Bucky Dent highlights Illini Baseball’s Hot Stove Banquet

  Saturday night, the large conference center at the iHotel in Champaign was filled to capacity with Illinois baseball fans there to meet the 2018 baseball players, hear former Yankee shortstop Bucky Dent and help raise some money.  It’s an annual tradition called the Hot Stove Banquet which is sponsored…

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Johnson’s shutout advances Illini to the Champaign Regional final!!

Will Krug rounds third to score the first run in today’s win In front of a rocking crowd of over 3000 at Illinois Field, top seed Illinois defeated #2 seed Notre Dame 3-0 behind a strong effort by starter Drasen Johnson who pitched a complete game shutout.  Illinois rallied for…

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Relentless Illinois offense dominates Wildcats 17-2 for a sweep!

Celebrating a sweep! Illinois baseball completed their weekend sweep of Northwestern on Sunday in almost ruthless fashion.  They defeated the Wildcats by a football-like score of 17-2.  The game was really never in question with the Illini scoring three runs in the top of the first inning and by the…

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Pitching rotations announced for Illinois series against SIU

Pat McInerney drives in a run on Tuesday against Chicago State Illinois Baseball’s preview is up now for this weekend’s series against Southern Illinois.  It can’t be emphasized enough.  Our pitching rotation is so strong that we can’t find room for a pitcher of Rob McDonnell’s caliber.  McDonnell did a…

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Illini baseball work up a sweat on Media Day

The temps were hovering around zero degrees this afternoon but that didn’t stop me from seeing a little baseball.  Granted, it was just practice but considering it’s January in Illinois, I was still thrilled. Reid Roper is interview by TV media.  By the way, that’s Illini Baseball Assistant Sports Information…

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Roper, Kerian key Illini comeback vs Purdue 6-4

  Reid Roper launches one to win it Last night, we had a slugfest against Purdue.  Today, there weren’t as many runs but it certainly wasn’t any less exciting.  Down by a run in the bottom of the eighth inning, David Kerian singled home the tying run and was followed…

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Fightingillini.com posts pitching preview

Fightingillini.com is now just beginning to coming out with their annual previews of the baseball program.  Part 1 was just posted today on pitching.  It will be a very different pitching staff than what we saw go to Regionals in 2011.  Overall, the team lost nine seniors plus three more…

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