Sedlock, Goldstein, Walton nab more preseason honors for the Illini

It’s a week and half before opening day and preseason honors are still coming Illinois’ way.  Cody Sedlock is getting recognized yet again.  He was named #3 prospect in the Big Ten for the 2016 MLB Draft by D1Baseball.com.  He went 4-0 with a 4.02 ERA in 2015 but I have a feeling we will […]

Shilling chosen Preseason Big Ten Freshman of the Year

Luke Shilling raps a double in Game 1 of the O&B series last fall I didn’t know at last Saturday’s Hot Stove Banquet  when I sat at the same table with Luke Shilling that he was going to be honored as the Preseason Big Ten Freshman of the Year as well as being ranked the […]

Jason Goldstein ranked #12 senior in nation by Perfect Game

On the heels of Saturday’s annual Hot Stove Banquet, Illinois’ senior catcher Jason Goldstein was named the #12 senior college baseball player by Perfect Game.  Goldstein was ranked the top senior catcher rated by PG.  Last year, Goldstein hit .286 with eight homers and 47 rbis in Illinois championship season.  An outstanding defensive catcher, he […]

Sedlock garners preseason nod

We’re a month a half away from opening day and the college pundits are already chiming in with their preseason thoughts.  One thing is for sure, Illini pitcher Cody Sedlock is not a well-kept secret.  He has landed #36 on Baseball America’s Top 100 Draft Prospects.  That puts the junior right hander at third best […]

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, […]