#8 Illinois win first two against Nits at Happy Valley

Reid Roper has a team-leading 37 rbis With a 10-1 blowout victory on Friday and a record setting 15-inning win on Saturday, #8 Illinois (35-6-1) baseball took the first two games at Medlar Field against Penn State to extend their winning streak to 16 games.  With the win, Illinois keeps hold on first place in […]

Illinois get around to defeating EIU Panthers 10-1

David Kerian now leads the team in HR (9) and hitting (.346) The Illinois offense got off to a slow start but once they got cookin’ they couldn’t stop.  Hitless through four innings, the Illini caught fire with David Kerian’s ninth homerun of the season.  By the time the dust settled, Illinois defeated the Eastern […]

Rainout! Illinois-Indiana game called after 4-hour delay

Sunday’s game with the Indiana Hoosiers has been rained out. Here’s an inside look at the coaches’ decision making process inside the Illinois Field clubhouse courtesy of Senior Associate Director of Athletics Mike Waddell via Twitter: In other words, this @IlliniBaseball baseball series finale vs @HoosierBaseball is in jeopardy / Coaches discussing pic.twitter.com/irLU6PldMC — Mike […]

Clutch hitting by Illini takes down Hoosiers 6-3

David Kerian bangs out a 2-run triple in the first inning Saturday’s game versus Indiana was almost a mirror image of Friday’s.  Indiana scored in the top half of the first then Illinois responded in the bottom half of the first.  Illini pitching held and the offense bolstered the lead.  With another solid effort by […]

Friday fortitude: Duchene stymies Indiana 5-1

Duchene climbs to 6-1 for 2015 Friday’s game started out auspiciously enough when Kevin Duchene hit Indiana’s leadoff batter in the first inning.  Two at-bats later, that run scored giving the Hoosiers a quick lead.  However, Illini leadoff man Adam Walton didn’t waste time getting back into the game.  He hit his the second pitch […]

Comeback against ISU gives Illini win #30

Will Krug drives in two key runs against ISU On Tuesday night at Duffy Bass Field in Normal, Illinois scored seven runs late in the game to come back against the Illinois State Redbirds.  Down 3-2 in the eighth, the Fighting Illini offense scored five runs in the final two innings to win their 11th […]

Jay, Kravetz help Illini to sweep. Ten straight wins and now, first place!

John Kravetz and Tyler Jay combine for Illini’s tenth straight On Monday evening, #11 Illinois pitchers John Kravetz and Tyler Jay combined to shut down the Purdue Boilermakers in a pitchers’ duel.  The winning run came in the seventh with the help from the Purdue defense when Jason Goldstein scored on a throwing error by […]

Johnson’s arm and Roper’s bat takes care of Purdue on Sunday 5-1

Six rbis for Reid Roper in the last two games The Illini cruised to their ninth straight win over the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday winning 5-1.  Starter Drasen Johnson had some help from Reid Roper’s bat.  Roper hit a three-run triple in the fifth inning to give Johnson and the Illini a bit of a […]

#12 Illinois sluggers bash the Boilermakers 10-5

Pat McInerney (27)is welcomed at home plate by Casey Fletcher after his 3-run HR in the first On Saturday, the Illinois offense exploded early for three homeruns and and ten runs as the Illini defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 10-5.  Starting pitcher Kevin Duchene pitched six solid innings and won his team-leading fifth victory.  The win […]

Illinois wins seventh straight, defeats St Louis 7-2

Four wins for Big Bob! Wednesday night, the Illinois baseball team extended their winning streak to seven games with a 7-2 win over the visiting St. Louis Billikens.  Rob McDonnell won his fourth game of the year and with a 2 for 4 performance, left fielder Ryan Nagle has now hit in 14 straight games.  […]