Hayes’ one-hitter highlights Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State


Hayes improves to 3-2 with a one-hitter over Penn State

Two fantastic starting performances by Illinois’ Doug Hayes and Cole Bellair resulted in just win in Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State.  Hayes pitched the first complete game one-hitter by an Illini pitcher in nine years to win Game 1 by the score of 6-1. 

Bellair allowed just one run in eight innings but the Nittany Lions rallied in the ninth to take the last game of the series 5-3. 

Illinois is now 10-11 and 2-1 in the young Big Ten conference season. 


Game #20 / March 26, 2016    
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Fighting Illini Game Wrapup

See my photos from Game Two on Saturday

Random Ramblings


In all, a favorable weekend for the Illini.  It’s just too bad we couldn’t go out on a winning note.  However, three great starting performances and some fireworks from the bat.  I was most impressed by the defense by the young team. 

Speaking of defense, freshman third baseman Trent Hammond (above) is already making people turn heads with his defense.  He’s already becoming a favorite photo subject of mine.  Not only that, Big Ten Network has taken notice of him…

Next up

On Tuesday, Illinois will play an away midweek game against Indiana State (who almost beat Indiana on Saturday).  It’s an early game at 3pm. 

This coming weekend, the Illini will play three games against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln.  First pitch on Friday is 6:35pm. 

Go Illini!

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One Comment:

  1. Just curious–was the coaching staff hoping for back-to-back shutouts?

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