Illini travel west to take on Huskers

Doug Hayes was near perfect last week with a one-hitter against Penn State Coming off last weekend’s 2-1 Big Ten series win against Penn State, Illinois (10-12, 2-1 Big Ten) head west to Lincoln to face the Cornhuskers of Nebraska (17-7, 3-0 Big Ten) who are on an eight game winning streak.  The Illini will […]

Hayes’ one-hitter highlights Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State

Hayes improves to 3-2 with a one-hitter over Penn State Two fantastic starting performances by Illinois’ Doug Hayes and Cole Bellair resulted in just win in Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State.  Hayes pitched the first complete game one-hitter by an Illini pitcher in nine years to win Game 1 by the score of 6-1.  Bellair […]

Illinois’ Sedlock wins conference opener vs. Penn State 5-0

Cody Sedlock improves to 4-1 for the season With a little help from his friends, Cody Sedlock got Illinois baseball’s conference season off to the right start.  Sedlock threw seven shutout innings to give Illinois a 5-0 win over Penn State on Friday at Illinois Field’s home opener.  Charlie Naso threw two scoreless innings in […]

Illinois baseball still working out the kinks

CF Doran Turchin: 8 for 18 and two homers for the weekend Well, it looks like Illinois baseball (6-7)still has a few kinks to work out.  A week after they swept the Stetson Invitational, they were swept four games straight themselves at the Coastal Carolina Invitational in Conway, South Carolina.  Illinois dropped two to UNC […]

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 salvage opening weekend with comeback win against Tulane on Sunday

No longer on the sidelines: four doubles for Anthony Drago this weekend After losing the first two games to #19 Tulane Green Wave in New Orleans, the Fighting Illini baseball team rallied on Sunday for their first victory of the season.  The opening series of the college season was anticipated by many but no more […]

Photos of Game 3 of Illini Baseball Orange and Blue Series

Anthony Drago takes a cut in Game 3 of the Orange and Blue Series on Friday Friday was third and final game of the Orange and Blue Fall Ball World Series.  What a beautiful day it was for baseball!  The late afternoon game with temps hovering in the low 80s with bright sunshine makes you […]

Illinois drops last game to Hoosiers 11-3

Casey Fletcher scores on Ryne Roper’s triple in the third inning If we had that one more inning, I just know the Illini would have come back from their 11-3 deficit.  Well, maybe.  With one pitch thrown in the ninth inning of Sunday’s game, the men in blue called the contest due to rain after […]