#25 Illinois sweeps Rutgers in windy battle!

It feels good to win three more!  This wind-blown series was a wild and wooly one.  Not only did Illinois have to stave off a nine-run comeback by Rutgers (18-14, 4-5 Big Ten) on Friday but there were two contested homeruns (one was overturned).  While 25 runs were scored by…

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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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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 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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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