2013 Illinois Baseball by the numbers

Brandon Hohl and Davis Hendrickson:  Two of only five Illinois seniors Only a month and a half from now, the Illinois baseball team will begin their new season against Tennessee Tech.  No time like the present to start to get to know our players of 2013.  Before I get into any deep analysis, I thought […]

Former Illini start July hot in minor league play

Some former Illini in minors are starting out the month of July hot, it seems.  Monday was especially productive for U of I alum as a total of four had a key rbi hit that night. Josh Parr’s bat helped win the game for the Yakima Bears (Class A Diamondbacks) on Monday night.  His rbi […]

Illini, Johnson unleash against the Salukis 8-2

Three rbis today for Brandon Hohl “Days like this when Illinois wins, I’m that much happier”, I just told Jay, the guy behind the counter at the coffee shop who’s also a baseball fan.  And it’s true.  Indeed, Illinois did win against the Southern Illinois Salukis.  Thanks to another stellar pitching performance by starter Kevin […]

Brandon Wikoff is still having a good month, moving on up to AAA

It’s been quite a month for former Illini shortstop Brandon Wikoff.  First, he hit two homeruns in two games last week.  Then he was honored by the Astros organization getting the Minor League Defensive Player of the Month award for his team. Now it looks like he’s moving up to AAA ball! Wikoff will be […]

ex-Illini News from the Bush Leagues

A few former Illini baseball players have been making noise in the minors in the past few days… Brandon Wikoff hit his second homerun in as many days last Wednesday.  Unfortunately, it was in a losing cause as his AA Corpus Christi Hooks lost 3-2.  But Brandon’s effort’s were rewarded with a leading photo of […]

Former Illini show some power over 4th weekend

I’m a little late with this but some former Orange and Blue celebrated the Red, White and Blue this past 4th of July weekend. Former catcher Lars Davis (left with Illinois) had a fantastic game with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers’ record setting 17-5 performance at their new ONEOK Field.  He hit two homers and went […]

Weekend Catchup

Just catching up on a few stories… The Daily Illini has a nice article on the Parr brothers not to mention Dad Cam who we find out was a shortstop himself at Huntington University. Speaking of shortstops, former Illini shortstop Brandon Wikoff (left, during his Illini days) has been doing quite well in AA ball. […]

Photos of Game 1 of Illini’s Orange and Blue World Series

Today was the first day of the University of Illinois baseball Orange and Blue World Series.  It was a nice mild October afternoon day for a baseball game and it was nice to see a few fans out at Illinois Field to watch the guys play ball. It may be a “World Series” but most […]

Hey Hey Hey! Brandon Wikoff jumps to Triple A!

There was some good news for former Illini shortstop Brandon Wikoff that came down the wire today.  Wikoff is being promoted to AAA ball.  That’s a nice jump for Brandon who had spent 2009 and early 2010 in single A.  Most currently, he has been playing for the A Lexington in the Sally League.  Not […]

Brandon Wikoff promotion looking good for Lexington

My friend Sue who I met at Illinois Field this year, called the other day and we caught up on Illinois Baseball news.  She gently prodded me to write something about Brandon Wikoff.  She’s totally right… Brandon deserves some coverage for what he’s doing in the minors right now.  First of all, Wikoff has been […]