Jay, Hartleb complement Illini Team of the Year award

It’s only appropriate that after a record breaking season that the Illinois baseball team end the season with another sweep.  This time though, they swept the end-of-year Illini athletic awards.  Dike Eddleman Athlete of the Year Along with track and field’s Stephanie Richartz who won top female Illini athlete, reliever Tyler Jay received the 2014-15 […]

Make some room on the mantle… Illinois sweeps Big Ten awards!

On the day before the Big Ten Tournament begins, the Illinois dominated the annual conference awards in a B1G way.  Three of the major individual awards went to the Orange and Blue.    Big Ten Player of the Year – David Kerian Avg: .383 HR: 13 RBI: 45 Firstbaseman Kerian led the Big Ten in […]

Kerian wins fourth Illini B1g Player of the Week in as many weeks

Kerian hits homerun #13 on Friday David Kerian has gone and done it again.  He’s just won his second Big Ten Player of the Week honor of the season.  Not only that, it’s the fourth straight POW award for the Illini and the the fifth one this season for the team.  With the four Big […]

Congrats to the Illini Senior Class of 2015!

This past weekend on campus has been crazy with graduation ceremonies happening.  Before Saturday’s game, eleven Illini senior baseball players were recognized for their time with the team.  They even took some time out from their busy schedule to reflect on the past few years.  I don’t have to tell Illinois fans that the amount […]

Goldstein nails down second B1G Player of the Week honor

What a weekend Illinois catcher Jason Goldstein had!  With two homeruns and a total of nine rbis in two days, Goldstein was honored once again as the Big Ten Player of Week.  It is Illinois’ third POW award in three weeks and Goldstein’s second of the year.  April 7 – Jason Goldstein April 27 – […]

Friday game postponed; Saturday doubleheader set vs Rutgers

It was a beautiful day here in Champaign-Urbana on Friday, really.  Then, an hour or two before game time the rain came and the inevitable announcement from @illinibaseball…   Tonight’s #Illini–@BaseballRU has been POSTPONED & rescheduled on Saturday as part of a DOUBLEHEADER beginning at 10 AM. — #ILLINI #XXI (@IlliniBaseball) May 8, 2015 So, […]

Kerian wins B1G Player of the Week

Monday is a big day in college baseball and lately, it’s becoming much more relevant for the Illinois baseball team.  Today, not only did the Illini rise once again in the polls but David Kerian was honored with the Big Ten Player of the Week.  It was the second week in a row and the […]

Casey at the Bat: Fletcher garners another Big Ten Player of the Week honor

A friend of mine observed to me, “Casey Fletcher just doesn’t seem to ever get fooled by a pitch”.  He probably shouldn’t.  He had a good teacher in his father, legendary Illini and former MLB player Darrin Fletcher.  Well, Casey Fletcher wasn’t fooled much this past week.  He helped himself to the Big Ten Co-Player […]

Poll Watch: Illinois makes the top ten in latest polls

Illinois baseball has cracked the top ten!  After another successful week on the diamond, Illinois has gone up in the polls, reaching as high as #8 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and #9 in the D1Baseball and Baseball America polls.  The Illini went 4-0 in the past week.  That included a 2-0 sweep against […]

Poll watch: Illinois Baseball still seeing an upward trend at #11

There is still one more game left in the Illinois-Purdue series but the national polls wait for no one.  Fortunately for the Illini, direction is still up.  They are ranked as high as #11 by D1Baseball up one spot from last week.  That’s as high as Illinois has been ranked in school history and ties […]