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WESTERN ILLINOIS BASEBALL


LEATHERNECK BASEBALL

WELCOME TO WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

2012 Roster 2012 schedule

2012 preview

2011 overall stats

OFFICIAL Leatherneck athletics WEBSITE

2012 INFORMATION GUIDE HISTORY OF THE LEATHERNECK NAME

COLONEL ROCK

LEATHERNECK TRADITIONS

MATT IGARA

DAN RUSSELL

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President of Western Illinois University

Director of Western Illinois Athletics

Dr. Jack Thomas

Dr. Tim Van Alstine

Board of Trustees

Dr. Gary Biller Vice President Student Services

Brad Bainter Vice President Advancement and Public Services

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson Provost & Academic Vice President

Julie DeWeese, Dr. Joseph A. Rives Interim Provost Vice President for Quad Vice President Cities, Planning & Administrative Services Technology

Athletic Department Staff Directory


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DAN DISPENSA

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PHILIP TOLMAN

DANNY MARCUZZO

DUSTIN HUNTER

RYAN COWHEY

ALEXANDER ZARATE

TOM LILJA

GABE LONG

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MIKE VILLANO Head Coach Third Season

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• Earned a MLB call-up in 1998 with Marlins • In 2011, led team to first 20-win season since 2008. • In 2011, led team to Summit League Tournament for first time since 2008. • Coached MAC Player of the year, MAC Pitcher of the Year and a Second Team All-American Coach VILLANO’S BIO

EDUCATION: • Saginaw Valley State B.S. 2011 • Central Michigan M.A. 2008

COACH VILLANO FILE

COACHING RESUME: • Western Illinois Head Coach: 2009-present Record: 35-77 (2)

MLB EXPERIENCE: • Nine seasons as a part of Giants, Marlins, Pirates and Royals organizations. PERSONAL: Born: August 10, 1974 Hometown: Bay City, Mich.

Central Michigan Assistant Coach: 2004-2009 • Oakland Assistant Coach: 2003

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SHANE DAVIS Assistant Coach First Season

COOPER STEWART Assistant Coach Third Season

MIKE VUCSKO Assistant Coach First Season

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2012 Coaching Staff Cooper Stewart, Mike Vucsko, Shane Davis, Mike Villano 13


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Tom CONSTAND

AUSTIN COWEN

Ryan COWHEY

DAN DISPENSA

#39

#7

#20

Freshman Rochester Hills, Mich.

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Senior Gillette, Wyo.

Senior Orland Park, Ill.

Junior Chicago, Ill.

Nate EWING

Freshman Iowa City, Iowa

TYLER FARRELL

#6

#4

#22

Freshman Galesburg, Ill.

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SETH FULLER

MARK GARTON

JAMESON HENNING

VINCE HOWARD

DUSTIN HUNTER Senior Senath, Mo.

Senior Algonquin, Ill.

#42

#25

#2

#13

#27

#10

Freshman Moline, Ill.

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Freshman Roscoe, Ill.

Freshman Janesville, Wis.

Junior Sikeston, Mo.

MATT IGARA

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STEVE KEDROSKI

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Junior Crystal Lake, Ill.

TOM LILJA

Senior Mokena, Ill.

Brian loconsole

#38

#26

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Junior Carol Stream, Ill.

Gabe LONG

Senior Des Moines, Iowa

CHRIS MACEK

ERIK MAKI

Senior Frankfort, Ill.

Freshman McHenry, Ill.

#35

#14

#31

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DANNY MARCUZZO

Rich MASCHERI

Nick MILLIGAN

JAKE MOORE

#21

#34

#28

Senior Omaha, Neb.

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Senior Wauconda, Ill.

Freshman Galesburg, Ill.

Sophomore Romeo, Mich.

Dan OWENBY

Redshirt-Freshman Rochester Hills, Mich.

TYLER OWINGS

#19

#11

#18

Sophomore Saline, Mich.

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MASON PINGEL

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Senior Henry, Ill.

NICK SMITH

Freshman Greenfield, Ind.

