Illini baseball returns to Texas to gain some ground

Pat McInerney wants to add another homer or two After a 1-3 opening weekend at the Lamar Cardinal Classic, Illinois baseball will travel back to Texas this weekend.  This time they are visiting Corpus Christi and will hosted by the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi islanders.  The islanders are hosting a tournament at Whataburger Field involving Missouri […]

IBR: a new look at top

I was looking up at the banner of Illinois Baseball Report a few weeks back and noticed it was about time to change it.  Three of the players, Jason Goldstein, Adam Walton and Cody Sedlock, have gone on to bigger and better things.    And while I liked Coach Hartleb’s photo from last year, he […]

Illini baseball roster updated for the 2017 season

The Illinois baseball roster has now been updated for the 2017 season!  Some quick numbers  33 total players 21 returning from the 2016 season 12 new players 11 out-of-state players 6 left-handed pitchers 10 right-handed pitchers 6 players who can pitch and play another position   Illinois will be losing three key position players from […]

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 […]

Entering the homestretch: Illinois travels to Maryland

Dan Rowbottom celebrates after scoring on an error after his 3-run double on Wednesday against the Salukis As the Big Ten season enters the homestretch, Illinois is in need of some wins if it wishes to gain a Big Ten Baseball Tournament bid.  With three conference weekends left, they have a 7-8 Big Ten record […]

Illinois manage one win against #19 Minnesota this weekend

Doug Hayes shuts down the #19 Gophers Friday night With a 14-6 drubbing by the Minnesota Golden Gophers (27-13, 11-3 Big Ten) on Sunday, Illinois (21-19, 7-8 Big Ten) lost the home series 1-2.  With the series over, Illinois slips to ninth place while Ohio State moves ahead of them again.  Here are the current […]

Series win over Buckeyes moves Illinois up in the conference standings

For the second weekend in a row, we had beautiful weather for baseball all three days.  After a marathon 15-inning 1-0 win by Illinois (20-17, 6-6 Big Ten) on Friday night featuring a historical performance by Cody Sedlock, Ohio State (25-14-1, 5-7 Big Ten) came back to win on Saturday.  However, Illinois won the rubber […]

Illinois invites Ohio State to town for BBQ and baseball

Cody Sedlock leads the B1G with 70 strikeouts After five straight non-conference wins, Illinois (18-16, 4-5 Big Ten) is ready to bring on the Big Ten conference again.  This weekend, they will host rival Ohio State Buckeyes (24-18-1, 4-5 Big Ten) at Illinois Field.  Both teams come into the weekend with a 4-5 conference record […]