2014 Baseball
Overall Streak Home Away Neutral
18-14-1 (.561) Won 2 9-4-1 5-4 4-6
 Scarlet Hawk Profile 
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Scott Marks
Head Coach
2nd Season



Scott Marks now entering into his second season as head baseball coach and sports information director at Illinois Tech.

Marks comes to IIT from former conference rival Purdue University-North Central from 2009-2013.

In year one (2013) Marks and the Hawks made some substantial improvements even after missing out on a whole recruiting year. Marks was hired after the fall 2012 semester had already began and the recruiting class was done.  In 2013, the Hawks baseball squad more than doubled the win total to (12) from (5) in 2012, lowered the team ERA from 8.00 to 6.54, raised the overall team batting average and lowered our opponents' batting average from .432 to .316.  In addition, we improved in just about every other offensive and defensive statistic.

Marks' playing career began at Grand Rapid Community College (MI) where he was a pitcher for the 2005 NJCAA D-II National Champions. Next it was on to NCAA Division II LeMoyne Owen College where he earned 2nd Team All-Conference honors as a designated hitter in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference SIAC. As a pitcher, the right-hander led the team in games started, wins and ERA, finishing 7-2 in 14 starts with a 2.97 ERA.

His playing career concluded at Purdue University North Central as a pitcher where he helped the Panthers to two straight 28 win seasons and a program best second place finish in the CACC in 2007. Marks helped PNC qualify for the postseason both years but they were eliminated in the CCAC Tournament in 2007 and defeated in the CCAC Tournament Championship game in extra innings in 2008.

Marks received his Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies from Purdue North Central in 2008 and earned his MBA from PNC in 2011.

Marks joined the coaching ranks as an assistant coach at his alma mater in 2010. He served as pitching coach, hitting coach and outfield coach during his tenure at PNC. In his first year as pitching coach in 2011, Marks lead the team to a school record 3.78 ERA.

PNC finished 29-30 and 16-14 in the CCAC last season after a 25-23 and 17-11 conference campaign during the 2010-11 season. Marks worked for long-time baseball coach John Weber at PNC.


 2014 Baseball Roster 
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1James TaralaFRP/UTLR/R6-1190Crown Point, INAndrean HS
2Ryan FitzpatrickJROF/PL/R5-10165Chicago, ILMt. Carmel HS
4Austin BoosSOINFR/R5-10175Indianapolis, INCathedral HS
5Elliot ChibeFRP/INFR/R6-0165Palos Park, ILMount Carmel HS
6Matthew BishopSOP/UTLR/R5-11165New Lenox, ILLincoln Way West HS
7Brian Colon-RodriguezSOC/UTLR/R6-0185Carolina, PRPenn State GA
8Bill CroninJRUTLR/R6-1175Orland Park, ILCarl Sandburg HS
9Cory WinieckiFRPR/R6-0180Des Plaines, ILMaine West HS
10Conner WiebellSOP/1BL/L5-11160Cincinnati, OHDeer Park HS
15Adam SamadFR1B/OFR/R6-2210Alsip, ILAlan B. Shepard HS
20Alex BabusciJROFR/R5-11195Park Ridge, ILBenedictine University
21Sam PungSOINFR/R6-0200Ludington, MILudington HS
23William SierzegaFRP/OFR/R6-0220Chicago, ILBrother Rice HS
27Michael MalfeoJRP/C/INFR/R5-10210Orland Park, ILCarl Sandburg HS
29Darwin ArgumedoJRC/UTLR/R6-0200Cartagena, ColombiaSinclair CC
34Erik BordnerSROFR/R6-1185San Juan Capistrano, CACapistrano Valley HS
37Andrew GustafsonJRPL/L6-2250Niles, ILNotre Dame HS
Scott Marks - Head Coach - 2nd season
Jeremy McDonald - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Garrett Nielson - Assistant Coach - 2nd season