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 the usual baseball activities, Illinois […]

Illinois trying to keep hope alive against Iowa

Time to have some fun, boys!! So this is it… the last series of the regular season.  Illinois baseball will host fifth-place Iowa Hawkeyes at Illinois Field for an early weekend series which begins on Thursday at 6pm.  An 8th place finish is necessary to move on so Illinois’ current 11th place standing seems quite […]

Rutgers next up for Illini Baseball

  Jack Yalowitz hits at a .347 pace After a critical series win against #24 Maryland last weekend, Illinois travels to New Brunswick, New Jersey to face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.  Rutgers (17-28, 5-10 Big 10) currently inhabits twelfth place in the Big Ten two spots below Illinois.  Illinois is on a 15-8 streak and […]

Streaking Massey giving Illini an edge, series win over Gophers

To think at the beginning of the season, I was unsure of Illinois’ situation at second base.  With the departure of Michael Hurwitz last year and no heir apparent, it seemed like a hole that needed filling.  Well, Michael Massey has filled that hole admirably.  With six hits during Illinois’ double header against Minnesota, Massey […]

Illini continue road trip against Minnesota this weekend

  Freshman Michael Massey is on a hitting tear The Illinois baseball team continues its lengthy road trip by traveling to the University of Minnesota.  The Golden Gophers (24-12, 8-4 Big Ten) are hosting the Illini who were swept by the Purdue Boilermakers last weekend in a conference series.  Illinois (16-22, 3-9 Big Ten) will […]

Illinois takes success on the road to Purdue this weekend

Mark Skonieczny bares his teeth as he legs out a triple Baseball is great.  Winning is even better.  After starting the season 6-16, Illinois baseball is starting to find its groove.  In their last twelve games, they won nine.  That includes a 2-1 series win over Northwestern last weekend and lopsided 13-3 victory over Western […]

Illinois looking for three wins against the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend

Ty Weber takes on the Wildcats Friday night Illinois Baseball is on its best this roll season.  With its three-game sweep against Indiana State, two midweek wins, and a win versus Michigan, the Illini have won six of its last eight games!  The boys in Orange and Blue will look to extend their winning ways […]

Illinois baseball takes one from #18 Michigan

The bad news?  Illinois went 1-2 this weekend.  The good news?  It was against Michigan, a nationally ranked team in the Big Ten.  The bittersweet news.  It could have very easily been a 2-1 victory in favor of Illinois.  Sunday belongs to the freshmen Illinois won on Sunday to salvage the weekend against powerhouse Michigan […]

The Spartans visit Illinois Field for Big Ten opener

  Jack Yalowitz leads all Illini with a .389 average I say this every year but it’s worth repeating… the non-conference season is just the beginning.  The Big Ten season is almost here and that brings a whole new aspect to college baseball.  The competition is more intense, the rivalries begin to heat up and […]

Despite opportunities, Illinois drops doubleheader Sunday

Pat McInerney made things interesting with his 5th homer of the year Despite Sunday’s exciting game against Southern Illinois, the Illini couldn’t take advantage of opportunities and ended up losing both ends of a doubleheader.  Illinois lost the first game against Toledo 10-4.  SIU took the second game 3-1.  Illinois (5-11) won the first game […]