Illini Drasen Johnson gets some support against Wildcats… and then some

Drasen Johnson finally got the offensive support he deserved today not that he needed it all.   In Evanston, Johnson (3-4, 2.74) struck out ten batters in seven shutout innings against Northwestern while his Illini teammates exploded for 13 runs.  The Northwestern defense didn’t help their cause with five fielding miscues.  …

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I-57 series: Illini take on Wildcats in Evanston this weekend

John Kravetz is back in the rotation this week Illinois Baseball makes its first road trip to a Big Ten school this weekend as they head up I-57 to Evanston to play the Northwestern Wildcats.  The Illini hope to keep the momentum going.  They are coming off a 7-2 home…

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Illinois wins rubber game vs Northwestern, 5-3

Justin Parr advances to third in today’s victory against the Wildcats Sunday’s conclusion of the Illinois-Northwestern series at Illinois Field included just about everything… a Justin Parr hit (two, actually) to extend his hitting streak, a comeback for the Illini (26-3, 8-7 Big Ten) and a perhaps too-exciting-but-successful-nonetheless save for…

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Rainy weather doesn’t stop Illinois offense, 12-3

26 games in a row:  Justin Parr’s infield hit to short breaks the record. Just as the game between the Illini and the Northwestern Wildcats began on Saturday afternoon, it began to rain.  It was a little mist at first but a steady rain soon followed.  The bad weather didn’t…

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Illini end up on wrong end of 13-inning affair, 4-3

Kevin Duchene hopes his rally cap with induce some Illini runs Friday night, Illinois and Northwestern were locked in an back-and forth extra-inning battle.  The Wildcats eventually won the game 4-3 in 13 innings.  For a few innings though, I saw some of the most exciting baseball at Illinois Field…

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Illini show us three ways to skin a Wildcat

With today’s 3-2 victory against Northwestern, Illinois completed a three-game sweep of the Wildcats.  Once again, Matt Milroy was fantastic in relief.  He pitched 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball and struck out eleven batters and allowed just two hits.  Northwestern actually got off to a good start today getting…

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Nine K Shutout for Johnson against Wildcats

The baseball fans at Rocky Miller Park were treated to a pitchers’ duel extraordinaire today.  Both Illinois starter Kevin Johnson and Northwestern pitcher Francis Brooke pitched complete games and between the two of them, only one earned run was allowed.  Fortunately for Johnson, he had just enough offense behind him…

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Illini take on Wildcats in I-57 Series

Thomas Shelton hopes to extend his five game hitting streak this weekend The University of Illinois baseball team hope to continue to climb the Big Ten standings this weekend as they take on the Northwestern Wildcats.  This year’s intrastate series will be played at Rocky Miller Park in Evanston.  The…

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Illini, Cappetta take two from Wildcats

Illinois took their second straight Big Ten series as they defeated the Northwestern Wildcats two games to one at Evanston. Illinois lost Friday night’s affair 9-2 but it seemed they were ready for revenge Saturday as they scored four runs in first inning.   That’s all they would need as John…

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