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’…

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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…

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Game over: Illini bats dwindle against Gopher pitching, 3-1

Davis Hendrickson drove home the sole run in today’s loss In an elimination game against Minnesota at the Big Ten Tournament, Illinois (34-18) couldn’t hold on to a slim lead and lost 3-1 and will have to say goodbye to Minneapolis.  Ryan Castellanos was a hard luck loser as he…

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Illinois Baseball plans for extended stay in Minneapolis

Drasen Johnson gets the ‘W’ in Illinois’ clinching victory Illinois Baseball dropped their last game of the regular season to Minnesota but they still had plenty to be happy about.  With Friday’s 4-3 win over the Golden Gophers, the Orange and Blue will be advancing to the Big Ten Tournament…

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Getting closer: Illini take game 1 against Minnesota on Thursday

Kevin Duchene comes through again versus Minnesota Kevin Duchene continues to pitch well as he won his eighth game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.  It was a key win as the Illini (32-15, 13-9 Big Ten) were facing a formidable pitcher in Tom Windle.  The Illinois offense managed to score…

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Illini head north in hopes to clinch a postseason berth

Kevin Duchene will take the mound vs Minnesota on Thursday This weekend, Illinois heads north to Minneapolis to finish out the regular season against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. While both teams both have 12 conference wins, the Gophers (12-6, 29-18 overall) have three less losses than Illinois (12-9, 31-15 overall)…

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