Illinois baseball redouble their efforts and take last two at Chanticleer Classic

John Kravetz: getting the Illini back on track After splitting the first two games against Ball State, Illinois (9-2-1) lost their second straight game against Kent State.  However, it was back to their winning ways as the Fighting Illini finished up the Chanticleer Classic in Myrtle Beach with two wins against West Virginia and host […]

Unbeaten Illini ready to grab some more wins at Chanticleer Classic

Kevin Duchene is ready to get into action at Myrtle Beach This weekend, it will be a five-game set for #25 Illini (6-0-1) down in South Carolina.  Coastal Carolina University Baseball will be hosting the four-day event known as the Chanticleer Classic.  Fire up Gametracker! It’s time to follow some Illini baseball!  The Fighting Illini […]

Illinois rebounds against Coastal Carolina, 5-4

Ryan Nagle: Eight rbis for the season With help from sophomore Ryan Nagle’s bat, Drasen Johnson got his first win of the season against a tough Coastal Carolina baseball team.  Nagle helped the cause with a 3-run double in the fifth inning.  It wasn’t easy especially coming off a disappointing 3-0 loss last night at […]

Illini Baseball travel to SC for the Baseball at the Beach Tournament

[Update:  Note schedule changes due to weather.] Reid Roper already has two dingers and seven rbis for the season Admittedly, it’s getting a little warmer here in Champaign-Urbana but this weekend, the Illinois baseball players get a chance to go the beach.  Specifically, they’re going to the Baseball at the Beach Tournament (sponsored by Caravelle […]

Illini edged by Coastal Carolina 5-4

It was a tight game but Coastal Carolina ended up on the winning side on Sunday.  They edged Illinois 5-4 on the last day of the Coastal Carolina Invitational.  Matt Milroy pitched fantastically in relief, striking out a career high six and allowing just one run.  He took over the pitching duties in the fifth […]

SC rains wash out Saturday affairs

All games were rained out Saturday at the Coastal Carolina Invitational.  Games are scheduled to continue today (Sunday).  Illinois will play Coastal Carolina University at noon Central Time. During the downtime, watch Kevin Johnson’s post game interview from Friday.       Go Illini! Tags: coastal carolina, pitt, weather Related posts Game 2 of Super […]

Preview: Illini Baseball plays in the Coastal Carolina Invitational

This weekend takes the Illini baseball team south again.  This time they head to the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area for the Coastal Carolina Invitational.  Participating with Illinois are Pittsburgh, St John’s, and host Coastal Carolina.  Here’s the link to the pre-tournament preview. All four of these teams have noted talent but each have […]

Is the Illini baseball team showing signs of improvement?

Ok, considering we came into the weekend 1-5, we had a pretty darn good weekend.  On a broader scale, we went 2-2 for the weekend which is a whole lot better than the ultimate result we had been getting.  Not to mention the exciting win against #12 Coastal Carolina Chants.  Maybe it doesn’t it doesn’t […]


Wow.  Simply amazing.  I admit, on Friday night when I left town for the weekend right after #12 Coastal Carolina scored 6 in the first inning, I didn’t hold much hope for an Illini victory.  When I got to my destination and checked the score, I literally had to do a double-take.  We won?  Wow!! […]

Illini face a challenge at Caravelle Resort Classic

… When I did hear The motley fool thus moral on the time, My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, … William Shakespeare, As You Like It, act 2   If you think Caravelle Resort sounds like a nice place to visit, it probably is.  This resort area is the sponsor of this week’s tournament.  […]