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…

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Illinois baseball hosts the press for Media Day

Local media showed up at the Irwin Indoor Football Practice Facility where the Illinois baseball team was taking practice on Friday.  It was Media Day and both Coach Dan Hartleb and designated player spokesperson Anthony Drago (above) took some time to speak to the press.    Coach Hartleb’s crew is…

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Goose Gossage highlights Illini baseball Hot Stove Banquet

Last night, the Illinois baseball program celebrated at its annual Hot Stove Banquet.  Sponsored by the Illini Baseball program and the Illinois Baseball Dugout Club, the Hot Stove is held every year in the offseason.  Fans at the banquet were treated to a terrifically uncompromising speech by Hall of Fame…

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Hartleb recruits four to Illini baseball

Coach Dan Hartleb and his crew have been busy since the Orange and Blue World Series.  FightingIllini.com reports today that three high school seniors and one JC sophomore have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Illinois baseball team.  All four will eligible to play in the 2017-2018…

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Nifty 1993 Illini baseball card set is really worth a look

My friend Robin gifted me a pretty nifty piece of Illinois Baseball memorabilia.  It is an unperforated set of baseball cards of the 1993 Illinois baseball team.  Wow! Lots of history here.  Starting with the head coach, Itch Jones who still ranks 28th all-time with 1,242 wins.  And guess who…

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Illinois baseball faces intrastate battle this weekend in Carbondale

J.D. Nielsen effective out of the pen with a 1.74 ERA You could almost say that Illinois baseball (6-7) is going to the dogs.  This weekend the Illini will face the Huskies of Northern Illinois and the Salukis of Southern Illinois.  The good guys are traveling to Carbondale, Illinois for…

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