#25 Illinois sweeps Rutgers in windy battle!

It feels good to win three more!  This wind-blown series was a wild and wooly one.  Not only did Illinois have to stave off a nine-run comeback by Rutgers (18-14, 4-5 Big Ten) on Friday but there were two contested homeruns (one was overturned).  While 25 runs were scored by…

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Illinois baseball rally against Sycamores falls short, 13-10

  It was hot day on Saturday with the temp reaching into the 90s.  Unfortunately, the Indiana State Sycamores offense got hot early and the Illini couldn’t recover.  The Illini were hurt by a Sycamore rally of eight runs in the second inning.  Illinois still made it an interesting game,…

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Illinois baseball sees lots of offense against FAU, Weber gets first career win

Doran Turchin: two dingers on Friday night Last weekend in Boca Raton, Illinois baseball really showed what its offense could do but with the wind blowing out combined with an inexperienced pitching staff, the good guys came away with just one Saturday win against the Florida Atlantic Owls.  Illinois hit…

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Illinois Baseball win one at Kleberg Bank College Classic

Craan makes the All-Tournament team Last weekend, Illinois Baseball participated in the Kleberg Bank College Classic hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.  The Illini (2-5) came away with just one Friday win but with a couple more runs and maybe some momentum in the right time, it could have easily been…

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#3 Illini come back with a vengeance vs Rutgers 28-13

Casey Fletcher welcomes Jason Goldstein at the plate after his grand slam I’ve seen a lot of college ball games but I don’t think I have seen anything like what I’ve witnessed today.  It was an amazing combination of a comeback/slugfest/blowout.  For those who left early, I am truly sorry. …

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#12 Illinois sluggers bash the Boilermakers 10-5

Pat McInerney (27)is welcomed at home plate by Casey Fletcher after his 3-run HR in the first On Saturday, the Illinois offense exploded early for three homeruns and and ten runs as the Illini defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 10-5.  Starting pitcher Kevin Duchene pitched six solid innings and won his…

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Goldstein’s six rbis helps Illini in slugout with Eastern

#12 Illinois (25-6-1) continued their torrid hitting as they defeated their downstate rivals Eastern Illinois (1-24) by the score of 14-10.  Newly honored Big Ten Player of the Week Jason Goldstein didn’t stop his hot hitting.  He had a career high six rbis against EIU going 3 for 6 with…

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#15 Illinois Baseball stave off MSU rally 13-9

John Kravetz improves to a career 21-7 record It was wild, wooly game up in East Lansing today.  After getting off to a 7-0 lead, Illinois sustained a Spartan rally and prevailed in the last game against Michigan State, 13-9.  John Kravetz came out the winner and is now 2-0…

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Illini get spanked by Michigan 17-9

Will Krug’s 3 for 5 performance wasn’t enough to overcome Michigan’s 17 runs Before today, Illinois hurlers hadn’t given up a run for 25 innings.  As I approached Illinois Field, I knew that win or lose, that streak wasn’t going to last.  The winds were blowing straight out to centerfield. …

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Illini Drasen Johnson gets some support against Wildcats… and then some

Drasen Johnson finally got the offensive support he deserved today not that he needed it all.   In Evanston, Johnson (3-4, 2.74) struck out ten batters in seven shutout innings against Northwestern while his Illini teammates exploded for 13 runs.  The Northwestern defense didn’t help their cause with five fielding miscues.  …

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