Tennessee Tech walk-off homer takes down Illini 7-6

  Game #3 / February 17, 2013 vs 7 6 One thing I will say about Coach Hartleb is that he’s not afraid to let his freshman to take their licks in the early non-conference games.  That was apparent Sunday with the game tied in the bottom of the ninth…

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Almost there: Illini surpass Minnesota in race with 3-2 Kravetz gem

John Kravetz:  team leading 8 wins Illinois won their second crucial game in a row against the Minnesota Golden Gophers 3-2 on Friday night behind the formidable pitching of starter John Kravetz.  With the win, the Illini (11-12) jumped over Minnesota (10-13) in the standings.  With some help from the…

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Illini edged by Coastal Carolina 5-4

It was a tight game but Coastal Carolina ended up on the winning side on Sunday.  They edged Illinois 5-4 on the last day of the Coastal Carolina Invitational.  Matt Milroy pitched fantastically in relief, striking out a career high six and allowing just one run.  He took over the…

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Illini drop another close one to Louisville, 4-3

Once again, it was a one-run game at the Big Ten/Big EAST Challenge tournament in St Petersburg, Florida and once again Illinois was on the losing end of the match. They lost to the Louisville Cardinals, 4-3 (boxscore).  Other than that, there wasn’t much similar to Friday’s game with Notre…

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Illini lose tough battle in season opener against Notre Dame 13-12

Justin Parr:  Four hits in 2012 season opener Well, if you want to find the silver lining in today’s 13-12 loss to Notre Dame at the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge in St Petersburg, Florida, it’s this:  at least the Illini had no problems providing offensive support for starter Kevin Johnson. …

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Woot, woot, Lutes!

Boy, it sure is fun when the Illini win! In Illini Nation, Craig Lutes is the hero of the day.  Yes, he’s in that mob of Illinois players you see in the above photo.  Not only is he the one who hit the walk-off homerun against the Northwestern Wildcats today…

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Illini squeeze out a win vs SIU 5-4

Southern Illinois made it interesting but the Illini held on for their 15th win last night.  they won 5-4.  SIU scored three runs in ninth against Bryan Roberts but Bryan closed it out for an Illinois victory.  Time is short so a few quick observations from looking at the box…

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