Springfield IL. -
Sliders pick up pair from Eastern Illinois University:
Gunner Smith - 6'0"/210lb R-FRESHMAN 1st baseman: He appeared in nine games and started six of the 14 played this season... Held the second best batting average for Eastern with a .316 clip... Had 19 ABs where he managed six hits, including two doubles, four runs and six RBI... Smith had a career-high five RBI game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on March 10th... Smith ended with 33 putouts and a fielding percentage of .985.
Personal: Hometown - Dayton, KY. Born 10/18/1999, Son of Gary and Stacey Smith.
Mac Hickman - 6'0"/190 R-Sophomore Pitcher. JUNIOR COLLEGE: Was a member of the Rend Lake College baseball team for two seasons...
redshirted 2020 season... as a freshman in 2019 posted a 6-3 record with 54 strikeouts and a 3.44 ERA...
HIGH SCHOOL: Played baseball at Clinton HS... as a senior posted a 3-1 record on the mound with a 1.69 ERA... at the plate had a .311 batting average..
PERSONAL: Hometown - Clinton, IL. Born 9/15/1999, Son of John and Denise Hickman.