Illinois begin homestand after two wins against Terps

Illinois baseball returns home to Illinois Field after a satisfying series back East.  The boys won two of three against the University of Maryland Terrapins.  With wins on Friday and Sunday, Illinois improves their record to 19-8 and retains their third place spot in the Big Ten conference.  Upon returning,…

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Illinois baseball to play in Stetson Invitational this weekend

Freshman CF Doran Turchin raked last weekend at a .500 clip For the second straight weekend, Illinois baseball travels to Florida.  This time, they are taking part in the Stetson Invitational in DeLand, Florida.  They will take on three teams, Central Michigan, host Stetson and Villanova.  The starting pitching has…

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How have our Illini players done this summer? Part 2

A couple days we saw how a few of our former Illini are doing this summer in the minor leagues.  Today, it’s time to take a look at the Illinois Draftee Class of 2015 and see how they are faring in their first year in the pros.    Tyler Jay…

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Tyler Jay leads the way as nine Illini chosen in MLB Draft

Even after the 2015 Illinois baseball season is over, the team is breaking records.  Now that the MLB Draft is over, a total of nine Illini players have been chosen.  This breaks the school’s record of six from 1985.  Not only that, Illinois is top drafted team in the Big…

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Vanderbilt derails Illinois’ magical season in Super Regional

Kevin Duchene salutes the fans after today’s loss In today’s Super Regional elimination game against Vanderbilt at Illinois Field, Illinois (50-10-1) could not take advantage of scoring opportunities and lost a heartbreaker to the Commodores 4-2.  With the loss, Illinois’ magical record-breaking season is over.   On the same day that…

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Game 2 of Super Regional postponed till Monday

Illini players play the waiting game in the bullpen area The fans showed up and the players warmed up for Sunday’s Super Regional game between Illinois and Vanderbilt.  As the 5:05pm starting time inched closer and the normal pre-game announcements and rituals we usually go through didn’t happen, I wondered…

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Bring on the Commodores! Illinois hosts Vanderbilt in NCAA Super Regional

With a 3-0 Regional Championship win under their belt, the #6 national seed Fighting Illini (50-8-1) welcome the Vanderbilt Commodores (45-19) to Illinois Field for the NCAA Super Regional this weekend.  Beginning Saturday night at 7pm CT, the two will play a best of three series to determine who will…

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Between Regionals, Illini baseball doesn’t get much better than this!

Success breeds success, they say.  On the heels of their 3-0 Champaign Regional Championship, Illinois baseball can claim three All-Tournament honorees.  ICYMI -> Congrats to #Illini Will Krug, @DrDra35 & @Dkerian12 (Most Outstanding Player) on #ChampaignRegional honors! pic.twitter.com/D55uaoRF9t — #ILLINI #RoadToOmaha (@IlliniBaseball) June 3, 2015 Drasen Johnson’s complete game shutout…

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