It’s official: Casey Fletcher joining the Illini

Looks like it’s official.  According to fightingillini.com, Casey Fletcher has been added to the Illinois roster as a preferred walk-on.  Casey is the son of Illini baseball legend Darrin Fletcher.  Preferred, indeed.  If he’s anything like his dad who still holds Illini baseball records, any team would prefer him.  Seriously,…

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Another Fletcher on the horizon for the Illini?

There’s some exciting news on the recruiting front.  Casey Fletcher, son of former Illini Darrin Fletcher and grandson of another former Illini Tom Fletcher has accepted an offer to join the Illini baseball program as a preferred walk-on.  Darrin Fletcher (right) at 2010 Alumni Day with another Illini great, Donn…

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The Illini who made it big: Homeruns

During this off-season, I thought I would occasionally take a look the former Illini who had played in the Major Leagues.  To take it a step further, why not post the all-time leaders among Illini alumni in particular stat categories?  It would give us a starting point for some discussion…

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Johnson, Illini cool off Boilermakers in front of alumni

Johnson shuts out the Boilermakers There were more alumni festivities on Saturday at Illinois Field  (more on that below) and boy, did Illinois starting pitcher Kevin Johnson give the old ‘mates a show.  Not only did he pitch a complete game but he exacted revenge on the Purdue Boilermakers by…

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