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CornbeltBaseball.com is shutting down

September 12, 2014 – 9:00 am | Comments Off
by Jack Warren It’s been a good run for CornbeltBaseball.com, but it’s time to shut things down. We’ve covered local baseball for a long time, beginning more than ten years…

Kingston shows value even in loss

May 25, 2014 – 9:24 am | Comments Off
by Jack Warren, CornbeltBaseball.com editor The loss by Illinois State baseball team in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament title game for the second year in a row was tough to…

Ronan O’Shea in stretch run for Redbirds

May 22, 2014 – 10:40 am | Comments Off
by Jack Warren, CornbeltBaseball.com editor It was almost two years ago when I was sitting at Jack Horenberger Field on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan watching a Lexington Snipes game,…

Michael Collins, RIP

April 2, 2014 – 10:25 pm | Comments Off
Here’s an article I originally wrote two years ago. I remember quite clearly standing in the concourse at the Corn Crib, up beyond the seats behind home plate. Next to…

Changes are coming to CornbeltBaseball.com in 2014

February 25, 2014 – 2:35 pm | Comments Off
by Jack Warren, CornbeltBaseball.com editor 2014 will brings a few changes to CornbeltBaseball.com. Despite our best efforts the last few years to keep up, we’ve just gotten overwhelmed because of…

B-N college baseball is spelled R-E-S-P-E-C-T

January 30, 2014 – 1:28 pm | Comments Off
by Jack Warren, CornbeltBaseball.com editor Preseason baseball rankings are really not much of an indicator of how things might actually play out when the 50+ games are complete. Frankly, they…

A truckload of THANKS for 2013

December 30, 2013 – 8:09 pm | Comments Off
by Jack Warren As 2013 comes to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made everything under the Cornbelt Sports banner such a success.…

Well played, Peoria

December 27, 2013 – 1:28 pm | Comments Off
by Jack Warren, Cornbeltbaseball.com editor We got the news last week that the city of Peoria was partnering with Louisville Slugger for a grand ten-field baseball complex on the city’s…

Kingston mines the state of Illinois for Redbird riches

May 24, 2013 – 1:00 pm |
Everything I say… by Jack Warren, CornbeltBaseball.com editor The announcers for the ESPN3 coverage of the Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament noted during one of their games how rosters in…

HCC’s Board would do well to examine the facts

May 20, 2013 – 11:16 am |
Everything I say… by Jack Warren, CornbeltBaseball.com editor Absolutely no disrespect meant to the guests on Scott Laughlin’s show on WJBC radio this morning, but the questions brought up by…

Nate Metzger: Good Man

May 19, 2013 – 10:51 pm | One Comment
Everything I say… by Jack Warren, CornbeltBaseball.com editor I’ve known about some of what was going on with regard to the Heartland Community College athletic department for a little while,…

Bird is the Word: The Amazing Mark Fidrych

May 6, 2013 – 11:17 am |
Everything I say… by Jack Warren, CornbeltBaseball.com editor A Twitter exchange today with Ronan O’Shea (voice of Redbird baseball) about his recent viewing of Kerry Wood’s historic 20 strikeout performance…

Sac Bunt Night Sweats

April 21, 2013 – 10:17 am |
Everything I say…. by Jack Warren, CornbeltBaseball.com editor The Redbirds are piling up errors to the point where they blew by last season’s total a couple of weeks ago. Outside…

Sleep the sleep of coaches

April 6, 2013 – 8:18 pm |
Everything I say… by Jack Warren, CornbeltBaseball.com editor One word to sum up the last two days of Illinois State University baseball — satisfied. I imagine that when coaches Mark…
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