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 Spillane on a walk-off bases […]

Illinois baseball reap one win against #21 Coastal Carolina

Second HR of the season for Bren Spillane on Friday If you had told me last week that Illinois was going to win one game against a ranked team that was the defending national champion, I would have pleasantly accepted that.  Thing is, with baseball, you get greedy and you want more.  Especially with one […]

Illinois baseball sees lots of offense against FAU, Weber gets first career win

Doran Turchin: two dingers on Friday night Last weekend in Boca Raton, Illinois baseball really showed what its offense could do but with the wind blowing out combined with an inexperienced pitching staff, the good guys came away with just one Saturday win against the Florida Atlantic Owls.  Illinois hit a total of ten homeruns […]

Illinois Baseball win one at Kleberg Bank College Classic

Craan makes the All-Tournament team Last weekend, Illinois Baseball participated in the Kleberg Bank College Classic hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.  The Illini (2-5) came away with just one Friday win but with a couple more runs and maybe some momentum in the right time, it could have easily been 3-0 Illinois.  Pat McInerney had […]

Streak ended but Illinois is back to business against the Spartans

Two hits and an rbi for Jason Goldstein in Round two at the Big Ten Tourney It finally happened.  It had been almost two months since Illinois had lost game but on Thursday night at the Big Ten Tournament, costly errors contributed to a 2-1 loss to the Maryland Terrapins.  The Terrapins got a gutsy […]

Big Bopper Kerian Brings Back Boasting Brags with Blast in Border Battle

Kerian leads the Big Ten with seven homers At GCS Ballpark In Sauget, Illinois, David Kerian was the man of the night on Tuesday night.  Down 3-2 in the top of the sixth, his two-run homerun put the Illini up for good against the Missouri Tigers.  With help from the bullpen, Illinois eventually won the […]

Illinois baseball redouble their efforts and take last two at Chanticleer Classic

John Kravetz: getting the Illini back on track After splitting the first two games against Ball State, Illinois (9-2-1) lost their second straight game against Kent State.  However, it was back to their winning ways as the Fighting Illini finished up the Chanticleer Classic in Myrtle Beach with two wins against West Virginia and host […]

Illini split with Ball State in two pitching duels

Kevin Duchene is back with a vengeance It’s bad news, good news and bad news time.  The bad news is that Illinois scored just two runs in as many games against Ball State.  The good news is that they won one of those games.  The bad news is that yes, they lost the other, their […]

Illini find their bats against Ohio State at Big Ten Tournament 6-5

On day after the #3 seed Illinois Baseball team (32-20) couldn’t find their bats in Game One of the Baseball Big Ten Baseball Tournament in Omaha, they turned it around.  At TD Ameritrade Park, they provided all the offense starting pitcher Kevin Duchene (left) needed against #7 seed Ohio State in their 6-5 win. Duchene […]

Comeback again? Fletcher walk off, again? Unbelievable! Illini deliver sweep against Michigan State 10-9

Sunday was just another day in paradise at Illinois Field. For third game in a row, Illinois came back from behind to defeat Michigan State and for the second game in a row, Casey Fletcher hit walk off hit to win the game for the Illini. Fletcher’s hit in the bottom of the ninth scores […]