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 […]

Pitching previews: A diplomatic solution to a nice pitching dilemma

The Fighting Illini baseball program has been doing position-by-position previews in the last few days on the fightingillini.com website.  The previews of the actual starting position players haven’t been too surprising but I was wondering what would happen when it came to the pitchers.  Illinois may be in the envious position of having too much […]

Illinois Baseball cook the ISU Redbirds 6-1

Ryan Nagle, Will Krug and Casey Fletcher celebrate after today’s win I stopped by for the last few innings of Wednesday’s game between the Illini and the Illinois State Redbirds.  The Redbirds came in with a 15-6 record but when I got there, Illinois was putting the finishing touches on a two-run rally in the […]

Illini Baseball can’t get it going against Xavier, 6-2

Cody Sedlock keeping it close for the Illini In game one against the Xavier Musketeers (12-7) tonight, Illinois Baseball (8-10) just couldn’t get the hits they needed.  While they weren’t exactly out of it until late in game, it was difficult to get the offense going.  All told, Xavier outhit the Illini 14-3. While that […]

McDonnell, Goldstein give home crowd a treat against Indiana State, 8-0

Rob McDonnell notches his first college win Behind the strong pitching of Rob McDonnell and the bat of catcher Jason Goldstein, the Illinois baseball (8-9) won their home opener at Illinois Field today against the Indiana State Sycamores (14-3).  A common thread of discussion among the crowd was that pitching and hitting were finally jelling […]

Illinois Baseball shut out by UConn, 6-0

Two doubles for David Kerian in the loss against UConn After a win against a tough Coastal Carolina team on Saturday, the Illini Baseball team lost 6-0 against the UConn Huskies for their second shutout loss for the weekend.  Illinois were also shut out 3-0 to George Mason on Friday during last weekend’s Baseball at […]

Illini Baseball look to win rubber game against GSU Panthers

Will Krug: Off to a good start The Fighting Illini Baseball team looks to take the series win against the Georgia State Panthers on Sunday after splitting the first two games of the series.  Here’s a quick recap of Friday’s and Saturday’s games:   Game #1 / February 14, 2014     vs 5   […]

Illinois Baseball: 2014 season preview

The Fighting Illini Baseball program released their official 2014 season preview on Friday.  Complete and thorough, it answers a few questions.   In a nutshell, the young 2014 team has lost its entire outfield and the left side of the infield from last year but the pitching staff is relatively untouched with the exception of […]

Orange and Blue Series highlights posted; Spring can’t come soon enough

Casey Fletcher relaxes near the dugout innings before he hits his walk-off homerun FightingIllini.com posted their wrap up of this week’s annual Orange and Blue World Series.  It’s complete with some highlights proving that at least someone was keeping score for the three games. The Blue Team won the first two games behind the pitching […]

Illinois baseball announces six letters of intent signed

Coach Hartleb seemed pleased during the press conference where he announced the signing class of 2013 yesterday.  The six ‘athletic’ players that have signed letters of intent to play baseball for the University of Illinois are ‘successful’ and will be ‘impact’ players for the team. The focus this recruiting year appeared to be pitching and […]