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July 12, 2005

USI has a pair of players in CICL All-Star Game

EVANSVILLE, Ind. University of Southern Indiana baseball junior right-hander Adam Summers (Dyer, Indiana) and senior catcher Chris Turner (West Lafayette, Indiana) were selected to play in the Central Illinois Collegiate League All-Star Game Wednesday evening in Lisle, Illinois. Both will play for Team North.

The first pitch at the Benedictine Sports Complex is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Summers plays for the DuPage County Dragons, the host of the All-Star Game, and is 3-0 in five appearances and four starts this summer. He also has posted a 2.60 ERA in 27.2 innings pitched with 15 strikeouts.

This past spring, Summers led the Screaming Eagles in wins with a 7-2 overall record and was second on the squad with a 3.53 ERA in a team-best 79.0 innings of work. He also recorded a team-high five complete games.

Turner plays for the Twin Cities Stars in Normal, Illinois, and is batting .286 with seven RBIs and five runs scored in 13 games. He played in 39 games for the Eagles last spring, hitting .226 with 15 runs scored, 13 RBIs, and five doubles.

The CICL is one of 10 summer collegiate baseball leagues affiliated with the National Association of Summer Collegiate Baseball (NASCB), of which the CICL is a charter member.

The CICL was formed in 1963 as a charter member of NCAA certified summer baseball. The league maintained certification for the entire 41 years of oversight by the NCAA, which ended its program February 1, 2005. However, the CICL and all members of the NACSB still follow all general rules and regulations put forth by the NCAA to ensure the amateur status of its student athletes.

Team rosters of the CICL and all other NACSB leagues are comprised solely of players who have completed one year of college and who still have college eligibility remaining. As such, many believe that the NACSB summer leagues represent the highest level of pre-professional amateur baseball in America.


Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information


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