How have our Illini players done this summer? Part 2

A couple days we saw how a few of our former Illini are doing this summer in the minor leagues.  Today, it’s time to take a look at the Illinois Draftee Class of 2015 and see how they are faring in their first year in the pros.    Tyler Jay…

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Tyler Jay leads the way as nine Illini chosen in MLB Draft

Even after the 2015 Illinois baseball season is over, the team is breaking records.  Now that the MLB Draft is over, a total of nine Illini players have been chosen.  This breaks the school’s record of six from 1985.  Not only that, Illinois is top drafted team in the Big…

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Loss to Michigan drops Illinois from B1G Tourney

David Kerian homered and drove in two runs in Illinois’ loss The Illini gave a great effort at the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis but their chance for a tourney championship came to an end at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines.  After a lights out performance on Friday night…

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Congrats to the Illini Senior Class of 2015!

This past weekend on campus has been crazy with graduation ceremonies happening.  Before Saturday’s game, eleven Illini senior baseball players were recognized for their time with the team.  They even took some time out from their busy schedule to reflect on the past few years.  I don’t have to tell…

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Blackjack! Illinois at 21 straight wins after Ohio State sweep!

Remember when Illinois when lost games?  No, I can’t either.  It’s a faint memory.  Today in Columbus, #6 Illinois (40-6-1, 16-1 Big Ten) extended their winning streak to a lucky 21 by completing a sweep against the #23 Ohio State Buckeyes (31-13, 12-6 Big Ten).  Illinois came back from a…

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April and oh! 7-5 win over SIU gives Illini an undefeated month!

Nice going, @BigBob428. Go #Illini! pic.twitter.com/efurEyjnka — Illbaseballreport (@IllBaseballRpt) April 29, 2015 With a 7-5 victory against Southern Illinois on Tuesday night, #6 Illinois baseball team has done something pretty incredible.  They have gone undefeated for a whole month.  Eighteen whole games have come and gone and the Illini have…

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Illinois get around to defeating EIU Panthers 10-1

David Kerian now leads the team in HR (9) and hitting (.346) The Illinois offense got off to a slow start but once they got cookin’ they couldn’t stop.  Hitless through four innings, the Illini caught fire with David Kerian’s ninth homerun of the season.  By the time the dust…

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Comeback against ISU gives Illini win #30

Will Krug drives in two key runs against ISU On Tuesday night at Duffy Bass Field in Normal, Illinois scored seven runs late in the game to come back against the Illinois State Redbirds.  Down 3-2 in the eighth, the Fighting Illini offense scored five runs in the final two…

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Illinois wins seventh straight, defeats St Louis 7-2

Four wins for Big Bob! Wednesday night, the Illinois baseball team extended their winning streak to seven games with a 7-2 win over the visiting St. Louis Billikens.  Rob McDonnell won his fourth game of the year and with a 2 for 4 performance, left fielder Ryan Nagle has now…

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