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 heroics from Pat McInerney.  Sunday’s […]

Young Illini arms to be tested on opening weekend at Lamar Cardinal Classic

It’s a few days past Valentine’s Day and now we’re talking Opening Day?  It’s hard to believe.  It really snuck up on me.  But boy, I am so glad that baseball season is finally here!  The Illinois baseball team are on their way to Beaumont, Texas to take part in the Lamar Cardinal Classic this […]

Sedlock signs with Orioles, Walton gets a chance with Diamondbacks

Jim Callis of reports that Illinois starter Cody Sedlock signed with the Baltimore Orioles today.  As a result of his first round selection, He’ll receive a nice sum of almost 2.1 million.  1st-rder Cody Sedlock signs w/@Orioles for $2,097,200 (pick 27 value). Illinois RHP, heavy 91-93 sinker to 96, good SL too. @MLBDraft — […]

Just prior to MLB Draft, Cody Sedlock gets All-American nod

Two days shy of the 2016 MLB Draft, Cody Sedlock received some more good news.  The junior right-hander was named to the All-America first team by Baseball America.  Sedlock becomes only the 14th player in Illinois history to be named a first team All-American and only the second right handed pitcher (Jason Anderson was the […]

Sedlock named B1G Pitcher of the Year!

It shouldn’t be any surprise to any Illini fan.  Starter Cody Sedlock has been chosen as the Big Ten Pitcher of Year.  He becomes the second Illini in as many years to garner the award after Tyler Jay earned it in 2015.  Sedlock was efficient.  He had a conference ERA of 1.67 and an opposing […]

Sedlock, Goldstein, Walton nab more preseason honors for the Illini

It’s a week and half before opening day and preseason honors are still coming Illinois’ way.  Cody Sedlock is getting recognized yet again.  He was named #3 prospect in the Big Ten for the 2016 MLB Draft by  He went 4-0 with a 4.02 ERA in 2015 but I have a feeling we will […]

Shilling chosen Preseason Big Ten Freshman of the Year

Luke Shilling raps a double in Game 1 of the O&B series last fall I didn’t know at last Saturday’s Hot Stove Banquet  when I sat at the same table with Luke Shilling that he was going to be honored as the Preseason Big Ten Freshman of the Year as well as being ranked the […]

Jason Goldstein ranked #12 senior in nation by Perfect Game

On the heels of Saturday’s annual Hot Stove Banquet, Illinois’ senior catcher Jason Goldstein was named the #12 senior college baseball player by Perfect Game.  Goldstein was ranked the top senior catcher rated by PG.  Last year, Goldstein hit .286 with eight homers and 47 rbis in Illinois championship season.  An outstanding defensive catcher, he […]

Sedlock garners preseason nod

We’re a month a half away from opening day and the college pundits are already chiming in with their preseason thoughts.  One thing is for sure, Illini pitcher Cody Sedlock is not a well-kept secret.  He has landed #36 on Baseball America’s Top 100 Draft Prospects.  That puts the junior right hander at third best […]

Former Illini David Clapp, Itch Jones honored by Varsity I Association

Itch Jones honored this weekend This Fighting Illini announcement caught my eye today.  This is Homecoming Weekend at the University of Illinois and the Varsity “I” Association is honoring seven people.  Two of the 2015 honorees have been affiliated with the Illinois baseball program.  The highest honor which goes to a “past letterwinner for post-graduate […]