Friday, February 28, 2014

UIS baseball team's lineup strong from top to bottom

A roster dominated by upperclassmen makes experience the buzzword around the University of Illinois Springfield baseball team. And then there’s all the buzz about the squad’s new field.

“Our lineup is mostly juniors and seniors, especially one through nine,” UIS senior first baseman/outfielder Adam Unes said. “I think that definitely gives us an advantage.”

The UIS roster features 19 upperclassmen. The 13 seniors will enjoy the opportunity of playing home games on campus for the first time since the program’s inception in 2011.

Since being hired over the summer, UIS coach Chris Ramirez has transformed the team’s practice diamond into a home field with the first contest set to take place March 15.

The team was featured by The State Journal-Register on February 28, 2014.

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