Sweep! Illini begin conference season on the right road

Illinois baseball starts off the season with a sweep over the Northwestern Wildcats! While it was a clean 3-0 sweep, I don’t think I have seen such a close Big Ten series than this weekend’s battle.  The NU opponents put up a worthy effort and kept the boys in Orange…

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Ready for the B1G, Illinois to take on rival Wildcats in conference opener

You can throw out the 12-5 record now.  On the eve of conference season, it gets real tomorrow.  This weekend, the Big Ten baseball season begins and Illinois travels to Evanston to take on their in-state rivals, the Northwestern Wildcats.  While Illinois is listed in second place behind Indiana (15-4),…

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Engel’s patience pays off against the Wildcats with walk-off walk

The last two Illinois baseball games have gone into extra innings.  Not only did the Illini win both of those games, Tyler Engel was responsible for the game winning rbi in both of them.  Yes, Tyler’s stock is rising.  On Friday night against the Northwestern Wildcats, Engel drove home Bren…

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Illinois looking for three wins against the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend

Ty Weber takes on the Wildcats Friday night Illinois Baseball is on its best this roll season.  With its three-game sweep against Indiana State, two midweek wins, and a win versus Michigan, the Illini have won six of its last eight games!  The boys in Orange and Blue will look…

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Relentless Illinois offense dominates Wildcats 17-2 for a sweep!

Celebrating a sweep! Illinois baseball completed their weekend sweep of Northwestern on Sunday in almost ruthless fashion.  They defeated the Wildcats by a football-like score of 17-2.  The game was really never in question with the Illini scoring three runs in the top of the first inning and by the…

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Illinois baseball wins comfortable game behind Johnson’s effort 11-4

Drasen Johnson wins #4 of the year There was no game winning homerun today. Nor was their any other late inning heroics.  There was no need for any. #15 Illinois (23-6-1) got off to a nice 6-1 lead by the third inning and never looked back against Northwestern on Saturday. …

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McInerney’s 13th inning shot gives Illini a boost

Pat McInerney breaks the 1-1 tie with a solo shot in the 13th The new video scoreboard got a rude workout today as it took 13 innings for the #15 Illini to defeat the Northwestern Wildcats 3-1 at Illinois Field.  The cold Illinois fans have Pat McInerney to thank for…

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Illinois baseball ‘travels’ to Champaign for Northwestern series this weekend

Pat McInerney is tied for the Illini lead in rbis with 19 We are one day away from Illinois baseball’s Big Ten home opener… …sort of.  #15 Illinois (21-6-1) will be playing Northwestern (8-19) this weekend.  While this isn’t technically a home series for Illinois, this will be the first…

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Illini sweep the Wildcats behind Kravetz’ strong Sunday performance

Eight shutout innings for John Kravetz For the second time this weekend, the Illini shut out Northwestern.  On Sunday, John Kravetz pitched a career high scoreless eight innings for his third win of season.   The Illinois offense managed just one run today but that’s all they would need behind Kravetz’…

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