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 […]

Comeback against ISU gives Illini win #30

Will Krug drives in two key runs against ISU On Tuesday night at Duffy Bass Field in Normal, Illinois scored seven runs late in the game to come back against the Illinois State Redbirds.  Down 3-2 in the eighth, the Fighting Illini offense scored five runs in the final two innings to win their 11th […]

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 issues major comeback win against ISU, 7-5

Jordan Parr heads home to score in the second inning Illinois spotted Illinois State a five run lead but came back for seven unanswered runs to win Tuesday night, 7-5.  Usual secondbaseman/closer Reid Roper was the starter.  Roper couldn’t quite handle the tough ISU lineup tonight as they scored five runs in the first two […]

Tuesday’s game vs Redbirds canceled

Yes, canceled not postponed. There just isn’t are enough dates to accommodate both teams.  I wasn’t too surprised to hear this.  It’s been rainy here in Champaign-Urbana all day.  It wasn’t until 5:00 when the sun poked out. The good news (knock on wood) is that Wednesday looks nice and sunny for our home game […]

Midweek Report: Two re-matches on the schedule

Illinois baseball had a pretty rough Sunday against Michigan. In game 1, they were shut out for the third time this year, 3-0.  Pete Cappetta did manage to bang out two hits in the losing cause.  John Anderson does deserve some credit for his eight inning complete game where he only gave up seven hits […]

Illini baseball cooks Redbirds 14-2

Josh Parr scores in the sixth Everything went right and Illinois crushed Illinois State 14-2. This extends their winning streak to four games just before their Big Ten opener this weekend against Penn State. John Anderson got his third win of the year but it was a committee of hurlers who really got the job […]

Illinois State Redbirds come to town on Wednesday

Casey McMurray is tied for the team lead in rbis with 13 Just a reminder, Wednesday’s game against the Illinois State Redbirds has been moved up to 3:05pm.  I’ll be there but maybe a little late. The Redbirds have a decent team… there’s no doubt.  Right now, they’re second place in the tough Missouri Valley […]

Weather wreaking havoc with the schedule

Weather continues to be an issue with the Illinois baseball schedule.  The Battle at Busch game tonight against Missouri has been postponed with no makeup scheduled yet. Also, the time of Wednesday’s game against the Illinois State Redbirds has been moved up to 3:05pm to take advantage of the warmer afternoon weather. Tags: battle at […]

Midweek preview: hey, we played these guys before!

We play two 2010 repeats this week.  One team that we lost to and one that we beat (and not that long ago either)… Here are quick sum-ups:   Illinois State Redbirds April 20, 2010 6:05 pm ct Illinois Field Champaign, IL Program website link Record 18-15 (Missouri Valley 8-1) Head Coach: Mark Kingston Key […]