New Assistant Coach Spencer Allen gives his first interview

Not wasting any time, newly hired assistant coach Spencer Allen was already giving interviews on the first day here on the University of Illinois campus.  Courtesy of Illini Productions HD, here is Coach Allen’s first interview.  There’s nothing too surprising in the content.  As expected, Coach Allen does place an emphasis on recruiting as well […]

The Fletcher Family connection

Bill Beherns did a nice feature news piece on the familial connection between former Illini legend Darrin Fletcher and his son, current right fielder Casey Fletcher. And a quick note: Tonight’s game against SIU has been postponed to Wednesday due to weather. Game time has moved up to 5pm. Tags: Casey Fletcher, darrin fletcher, weather […]

Check out Dewi Krug’s photos from Georgia State series!

On one hand, I’m excited that Illinois Baseball season is finally here.  On the other, it’s a little frustrating because for the first couple of weeks, the games are so far away and I have to rely on box scores and (the admittedly good) Gametracker to get my Illini Baseball fix.  So thank goodness for […]

BTN Baseball schedule announced

Opening week is so much fun, don’t you think? As the boys are on their way to Cookeville, Tennessee for their first meeting with the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech, the official weekend preview has been posted.  As noted in my weekend preview, the pitching rotation will include two freshman.  With senior Kevin Johnson going […]

2013 Illini Baseball Record Book now available

The 2013 Illini Baseball Record Book is now online! I know that new assistant sports information director Matt Wille has been hard at work putting this together.  From what I can tell so far, it looks great.  There is a LOT to devour and I just started to delve into it. As in past years, […]

Hohl, Parr honored by Northwoods League

Brandon Hohl Justin Parr A few congrats are in order.  The Northwoods League just issued a few post-season awards and a few Illini were mentioned. First, among their 2012 ‘Finest in the Field’ honorees was thirdbaseman Brandon Hohl who played for Wisconsin Rapids this summer.  His .973 fielding percentage was tops in the NWL.  Also, […]

Smile Politely helps spread the word

For those interested, local online magazine Smile Politely just published an article I wrote.  It’s a summer wrap-up of Illinois baseball including highlights from summer leagues and minor league action of former Illini.  Once again, I’d like to express thanks to Smile Politely’s interest in covering college baseball throughout the year.   ***   Also […]

3/20 Illini Baseball Video Roundup

A couple of videos to link to this week.  The first two come to us from Illini Productions’ YouTube Channel.  Here’s Brandon Hohl’s postgame interview after Sunday’s game when he hit two homeruns and drove in six runs against SIU.    That same day, Josh Ferry won his first college game.  Here he is giving […]

Hartleb gets some on-air time before the Hot Stove Banquet

For all attending the Hot Stove Banquet on Saturday, have a good time!  As for me , I’m in Pittsburgh for a four-day weekend with friends so I’ll miss it.  If anyone gets some good photos, contact me and we can post them here.  In related news, Coach Hartleb got some air time with Steve […]

Wes Braun interviewed by Oy! Chicago

Illinois’ All-Big Ten Third Team pitcher Wes Braun got some post season press coverage.  He was interviewed by Jeremy Fine of Oy! Chicago, an online Jewish social website. It’s an illuminating interview… you’ll find out Wes’ hopes for the future, favorite Jewish ballplayers and favorite pizza. By the way, you might recognize the photo from […]