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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Illinois invites Ohio State to town for BBQ and baseball

Cody Sedlock leads the B1G with 70 strikeouts After five straight non-conference wins, Illinois (18-16, 4-5 Big Ten) is ready to bring on the Big Ten conference again.  This weekend, they will host rival Ohio State Buckeyes (24-18-1, 4-5 Big Ten) at Illinois Field.  Both teams come into the weekend…

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Friday fortitude: Duchene stymies Indiana 5-1

Duchene climbs to 6-1 for 2015 Friday’s game started out auspiciously enough when Kevin Duchene hit Indiana’s leadoff batter in the first inning.  Two at-bats later, that run scored giving the Hoosiers a quick lead.  However, Illini leadoff man Adam Walton didn’t waste time getting back into the game.  He…

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Bleacher Bum BBQ kicks off 3-game set against Indiana this weekend

Jason Goldstein hopes to keep his 12-game hit streak alive against Indiana Friday night’s annual Bleacher Bum BBQ will kick off a three-game weekend series between the #11 Fighting Illini (30-6-1, 8-1) and the Indiana Hoosiers (21-13, 5-6 Big Ten).  With their 14-2 home record and 11 straight wins, Illinois…

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Illinois drops last game to Hoosiers 11-3

Casey Fletcher scores on Ryne Roper’s triple in the third inning If we had that one more inning, I just know the Illini would have come back from their 11-3 deficit.  Well, maybe.  With one pitch thrown in the ninth inning of Sunday’s game, the men in blue called the…

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The battle of the top teams: Can Illinois make a stand against Indiana?

Support your local starting pitcher:  Drasen Johnson is 4-4 with a 2.30 ERA You could say it was Illinois’ biggest series of the year but even that is an understatement.  In some ways, this weekend’s three game set against Indiana is one the highlights of the conference.  Imagine the two…

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Justin Parr’s cycle drives sweep of Purdue, 17-6

  The Illini get a little defensive help from Brandon Hohl today It was a wild and wooly win for the Illini today against the Purdue Boilermakers.  While Ryan Castellanos earned his second win in a row, Justin Parr hit for the cycle and Reid Roper hit his third homer…

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