Chicago State Baseball Stadium
The $2.5 million Chicago State Baseball Stadium gives the Cougars a true home for the first time. The ballpark features a FieldTurf artificial surface with a dirt mound and a crushed-brick warning track. Top of the line Musco makes the CSU Baseball Stadium one of the few collegiate baseball stadiums in the Midwest with lights and an artificial surface. read more
Steve Joslyn was named the head coach of the Chicago State baseball program in August of 2012. The 2015 campaign will be his third as Chicago State skipper.
Joslyn brought in his first recruiting class in 2014 and the 15-member group made an immediate impact. The 2014 club raised the team batting average 68 points, on base percentage 70 points and the slugging percentage 94 points from the previous season. Chicago State’s fielding percentage in 2014 (.960) was the team’s best since 1996. After posting the program’s best team ERA in 2013 (5.99) since 1994, the 2014 club improved that total to a 5.79 mark. It gave the Cougars their first back-to-back years of sub 6.00 ERA’s since 1991.
Individually, catcher Robert Swenson threw out the most would be base stealers in the nation (36). Jordan Stroschein recorded 66 hits, the fifth highest single-season total in program history. Eric Hall turned in a 3.45 ERA, the ninth best single season total in CSU history. Infielder Mattingly Romanin was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference Second Team and Julian Russell picked up a WAC Hitter of the Week honor.
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