Illinois baseball turning over a new leaf against Sycamores

What a weekend for Illini baseball!  A sweep of the Indiana State Sycamores is just what the team needed.  Not only did Illinois win all three games against the Sycamores (12-12) but they did it in style with a fantastic pitching performance from Ty Weber as well as some offensive heroics from Pat McInerney.  Sunday’s […]

Illinois looks to reverse their streak vs. Sycamores this weekend

Dan Rowbottom gives the fans something to cheer about on Sunday The Illini baseball team welcome the Indiana State Sycamores to Illinois Field for a three-game series this weekend starting Friday at 6pm.  Illinois (6-16) is hoping to rebound from a four-game losing streak. That includes a three-game sweep on Big Ten opening weekend against […]

McDonnell, Goldstein give home crowd a treat against Indiana State, 8-0

Rob McDonnell notches his first college win Behind the strong pitching of Rob McDonnell and the bat of catcher Jason Goldstein, the Illinois baseball (8-9) won their home opener at Illinois Field today against the Indiana State Sycamores (14-3).  A common thread of discussion among the crowd was that pitching and hitting were finally jelling […]

Illini Baseball lose two after another shining performance from Duchene

Kevin Duchene: perfect through six innings on Friday Kevin Duchene may have done a great job of breaking in Itchy Jones Stadium on Friday but Southern Illinois Salukis reminded the Illini who it really belongs to on Saturday. On Friday, Duchene continued his 2014 pitching prowess, hurling one of his best efforts of the year.  […]

Final two games cancelled against Indiana St.

The Illini (including Adam Davis (left) and Brandon Hohl), were ready to play today We were all there today.  The the fans (more than I thought would show up in this cold weather) were in the stands, players had gone through all their warm-ups, and announced starter John Anderson was tossing in the bullpen. Unfortunately, […]

Sheehan’s 9th inning walk gives Illini win in home opener

Pat Sheehan gets congratulated by his teammates for having a good eye Wow, if the rest of Illinois baseball season is as exciting as today’s home opener, the EMTs are going to have to stock up on chest paddles.  What a heart pounder!  In the bottom of the ninth, Illini DH Pat Sheehan walked with […]

Some quick notes before tomorrow’s home opener

Fightingillini.com came out with their weekend preview.  Johnson-Anderson-Kimes are the set pitchers for the weekend. For those who can’t make it out to the weekend, Gametracker will be up and so will live audio.  Links for all that are on the preview page. St Louis Bus Trip On a different note, I’ve been asked about […]

Come out this weekend for the Illinois baseball home opener!

It seems like this Friday can’t come soon enough.  All these weeks of following the Illinois baseball team as they play in strange and far away places will soon come to an end as we get to see the good guys on the green grass… *ahem* field turf of Illinois Field here in Champaign, Illinois.  […]

Illini Crush Sycamores 15-4

Ryan Hastings slides in to score (Photo credit: Dylan Nelshoppen) Once again, the Illini offense was on its game.  For the second time in three days (and third time this season), they scored fifteen runs.  Final score Illinois 15 Indiana State 4 By the time I got there in the fifth inning, the Illini were […]

Illini Game re-scheduled for Illinois Field today

Next Game: Game #15 Wed Mar 26, 3:30 pm CST Record: 8-6 vs Indiana State University at Illinois Field, Champaign, IL The weather has been playing havoc with the Illini’s schedule. Yesterday’s game against Indiana State was canceled so they are going to re-schedule for this afternoon at 3:30pm. The good news is that they […]