Illini sweep Penn State!

Celebration after Saturday’s win!   Illinois got the job done this weekend!  A three-game sweep is what the team needed against the Penn State Nittany Lions and that’s what they got.  With an 8-6 win on Saturday and a comeback 5-4 victory on Sunday, the Illini improve their conference record to 12-9 and more importantly, […]

Kevin Duchene shuts down Nits, 9-0

Kevin Duchene mowed down the opposition in Friday’s contest Wow! We just need about five more games like these and we might be set.  Kevin Duchene pitched one of the best performances we’ve seen this season tonight against Penn State.  Throwing a complete game two-hit shutout, Duchene struck out 11 PSU batters and kept them […]

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 in three days.  That all […]

Third time’s a charm: Illinois baseball takes down #16 Indiana 3-2 on Sunday

  Brandon Hohl:  2 rbis in big win over #16 Indiana Yes, Illinois Baseball was beat two games to one this weekend by Indiana.  However, when all is said and done, they will record that it was the Illini who stopped the Hoosiers’ eighteen-game winning streak.  Coming home off a win against the #16 team […]

Illini vs Oakland doubleheader: A tale of two baseball games

  Jordan Parr is welcomed at home by Justin Parr and Michael Hurwitz after hitting his fourth homerun of the year You could say Illinois Baseball’s two games against the Oakland Grizzlies in Saturday’s doubleheader were like night and day.  Game 1 was a long drawn affair which it seemed no one seemed could get […]

Illinois Baseball split doubleheader with Cornhuskers

Alex Lincoln lays down a bunt with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th On Saturday, Illinois split a doubleheader with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  They won the first game 8-7 on a walk-off squeeze play by Alex Lincoln.  In the second game, there were plenty of base runners but Illinois couldn’t capitalize.  Nebraska […]

Huskers in control at Illini home opener, 9-5

I’ll admit, my photo of Cornhusker Michael Pritchard scares me a little As they say, all good things must come to an end.  After winning twelve of their last thirteen games, Illinois Baseball faced reality in the form of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  In their home opener and the Big Ten opener, the Illini lost to […]

Illini finish sweep of SIU with comeback win in extras, 2-1

Illinois won a pitchers’ duel at Rent One Park in Marion against the Southern Illinois Salukis.  In ten innings, the Illini (13-4) pulled out a comeback 2-1 victory giving them six wins in a row and twelve in the last thirteen going into the Big Ten season.   Game #17 / March 18, 2013 vs […]

Sweep not in the cards for Illini at UTA-Hilton Invitational

The fourth time wasn’t a charm for Illinois at the UTA/Hilton Invitational as they lost a close one to Texas-Arlington 6-5.  The Illini fought hard in this one… they were behind 5-0 before they put together a five-run rally to tie the game.  A sac fly by the Mavs in the bottom of eighth sealed […]

After loss to ECU, Illini baseball regroup against Ohio Bobcats 11-6

After a loss to the East Carolina Pirates last night, Illini Baseball came back this morning ready to play.  Behind the pitching of Kevin Duchene and a 4 for 4 performance by David Kerian, they defeated the Ohio Bobcats 11-6.   Game #4 / February 21, 2013 vs 8 2 It was a rough second […]