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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Former Illini CF Kyle Hudson back with the Orioles again

The Baltimore Orioles must have remembered something they liked in Kyle Hudson.  A little over a year after they designated the former Illini centerfielder for assignment, they signed him up again. Word came down yesterday that the Orioles will be re-signing Hudson to a minor league deal. The deal reportedly…

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Come out for the Orange and Blue World Series this week!!

Tyler Hamer throwing from the mound at last year’s Orange and Blue World Series It’s time for some October baseball.  Yes, Cardinals fans, I know your team is in the playoffs but I’m talking about Illinois Baseball Orange and Blue World Series.  Once again, the annual split squad series is…

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Plenty of post-season action for former Illini

It looks like the Illini are representin’ in minor league playoff action in 2011. Joe Bonadonna (left, with the Illini) and the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins Single-A) are seeing playoff action for the first time in 12 years.  They did in style too.  They won 13 of their last 15 games…

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