PHILIP TOLMAN

BRENT TURNER

#24

#15

#9

#23

Freshman Appleton, Wis.

MANNY REYES

Junior Santa Monica, Calif.

DAN RUSSELL

#44

#8

Senior Allendale, Mich.

Freshman Normal, Ill.

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SAM WELVAERT

TYLER WILLMAN

Alexander ZARATE

#33

#17

#29

Junior Moline, Ill.

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Freshman Oshkosh, Wis.

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Senior Orland Park, Ill.

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2012 Leatherneck Seniors Front Row (L to R): Rich Mascheri, Matt Igara, Gabe Long, Austin Cowen, Dan Russell Second Row (L to R): Josh Harwell, Alexander Zarate, Chris Macek, Philip Tolman Back Row (L to R): Tom Lilja, Ryan Cowhey, Danny Marcuzzo, Dustin Hunter 26

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Front Row (L to R): Dan Dispensa, Mark Garton, Nate Ewing, Vince Howard, Sam Welvaert, Manny Reyes, Rich Mascheri, Josh Harwell, Gabe Long, Tyler Baratono, Dan Russell, Austin Cowen, Matt Igara Second Row (L to R): Athletic Trainer Dustin Vissering, Assistant Coach Mike Vucsko, Nick Smith, Seth Fuller, Tom Lilja, Steve Kedroski, Tom Constand, Brian Loconsole, Chris Macek, Brent Turner, Alexander Zarate, Assistant Coach Cooper Stewart, Head Coach Mike Villano, Assistant Coach Shane Davis Back Row (L to R): Nick Milligan, Jameson Henning, Danny Marcuzzo, Dan Owenby, Ryan Cowhey, Tyler Willman, Mason Pingel, Tyler Owings, Erik Maki, Tyler Farrell, Philip Tolman, Dustin Hunter, Jake Moore 27


Georgia State

Indiana State

Alabama A&M

Saint Louis

Tennessee-Martin

Maryland Eastern Shore

February 17-19 February 24 • Bulldog Classic February 25 • Bulldog Classic February 26 • Bulldog Classic Huntsville, Ala. • Noon Huntsville, Ala. • 3 p.m. Atlanta, Ga. Huntsville, Ala. • Noon 3 p.m./Noon(DH)/11 a.m.

Western Kentucky March 9-11 Bowling Green, Ky. 6 p.m./3 p.m./1 p.m.

Bradley

March 30-April 1 Macomb 3:30 p.m./2 p.m./1 p.m.

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March 16 St. Louis, Mo. • 2 p.m. March 20 Macomb • 3:30 p.m.

St. Ambrose

April 3 Macomb • 3:30 p.m.

March 17 St. Louis, Mo. • 11 a.m.

Culver-Stockton April 4 Macomb • 3:30 p.m.

Air Force

March 18 St. Louis, Mo. • 11 a.m.

Iowa

April 10 Iowa City, Iowa • 6:35 p.m.

Georgia

March 2-4 Athens, Ga. 5 p.m./1 p.m./Noon

Illinois State

May 11-13 Normal, Ill. 4:30 p.m./2 p.m./1 p.m.

Southern Utah

April 6-8 Macomb 3:30 p.m./Noon(DH)/Noon

North Dakota State

April 13-15 Macomb 3:30 p.m./Noon(DH)/Noon

Oral Roberts

April 20-22 Tulsa, Okla. 6:30 p.m./2 p.m. (DH) /1 p.m.

Oakland

April 27-29 Rochester, Mich. 2 p.m./11 a.m.(DH) /Noon

Xavier

March 23-25 Macomb 3:30 p.m./2 p.m./1 p.m.

Eastern Illinois April 24 Macomb • 3:30 p.m.

IPFW

May 4-6 Macomb 3:30 p.m./Noon(DH) /Noon

South Dakota State

May 17-19 Brookings, S.D. 3:30 p.m./Noon(DH) /1 p.m.

Summit League Tournament May 24-26 Tulsa, Okla. • TBA

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2012 Leatherneck Baseball Pinnacle