Monday, November 30, 2015

UIS' largest baseball recruiting class ever includes 12 pitchers

University of Illinois Springfield baseball coach Chris Ramirez signed 13 high school players and one junior college transfer during the early signing period.

Chase Lowman was a freshman pitcher at Odessa (Texas) College last spring. He allowed 50 hits and 23 walks in 27 2/3 innings. Lowman, who is from League City, Texas, had 19 strikeouts and a 15.61 earned run average.

Twelve of the 14 players who signed with the Prairie Stars are pitchers. With UIS expected to graduate eight pitchers from the 2016 spring roster, Ramirez needed to load up on arms.

The team was featured by The State Journal-Register on November 26, 2015.

Read the story online.