My favorite photos from the 2011 Illinois Baseball season

Throughout the 2011 Illinois baseball season, there have been photos that I go back to and think “I really like that picture”.  Some may not have made it into an IBR article but for one reason or another I find qualities in it that make me think it’s worth seeing.

Technically, they may not be the BEST quality photos I’ve taken but they are my favorites from this year.

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The sun setting in the west beyond Illinois Field after a game.


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Anyone who’s followed Josh Parr knows he’s made amazing progress in the field in just one year.  He’s saved Illinois many runs with his glove.


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Willie Argo getting some air time stealing second.


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I love getting shots of emotion.  This photo of Willie Argo was taken right after he scored in the comeback win in our first home game against Indiana State.


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I just like the look on Pete Cappetta’s face as he motors into third base.


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Matt Dittman gets a quick respite as he stands safely on third base.


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All eyes follow the foul ball.


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It might be worth looking at a larger version of photo.  The look on each player’s face shows how excited they are about Casey McMurray’s homerun in the last game of the year against Indiana.


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Wes Braun comes off the field after one of many successful innings off the mound.


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Matt Dittman mentally prepping for the first game against Indiana.


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Josh Parr slides in for a triple against Indiana.


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Pitcher Bryan Roberts was out for 2011 but he played an integral role in the dugout keeping it real.


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Iowa head coach Jack Dahm expresses his opinion to the umpire


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I don’t know why I like this photo of Brandon Hohl standing in the edge of the dugout but it’s one of my favorites.  .


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Justin Parr always as an intense look on his face when on the field.  Here he his after scoring against Iowa.


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These photos aren’t in any order of preference but I am saving the best for last.  This shot of Matt Dittman’s Big Ten title-clinching homerun trot is one of favorite photos I’ve taken.  There’s something about a smile on player knowing what he has helped accomplished for his team.

Your favorite??

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