Illinois manage one win against #19 Minnesota this weekend

Doug Hayes shuts down the #19 Gophers Friday night With a 14-6 drubbing by the Minnesota Golden Gophers (27-13, 11-3 Big Ten) on Sunday, Illinois (21-19, 7-8 Big Ten) lost the home series 1-2.  With the series over, Illinois slips to ninth place while Ohio State moves ahead of them again.  Here are the current […]

Series win over Buckeyes moves Illinois up in the conference standings

For the second weekend in a row, we had beautiful weather for baseball all three days.  After a marathon 15-inning 1-0 win by Illinois (20-17, 6-6 Big Ten) on Friday night featuring a historical performance by Cody Sedlock, Ohio State (25-14-1, 5-7 Big Ten) came back to win on Saturday.  However, Illinois won the rubber […]

Sweep! Illini take all three from the Billikens

Trent Hammond gets a high five as he scores on Sunday Wow!  What a beautiful sunny weekend!  It was perfect weather for baseball all three days and Illinois took advantage by sweeping the Saint Louis Billikens all three games.  With the sweep. Illinois now puts themselves above .500 with a 17-16 record.  Major highlights Trent […]

Despite offensive performances, Iowa is not heaven to Illinois

Doran Turchin’s grand slam on Saturday helped defeat Iowa Despite outscoring the Iowa Hawkeyes by a 16-12 margin this weekend, Illinois (13-16, 4-5 Big Ten) managed just one win in their three game series against Iowa (14-15, 5-4 Big Ten).  The Illini sandwiched their highest scoring game of the year in between two one-run losses.  […]

Illinois baseball drop last two in wild, windy series against Cornhuskers

LF Dan Rowbottom improves to .292 for the season Illinois (11-14, 3-3 Big Ten) had plenty of chances to win every game this weekend against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (19-8, 5-1 Big Ten).  Unfortunately, the good guys came home with one Friday night victory.  Both teams were plagued by the windy weather.  The series was one […]

Hayes’ one-hitter highlights Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State

Hayes improves to 3-2 with a one-hitter over Penn State Two fantastic starting performances by Illinois’ Doug Hayes and Cole Bellair resulted in just win in Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State.  Hayes pitched the first complete game one-hitter by an Illini pitcher in nine years to win Game 1 by the score of 6-1.  Bellair […]

Illinois’ Sedlock wins conference opener vs. Penn State 5-0

Cody Sedlock improves to 4-1 for the season With a little help from his friends, Cody Sedlock got Illinois baseball’s conference season off to the right start.  Sedlock threw seven shutout innings to give Illinois a 5-0 win over Penn State on Friday at Illinois Field’s home opener.  Charlie Naso threw two scoreless innings in […]

Illinois dogged by miscues and inexperience, drop last three in Carbondale

Tough Sunday loss for Andrew Mamlic I’m sure none of the Illini baseball players and certainly not Coach Hartleb could have seen a 1-3 weekend coming.  After a solid win behind starter Cody Sedlock and 3B Trent Hammond (3 for 3) on Friday, Illinois dropped the next game against the underdog Huskies on Saturday and […]

Illinois baseball still working out the kinks

CF Doran Turchin: 8 for 18 and two homers for the weekend Well, it looks like Illinois baseball (6-7)still has a few kinks to work out.  A week after they swept the Stetson Invitational, they were swept four games straight themselves at the Coastal Carolina Invitational in Conway, South Carolina.  Illinois dropped two to UNC […]

Hat Trick! Illinois win all three at Stetson Invitational

Anthony Drago was 3 for 4 with a HR vs. Villanova If every weekend could go like this past one for Illinois baseball, I’m sure Coach Hartleb wouldn’t mind.  Not only did the Illini sweep all three games at the Stetson Invitational in DeLand, Florida but everything seemed to click.  Starting pitching continued to be […]