Libby, Illini offense cream Butler 19-0

Ever been to a ballgame where everything just seemed to go right?  That pretty much happened Wednesday night as the Illini embarrassed the Butler Bulldogs 19-0. Tanner Libby makes the most of his first Illini start First, props go out to starter Tanner Libby who made his first start for…

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Illini suffer a 16-1 loss in East Lansing

If we keep these 1-2 Big Ten weekends up, we’ll be watching the Big Ten tournament from home.  With Illinois’ 16-1 loss to the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, that will make it three straight weekends against conference teams with only one win. MSU’s 16 runs were spread throughout the…

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Friday Night Disaster: Michigan 17 Illinois 1

Shortstop Josh Parr ponders the scoreboard in the seventh inning Can we just forget about Friday night? Friday’s night’s game against Michigan was over pretty much before we knew it.  I had to feel for anyone who came a few innings late to the game.  When they walked in and…

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Four homers on Sunday ensures series win against Penn State

Before the game, Pete Cappetta predicted two wins for the weekend This time it was the Illini who took some advantage of the 20-25 mph wind at Illinois Field. With four homers and a fantastic effort by the bullpen, Illinois closed out this past weekend’s series on a winning note. …

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Penn State slugs past Illini 16-9 in windy Big Ten opener

Will Strack struggles with his jacket in the strong Friday wind before the game. There was a fierce wind at Illinois Field Friday night.  Unfortunately, Penn State took advantage of it and Illinois didn’t.  The Nittany Lions cracked four homeruns and defeated the Illini 16-9. It’s not that Illinois didn’t…

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Illini crush Chicago State 18-2 in home opener

Wow, the University of Illinois baseball team sure knows how to put on a show for their home opener, eh?  The Illini crushed the Chicago State Cougars last night by the score of 18-2.  The outcome of the game almost seemed apparent by the end of the second inning.  By…

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Argo puts out the Fire, Illinois wins 11-3

It was the Willie Argo show today as the Illini defeated Southeastern University 11-3 down in Winter Haven, Florida.  Looking at their schedule, Southeastern is used to scoring in double-digits but today, Kevin Manson and company managed to keep the damage to a minimum.  Despite the Fire’s ten hits, they…

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Indiana takes the Big Ten Tournament; Cappetta named to All-Tournament Team

The Hoosiers were on a roll and no one was going to stop them, not even the Gophers, who were pretty hot themselves.  They won the Big Ten Tournament championship by defeating the red hot Minnesota Golden Gophers 13-2. This is Indiana’s first Tourney title in in 13 years.  This…

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ILL 15 NU 12: ‘Cats make it interesting

Now, that Illinois win was just a little TOO interesting. With a 15-3 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Northwestern Wildcats rallied for nine runs to make it close.  Fortunately, Will Strack came in and shut the door on the ‘Cats, pitching a perfect ninth.  The…

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Illini split DH with Golden Gophers Saturday

This gentleman had the right idea during the break but a sweep was not in the cards for the Illini Illinois was oh so close to a sweep of Minnesota this weekend.  After a major comeback on Friday, they did the same for the first game on Saturday coming back…

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