Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks Baseball Prospect Camp
The Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks Baseball Prospect Camp is for all boys 6 – 18 years of age. It will run from 10 o’clock in the morning until 3 o’clock in the afternoon on the 28th of June. This baseball showcase camp is going to take place at the state of the art Alfred D. Boyer Stadium which is on the Western Illinois University campus in Macomb, Illinois. In addition, a make-up date in case of rain is set on the 29th of June. The camp registration fee is $40 per player. This includes a free Western Illinois baseball camp t-shirt. The program is spearheaded by the Fighting Leathernecks college baseball coaching staff. Furthermore, the participants need to bring their own baseball gears and equipment.
Western Illinois University, formerly Western Illinois State Teachers College, is public, coeducational university in Macomb, Illinois. The university comprises four colleges. Namely, they are the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Technology, the College of Education and Human Services, and the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Overall, the university has an accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. The university is currently home to around 8,500 undergraduate students and around 1,300 postgraduate students. 49 percent of this undergraduate student population are male students and 51 percent are female students. This undergraduate student population is also through a selective enrollment acceptance rate of 59 percent. Correspondingly, Western Illinois University’s student to faculty ratio 15:1. Western Illinois University is a top-tier academic institution. As a matter of fact, it is 61st in Regional Universities Midwest category of the 2018 US News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings. The university is also 36th in the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings and 56th in the Best Value Schools rankings. In sports, Western Illinois University is competing in the Summit League of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I as the Fighting Leathernecks. Purple and gold are the university athletics’ official colors.
The head coach of the Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks baseball team is Ryan Brownlee. He is now in his sixth year at the helm of the Fighting Leathernecks baseball program. Coach Ryan Brownlee is a bachelor’s degree graduate from Evansville University. He is also master’s degree graduate from James Madison University. Additionally, Coach Ryan Brownlee is the former University of Iowa assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Coach Brownlee was also a former outstanding college baseball player. In fact, he is a recipient of the University’s William V. Slyker Most Outstanding Male Athlete award. Then, the Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks volunteer assistant coach is Matt Risdon is Western Illinois’ former director of baseball operations and recruiting coordinator. He is a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science graduate from Western Illinois University. Presently, Coach Risdon is completing his master’s degree in Sport Management. Coach Risdon’s college baseball playing career includes a Kishwaukee’s ‘Athlete of the Year’. He is now entering his third season with the coaching staff. And finally, the Fighting Leathernecks graduate assistant baseball coach is Parker Osborne. Coach Parker Osborne is also entering his third season with the coaching staff. He is a Cum Laude graduate of bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration from Southern Illinois University.