Naso hailed for postseason performance

Illinois pitcher Charlie Naso was featured on Northwoods League website as the pitcher who “Shut down the Huskies” in a key postseason game.  Naso’s Madison Mallards and the Duluth Huskies are currently embroiled in the Northwoods Summer College World Series.  In the first game of the series, the Mallards won with Naso’s help.  With the […]

Kerian helps Bucks to record-setting #50

The Waterloo Bucks just tied the Northwoods League mark for wins with 50 after their 7-2 defeat of Battle Creek.  It’s probably no coincidence that Illini infielder David Kerian is featured in the photo of the article.  Kerian is hitting .300 for the season and has 17 stolen bases and 46 runs scored.  By the […]

Banner night for Illini David Kerian in NWL play

Illini first baseman David Kerian had one of his best games of the summer two nights ago for the Waterloo Bucks in Northwoods League.  In a 15-3 win over the Rochester Honkers which featured an eleven run second inning, Kerian shone as the offensive star.  Playing left field for the Bucks, Kerian went 4 for […]

Illinois baseball news wrapup: Casey Fletcher, Roper marathon and Lindauer’s first pro dinger

After my summer trip to Alaska, I’m getting back in the swing of things.  Checking the news, it looks like the commitment of Casey Fletcher to the Illinois Baseball program is getting some media attention now.  The Champaign News-Gazette has a feature article on Casey and the familial connection with his dad, Darrin (left) who […]

Illini ballplayers in full swing at summer leagues

Illinois players have now begun summer ball.  Not surprisingly, a sizable fraction of them are headed north to the Northwoods League.  Seven of the 23 Illini players playing in leagues this summer are representing teams in the NWL.  In total, Illini players will be playing at nine separate summer leagues around the country. has […]

Krug and Ferry get post season honors from CSBL

Josh Ferry Will Krug One week after Brandon Hohl and Justin Parr received similar honors, we hear that two more Illini were named to their respective summer league’s All-Star team.  This time it was Will Krug and Josh Ferry.  Both are current sophomores and both were named to the Chicago Suburban Baseball League’s All-College team. […]

Illinois Summer League wrap-up has just posted a solid summary of this year’s summer league action by the Illini.  Big congrats go out to Will Krug who was chosen to the National Amateur Baseball Federation College World Series All-Tournament team after his performance with the Crystal Lake Cardinals.  For the summer, he hit .375 while scoring 45 runs […]

Johnson, Roper, Parr shine in Honkers final game

Three Illini players contributed to the Rochester Honkers’ win in their last game of the Northwoods League season last night.  Kevin Johnson (left, 3-3) pitched a five inning shutout for the win while Reid Roper went 3 for 4 with a grand slam. To top it off, Justin Parr went 1 for 3 to end […]

Justin Parr riding a 21 game hitting streak in NWL

Justin Parr is really putting it together for the Rochester Honkers in the Northwoods League this summer.  Last night, he extended his hitting streak to 21 games and did it in style.  He went 4 for 5 in the Honkers’ 11-3 defeat of Alexandria and hit a homerun with four rbis.  That now raises Parr’s […]

Honkers love seeing double with Parr twins aboard

The Post-Bulletin has a good article on the Parr twins, Justin and Jordan who are both playing for the Rochester Honkers in the Northwoods League. It sounds like Honkers Manager Zach Etheridge is getting used to seeing double: “I’m finally to the point where I can tell them apart…”I didn’t know a thing about them, […]