How have our Illini players done this summer? Part 2

A couple days we saw how a few of our former Illini are doing this summer in the minor leagues.  Today, it’s time to take a look at the Illinois Draftee Class of 2015 and see how they are faring in their first year in the pros.    Tyler Jay Drafted 2015 Current organization: Minnesota […]

Tyler Jay leads the way as nine Illini chosen in MLB Draft

Even after the 2015 Illinois baseball season is over, the team is breaking records.  Now that the MLB Draft is over, a total of nine Illini players have been chosen.  This breaks the school’s record of six from 1985.  Not only that, Illinois is top drafted team in the Big Ten and has the third […]

Johnson’s shutout advances Illini to the Champaign Regional final!!

Will Krug rounds third to score the first run in today’s win In front of a rocking crowd of over 3000 at Illinois Field, top seed Illinois defeated #2 seed Notre Dame 3-0 behind a strong effort by starter Drasen Johnson who pitched a complete game shutout.  Illinois rallied for all three runs in the […]

Streak ended but Illinois is back to business against the Spartans

Two hits and an rbi for Jason Goldstein in Round two at the Big Ten Tourney It finally happened.  It had been almost two months since Illinois had lost game but on Thursday night at the Big Ten Tournament, costly errors contributed to a 2-1 loss to the Maryland Terrapins.  The Terrapins got a gutsy […]

Congrats to the Illini Senior Class of 2015!

This past weekend on campus has been crazy with graduation ceremonies happening.  Before Saturday’s game, eleven Illini senior baseball players were recognized for their time with the team.  They even took some time out from their busy schedule to reflect on the past few years.  I don’t have to tell Illinois fans that the amount […]

23 in a row!!! #3 Illinois takes two from Rutgers on Saturday

#3 Illinois (42-6-1, Big Ten 18-1) took two games from the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (17-33-1, Big Ten 5-15) in a Saturday doubleheader.  The Illini won the first game 5-4 behind the strong pitching of Kevin Duchene (9-1) and 13 hits by the offense.  Tyler Jay garnered his 10th save of the season.  Game Two starter […]

Illinois Baseball takes Buckeyes series with 6-5 comeback win… is a sweep in the making?

If you’re in a pinch, you can always call Tyler Jay In a roller coaster game that featured several lead changes, Illinois eked out a key win against Ohio State on Saturday 6-5.  The win is Illinois’ 20th in row and gives at least a series win going into Sunday’s game against the Buckeyes.  Starter […]

#8 Illinois win first two against Nits at Happy Valley

Reid Roper has a team-leading 37 rbis With a 10-1 blowout victory on Friday and a record setting 15-inning win on Saturday, #8 Illinois (35-6-1) baseball took the first two games at Medlar Field against Penn State to extend their winning streak to 16 games.  With the win, Illinois keeps hold on first place in […]

#8 Illini take streak on the road to face Penn State

Drasen Johnson will take the hill on Saturday vs the Nits #8 ranked Illinois baseball takes their 14-game winning streak on the road.  For seven games, they will be on the road beginning with Penn State this Friday.  Read all about it in the Fighting Illini weekend preview.  The starting pitchers are the same with […]

Clutch hitting by Illini takes down Hoosiers 6-3

David Kerian bangs out a 2-run triple in the first inning Saturday’s game versus Indiana was almost a mirror image of Friday’s.  Indiana scored in the top half of the first then Illinois responded in the bottom half of the first.  Illini pitching held and the offense bolstered the lead.  With another solid effort by […]