Fall 2017 schedule includes two Illinois baseball matchups

Time was, the fall semester didn’t see much Illinois Baseball action outside of one intrasquad series.  Sure, they held daily practice out on Illinois Field which culminated with the annual Orange and Blue World Series but that was about it.  Seems that things are changing.  This fall, in addition to…

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Dates for Illinois Baseball’s Orange and Blue World Series scheduled!

From the looks of it, the guys have been having fun with the intrasquad scrimmages the past two Saturdays.  But check it out!  Scrimmages are just scrimmages but next week, the real Orange and Blue World Series takes place.  Then, things are going down.  Three games are scheduled next week. …

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Blue v. Orange: Another open scrimmage set for Saturday

This Saturday, they’ll be at it again.  After having so much fun last weekend, Illinois baseball’s Orange Team and Blue Team will battle it out this coming Saturday during another open scrimmage at Illinois Field.  What:  Open scrimmage Where:  Illinois Field When:  September 17 at 10:40am (gates open at 9:00am…

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5 things I learned from Saturday’s Illini baseball scrimmage

Last Saturday, the Illinois baseball players assembled on Illinois Field for a little friendly competition.  A half hour before the game was to start, there was quite a rain and the pitching mound was covered.  Things have a way of working out though.  At 10:40am, the sky cleared and for…

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How do you get to Omaha? Practice, practice, practice.

It’s a take on an old adage but it’s so appropriate in this context.  Before Big Ten games, before non-conference games and even before intrasquad scrimmages, it all comes down to practicing the fundamentals.  And that’s what the Illinois Baseball team started doing this past week at Illinois Field. Thursday…

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Illini baseball roster updated for the 2017 season

The Illinois baseball roster has now been updated for the 2017 season!  Some quick numbers  33 total players 21 returning from the 2016 season 12 new players 11 out-of-state players 6 left-handed pitchers 10 right-handed pitchers 6 players who can pitch and play another position   Illinois will be losing…

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Prepping for DR: Illini baseball practice in November

  Catcher Kelly Norris-Jones awaits the cutoff throw Baseball in November at Illinois Field.  There’s a first for everything.  The Illini were at practice today getting warmed up for their trip to the Dominican Republic.  They’ll be leaving for a week on November 22nd.  For those interested, there is a…

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Illini Baseball team takes practice at Illinois Field this week

This week, the Illinois baseball team have been practicing out at Illinois Field.  On Thursday afternoon, I took off work early and observed the guys in action.  While I was there, I snapped a few shots.  I was especially interested to see this person.  This is newly installed assistant Coach…

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