UIC Baseball Sends Nine Players to Summer Leagues

John Coen competes for the El Dorado Broncos.
John Coen competes for the El Dorado Broncos.

June 21, 2013

CHICAGO- The UIC baseball program sent nine of its players across the country to participate in collegiate summer baseball leagues.  Most of the student-athletes are well into their seasons as the Flames recently ended the 2013 campaign with an overall record of 27-28.  UIC also tied-for-second in the Horizon League with a conference mark of 13-11.

Competing in the Prospect League for the Butler Blue Sox are Tyler Detmer and Alex Jurich.  The Blue Sox are tied-for-first place in the East Division at 12-9 as Detmer has 13 hits while, Jurich looks to help the team continue its success as he returns from an injury.   

In the Mid-West Collegiate League, Conor Philbin and Ryan Hinchley both play for the Dupage County Hounds.  The Hounds are currently tied-for-first place with an overall record of 9-3.  One-third of Philbin's hits have gone for extra bases, while Hinchley is pitching well with an ERA of just 1.58. 

The El Dorado Broncos play in the Jayhawk Baseball League, and they are joined by John Coen and Alex Posey.  The Broncos are currently 7-4 with contributions coming from both Coen and Posey.

In the Walter Johnson League, Mike Schoolcraft and Zenon Kolakowski both represent the Hutchinson Monarchs.  Both Schoolcraft and Kolakowski look to improve upon the success that they have already achieved. 



The Lombard Orioles look to continue their great season as Jon Ryan will be joining the team in early July.  The Orioles are currently in second place as they compete in the Wisconsin State League with a record of 9-1.