Illinois baseball drop last two in wild, windy series against Cornhuskers

LF Dan Rowbottom improves to .292 for the season Illinois (11-14, 3-3 Big Ten) had plenty of chances to win every game this weekend against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (19-8, 5-1 Big Ten).  Unfortunately, the good guys came home with one Friday night victory.  Both teams were plagued by the windy…

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Illinois take comeback game to B1G Tournament, notch 3-2 win versus Cornhuskers

Pat McInerney drove in the winning run in Illinois’ first game of the Big Ten Tournament Top seed Illinois hit the Big Ten Tournament and won like they’ve won all year.  Pitching well and never giving up.  In the feature game in the opening day of the tournament, Illinois came…

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#2 Illinois enters Big Ten Tournament as top seed

Casey Fletcher rips a double before the rains came The weather prevented #2 Illinois from finishing their regular season on Saturday.  Down by a run In the fourth inning of their last match against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, there was a downpour and after a delay of over 2 1/2 hours,…

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Big Ten champs!! Win vs. Huskers clinches conference championship for Illinois!

In a dismally rainy evening, #2 Illinois (44-6-1, 20-1 Big Ten) gave 1000+ Illini fans reason to stay at the ballpark.  With a 6-3 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers (34-20, 9-13 Big Ten), they clinched the Big Ten Championship for the first time since 2011 and extended their winning streak…

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Series loss against Huskers gives Illinois a #3 seed in tourney

Is Kevin Duchene slated for Game 1 of the Big Ten Tournament? It’s probably fitting that the two second place teams who entered this weekend would have one of closest series of the Big Ten weekend.  Both teams have had won their share of three game sweeps but I had…

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Illinois Baseball split doubleheader with Cornhuskers

Alex Lincoln lays down a bunt with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th On Saturday, Illinois split a doubleheader with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  They won the first game 8-7 on a walk-off squeeze play by Alex Lincoln.  In the second game, there were plenty of base runners…

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Huskers in control at Illini home opener, 9-5

I’ll admit, my photo of Cornhusker Michael Pritchard scares me a little As they say, all good things must come to an end.  After winning twelve of their last thirteen games, Illinois Baseball faced reality in the form of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  In their home opener and the Big Ten…

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