Illinois sweep Dartmouth, finish Spring Break trip with 5-1 record

Could be that Illinois is finally showing what they are really capable of.?  I sure hope so.  After sweeping the doubleheader today against the Dartmouth Big Green today, the Illinois will come home to Illinois with a 5-1 record from their Spring Break trip.  That brings the Illini back up…

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Illinois capitalizes on Akron miscues, wins 7-6

Today’s game against the Akron Zips was much like yesterday’s game against Bucknell.  Illinois fell behind early, caught up to tie later then it was a dogfight till the end.  The good news is that this time,  Illini came up the victor, defeating Akron 7-6.  It took some doing, though. …

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Wotta Game! Comeback win in Game One vs Ohio State

This game ranks up there as one of the best baseball games I’ve ever seen considering what was at stake, how many were in attendance and what actually went down.  And in case the photo above doesn’t give it away, Illinois won.   With Alex Wimmers (above left) and Phil…

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Illini dealt a 4-3 loss by the Purple Aces

#25 Illinois lost an ugly affair against University of Evansville tonight 4-3 in 10 innings.  Ugly in more ways than one.  But before we get to that, let’s talk about some of the positive things to get us started. Dom Altobelli:  3 for 5 Dom Altobelli went 3 for 5…

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Freshmen pair key victory over SIU-E

Boy, that was a close one! Josh Parr drove in the winning run in the 10th inning Down 4-1, Illinois pulled ahead in the fifth by a run only to lose the lead in the next inning.  The Illini quickly tied it up and that’s where it stood till the…

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Despite rally, Illinois beaten in battle with Army

It was a good effort but not the result intended for Illinois’ first game of their spring break trip today down in Lakeland, Florida. In this morning’s game, Illinois lost to Army 9-8 despite a good effort by the Illini who rallied for five runs for in the the ninth. …

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Pitching, Pitching, and more Pitching gives Illinois a sweep in Texas!

Hate to sound like a broken record but good starting pitching gave Illinois a victory down in Texas.  This time it was Ben Reeser who gave up just one earned run and six hits in 7 2/3 innings against Texas Arlington in the last game of the Al Ogletree tournament. …

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