Hartleb recruits four to Illini baseball

Coach Dan Hartleb and his crew have been busy since the Orange and Blue World Series.  FightingIllini.com reports today that three high school seniors and one JC sophomore have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Illinois baseball team.  All four will eligible to play in the 2017-2018…

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Christ, Dickinson help bring on seven recruits

The headlines in last week’s Illinois baseball’s news feed had an ominous tone to it…   While there is nothing other-worldly about new Illini baseball assistant coach Adam Christ (pronounced krist), he does bring with him some impressive credentials.  Minnesota State assistant 2009-11, promoted to Associate Head Coach 2012-15 306-86…

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Illinois baseball news wrapup: Casey Fletcher, Roper marathon and Lindauer’s first pro dinger

After my summer trip to Alaska, I’m getting back in the swing of things.  Checking the news, it looks like the commitment of Casey Fletcher to the Illinois Baseball program is getting some media attention now.  The Champaign News-Gazette has a feature article on Casey and the familial connection with…

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It’s official: Casey Fletcher joining the Illini

Looks like it’s official.  According to fightingillini.com, Casey Fletcher has been added to the Illinois roster as a preferred walk-on.  Casey is the son of Illini baseball legend Darrin Fletcher.  Preferred, indeed.  If he’s anything like his dad who still holds Illini baseball records, any team would prefer him.  Seriously,…

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Another Fletcher on the horizon for the Illini?

There’s some exciting news on the recruiting front.  Casey Fletcher, son of former Illini Darrin Fletcher and grandson of another former Illini Tom Fletcher has accepted an offer to join the Illini baseball program as a preferred walk-on.  Darrin Fletcher (right) at 2010 Alumni Day with another Illini great, Donn…

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Illinois baseball announces six letters of intent signed

Coach Hartleb seemed pleased during the press conference where he announced the signing class of 2013 yesterday.  The six ‘athletic’ players that have signed letters of intent to play baseball for the University of Illinois are ‘successful’ and will be ‘impact’ players for the team. The focus this recruiting year…

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Fall Schedule set and wow, is Miguel Hermosillo really that good??

Today was the first day of fall classes at the University of Illinois.  Anyone on campus has already noticed the extra hustle and bustle.  I want to wish the Illinois baseball players a successful semester.  Study hard and have fun (but not too much fun!) The Illini baseball schedule for…

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