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 […]

Adam Walton named Freshman All-American Shortstop

Congrats to Illini shortstop Adam Walton.  It was announced yesterday that Walton was honored as an Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Shortstop. Here is the full list of Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honorees. Walton topped all Illini with a .329 batting average and scored 22 runs while maintaining an 18-game hitting streak during the 2014 season. […]

Seven Illini honored by Big Ten

Six fighting Illini baseball players were awarded with All-Big Ten honors yesterday.  In addition, two were named to the All-Big Ten Freshman team…   Jason Goldstein, Catcher All-Big Ten Second Team Adam Walton, Shortstop All-Big Ten Second Team All-Big Ten Freshman Team John Kravetz, Pitcher All-Big Ten Second Team Tyler Jay, Pitcher All-Big Ten Second […]

No question about it. Casey Fletcher takes Big Ten Player of the Week!

And the Big Ten Player of the Week is… well, I think we all knew who it would be after the ninth inning of Sunday’s game.  After Casey Fletcher’s second straight walkoff hit to sweep Michigan State, there shouldn’t have been any doubt.  However today, it was made official.  Fletcher was named conference Player of […]

Ryne Roper honored by Big Ten

Each week when the Big Ten awards announcement is released, I eagerly read it in anticipation of another Illinois player getting their due.  Some weeks, it’s apparent that our guys won’t be named but some like this week, the powers-that-be at the conference office see it our way.  Indeed, this week one of our players […]

Kravetz takes Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors

With the three game sweep of the Wildcats this weekend, I had a feeling the Big Ten was going to throw an award the Illini’s way this week.  Sure enough, John Kravetz was named Pitcher of the Week.  He becomes the second Illini to receive the award.  Kevin Duchene was dubbed Pitcher of the Week […]

Illini Baseball getting recognition after breakout weekend

Kevin Duchene gets a well-deserved Pitcher of the Week honor Things just keep getting better for the Illini baseball team after their 4-0 sweep in Gainesville last weekend.  First, take a look at the latest NCBWA polls.  Not only is Illinois starting to get votes now but one of their key opponents last weekend, Florida, […]