Jeff Huth of the News Gazette reported a couple days ago that four walk-ons have made the UI team after trying out for the team in the fall. They include one pitcher, one outfielder, and two catchers. Interestingly, three of them are downstaters.
There’s a nice write-up on Tanner Libby a Galesburg native, in his hometown paper should you want to get to know him better.
Alex Lincoln is one of the catchers. I remember him from the fall tryouts. The players nicknamed him “Abe”. Here is his bio.
The other backstop is Matt Cervantes, a Houston native. In addition to baseball, Cervantes was an accomplished wrestler at Sandwich, Il (first State qualifier in Class AA). Here is Matt’s bio.
Finally, Pat Sheehan is a transfer from SIU-Edwardsville. He’s also spent some time in the Springfield Collegiate Summer League . Here is his bio.
Maybe it’s me but I always like to see a walk-on come on the team and make good.
Good luck, guys!