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Baseball

The Carl Sandburg College baseball program has won seven Arrowhead Conference championships in its history. Sandburg's first baseball coach was Bill Tuttle, a former major leaguer, and three former Chargers — Jason Hardebeck, Greg Smock, and Larry Whitford — have gone on to sign minor league baseball contracts. Home games are played at the William "Bill" Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

Arrowhead Conference Champions
1974, 1982, 1987, 1989, 2008, 2018, 2019

Region IV runner-up
2008, 2016

2020-21 Baseball Roster
baseball roster
#
Name
Yr.
Pos.
Bat
Throw
Ht.
Wt.
Hometown/High School
0 Cam Scott Fr. OF/IF/RHP R R 6-1 190 Mapleton, Ill./Illini Bluffs
1 Austin Collinson Fr. MIF/RHP R R 5-11 190 Normal, Ill./West
2 Ashton Johnson Fr. IF/OF S R 6-2 190 Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield
3 Brett Marsh Fr. C L R 5-9 195 Mapleton, Ill./Limestone
4 Jeron Conner Fr. OF/RHP R R 5-11 175 Burlington, Iowa/Notre Dame
5 Silas Israel Fr. LHP/1B/OF L L 6-3 185 Tremont, Ill./Tremont
7 Wynn Takacs So. MIF/RHP S R 5-11 180 Tipton, Ind./Taylor
8 Hunter Darst So. C R R 5-11 190 Avon, Ill./Abingdon-Avon
9 Abe Collins Fr. OF L R 6-2 195 Morton, Ill./Morton
10 Caileb Johnson Fr. 1B/OF R R 6-1 210 Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield
11 Luke Jones Fr. C R R 5-9 215 Rantoul, Ill./Rantoul
14 Trenton Blythe Fr. C R R 5-10 175 LaHarpe, Ill./Notre Dame
15 Brett Macak Fr. C/IF R R 5-10 180 Monticello, Ill./Monticello
16 Ben Higgins Fr. OF R R 5-11 190 Macomb, Ill./Macomb
17 Alex Smith Fr. RHP R R 6-4 225 Normal, Ill./West
20 Zach Ori Fr. LHP L L 6-0 197 Bartonville, Ill./Limestone
21 Sam Scott Fr. IF/OF/RHP R R 6-0 190 Deer Creek, Ill./Deer Creek-Mackinaw
22 Turner Mann Fr. RHP R R 6-3 175 Metamora, Ill./Metamora
24 Parker Bradford Fr. RHP R R 6-3 230 East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria
29 Isaac Riegler So. MIF/OF R R 5-10 175 McLean, Ill./Olympia
45 Max Wallace Fr. RHP R R 6-4 180 Champaign, Ill./Centennial

 

Head coach: Josh Foreman (6)
Assistant coaches: Chad Scott (27), Robb Wicks, Randy Wittenberg (18), Calvin Peacock (44)

 

2020-21 Baseball Schedule

2021 Spring Season 

Overall record: 14-23
Arrowhead Conference: 8-6

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Last updated: April 19

Spring 2021 schedule
Date
Time
Opponent
Location
Result
Saturday, March 6 Noon Southeastern Illinois Harrisburg L, 10-9
L, 8-6
Sunday, March 7 Noon John A. Logan Carterville L, 9-0
L, 8-6
Monday, March 8 10 a.m. South Suburban Marion (Rent One Park) L, 7-6
1 p.m. Kankakee (9) Carterville L, 11-5
Saturday, March 13 Noon Madison HOME L, 5-0
L, 5-1
Tuesday, March 16 Noon Southwestern Illinois Sauget W, 13-4
L, 4-3
Saturday, March 20 1 p.m. South Suburban South Holland L, 12-3
L, 8-6
Sunday, March 21 1 p.m. DuPage HOME L, 15-4
W, 8-5
Wednesday, March 24 2 p.m. #11 Parkland (9) Champaign L, 9-3
Friday, March 26 1 p.m. Rock Valley HOME W, 12-3
W, 7-6
Saturday, March 27 Noon Highland* Freeport L, 6-4
L, 2-0
Tuesday, March 30 2 p.m. Highland* HOME W, 10-7
W, 8-3
Friday, April 2 Noon Joliet HOME W, 16-6
W, 15-9
Saturday, April 3 Noon Sauk Valley* HOME W, 21-15
W, 15-5
Tuesday, April 6 2 p.m. Sauk Valley* Dixon W, 19-6
W, 6-1
Wednesday, April 7 2 p.m. Illinois Central (9) HOME PPD to April 29
Friday, April 9 2 p.m. Black Hawk* HOME L, 13-1
L, 10-4
Sunday, April 11 1 p.m. McHenry County Crystal Lake L, 4-3
L, 16-6
Tuesday, April 13 2 p.m. Black Hawk* Moline L, 1-0
L, 9-8
Friday, April 16 2 p.m. Madison Madison, Wis. L, 3-1
L, 13-0
Saturday, April 17 Noon Illinois Valley* HOME W, 12-2
W, 12-2
Tuesday, April 20 2 p.m. Illinois Valley* Oglesby
Wednesday, April 21 4 p.m. Illinois Central (9) East Peoria
Saturday, April 24 Noon Kishwaukee* HOME
Tuesday, April 27 2 p.m. Kishwaukee* Malta
Thursday, April 29 1 p.m. Illinois Central HOME
Friday, April 30 1 p.m. Illinois Central (9) HOME Canceled
Saturday, May 1 Noon Oakton HOME
Sunday, May 2 TBA Kankakee Kankakee
Wednesday, May 5 6 p.m. Illinois Central (9) East Peoria
Thursday, May 6 2 p.m. Rock Valley Rockford
Sunday, May 9 Noon Southwestern Illinois Belleville
Tuesday, May 11 5 p.m. Southeastern (9) Burlington, Iowa

 

All spring season games doubleheaders unless otherwise noted
* Arrowhead Conference

Coaching Staff

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Josh Foreman

Head Coach

Josh Foreman was named the Chargers' coach in August 2018 after first joining Sandburg as an assistant during the 2017-18 season. 

In Foreman's first season at the helm, the Chargers posted a 27-13-1 overall record and 17-1 in the Arrowhead Conference as Sandburg won back-to-back conference titles for the first time in program history.

In 2018, Foreman's lone season as an assistant, the Chargers finished 29-14 overall and won their first Arrowhead Conference championship since 2008.

A Brimfield High School graduate, Foreman began his collegiate career at Waubonsee from 2002-03, earning Second-Team All-Region IV honors in both of his seasons with the Chiefs. He also set the Waubonsee record for career RBIs with 81.

Foreman then transferred to Murray State, an NCAA Division I program, and played in 63 games for the Racers from 2004-05. 

Email Coach Foreman: jforeman@sandburg.edu

Assistant coach

Chad Scott