Bo Durkac was named the Illinois State head baseball coach Thursday, as announced by Director of Athletics Larry Lyons. Durkac has 12 years of coaching experience, including five seasons with the Redbirds, serving as an associate head coach for the past two seasons, and is widely respected throughout the sport.
Dylan Craig, Dan Savas, Mike Hollenbeck and Paul DeJong were selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft Saturday, joining teammates Jeremy Rhoades and Brock Stewart, who were both drafted Friday. ISU's six selections set a program record for players picked in a single draft.
After cruising through the "A Bracket" of the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Championship with a perfect 3-0 record, #5 Illinois State (33-21) will meet #3 Dallas Baptist (39-19) Saturday night in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship title game at Bob Warn Field. First pitch is set for 8:07 pm EDT/7:07 pm CDT.
A pair of Illinois State baseball standouts were selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft on Friday, as juniors Jeremy Rhoades (4th Round, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) and Brock Stewart (6th Round, Los Angeles Dodgers) heard their names called on the second day of the draft.
Illinois State redshirt sophomore second baseman Paul DeJong was the lone unanimous selection on the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete First Team, announced by the league office Wednesday.