Kravetz helps keep Illinois in the Tourney

John Kravetz’ win extends the Illini’s stay in Minneapolis With their backs up against the wall at the Big Ten Tournament, Illinois (34-17) came through.  Like yesterday, it was a tight, 3-2 ballgame but this time, Illinois came up on top.  They defeated Michigan (29-27) who are already eliminated from this year’s double-elimination tourney, losing […]

Illinois Baseball plans for extended stay in Minneapolis

Drasen Johnson gets the ‘W’ in Illinois’ clinching victory Illinois Baseball dropped their last game of the regular season to Minnesota but they still had plenty to be happy about.  With Friday’s 4-3 win over the Golden Gophers, the Orange and Blue will be advancing to the Big Ten Tournament next week.  After all was […]

Illini sweep Penn State!

Celebration after Saturday’s win!   Illinois got the job done this weekend!  A three-game sweep is what the team needed against the Penn State Nittany Lions and that’s what they got.  With an 8-6 win on Saturday and a comeback 5-4 victory on Sunday, the Illini improve their conference record to 12-9 and more importantly, […]

Illinois wins rubber game vs Northwestern, 5-3

Justin Parr advances to third in today’s victory against the Wildcats Sunday’s conclusion of the Illinois-Northwestern series at Illinois Field included just about everything… a Justin Parr hit (two, actually) to extend his hitting streak, a comeback for the Illini (26-3, 8-7 Big Ten) and a perhaps too-exciting-but-successful-nonetheless save for Bryan Roberts.  Illinois won the […]

Illini end up on wrong end of 13-inning affair, 4-3

Kevin Duchene hopes his rally cap with induce some Illini runs Friday night, Illinois and Northwestern were locked in an back-and forth extra-inning battle.  The Wildcats eventually won the game 4-3 in 13 innings.  For a few innings though, I saw some of the most exciting baseball at Illinois Field this year.  Justin Parr did […]

Illinois looks to win rubber game against Buckeyes

Kevin Johnson: all time Illini leader with 333 innings Illinois and Ohio State split their first two games in Columbus this weekend.  Kevin Johnson won Friday’s game in a record breaking fashion 9-2.  On Saturday, it was a narrow defeat for the Illini (24-11, 6-5 Big Ten) as they lost in extras 7-6 Both teams […]

Illini look to improve on 5-4 record in Columbus

  Reid Roper has hit three HR in his last three games After their three-game sweep of Purdue last weekend, Illinois baseball hopes to continue their conference success this coming weekend against the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Ohio State (23-12, 7-5 Big Ten) is one spot above the Illini in the standings at fifth place so […]

Third time’s a charm: Illinois baseball takes down #16 Indiana 3-2 on Sunday

  Brandon Hohl:  2 rbis in big win over #16 Indiana Yes, Illinois Baseball was beat two games to one this weekend by Indiana.  However, when all is said and done, they will record that it was the Illini who stopped the Hoosiers’ eighteen-game winning streak.  Coming home off a win against the #16 team […]

Illini vs Oakland doubleheader: A tale of two baseball games

  Jordan Parr is welcomed at home by Justin Parr and Michael Hurwitz after hitting his fourth homerun of the year You could say Illinois Baseball’s two games against the Oakland Grizzlies in Saturday’s doubleheader were like night and day.  Game 1 was a long drawn affair which it seemed no one seemed could get […]

Illinois Baseball split doubleheader with Cornhuskers

Alex Lincoln lays down a bunt with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th On Saturday, Illinois split a doubleheader with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  They won the first game 8-7 on a walk-off squeeze play by Alex Lincoln.  In the second game, there were plenty of base runners but Illinois couldn’t capitalize.  Nebraska […]