My top ten favorite Illinois Baseball photos of 2015

The Fighting Illini has done a couple “Year in Review” articles recently including a Top Ten @IlliniBaseball Tweets 2015 piece and a rather interesting The Year of Baseball in Illinois.  I’ll do my part. Here are ten of my favorite photos from 2015.  They may not be technically the best…

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Congrats to the Illini Senior Class of 2015!

This past weekend on campus has been crazy with graduation ceremonies happening.  Before Saturday’s game, eleven Illini senior baseball players were recognized for their time with the team.  They even took some time out from their busy schedule to reflect on the past few years.  I don’t have to tell…

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Illinois get around to defeating EIU Panthers 10-1

David Kerian now leads the team in HR (9) and hitting (.346) The Illinois offense got off to a slow start but once they got cookin’ they couldn’t stop.  Hitless through four innings, the Illini caught fire with David Kerian’s ninth homerun of the season.  By the time the dust…

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Illinois baseball evens series up with SIU 6-2

Third career complete game for Drasen Johnson It was a strange game at times with two ejections and an oh-so-close homerun that was ruled a foul ball but in the end, the Illini (13-4-1) came out the victor.  Starter Drasen Johnson pitched a complete against the Southern Illinois Salukis (3-14)…

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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 find their bats against Ohio State at Big Ten Tournament 6-5

On day after the #3 seed Illinois Baseball team (32-20) couldn’t find their bats in Game One of the Baseball Big Ten Baseball Tournament in Omaha, they turned it around.  At TD Ameritrade Park, they provided all the offense starting pitcher Kevin Duchene (left) needed against #7 seed Ohio State…

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Comeback again? Fletcher walk off, again? Unbelievable! Illini deliver sweep against Michigan State 10-9

Sunday was just another day in paradise at Illinois Field. For third game in a row, Illinois came back from behind to defeat Michigan State and for the second game in a row, Casey Fletcher hit walk off hit to win the game for the Illini. Fletcher’s hit in the…

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Illinois Baseball ‘Topped’ by WKU in three straight

A hard luck loss by Drasen Johnson on Sunday Illinois starting pitching was on target this weekend but that wasn’t enough for the Illini baseball squad.  A lack of offense contributed to a sweep by the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers down in Bowling Green.  After an uplifting tournament a week ago,…

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Photos of Orange and Blue World Series Game 1 at Illinois Field

Today was Game 1 of Illinois Baseball’s Orange and Blue’s World Series.   Exciting because between May and March, this is really the only competitive college baseball to be found at Illinois Field even if it is an intrasquad game.  I stopped by today and saw most of the game.  I…

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