Illini 2016 Draft Roundup: Sedlock, Goldstein, Blackburn and Nielsen chosen

Cody Sedlock: another first round draft choice from the Illini The Illinois baseball program had some big shoes to fill after last year’s draft.  A total of nine players were drafted from the 2015 team which won the Big Ten championship and went on to the Super Regionals.  That said, the 2016 Illini team held […]

Thank you Illinois Baseball Senior Class of 2016!

It’s May 31st so before the month is out and we close out the 2016 season, I want to recognize the Senior Class of 2016.  This class has quite a lot to to be proud. The Class of 2016 went 145-74-1 for a .661 winning percentage.  They also boasted a 64-30 record against Big Ten […]

Sedlock named B1G Pitcher of the Year!

It shouldn’t be any surprise to any Illini fan.  Starter Cody Sedlock has been chosen as the Big Ten Pitcher of Year.  He becomes the second Illini in as many years to garner the award after Tyler Jay earned it in 2015.  Sedlock was efficient.  He had a conference ERA of 1.67 and an opposing […]

No tourney but Illinois baseball ends 2016 on winning note

Illinois won their last two games against Michigan but it just wasn’t enough.  Going into the last game, their fate was in the hands of Michigan State and the Spartans let them down.  As a result, Illinois will not be going to the Big Ten Baseball Tournament next week.  This will be only the third […]

Illinois wins Terp series, inches toward tourney bid

Cody Sedlock: pitching the Illini to success Three games, two wins.  Now the Illini have an improved conference record of 9-9. Movin’ on up! Illinois (25-20, 9-9 Big Ten) comes home from Maryland (25-21, 10-8 Big Ten) with a big series win.  It was a low scoring weekend.  Illinois scored 10 runs in the three […]

Series win over Buckeyes moves Illinois up in the conference standings

For the second weekend in a row, we had beautiful weather for baseball all three days.  After a marathon 15-inning 1-0 win by Illinois (20-17, 6-6 Big Ten) on Friday night featuring a historical performance by Cody Sedlock, Ohio State (25-14-1, 5-7 Big Ten) came back to win on Saturday.  However, Illinois won the rubber […]

Sweep! Illini take all three from the Billikens

Trent Hammond gets a high five as he scores on Sunday Wow!  What a beautiful sunny weekend!  It was perfect weather for baseball all three days and Illinois took advantage by sweeping the Saint Louis Billikens all three games.  With the sweep. Illinois now puts themselves above .500 with a 17-16 record.  Major highlights Trent […]

Illinois baseball hosts Saint Louis at home this weekend

Adam Walton gets back to first base safely in Tuesday’s game against ISU It’s the first home series in three weekends for the Illini baseball team.  Illinois (14-16, 4-5 Big Ten) will be playing a non-conference series against the Saint Louis Billikens (16-18, 7-2 Atlantic 10) who now claim first place in the Atlantic 10 […]

Despite offensive performances, Iowa is not heaven to Illinois

Doran Turchin’s grand slam on Saturday helped defeat Iowa Despite outscoring the Iowa Hawkeyes by a 16-12 margin this weekend, Illinois (13-16, 4-5 Big Ten) managed just one win in their three game series against Iowa (14-15, 5-4 Big Ten).  The Illini sandwiched their highest scoring game of the year in between two one-run losses.  […]

Illinois looks to improve on .500 conference record at Iowa

Luke Shilling slides into home during Illinois’ 5th inning rally against EIU Tuesday For the second weekend in a row, Illinois (12-14, 3-3 Big Ten) will be traveling for a Big Ten series.  This weekend, they will be playing in Iowa City to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (12-14, 3-3 Big Ten) for a three […]