Illinois baseball hosts Saint Louis at home this weekend

Adam Walton gets back to first base safely in Tuesday’s game against ISU It’s the first home series in three weekends for the Illini baseball team.  Illinois (14-16, 4-5 Big Ten) will be playing a non-conference series against the Saint Louis Billikens (16-18, 7-2 Atlantic 10) who now claim first place in the Atlantic 10 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Series win against FGCU brings Illinois baseball back to .500

Jason Goldstein is 10 for 24 through two weeks Illinois displayed a significantly better showing this weekend against weekend against Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.  At least, the won-loss record looks a lot better.  With two wins to start the weekend and a very close loss on Sunday, Illinois crept back up to […]

Illinois baseball hope to warm up their bats against Florida Gulf Coast

Cody Sedlock’s 10 Ks paces the Big Ten after the first week We’ve had a good spell of winter weather here in Champaign-Urbana this week.  If nothing else, the boys will enjoy some nice weather down in Fort Myers, Florida this weekend.  It’s the second weekend of college baseball play and Illinois (1-2) has another […]

Illini opens 2016 baseball season at Tulane this weekend

Doug Hayes is Saturday’s probable starter against Tulane It is almost opening day!  While Illinois will be battling the Tulane Green Wave in warm New Orleans and I unfortunately, won’t be there, I am very excited for the start of the college baseball season.  It’s a new year in more ways than one.  A year […]

Backs against the wall, Hartleb pulls out his ace for Super Regional

Tyler Jay gets his chance at a start vs. Vandy With their backs against the wall, Illinois baseball will attempt to to tie their series with Vanderbilt in the NCAA Super Regional.  They were stunned in Saturday night’s opener getting walloped 13-0 by the Commodores.  But Coach Hartleb has an aces up his sleeve.  Tonight’s […]

Big Ten champs!! Win vs. Huskers clinches conference championship for Illinois!

In a dismally rainy evening, #2 Illinois (44-6-1, 20-1 Big Ten) gave 1000+ Illini fans reason to stay at the ballpark.  With a 6-3 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers (34-20, 9-13 Big Ten), they clinched the Big Ten Championship for the first time since 2011 and extended their winning streak to 25 games.  Kevin Duchene […]

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 […]

Illinois baseball wins comfortable game behind Johnson’s effort 11-4

Drasen Johnson wins #4 of the year There was no game winning homerun today. Nor was their any other late inning heroics.  There was no need for any. #15 Illinois (23-6-1) got off to a nice 6-1 lead by the third inning and never looked back against Northwestern on Saturday.  Behind the strong pitching of […]