Illini Baseball outslug Purdue Friday, 17-12

  Thomas Lindauer got Illinois off to a good start with his seventh homerun of 2013 Illinois and Purdue got off to a raucous start Friday night when both teams scored 12 runs in the 40-minute first inning alone.  It wasn’t over yet either.  Both teams combined for 29 runs…

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Illini vs Oakland doubleheader: A tale of two baseball games

  Jordan Parr is welcomed at home by Justin Parr and Michael Hurwitz after hitting his fourth homerun of the year You could say Illinois Baseball’s two games against the Oakland Grizzlies in Saturday’s doubleheader were like night and day.  Game 1 was a long drawn affair which it seemed…

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Illinois continues to pound MVSU, 12-4

Jordan Parr hustles into third as he triples in the first inning It was more of the same Saturday as the Illini pounded the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils 12-4 at Illinois Field.  Once again, a big inning helped as the six-run second pretty much put the game away.  By…

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Illinois get a big inning vs MVSU in home opener, 15-6

Shortstop Thomas Lindauer makes the play at first Illinois baseball team came home to a crowd of 827 baseball fans and did everything they could to not disappoint.  Hosting the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, they succeeded as they outslugged the opposition 15-6 behind the solid pitching of Kevin Johnson. …

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Nebraska’s 11-run inning is all they need vs Illinois 18-5

I guess, it’s the nature of college baseball.  Saturday, I was listening to the Illinois-Nebraska game on the way home from grocery shopping when Illinois had a 2-0 lead.  I thought to myself, “Good.  They’ll need more.  But that’s a nice start.”.  But by the time we brought the groceries…

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Illini Baseball wins conference opener vs Cornhuskers 11-3

The Illini baseball team started the Big Ten conference season in a grand fashion by crushing the tough Nebraska Cornhuskers by the score of 11-3 in the opener at Lincoln.  Kevin Johnson won his fourth straight game getting all the offense he needed.  Leftfielder Justin Parr (right) was a big…

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Illinois clobbers West Virginia 14-3

On Sunday, the Illini didn’t waste time against the West Virginia Mountaineers.  In their last game at the Nike College Showcase in Eugene, Oregon, the bats were swinging and the runs were scoring.  The game almost seemed in the bag by the bottom of the first when Illinois scored seven…

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Illini lose tough battle in season opener against Notre Dame 13-12

Justin Parr:  Four hits in 2012 season opener Well, if you want to find the silver lining in today’s 13-12 loss to Notre Dame at the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge in St Petersburg, Florida, it’s this:  at least the Illini had no problems providing offensive support for starter Kevin Johnson. …

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Illini beat up sister school UIS 10-4

First things first, Wednesday’s game against Bradley has been canceled.  Something about impending storms and flash floods.  The game will not be made up. Last night’s contest against our sister school U of I Springfield began perhaps a little shaky but it didn’t take much time for the Illini to…

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Illinois wins slugfest in Bloomington 17-12

It was a wild and crazy one in Bloomington today.  Indiana continued to hit and scored 12 runs.  Fortunately, Illinois had a blockbuster afternoon scoring 17 runs on the same amount of hits.  Brandon Hohl hit two homers and drove in three runs.  Final score:  Illinois 17  Indiana 12.  The…

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