Fall season agrees with Illinois baseball: Illini defeat UIS 13-6

Last Saturday was our first official glance at the Illinois baseball team as they entered the short exhibition fall season.  They hosted sister campus team of University of Illinois-Springfield Prairie Stars.  If this was any indication, the new Illini know how to score.  In the official nine inning game, the…

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2018 baseball schedule features some new opponents, old rivalries

This week, Illinois Baseball has announced its 2018 schedule.  If you take a look at the schedule on FightingIllini.com, you’ll notice something a little different in the schedule layout.  The interns at the baseball program have added a quick note about each game,  The season starts on February 16 against…

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2018 Illinois baseball roster announced, check out the new guys!

This week, Illinois baseball announced their roster for the 2018 spring season.  We’ll be seeing a fair amount of returning starters from last year’s young team.  That includes infielders Michael Massey and Ben Troike and outfielders Bren Spillane, Doran Turchin and Jack Yalowitz.  Mark Skonieczny is back behind the plate…

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Fall 2017 schedule includes two Illinois baseball matchups

Time was, the fall semester didn’t see much Illinois Baseball action outside of one intrasquad series.  Sure, they held daily practice out on Illinois Field which culminated with the annual Orange and Blue World Series but that was about it.  Seems that things are changing.  This fall, in addition to…

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Illinois trying to keep hope alive against Iowa

Time to have some fun, boys!! So this is it… the last series of the regular season.  Illinois baseball will host fifth-place Iowa Hawkeyes at Illinois Field for an early weekend series which begins on Thursday at 6pm.  An 8th place finish is necessary to move on so Illinois’ current…

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Rutgers next up for Illini Baseball

  Jack Yalowitz hits at a .347 pace After a critical series win against #24 Maryland last weekend, Illinois travels to New Brunswick, New Jersey to face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.  Rutgers (17-28, 5-10 Big 10) currently inhabits twelfth place in the Big Ten two spots below Illinois.  Illinois is…

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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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