The Spartans visit Illinois Field for Big Ten opener

  Jack Yalowitz leads all Illini with a .389 average I say this every year but it’s worth repeating… the non-conference season is just the beginning.  The Big Ten season is almost here and that brings a whole new aspect to college baseball.  The competition is more intense, the rivalries…

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Despite opportunities, Illinois drops doubleheader Sunday

Pat McInerney made things interesting with his 5th homer of the year Despite Sunday’s exciting game against Southern Illinois, the Illini couldn’t take advantage of opportunities and ended up losing both ends of a doubleheader.  Illinois lost the first game against Toledo 10-4.  SIU took the second game 3-1.  Illinois…

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Illinois baseball treats fans to win at home opener 11-5

Yalowitz says goodbye to this baseball On Friday, Illinois baseball returned to the friendly confines of Illinois Field and all was good again.  Taking on the University of Toledo Rockets who were coming off a win against SIU, the Illini won 11-5 thanks to five rbis by Jack Yalowitz and…

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Illinois baseball reap one win against #21 Coastal Carolina

Second HR of the season for Bren Spillane on Friday If you had told me last week that Illinois was going to win one game against a ranked team that was the defending national champion, I would have pleasantly accepted that.  Thing is, with baseball, you get greedy and you…

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Illinois Baseball wraps up road trip with defending national champs #21 Coastal Carolina

Cole Bellair: back on the mound Illinois will take their 3-7 record on the road south one more time.  Visiting Conway, South Carolina, they will try their luck in a three-game series against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers who were the NCAA national champions in 2016.   At 9-6, the Chants are…

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Illinois baseball sees lots of offense against FAU, Weber gets first career win

Doran Turchin: two dingers on Friday night Last weekend in Boca Raton, Illinois baseball really showed what its offense could do but with the wind blowing out combined with an inexperienced pitching staff, the good guys came away with just one Saturday win against the Florida Atlantic Owls.  Illinois hit…

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Illini Baseball go a hunting for Owls in Boca Raton this weekend

Ryan Thompson gets a shot against the Owls on Sunday With their 2-5 record, Illinois is traveling south again. This weekend, they are heading to Florida visiting Boca Raton where the Florida Atlantic Owls (4-3-1) will play host for three games.  Illinois hopes to improve on their record.  Their starting…

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Illinois Baseball win one at Kleberg Bank College Classic

Craan makes the All-Tournament team Last weekend, Illinois Baseball participated in the Kleberg Bank College Classic hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.  The Illini (2-5) came away with just one Friday win but with a couple more runs and maybe some momentum in the right time, it could have easily been…

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