Lake Land baseball coach Julio Godinez

By Oscar Rzodkiewicz

Julio Godinez takes over as the head coach for Lake Land College baseball, marking his first gig as the lead man in the dugout.

Godinez has spent plenty of time in the area, previously working as an assistant coach with Lake Land College and working for nearly a decade at Eastern Illinois University in various assistant roles.

The new head coach garnered high praise from his peers and players.

The Lakers spring action begins on Saturday with a double-header against Jefferson College with game one beginning at 1 p.m.

WEIU-TV’s Oscar Rzodiewicz reports on the new Lakers coach.