Krug’s CLASS candidacy shows his total student-athlete qualities

Congratulations to Will Krug for his candidacy in the Senior CLASS Award.  The CLASS Award is devoted to those who excel on and off the field and who epitomize the total student-athlete.  CLASS which stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, recognizes student-athletes who stand out as leaders.  Here is Will Krug’s […]

Duchene wins Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors after keeping Bulls at bay

Three years. Three career Pitcher of Week honors for Kevin Duchene… and the season is still young. Kevin Duchene was awarded the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award for his fantastic effort last Friday against South Florida on Friday.  In seven innings, he allowed just two hits did not give up an earned run […]

Tyler Jay honored, Illinois sees rise in rankings

After a series win against a nationally ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys team last weekend, the Fighting Illini are reaping their rewards today.  That being in the form of a significant jump in many of the national polls out there.  Here is a sample of the polling:   National Poll Illinois’ Ranking Previous Ranking NCBWA 29th […]

Monday de-brief from a 4-0 weekend

Boy, there’s a lot to cover after a 4-0 sweep in which the Illini dominated as they did.  They are of course, tops in the Big Ten after the first weekend though Maryland and Ohio State did put in a 3-0 series.  The other new guy on the block, Rutgers went 0-4. But check this […]

Tyler Jay nets another preseason selection

Pretty soon, this is all going to go to Tyler Jay’s head.  A few weeks ago, he was named as a second team All-American according to Collegiate Baseball.  Now, lightning strikes again.  Perfect Game has ALSO named Jay to their preseason All-American second team.  Here is Perfect Game’s official press release.  In 2014, Tyler Jay […]

Illinois baseball find themselves ranked in pre-season poll

Can Rob McDonnell and Co. keep the Illini in the polls once the season starts? As the University of Illinois Urbana campus empties and the holidays approach, the Illini Baseball team received a gift (or perhaps a curse depending how you look at it).  Illinois (32-21) was ranked in the nationwide preseason polls among Division […]

Cast your vote for former Illini Tanner Roark

Looks like Tanner Roark is on the MLB GIBBY ballot for Breakout Pitcher of 2014.  The best part is that you can do your part and cast your vote for the former Illini hurler. After a very limited 2013 season, Roark went 15-10 with a 2.85 ERA for the Washington Nationals helping them to the […]

Mamlic honored for incredible season with Lombard

The 2014 Wisconsin State League awards are out and behold, an Illini pitcher is among the honorees!  Andrew Mamlic who played for the Lombard Orioles in the summer, was named yesterday as a recipient of the WSL award.  Mamlic had a fantastic year for the Orioles, leading the Lombard Orioles in pretty much every meaningful […]

Coach Hartleb to assist with National Training Development Program

Coach Dan Hartleb is going places this summer.  Specifically, he’s heading to North Carolina to assist at the National Training Complex for the 2014 USA Baseball 14U National Team Development Program.  Hartleb was named to the coaching staff for the program and will help Eric Kibler at the complex in Cary, North Carolina. Here is […]

Bullpen ace Jay nets All-Mideast Region award

Illinois reliever Tyler Jay has something to crow about.  Not only has he been named All-Big Ten Second Team but now he has been named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Mideast Region Second Team, as well.  Here is the list of All-Mideast Region Second Team honorees. Jay’s performance in 2014 was indeed impressive.  He went 4-1 with […]