Illinois trying to keep hope alive against Iowa

Time to have some fun, boys!! So this is it… the last series of the regular season.  Illinois baseball will host fifth-place Iowa Hawkeyes at Illinois Field for an early weekend series which begins on Thursday at 6pm.  An 8th place finish is necessary to move on so Illinois’ current 11th place standing seems quite […]

Rutgers next up for Illini Baseball

  Jack Yalowitz hits at a .347 pace After a critical series win against #24 Maryland last weekend, Illinois travels to New Brunswick, New Jersey to face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.  Rutgers (17-28, 5-10 Big 10) currently inhabits twelfth place in the Big Ten two spots below Illinois.  Illinois is on a 15-8 streak and […]

Illini continue road trip against Minnesota this weekend

  Freshman Michael Massey is on a hitting tear The Illinois baseball team continues its lengthy road trip by traveling to the University of Minnesota.  The Golden Gophers (24-12, 8-4 Big Ten) are hosting the Illini who were swept by the Purdue Boilermakers last weekend in a conference series.  Illinois (16-22, 3-9 Big Ten) will […]

Illinois takes success on the road to Purdue this weekend

Mark Skonieczny bares his teeth as he legs out a triple Baseball is great.  Winning is even better.  After starting the season 6-16, Illinois baseball is starting to find its groove.  In their last twelve games, they won nine.  That includes a 2-1 series win over Northwestern last weekend and lopsided 13-3 victory over Western […]

Illinois looking for three wins against the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend

Ty Weber takes on the Wildcats Friday night Illinois Baseball is on its best this roll season.  With its three-game sweep against Indiana State, two midweek wins, and a win versus Michigan, the Illini have won six of its last eight games!  The boys in Orange and Blue will look to extend their winning ways […]

Illinois baseball takes one from #18 Michigan

The bad news?  Illinois went 1-2 this weekend.  The good news?  It was against Michigan, a nationally ranked team in the Big Ten.  The bittersweet news.  It could have very easily been a 2-1 victory in favor of Illinois.  Sunday belongs to the freshmen Illinois won on Sunday to salvage the weekend against powerhouse Michigan […]

The Spartans visit Illinois Field for Big Ten opener

  Jack Yalowitz leads all Illini with a .389 average I say this every year but it’s worth repeating… the non-conference season is just the beginning.  The Big Ten season is almost here and that brings a whole new aspect to college baseball.  The competition is more intense, the rivalries begin to heat up and […]

Illinois baseball treats fans to win at home opener 11-5

Yalowitz says goodbye to this baseball On Friday, Illinois baseball returned to the friendly confines of Illinois Field and all was good again.  Taking on the University of Toledo Rockets who were coming off a win against SIU, the Illini won 11-5 thanks to five rbis by Jack Yalowitz and an effective performance by the […]

Illini Baseball manage one win on Opening weekend at Lamar Cardinal Classic

First career win for Shilling Battling the weather in Beaumont, Texas, the Illini came away with an opening day win at the Lamar Cardinal Classic this weekend.  After that, it was a matter of bad timing.  When they scored nine, their opponent scored 15.  When they held their opponent to just two two runs, offense […]

Christ, Dickinson help bring on seven recruits

The headlines in last week’s Illinois baseball’s news feed had an ominous tone to it…   While there is nothing other-worldly about new Illini baseball assistant coach Adam Christ (pronounced krist), he does bring with him some impressive credentials.  Minnesota State assistant 2009-11, promoted to Associate Head Coach 2012-15 306-86 (.781) during time at Minnesota […]