The Orange Team dominates the 2016 Orange and Blue World Series

After a fall’s worth a practice and a couple of scrimmages, the Orange and Blue World Series took place this week.  This is probably the 12th one I’ve attended and I don’t think I’ve seen a more one-sided victory by one of the teams.  The Orange Team swept the Blue Team three games.  To add […]

Dates for Illinois Baseball’s Orange and Blue World Series scheduled!

From the looks of it, the guys have been having fun with the intrasquad scrimmages the past two Saturdays.  But check it out!  Scrimmages are just scrimmages but next week, the real Orange and Blue World Series takes place.  Then, things are going down.  Three games are scheduled next week.  According to, the dates […]

Blue v. Orange: Another open scrimmage set for Saturday

This Saturday, they’ll be at it again.  After having so much fun last weekend, Illinois baseball’s Orange Team and Blue Team will battle it out this coming Saturday during another open scrimmage at Illinois Field.  What:  Open scrimmage Where:  Illinois Field When:  September 17 at 10:40am (gates open at 9:00am for batting practice) Cost:  Free! […]

5 things I learned from Saturday’s Illini baseball scrimmage

Last Saturday, the Illinois baseball players assembled on Illinois Field for a little friendly competition.  A half hour before the game was to start, there was quite a rain and the pitching mound was covered.  Things have a way of working out though.  At 10:40am, the sky cleared and for the most part, it was […]

Orange Team takes OBWS on Hurwitz GS and Sefcik’s pitching performance

The Orange Team gets bragging rights for a year.  Hurwitz hit a 9th inning grand slam in Game 2 Congrats to the Orange team who battled back from an 0-1 deficit to win the last two games.  Last night with the help of a Michael Hurwitz grand slam, they defeated the Blue Team 8-7.  Sefcik […]

Orange and Blue World Series: Blue Team wins Game 1 on bats of Matt James, Shilling

Matt James and Luke Shilling both homered for the Blue Team Monday Illinois is taking the Orange and Blue World Series a whole lot more seriously this year.  Complete with a PA announcer, a working scoreboard, at bat music and actual umps, it seems that the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is making an effort to […]

Dates set for Illinois Baseball Orange and Blue series

The dates are set!  I know a few of you have contacted me asking me if I knew when the Illinois Baseball annual intrasquad Orange and Blue World Series was taking place.  Illinois Baseball Coach Hartleb announced yesterday that the dates are right around the corner.  Game 1: Monday, Sept. 28 at 4:15 p.m. Game […]

Photos of Game 3 of Illini Baseball Orange and Blue Series

Anthony Drago takes a cut in Game 3 of the Orange and Blue Series on Friday Friday was third and final game of the Orange and Blue Fall Ball World Series.  What a beautiful day it was for baseball!  The late afternoon game with temps hovering in the low 80s with bright sunshine makes you […]

Photos of Game 2 of Orange and Blue Series

Got out to the ballpark and saw the last half of Game 2 of Illinois baseball’s Orange and Blue Series today.  Here are some photos. Catcher Grey Schultz glad hands pitcher Josh Ferry Our first look at freshman righthander Quinten Sefcik. Jason Goldstein shows he can play first base with this play. Will Krug is […]

Orange and Blue Series this week!

Stop on by Illinois Field this week to watch the Illinois baseball team play in the annual Orange and Blue Series.  Today was Game 1 and according to @Illinois Baseball on Twitter, Orange topped Blue 4-3 on a David Kerian walk-off hit.  If you’re interested in going, there will be two more games.  The next […]