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 […]

Despite opportunities, Illinois drops doubleheader Sunday

Pat McInerney made things interesting with his 5th homer of the year Despite Sunday’s exciting game against Southern Illinois, the Illini couldn’t take advantage of opportunities and ended up losing both ends of a doubleheader.  Illinois lost the first game against Toledo 10-4.  SIU took the second game 3-1.  Illinois (5-11) won the first game […]

The 2012 Illinois Baseball poster unveiled plus a new app on the way?

  The U of I Baseball program has unveiled the official poster for the 2012 season.  If you can’t wait till opening home date to see it up close, they’ve uploaded here so you can take a gander. **** WCIA-News has an interesting story about a few undergraduate students working with a journalism professor to […]

Illini baseball team welcomed back to town

The Illini baseball team rolled back into town yesterday and were welcomed back by a crowd of fans and some local media.     Matt Dittman had the proof in the pudding in his hands in the form of the Tournament Trophy. Thanks to the Dugout Club’s John Santas who I think pulled this all […]

The Dugout Club is organizing a fan bus for the April 7 Missouri game at Busch Stadium!

The Fighting Illini Dugout Club has some exciting news for anyone interested in attending the April 7 game at Busch Stadium versus University of Missouri.  They will be sponsoring a fan bus to the game!  Great news!!! Now billed as “The Battle at Busch”, the Illinois-Missouri game is sure to be a good one.  The […]

Some details on Huntington Park, host of the Big Ten Tournament

For those going to the Big Ten Tournament this week (and for those just interested in getting a feel for the action), here is the Huntington Park website. The stadium website is complete with photos but more importantly for those attending, it includes parking info and a fan guide for those attending game.  While the […]

Illini dealt a 4-3 loss by the Purple Aces

#25 Illinois lost an ugly affair against University of Evansville tonight 4-3 in 10 innings.  Ugly in more ways than one.  But before we get to that, let’s talk about some of the positive things to get us started. Dom Altobelli:  3 for 5 Dom Altobelli went 3 for 5 for the night.  Not only […]

Illini split DH with Golden Gophers Saturday

This gentleman had the right idea during the break but a sweep was not in the cards for the Illini Illinois was oh so close to a sweep of Minnesota this weekend.  After a major comeback on Friday, they did the same for the first game on Saturday coming back from a 4-0 deficit to […]

Illinois offense cool versus EIU Panthers

Cold.  Cold.  Cold.  The temperature was a stiff 40 degrees at gametime and it was about that when the game ended.  But it sure felt a whole lot cooler after standing in the wind for 2 1/2 hours. The Illini offense was pretty cool tonight managing only one run against Eastern Illinois tonight.  For a […]

Some assorted Big Ten Tournament photos

The newly renovated home of the Michigan Wolverine baseball team with the complicated name of “The Wilpon Baseball Complex home of Ray Fisher Stadium”.  Too much like Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Anyway, it IS nice. Joe Blackburn has once again gotten a mohawk like last year. Speaking of hair and ballplayers, it looks like […]