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Off-Season Work-outs

on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:46

Baseball off-season lifting will begin on Monday 11-16.  We willl lift after school on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the off season.  Remember Monday workouts cannot begin until after PLC.   We will also have a meeting soon to discuss an off season fundraiser (Bowlathon).  Stay tuned for this in the future.  Great prizes for the guys that bring in the most $ to the program!  All levels are invited freshmen through seniors.  Get the word out!

Coach Riley


on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 13:45

There is information on places to stay/ cost for parents who want to travel to Myrtle Beach this spring.  The team will be staying at the Carribean Resort. (See #8)



Congratulations on your decision to join us for the 2016 Spring Training  Program! We look forward to hosting your team during your time in Myrtle Beach.

My name is Kimberly McLamb and I help Matt Ensworth and Allen Springs with payments, paperwork, and  lodging.   I will be reaching out to you with reminders over the months leading up to your arrival.

A few reminders to help everyone along in the process. I know this information is a lot but please take a few moments to read so there isn’t any confusion when it gets closer to your time to come Myrtle Beach.  

Once you have paid your initial deposit Matt/Allen will be sending you an official welcome packet by email.  Please take the time to read through this packet it will have very helpful information. It will most likely answer any questions that come up with your school or anyone traveling with you.

1.       If you plan to come down on bus and need bus driver a bus driver  room (s) and want them to stay at the same location the as team  please let me know asap! Some places are starting to get booked and based on availability  The price of bus driver room depends on where the team is staying and time frame.  I can add a bus driver room into your invoice.

2.       $1,000 deposit is due to secure your spot. Another payment of $1,000 is due by January 16th. We will send out a reminder closer to the date.

Hitting Instruction Openings

on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:40

Hey Coach Riley,

My name is Connor Powers.  I played at Benet Academy (03-06) & Mississippi State(07-10); I am also a former minor league baseball player (10-13). I'm writing you because I have open time slots for lessons and wanted to see if you had any hitters you wanted to send my way.  I know you have time restrictions and cannot work with players all year round. I give lessons in Romeoville, Illinois at the Quarry Field House (the home of Baseball Institute).

I'm not sure if you remember me from my playing days at Benet so here's a little bit about my hitting background:

- Illinois High School Player Of The Year
- Illinois First Team All State (2005 - 2006)
- Louisville High School All-American (2006)
SEC All Freshmen Team (2007)
College World Series Starter (2007)
MVP Summer League (2007)
Cape Cod Candidate (2008)
Cape Cod Home Run Derby Winner (2009)
11th Round Pick By The Dodgers (2009)
21st Round Pick By The Padres (2010)
338 Batting Average In The Minors (2011)

I've also started a website called which teaches any hitter how to perform at their highest level. I specialize in increasing bat speed, consistency, and confidence.

Let me know if you have any players who would benefit from some extra work this off-season. I have time slots open starting next week. I anticipate they will fill up fast, so let me know if any of your players would like to book a time.

Keep Swinging, Connor Powers

Suburban Life Article - 7/15/2015 - "Glenbard South baseball gains valuable experience during summer season"

on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:30

Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 11:06 a.m. CDT


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GLEN ELLYN – In its summer league playoff game July 13, the Glenbard South baseball team showed hitting shouldn’t be an issue come next year.

But some shoddy fielding early in the contest turned out to be the difference in an 11-6 loss against Benet....

“That’s been our M.O. this summer,” Glenbard South coach Mike Riley said. “We struggled to find the right infield combination. But we know what we have to do. We are just inexperienced in a few positions.

“We were pretty fortunate to be strong up the middle last spring, with [Andrew] Wrona at shortstop, Brian Ashe at second, Kyle Carli at catcher and Alex McGimpsey in center. We have to work to get that strong again up the middle.”

The Redwings also knocked the Raiders out of the postseason in the spring. This time around, Glenbard South faced an early 6-0 deficit before scoring four runs in the second inning, highlighted by a two-run home run from Sean Cooke.

“We have to find a way to beat these guys,” Riley said. “They are in our sectional. Nazareth moved up to 4A, so looking at the sectional we have to get through these guys. They swung the bats really well and they made the routine plays.”

Glenbard South wrapped up the summer with a 12-10-3 mark, though the Raiders started off by going 8-0-2 over the first 10 games.

“That’s when we started falling apart defensively,” the coach said. “The first week and a half, we were fielding everything.

Summer Tournament Bracket

on Thu, 07/09/2015 - 19:57

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Click here for live updates for all regionals

Monday, June 15th Game vs. Montini Canceled

on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:31

Todays (Monday, June 15th) Summer Game with Montini has been rained out.  

Players should meet at Village Links tomorrow at Noon for a 1 pm double header with West

Top 96 Prospect Camp Information

on Sat, 06/13/2015 - 08:30

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Best of the Midwest Prospect Camp - Aug 15-16

on Sat, 06/13/2015 - 08:23


If you would please take the time to pass along our summer camp/showcase information to the players in your program we at Parkland would be greatly appreciative.  I have attached the flyer for the Best of the Midwest Prospect Showcase we will be hosting August 14 & 15. This camp/showcase is extremely important to our program.  Not only did we recruit 4 players directly from this event last year (many others went on to receive scholarships from other colleges)  it also helps raise important money that covers equipment, travel,  assistant coaches etc.

We have a great group of coaches coming in for the camp portion in the AM  (U of I, U Indy, Western, Eastern, Purdue, Central Michigan, Normal Cornbelters) while the PM pro style showcase will be well attended by many other area schools.

Registration can be completed at

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Daily Herald Article - 6/11/2015 - "The DuPage County All-Area baseball team"

on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:17

Congratulations to Andrew Wrona for being named Daily Herald all-area honorable mention:

Honorable mention: Brett Albaugh (sr., P-IF-OF, Wheaton Academy), Myles Farley (sr., 2B, Downers Grove North), Alex Garon (sr., OF, Naperville North), Luke Greenberg (sr., P-OF, Glenbard North), Peter Hamot (sr., P, Downers Grove South), Connor Hickey (sr., OF, Benet), Trey Jones (sr., 1B, Willowbrook), Justin Kelly (sr., C, Wheaton Warrenville South), Austin Loehman (sr., P, Westmont), Alex Luka (so., 1B-P, Montini), Jason Neville (jr., P, Waubonsie Valley), Michael Nielsen (jr., C, Lake Park), Mike Powers (sr., P, Benet), Jake Radel (sr., 2B, St. Francis), Chris Roycroft (sr., P, Willowbrook), Andy See (sr., SS, Metea Valley), Peyton Seidler (sr., 1B-P, West Chicago), George Swedie (sr., P-SS, Lisle), Tyler Tesmond (sr., OF, Neuqua Valley), Andrew Wrona (sr., SS, Glenbard South).

Complete All-Area Article