to keep UIS headed in the right direction and better its 28-24 overall record and 18-18 conference mark, Ramirez must combine 26 newcomers with eight returning players.

“Everything we established last year we had to re-implement and re-establish going into this year with us bringing in so many new players,” Ramirez said. “That’s not a bad thing. It just made us have to work a little bit harder as a coaching staff, which is fine.”

The team was featured by The State Journal-Register on February 24, 2015.

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