Summer leagues are in full swing! Which teams are the Illini playing?


Mark Skonieczny is batting .341 for the Lake Erie Monarchs this summer

Now that the Illinois baseball season is over, the baseball players get to go home and have fun all summer, right?  Not necessarily.  They’re probably having fun but they are all honing their skills at collegiate baseball leagues around the country. 

Where are they?  Straight from the Fighting Illini program, here is the list of players along with the teams and leagues they are playing with this year. 


Player 2015 Team League
Nick Blackburn Wisconsin Rapids Northwoods
Anthony Drago Lombard Chicago
Jason Goldstein Madison Northwoods
Ryan Haff Lombard Chicago
Doug Hayes Waterloo Northwoods
Matt James Waterloo Northwoods
Zack Kolakowski Hutchinson Monarchs Kansas
Andrew Mamlic Lombard Chicago
Pat McInerney Kenosha Northwoods
Ryan Nagle Waterloo Northwoods
Charlie Naso Waterloo Northwoods
JD Nielsen Kenosha Northwoods
Ryne Roper Rochester Northwoods
Dan Rowbottom Springfield Sliders Prospect
Cody Sedlock Bourne Braves Cape Cod
Quinten Sefcik Terre Haute Rex Prospect
Mark Skonieczny Lake Erie Great Lakes
Adam Walton Rochester Northwoods


Here are links to the summer collegiate leagues

Cape Cod Baseball League | Chicago Suburban Baseball League | Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League | Kansas Collegiate Baseball League | Northwoods League | Prospect League

As usual, the Illini is maintaining a good relationship with the Northwoods League.  Ten Illini are playing in that league to the north which is one of the biggest leagues of its kind.  The Waterloo Bucks alone have four Illinois players.

A couple Illini have traveled far to play this summer.  Pitcher Cody Sedlock is in Bourne, Massachusetts to play for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod Baseball League.  Zack Kolakowski went the other direction.  He’s playing shortstop for the Hutchison Monarchs in the Kansas Collegiate Baseball League. 

Good luck to all this summer!!

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One Comment:

  1. Ann - Illini Baseball Fan

    Thanks for posting this! Couldn’t find it on the fighting Illini web site. Also, Grey Schultz is on Springfield Sliders roster with Dan Rowbottom.

    Go Illini!

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