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Illinois Central baseball regaining control – Peoria, IL – pjstar.com

Submitted by on February 13, 2011 – 8:55 pm

We’ve had many players from our area over the years play for Illinois Central College in East Peoria. Currently, former Tremont High School players Kai Pflederer and Andrew Morris are on the 16-man roster. Seems like ICC is going through some real upheaval right now.

Illinois Central College seemed on the way to being in a league of its own in the 2010-11 baseball season.

Instead, the Cougars open the season Saturday with a roster of replacements that could produce a Bad News Bears season.

Thirteen players and two assistant coaches from what they believed was a budding national powerhouse delivered an ultimatum to school authorities in late November. Then the assistants were fired, and the players signed their releases and walked out, protesting philosophical differences in the program and what they say was poor treatment by school officials.

Assistant coach Brock Till said he and fellow assistant Doug McCarty were given a green light from head coach Brett Kelley to recruit nationally in an effort to take the program from mediocrity to national prominence.

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