Mamlic honored for incredible season with Lombard

The 2014 Wisconsin State League awards are out and behold, an Illini pitcher is among the honorees!  Andrew Mamlic who played for the Lombard Orioles in the summer, was named yesterday as a recipient of the WSL award.  Mamlic had a fantastic year for the Orioles, leading the Lombard Orioles in pretty much every meaningful […]

Matthew James dual role pays off in no-hitter for Lexington

It’s a new one on me.  Illini infielder Matthew James can pitch.  Apparently pretty well.  And James (right) pitched REALLY well on Saturday as he threw a complete  game no-hitter for the Lexington Snipes against the Joliet Admirals.  Behind James’ pitching, the Snipes defeated the Admirals 6-1.  The line on James:  7 IP, 0 H, […]

Rainy weather doesn’t stop Illinois offense, 12-3

26 games in a row:  Justin Parr’s infield hit to short breaks the record. Just as the game between the Illini and the Northwestern Wildcats began on Saturday afternoon, it began to rain.  It was a little mist at first but a steady rain soon followed.  The bad weather didn’t dampen the Illinois bats though.  […]

Huskers in control at Illini home opener, 9-5

I’ll admit, my photo of Cornhusker Michael Pritchard scares me a little As they say, all good things must come to an end.  After winning twelve of their last thirteen games, Illinois Baseball faced reality in the form of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  In their home opener and the Big Ten opener, the Illini lost to […]

Two walk-ons join the Illini baseball squad for 2013 season

There was a nice feature article in the Daily Herald about Illinois walk-on pitcher Andrew Mamlic last week.   Andrew is a right handed pitcher from Wheaton North high school.  Andrew “has been clocked throwing his fastball 90mph and (has) an almost unhittable slider”, according to Herald reporter Dan Mamlic (hmm, relation??). Mamlic is listed as […]