Weekend Preview: Illinois takes on Florida Gulf Coast

Josh Parr and Casey McMurray combined for 8 rbis at the Big East/Big Ten Challenge Tournament play has that added competitive tension but this weekend, Illinois (1-2) gets to play an honest-to-goodness three game series.  This weekend’s opponent is Florida Gulf Coast University (2-2) and they’ll be playing in warm Ft Myers, Florida.  I’m sure […]

Six Hoosier homers doom Illinois

Indiana came touted as a team with power and at least for Hoosier fans, they disappoint this afternoon.  They defeated the Illini 11-5 with the help of six homeruns.  Indiana never had the huge inning… no more than than three runs in a frame.  Also, Illinois managed to separate their rallies with goose eggs.  Indiana […]

Rainy day loss to Purdue 6-1

Despite the rain, almost 500 fans (and their umbrellas) showed up to watch the Illini It was an off and on rainy day at Illinois Field for the Illini’s last home Big Ten game.  Finishing off their series against Purdue, they hoped to win the rubber game and help their chances in the Tournament hunt […]

Illini suffer a 16-1 loss in East Lansing

If we keep these 1-2 Big Ten weekends up, we’ll be watching the Big Ten tournament from home.  With Illinois’ 16-1 loss to the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, that will make it three straight weekends against conference teams with only one win. MSU’s 16 runs were spread throughout the game and hence, all our […]

Illini split Friday doubleheader with the Spartans

Friday, Illinois split a doubleheader with the Michigan State Spartans.  They eked out a win in Game 1 in 10 innings by the score of 4-3 but were outslugged 10-2 in Game 2.  In any other year, I would pretty much expect a split with the Spartans.  But this year, coming away with a split […]

Dog Day Afternoon for Illini against Michigan, 11-4

It was close for a while but Michigan’s offense caught up to Illinois pitching on Sunday and the Wolverines defeated the Illini 11-4. Mike Giller slides in to score ahead of Casey McMurray Michigan scored one run in each of the first three innings to take a 3-0 lead but Illinois mounted an exciting rally […]

Friday Night Disaster: Michigan 17 Illinois 1

Shortstop Josh Parr ponders the scoreboard in the seventh inning Can we just forget about Friday night? Friday’s night’s game against Michigan was over pretty much before we knew it.  I had to feel for anyone who came a few innings late to the game.  When they walked in and saw the 15-0 lead Michigan […]

Efficient Manson and Co. overpower EIU

Willie Argo reached a milestone and Kevin Manson pitched three masterful innings last night as Illinois defeated the Eastern Illinois Panthers 10-1. Willie Argo takes a lead off third We all knew Willie Argo was good but last night, he got his 100th hit against the Panthers.  According to the record books, he ties with […]

Illinois falls to Missouri at the Battle at Busch 7-4

Last night was the touted “Battle at Busch”, a game between Illinois and Missouri at St Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium.  I went down the on the bus trip sponsored by the Dugout Club.  The trip was fun even though the good guys lost. The Illini had a great second inning offensively.  Other than that, Missouri […]

Illinois ekes one out over Bradley 11-10

Illinois enjoyed a close win at Bradley tonight.  Down by a run in the eighth, the Illini scored two to go ahead for good.  Brian de la Torriente got the win in relief and Bryan Roberts closed out the game for the save.  Final score:  Illinois 11 Bradley 10. Brandon Hohl hit two homeruns the […]