Spillane’s Saturday helps Illini to a series win over SIU

  For the third weekend in a row, Illinois reaped the benefits of Big Ten Player of Week performance.  With that help, they won two of three from the rival Southern Illinois Salukis at Itchy Jones Stadium.  It was firstbaseman Bren Spillane who hit the cover off the ball, collecting…

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After comeback win against UWM, Illinois to take on Salukis

#24 Illinois baseball hosted the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers for their home opener and gave over 500 hometown fans a great show.  Coming back from a 4-0 deficit, they had a little offensive help from Michael Massey, Grant Van Scoy and leadoff man Zac Taylor.  With the win, Illinois improves…

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Despite opportunities, Illinois drops doubleheader Sunday

Pat McInerney made things interesting with his 5th homer of the year Despite Sunday’s exciting game against Southern Illinois, the Illini couldn’t take advantage of opportunities and ended up losing both ends of a doubleheader.  Illinois lost the first game against Toledo 10-4.  SIU took the second game 3-1.  Illinois…

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Illinois dogged by miscues and inexperience, drop last three in Carbondale

Tough Sunday loss for Andrew Mamlic I’m sure none of the Illini baseball players and certainly not Coach Hartleb could have seen a 1-3 weekend coming.  After a solid win behind starter Cody Sedlock and 3B Trent Hammond (3 for 3) on Friday, Illinois dropped the next game against the…

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Illinois baseball faces intrastate battle this weekend in Carbondale

J.D. Nielsen effective out of the pen with a 1.74 ERA You could almost say that Illinois baseball (6-7) is going to the dogs.  This weekend the Illini will face the Huskies of Northern Illinois and the Salukis of Southern Illinois.  The good guys are traveling to Carbondale, Illinois for…

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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 baseball evens series up with SIU 6-2

Third career complete game for Drasen Johnson It was a strange game at times with two ejections and an oh-so-close homerun that was ruled a foul ball but in the end, the Illini (13-4-1) came out the victor.  Starter Drasen Johnson pitched a complete against the Southern Illinois Salukis (3-14)…

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