Freeland going to Cape Cod League

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Kyle Freeland will play in the summer baseball big leagues this year. Freeland, a left-handed UE pitcher who just completed his sophomore season, made the Hyannis Harbor Hawks roster in the Massachusetts-based Cape Cod League, known widely as the nation’s premiere summer baseball destination. The last Aces to play in the Cape Code League was Eric Stamets,… Read more »

UE’s concentration now on 2015 class

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UE coach Marty Simmons enters next season with a full roster, no seniors and no reason to recruit the class of 2014. “That will be new,” said the men’s basketball coach, who by signing five high school seniors filled his 13-scholarship allotment. “I’m sure we’ll watch some guys play in the next class. Things happen, and that’s… Read more »

UE News and Notes for May 29, 2013

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—It’s about time for summer basketball camps at UE, both a revenue source for the program and an opportunity for kids to get instruction from Division I coaches. Marty Simmons’ camps get under way on Monday, and spots are still available. Click here for more information on day camps, high school shootouts as well as… Read more »

‘Biggest summer’ for UE men’s hoops begins

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Today starts what UE men’s basketball Marty Simmons calls “the biggest summer that we’ve had here.” That’s in Simmons’ six seasons as Aces coach. He’ll have a full roster next season — including five incoming freshmen and a slew of juniors — but former players Colt Ryan, Ned Cox, Troy Taylor and Lewis Jones have… Read more »

UE News and Notes for May 28, 2013

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—Men’s soccer coach Mike Jacobs passed a link along over the weekend through his Twitter account that points to former Aces player David Weir as a candidate to become manager for Everton F.C. of the English Premier League. Weir, the team’s current reserve team coach, formerly played for the franchise he’s rumored to take over. One article… Read more »

Some summer UE storylines

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With the end of UE’s baseball season comes a closing to the 2012-2013 Aces sports calendar. Things will undoubtedly slow down here, but look for updates on the following this summer: —The MLB’s First-Year Player Draft runs from June 6-8. One UE senior, right-handed pitcher Kyle Lloyd, figures to be drafted and sign. Lloyd, who went… Read more »

UE News and Notes for May 24, 2013

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—UE’s baseball team gave Illinois State its toughest challenge yet in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, but the Aces committed three errors Thursday night that led to a trio of unearned runs and a 5-3 loss to the Redbirds. That defeat ended UE’s season at 24-34 after a fourth straight quality start by Aces pitching… Read more »

Updates: UE baseball vs. Illinois State

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It’s another elimination game for UE’s baseball team at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament — they all are from here on out — but top seed and host Illinois State has the luxury of a 2-0 record so far. The Redbirds also didn’t play earlier today, and they meet the Aces at 7:37 p.m. at Duffy Bass… Read more »

Updates: UE baseball vs. Missouri State

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UE and Missouri State’s baseball teams are set for a rematch at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, this time in a 12:30 p.m. elimination game today. The winner advances to play top seed and so far unbeaten Illinois State tonight. Refresh for updates or follow along on Twitter (@ECP_Lintner). http://storify.com/ECP_Lintner/updates-ue-baseball-vs-missouri-state-1  

A conversation with Tyler Ptacek

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This time last month, Tyler Ptacek was signed with UNC Wilmington but growing uncomfortable with the situation. The Seakhawks experienced turnover on their coaching staff before the 3-point specialist from Padua Christian (Ohio) High School received a release from his letter of intent and a week later verbally committed to UE. Aces coach Marty Simmons… Read more »

UE News and Notes for May 21, 2013

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—UE’s baseball team blew a lead in the ninth inning Tuesday to open the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, then turned around and dealt Bradley the same kind of sendoff in the teams’ elimination game Wednesday. Down 3-1 entering the ninth, the Aces rallied behind redshirt junior Kevin Kaczmarski’s walk-off home run to continue their season…. Read more »

Updates: UE baseball vs. Bradley

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Storms at Duffy Bass Field in Normal, Ill., aren’t expected to affect play all day, but they will likely push back the start time for UE’s elimination game against Bradley originally set for a 12:30 p.m. first pitch. Once the action does begin, refresh for updates or follow on Twitter (@ECP_Lintner) in a must-win game… Read more »