Goose Gossage highlights Illini baseball Hot Stove Banquet

Last night, the Illinois baseball program celebrated at its annual Hot Stove Banquet.  Sponsored by the Illini Baseball program and the Illinois Baseball Dugout Club, the Hot Stove is held every year in the offseason.  Fans at the banquet were treated to a terrifically uncompromising speech by Hall of Fame relief pitcher Goose Gossage.  I […]

Sedlock signs with Orioles, Walton gets a chance with Diamondbacks

Jim Callis of reports that Illinois starter Cody Sedlock signed with the Baltimore Orioles today.  As a result of his first round selection, He’ll receive a nice sum of almost 2.1 million.  1st-rder Cody Sedlock signs w/@Orioles for $2,097,200 (pick 27 value). Illinois RHP, heavy 91-93 sinker to 96, good SL too. @MLBDraft — […]

Illini 2016 Draft Roundup: Sedlock, Goldstein, Blackburn and Nielsen chosen

Cody Sedlock: another first round draft choice from the Illini The Illinois baseball program had some big shoes to fill after last year’s draft.  A total of nine players were drafted from the 2015 team which won the Big Ten championship and went on to the Super Regionals.  That said, the 2016 Illini team held […]

Just prior to MLB Draft, Cody Sedlock gets All-American nod

Two days shy of the 2016 MLB Draft, Cody Sedlock received some more good news.  The junior right-hander was named to the All-America first team by Baseball America.  Sedlock becomes only the 14th player in Illinois history to be named a first team All-American and only the second right handed pitcher (Jason Anderson was the […]

Sedlock named B1G Pitcher of the Year!

It shouldn’t be any surprise to any Illini fan.  Starter Cody Sedlock has been chosen as the Big Ten Pitcher of Year.  He becomes the second Illini in as many years to garner the award after Tyler Jay earned it in 2015.  Sedlock was efficient.  He had a conference ERA of 1.67 and an opposing […]

No tourney but Illinois baseball ends 2016 on winning note

Illinois won their last two games against Michigan but it just wasn’t enough.  Going into the last game, their fate was in the hands of Michigan State and the Spartans let them down.  As a result, Illinois will not be going to the Big Ten Baseball Tournament next week.  This will be only the third […]

One last hurdle: Illinois hosts Michigan starting Thursday

Pat McInerney leads the Illini with six homers It’s down to the last three games.  With a home series against Michigan (34-17, 12-8 Big Ten), ninth-place Illinois (26-22, 10-11 Big Ten) needs to make up at least one spot in the standings in order to obtain a bid to participate in the Big Ten Tournament […]

Series loss to Indiana forces Illinois’ hand

  Down to the wire for Coach Hartleb One step forward.  Two steps back. That’s the story of Illinois baseball as they enter the last regulation series of the season this weekend against Michigan.  One week after they defeated Maryland two games to one, they lost two of three to first place Indiana despite a […]

Illinois hurlers to be tested by first place Hoosiers

With Illinois baseball’s tournament chances teetering on the fence, they travel to Bloomington, Indiana this weekend to play their last road series of the season.  It will be a tough challenge for Illinois (25-20, 9-9 Big Ten) as they take on the first place Indiana Hoosiers (29-17, 13-5 Big Ten) who have found momentum lately. […]

Illinois wins Terp series, inches toward tourney bid

Cody Sedlock: pitching the Illini to success Three games, two wins.  Now the Illini have an improved conference record of 9-9. Movin’ on up! Illinois (25-20, 9-9 Big Ten) comes home from Maryland (25-21, 10-8 Big Ten) with a big series win.  It was a low scoring weekend.  Illinois scored 10 runs in the three […]