Sweep! Illini begin conference season on the right road

Illinois baseball starts off the season with a sweep over the Northwestern Wildcats! While it was a clean 3-0 sweep, I don’t think I have seen such a close Big Ten series than this weekend’s battle.  The NU opponents put up a worthy effort and kept the boys in Orange…

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Ready for the B1G, Illinois to take on rival Wildcats in conference opener

You can throw out the 12-5 record now.  On the eve of conference season, it gets real tomorrow.  This weekend, the Big Ten baseball season begins and Illinois travels to Evanston to take on their in-state rivals, the Northwestern Wildcats.  While Illinois is listed in second place behind Indiana (15-4),…

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Spillane on a hot streak as #24 Illinois gore CSUN Matadors, 12-7

There’s nothing like taking a lunch break at Illinois Field to watch #24 Illinois Baseball!  I just I could have stayed longer to see more of the Bren Spillane show!  That’s right, Spillane who had eight hits and three homeruns on Saturday, continued his streak in #24 Illinois’ midweek game…

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Spillane’s Saturday helps Illini to a series win over SIU

  For the third weekend in a row, Illinois reaped the benefits of Big Ten Player of Week performance.  With that help, they won two of three from the rival Southern Illinois Salukis at Itchy Jones Stadium.  It was firstbaseman Bren Spillane who hit the cover off the ball, collecting…

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After comeback win against UWM, Illinois to take on Salukis

#24 Illinois baseball hosted the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers for their home opener and gave over 500 hometown fans a great show.  Coming back from a 4-0 deficit, they had a little offensive help from Michael Massey, Grant Van Scoy and leadoff man Zac Taylor.  With the win, Illinois improves…

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B1G Player of the Week Turchin helps Illinois win two of three in Greenville

  With help from some big bats, Illinois baseball won two of three games down in Greenville, South Carolina.  For the weekend, Illinois outscored their opponents 31-13.  Their wins against Michigan State and Furman extended their winning streak to seven games until the Spartans shut them down Saturday afternoon.   …

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All eyes on Illini baseball as they travel to Greenville

  Illinois baseball has gotten a lot of attention this past week after their 3-0 performance at the DQ Classic.  This weekend, they will play three games against two teams to bolster their 6-3 record and perhaps knock on the doors of a few more polls.  In Greenville, South Carolina,…

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Illinois baseball making big news after a productive weekend

  A week ago, Illinois baseball was playing .500 ball and waiting to make their move.  Well, a lot has happened in the last week.  Now, they are making big news! The Illini, now 6-3, swept the DQ Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Not only did they go 3-0 for the…

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Illinois baseball warming up with help from Bren Spillane

  Once Saturday afternoon came, Illinois got their bearings in Conway, South Carolina and found out how to win.  At the Brittain Resorts Invitational, the Illinois Baseball regrouped after two straight losses and won the last two games to come away even-steven.  They went 2-2 for the weekend and are…

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