How have our Illini players done this summer? Part 3

Jason Goldstein hit .323 for the Madison Mallards in the Northwoods League So far we’ve gotten a look at the former Illini in the minors this summer.  That included a look at the very special draftee Class of 2015 in their first summer of pro ball. However, our current Illinois…

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Summer leagues are in full swing! Which teams are the Illini playing?

Mark Skonieczny is batting .341 for the Lake Erie Monarchs this summer Now that the Illinois baseball season is over, the baseball players get to go home and have fun all summer, right?  Not necessarily.  They’re probably having fun but they are all honing their skills at collegiate baseball leagues…

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Reid Roper awarded Honker of the Year

This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone following Reid Roper’s summer up in Rochester but it has recently been announced that he has been named “Honker of the Year” by his summer league team the Rochester Honkers. Not only did Roper become the Honkers’ all-time leader in hits,…

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Reid Roper breaking summer league records up in Rochester

It seems Illini infielder infielder/pitcher Reid Roper has been making headlines all season helping his summer league team Rochester Honkers win ballgames (here are just a couple from the Northwoods League website and the Post-Bulletin).  Now, Roper is in the news because he is breaking another record.  According to the…

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Matthew James dual role pays off in no-hitter for Lexington

It’s a new one on me.  Illini infielder Matthew James can pitch.  Apparently pretty well.  And James (right) pitched REALLY well on Saturday as he threw a complete  game no-hitter for the Lexington Snipes against the Joliet Admirals.  Behind James’ pitching, the Snipes defeated the Admirals 6-1.  The line on…

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