Monday, January 31, 2005Schedule Change
|The original schedule:
July 2, Quincy at Galesburg, 6:30 PM
July 3, Galesburg at Quincy, 6:30 PM
Has been changed to:
July 2, Galesburg at Quincy, 6:30 PM
July 3, Quincy at Galesburg, 6:30 PM
The official schedule on the web site reflects this change.
Monday, January 31, 2005Dans Name Head Coach
|The Danville Dans have named Jamie Sailors their Head Coach for the 2005 season.
Currently Head Baseball Coach at UW-Platteville, Sailors was drafted as a pitcher in 1992 by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round. A NY-Penn League Championship with the New Jersey Cardinals highlighted his four years in the minors. In 1993, while in the Appalachian League, Sailors finished second in the league in strikeouts. During his playing days with the Cardinals, Sailors competed against the likes of Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, Derek Jeter, Jim Thome, and many more.
“We had a tremendous number of qualified applicants,” said Rick Kurth,
Dan’s GM, “but Coach Sailors rose to the top with his background and experience. He is well respected by his peers and his players. He understands the unique responsibility a summer coach has, and we are excited to have him at the helm.”
Sailors received his Bachelors Degree at Purdue University and his Master of Science in Education at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children, Madisen (5) and Brooks (3).
Thursday, January 27, 2005Another 40-Man Roster Player
|Another CICL alumni is on a Major League 40-man roster this winter that was not mentioned in the January 17 posting.
Matt Smith, who played for Bluff City in 1998 and 1999 is on the 40-man roster of the Chicago White Sox. That brings the total CICL alumni on 40-man rosters to 21.
Friday, January 21, 20052005 Schedule Posted
|It's almost two days later than promised, but the 2005 Schedule is now posted on the web site. The July 7 and July 9 Twin City home games are listed with tentative playing fields; any changes to the schedule will be posted here.
Monday, January 17, 200520 CICL Alumni on MLB 40-man Rosters
|As spring training nears, Major League teams continue to firm up their 40-man rosters. As of today, there are 19 former alumni on 40-man rosters and 1 free agent trying to land on a team.
Baltimore: Kurt Ainsworth, David Crouthers, Brian Forystek, Aaron Rakers
Chicago W. Sox: Neal Cotts
Kansas City: Dennis Tankersley
New York Yankees: Jason Anderson
Oakland: John Rheinecker, Dan Meyer
Texas: Brian Shouse (Rusty Greer is a free agent)
Arizona: Justin Wechsler
Florida: Luke Hagerty
Philadelphia: Ryan Howard
San Diego: J.J. Furmaniak, Jon Knott
San Francisco: Matt Herges, Kirk Rueter, Justin Knoedler
Washington: Jamey Carroll
Saturday, January 15, 2005Lisle Sports Complex Lands CICL All-Star game
|From the Chicago Daily Herald Newspaper
By Michael Wamble Daily Herald Staff Writer
The Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex will be more than just the home of the DuPage Dragons, the men's baseball team formed in late 2004 to play in the Central Illinois Collegiate League.
Dragons General Manager Mike Thiessen said Thursday the Lisle venue also will host the CICL all-star game July 13.
"The league has great faith in us to put on the all-star game," Thiessen said. "Being a first-year franchise, we were pretty surprised by the announcement."
Thiessen said he believes the complex's proximity to Chicago spurred the league's decision.
Fans should keep their fingers crossed for clear skies.
In 2004, Alton was the home of the CICL all-star game. That game was rained out. And because of tightly scheduled regular-season play, the league was unable to reschedule it.
As a summer collegiate wooden-bat league, the CICL has a history of producing standout major leaguers, including Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and Kirby Puckett.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Neal Cotts and new Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly also played in the CICL.
Saturday, January 8, 20052005 Schedule to be Released Soon
|The CICL announced today that its 2005 schedule will be posted to the web site by January 20. The eight teams will play a total of 44 regular season games.
The regular season will start on Tuesday, June 14, and the last regular season game is scheduled for Saturday, August 6.
Playoffs among the top 4 finishers in the standings will begin on Monday, August 8, and will be completed no later than Sunday, August 14.
The annual All-Star game will be played on July 13 at a time and place to be announced when the schedule is released.
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