Thank you Illinois Baseball Senior Class of 2016!

It’s May 31st so before the month is out and we close out the 2016 season, I want to recognize the Senior Class of 2016.  This class has quite a lot to to be proud. The Class of 2016 went 145-74-1 for a .661 winning percentage.  They also boasted a 64-30 record against Big Ten […]

No tourney but Illinois baseball ends 2016 on winning note

Illinois won their last two games against Michigan but it just wasn’t enough.  Going into the last game, their fate was in the hands of Michigan State and the Spartans let them down.  As a result, Illinois will not be going to the Big Ten Baseball Tournament next week.  This will be only the third […]

One last hurdle: Illinois hosts Michigan starting Thursday

Pat McInerney leads the Illini with six homers It’s down to the last three games.  With a home series against Michigan (34-17, 12-8 Big Ten), ninth-place Illinois (26-22, 10-11 Big Ten) needs to make up at least one spot in the standings in order to obtain a bid to participate in the Big Ten Tournament […]

Series loss to Indiana forces Illinois’ hand

  Down to the wire for Coach Hartleb One step forward.  Two steps back. That’s the story of Illinois baseball as they enter the last regulation series of the season this weekend against Michigan.  One week after they defeated Maryland two games to one, they lost two of three to first place Indiana despite a […]

Illinois hurlers to be tested by first place Hoosiers

With Illinois baseball’s tournament chances teetering on the fence, they travel to Bloomington, Indiana this weekend to play their last road series of the season.  It will be a tough challenge for Illinois (25-20, 9-9 Big Ten) as they take on the first place Indiana Hoosiers (29-17, 13-5 Big Ten) who have found momentum lately. […]

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 […]