My top ten favorite Illinois Baseball photos of 2015

The Fighting Illini has done a couple “Year in Review” articles recently including a Top Ten @IlliniBaseball Tweets 2015 piece and a rather interesting The Year of Baseball in Illinois.  I’ll do my part. Here are ten of my favorite photos from 2015.  They may not be technically the best nor they may not even […]

Get ready for some Champaign Regional action!

In preparation of the Champaign Regional, the interns at the UI Athletics program have been working overtime to put out this great press release.  It is quite comprehensive.  Reading through it, I am still amazed at what the Illini players have accomplished this year.   What do I need to know about this weekend? A […]

Congrats to the Illini Senior Class of 2015!

This past weekend on campus has been crazy with graduation ceremonies happening.  Before Saturday’s game, eleven Illini senior baseball players were recognized for their time with the team.  They even took some time out from their busy schedule to reflect on the past few years.  I don’t have to tell Illinois fans that the amount […]

#2 Illinois enters Big Ten Tournament as top seed

Casey Fletcher rips a double before the rains came The weather prevented #2 Illinois from finishing their regular season on Saturday.  Down by a run In the fourth inning of their last match against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, there was a downpour and after a delay of over 2 1/2 hours, the game was cancelled and […]

Poll watch: Illinois baseball gets #3 ranking from Collegiate Baseball!

Three! 3! III!  No matter how you say it, it looks great!  Illinois baseball has been ranked #3 by Collegiate Baseball.  That’s a jump from a #8 ranking from CB from last week.  It goes without saying it’s the highest ranking Illinois baseball has received in school history (though that’s been true for a few […]

Blackjack! Illinois at 21 straight wins after Ohio State sweep!

Remember when Illinois when lost games?  No, I can’t either.  It’s a faint memory.  Today in Columbus, #6 Illinois (40-6-1, 16-1 Big Ten) extended their winning streak to a lucky 21 by completing a sweep against the #23 Ohio State Buckeyes (31-13, 12-6 Big Ten).  Illinois came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 6-2.  […]

Illinois Baseball takes Buckeyes series with 6-5 comeback win… is a sweep in the making?

If you’re in a pinch, you can always call Tyler Jay In a roller coaster game that featured several lead changes, Illinois eked out a key win against Ohio State on Saturday 6-5.  The win is Illinois’ 20th in row and gives at least a series win going into Sunday’s game against the Buckeyes.  Starter […]

Illinois’ Duchene pitches a three-hit gem to defeat #23 Buckeyes

Illinois baseball is just not content for settling for an undefeated April.  Not stopping there, #6 Illinois baseball easily defeated the #23 Ohio State Buckeyes in the first of their three-game set.  Behind the formidable pitching of starter Kevin Duchene, Illinois won 8-1 for their 19th straight victory. The Illini came through with some clutch […]

April and oh! 7-5 win over SIU gives Illini an undefeated month!

Nice going, @BigBob428. Go #Illini! — Illbaseballreport (@IllBaseballRpt) April 29, 2015 With a 7-5 victory against Southern Illinois on Tuesday night, #6 Illinois baseball team has done something pretty incredible.  They have gone undefeated for a whole month.  Eighteen whole games have come and gone and the Illini have won each one of them. […]

Casey at the Bat: Fletcher garners another Big Ten Player of the Week honor

A friend of mine observed to me, “Casey Fletcher just doesn’t seem to ever get fooled by a pitch”.  He probably shouldn’t.  He had a good teacher in his father, legendary Illini and former MLB player Darrin Fletcher.  Well, Casey Fletcher wasn’t fooled much this past week.  He helped himself to the Big Ten Co-Player […]