The Spartans visit Illinois Field for Big Ten opener

  Jack Yalowitz leads all Illini with a .389 average I say this every year but it’s worth repeating… the non-conference season is just the beginning.  The Big Ten season is almost here and that brings a whole new aspect to college baseball.  The competition is more intense, the rivalries begin to heat up and […]

Home Sweet Home; Illinois hosts SIU and Toledo in round robin

“It’s just good to be home.  You get to play on your own field, we have great fans here, and I think that’s a huge plus for us.” Dan Hartleb via Daily Illini For the first time this season, local fans will get to see the Illini baseball team at Illinois Field!  The Illini are […]

Hayes’ one-hitter highlights Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State

Hayes improves to 3-2 with a one-hitter over Penn State Two fantastic starting performances by Illinois’ Doug Hayes and Cole Bellair resulted in just win in Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State.  Hayes pitched the first complete game one-hitter by an Illini pitcher in nine years to win Game 1 by the score of 6-1.  Bellair […]

Illinois’ Sedlock wins conference opener vs. Penn State 5-0

Cody Sedlock improves to 4-1 for the season With a little help from his friends, Cody Sedlock got Illinois baseball’s conference season off to the right start.  Sedlock threw seven shutout innings to give Illinois a 5-0 win over Penn State on Friday at Illinois Field’s home opener.  Charlie Naso threw two scoreless innings in […]

Home Sweet Home! Illinois welcomes Penn State for Big Ten opener

Illinois sees the return of catcher Jason Goldstein this weekend “There’s no place like home”, said Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz but I think the Illinois baseball players are probably thinking the same thing.  Illinois (8-10) is looking to start off the Big Ten conference portion of the season in the right way while […]

Illini salvage opening weekend with comeback win against Tulane on Sunday

No longer on the sidelines: four doubles for Anthony Drago this weekend After losing the first two games to #19 Tulane Green Wave in New Orleans, the Fighting Illini baseball team rallied on Sunday for their first victory of the season.  The opening series of the college season was anticipated by many but no more […]

Illini opens 2016 baseball season at Tulane this weekend

Doug Hayes is Saturday’s probable starter against Tulane It is almost opening day!  While Illinois will be battling the Tulane Green Wave in warm New Orleans and I unfortunately, won’t be there, I am very excited for the start of the college baseball season.  It’s a new year in more ways than one.  A year […]

Illini Baseball host Purdue for Big Ten opener

Ryan Castellanos scheduled to toe the rubber on Saturday As I’m fond of saying this time of year, it’s a whole new season.  Unless you follow the RPI rankings and such, the we start anew in the Big Ten and all games from here on out are what really count.  Not only is a new […]

McDonnell, Goldstein give home crowd a treat against Indiana State, 8-0

Rob McDonnell notches his first college win Behind the strong pitching of Rob McDonnell and the bat of catcher Jason Goldstein, the Illinois baseball (8-9) won their home opener at Illinois Field today against the Indiana State Sycamores (14-3).  A common thread of discussion among the crowd was that pitching and hitting were finally jelling […]

Huskers in control at Illini home opener, 9-5

I’ll admit, my photo of Cornhusker Michael Pritchard scares me a little As they say, all good things must come to an end.  After winning twelve of their last thirteen games, Illinois Baseball faced reality in the form of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  In their home opener and the Big Ten opener, the Illini lost to […]