Streaking Massey giving Illini an edge, series win over Gophers

To think at the beginning of the season, I was unsure of Illinois’ situation at second base.  With the departure of Michael Hurwitz last year and no heir apparent, it seemed like a hole that needed filling.  Well, Michael Massey has filled that hole admirably.  With six hits during Illinois’…

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Illini continue road trip against Minnesota this weekend

  Freshman Michael Massey is on a hitting tear The Illinois baseball team continues its lengthy road trip by traveling to the University of Minnesota.  The Golden Gophers (24-12, 8-4 Big Ten) are hosting the Illini who were swept by the Purdue Boilermakers last weekend in a conference series.  Illinois…

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Illinois takes success on the road to Purdue this weekend

Mark Skonieczny bares his teeth as he legs out a triple Baseball is great.  Winning is even better.  After starting the season 6-16, Illinois baseball is starting to find its groove.  In their last twelve games, they won nine.  That includes a 2-1 series win over Northwestern last weekend and…

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Engel’s patience pays off against the Wildcats with walk-off walk

The last two Illinois baseball games have gone into extra innings.  Not only did the Illini win both of those games, Tyler Engel was responsible for the game winning rbi in both of them.  Yes, Tyler’s stock is rising.  On Friday night against the Northwestern Wildcats, Engel drove home Bren…

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Illinois looking for three wins against the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend

Ty Weber takes on the Wildcats Friday night Illinois Baseball is on its best this roll season.  With its three-game sweep against Indiana State, two midweek wins, and a win versus Michigan, the Illini have won six of its last eight games!  The boys in Orange and Blue will look…

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Illinois baseball takes one from #18 Michigan

The bad news?  Illinois went 1-2 this weekend.  The good news?  It was against Michigan, a nationally ranked team in the Big Ten.  The bittersweet news.  It could have very easily been a 2-1 victory in favor of Illinois.  Sunday belongs to the freshmen Illinois won on Sunday to salvage…

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Illinois to take on #18 Michigan in Ann Arbor

Casey Dodge gets welcomed back to the dugout by Doran Turchin after hitting a homer on Sunday Illinois Baseball travels for their first road Big Ten series this weekend.  Beginning Friday, they will take on a tough Michigan team.  Currently ranked #18, Michigan is 10-1 on their home turf.  Illinois…

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Illinois baseball turning over a new leaf against Sycamores

What a weekend for Illini baseball!  A sweep of the Indiana State Sycamores is just what the team needed.  Not only did Illinois win all three games against the Sycamores (12-12) but they did it in style with a fantastic pitching performance from Ty Weber as well as some offensive…

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Illinois looks to reverse their streak vs. Sycamores this weekend

Dan Rowbottom gives the fans something to cheer about on Sunday The Illini baseball team welcome the Indiana State Sycamores to Illinois Field for a three-game series this weekend starting Friday at 6pm.  Illinois (6-16) is hoping to rebound from a four-game losing streak. That includes a three-game sweep on…

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