Comeback AGAIN! Fletcher and Illinois puts on another great show versus MSU 5-4

Saturday’s hero Casey Fletcher gets a congratulatory hug from Adam Walton while other teammates get in line Once again, Illinois performed a spectacular comeback show, defeating the Michigan State Spartans 5-4 with a key base hit by Casey Fletcher in the the bottom of the 10th inning. Indeed, the alumni who have come back for […]

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 […]

It was about time for a banner change

With much hesitation, I changed the banner of IBR.  I really liked the photo that was up there before (shown above).  It wasn’t the sharpest image but boy, there was a lot of action and the expression on every guy’s face face is unique and priceless.  And what’s with Corey Kimes and the backwards jersey?  […]

Indiana overpowers Illinois 12-3

Reliever Anthony Milazzo pitches under a full moon Friday’s game against Indiana was just not meant to be.  Before Illinois even had a hit, Indiana racked up seven runs off starter Kevin Johnson (5-2), who had won his previous five starts.  From then on it just one missed opportunity after another and the Illini eventually […]

Illinois get a big inning vs MVSU in home opener, 15-6

Shortstop Thomas Lindauer makes the play at first Illinois baseball team came home to a crowd of 827 baseball fans and did everything they could to not disappoint.  Hosting the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, they succeeded as they outslugged the opposition 15-6 behind the solid pitching of Kevin Johnson.  Things were a bit back […]

Baseball in January is always a welcome thing (even if it’s practice)

Kelly Norris Jones rounds the paths Yes, baseball in January. On Tuesday, I got word that the Illinois Baseball team was practicing at Illinois Field so I grabbed the Canon and got out to shoot some photos.   Two hurlers that the Illini will depend on in the 2012 season:  Kevin Johnson and Nick Chmielewski […]

Orange and Blue World Series is in full swing

Illini freshman David Kerian rounds third base for the Blue team I’ve spent the last two afternoons at the ballpark and it’s a joy to see an Illinois  baseball game even if it’s just a scrimmage among the team. It’s nice to see the new guys… the freshmen and transfers who will help the team […]

My favorite photos from the 2011 Illinois Baseball season

Throughout the 2011 Illinois baseball season, there have been photos that I go back to and think “I really like that picture”.  Some may not have made it into an IBR article but for one reason or another I find qualities in it that make me think it’s worth seeing. Technically, they may not be […]

Anderson masterful as Illini cruise to 4-1 win over MSU

No comeback today.  No dramatic walk-offs in the ninth inning.  Not even a stray cat made its way onto the field tonight.  The Illini just cruised to a victory over their co-conference title holders Michigan State in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament by the score of 4-1. We can thank starter John Anderson (right) for […]

Seven Illini granted All-Big Ten honors

Josh Parr:  All-Big Ten Second Team Yesterday, seven Illinois baseball players were honored with All-Big Ten awards.  While the Big Ten championship team was shut out of the All-Big Ten First team, Adam Davis, Pete Cappetta and Josh Parr were placed on the Second Team and Casey McMurray and Wes Braun were selected for the […]