The Spoon River College Baseball Program goes into the 2021 season entering year two of the Coach John Kurtz era. After a strong start to the 2020 season, the baseball program ended with a 9-7 record including a win over a nationally ranked opponent on their annual trip to Myrtle Beach before the season was cut short due to Covid-19.

The Snappers graduated six players from the 2020 roster that went on to four-year universities to continue their baseball and educational careers. Those players were Brett Johnson, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville University; Kyle Stanford, Texas Permian-Basin University; Connor Wise, Indiana-South Bend University; Garrett Mooney, Northwood University; Clay Schroeder, St. Ambrose University; and Collin Fenili, Pikeville University.

Looking ahead to the 2021 season, the Snappers return several key contributors that will help lead the way this spring. On the mound will be Dean Procarione (Minooka HS) and Brady King (Illinois Valley Central HS) to the rotation, expecting them to continue their hot start from a year ago. At the plate the Snappers will look to Tim Reynolds (St. Mary’s HS) and Cole Franks (Ridgewood HS) to lead the young Snapper lineup.

“I believe we have a great opportunity to keep this program trending in the right direction and surprise a few people along the way,” said head coach John Kurtz.

The first game of the season is February 20 against Highland Community College at Jacksonville, IL. The first home game is scheduled for March 13 against Harper Community College.

A complete schedule can be viewed at under the Snappers Athletic tab. Follow the Spoon River College Athletics Facebook page for the most up-to-date information and to watch live streams of games when available.

Spoon River College is a two-year, public community college in West Central Illinois, with campuses and Community Outreach Centers in Canton and Macomb, and Learning Centers in Havana and Rushville.