The Spartans visit Illinois Field for Big Ten opener

  Jack Yalowitz leads all Illini with a .389 average I say this every year but it’s worth repeating… the non-conference season is just the beginning.  The Big Ten season is almost here and that brings a whole new aspect to college baseball.  The competition is more intense, the rivalries begin to heat up and […]

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 […]

Despite Jack’s jack, Illinois falls to SIU 8-5

With a 3 for 3 game, Yalowitz’s average soars above .400 Up one win on the weekend, Illinois (5-10) couldn’t quite pull it off against Southern Illinois (10-9) Saturday afternoon despite another great game by Jack Yalowitz..  The Salukis took advantage of four unearned runs in the seventh inning to win 8-5.  The Illini did […]

Illinois baseball treats fans to win at home opener 11-5

Yalowitz says goodbye to this baseball On Friday, Illinois baseball returned to the friendly confines of Illinois Field and all was good again.  Taking on the University of Toledo Rockets who were coming off a win against SIU, the Illini won 11-5 thanks to five rbis by Jack Yalowitz and an effective performance by the […]

Illinois baseball reap one win against #21 Coastal Carolina

Second HR of the season for Bren Spillane on Friday If you had told me last week that Illinois was going to win one game against a ranked team that was the defending national champion, I would have pleasantly accepted that.  Thing is, with baseball, you get greedy and you want more.  Especially with one […]

Illinois baseball sees lots of offense against FAU, Weber gets first career win

Doran Turchin: two dingers on Friday night Last weekend in Boca Raton, Illinois baseball really showed what its offense could do but with the wind blowing out combined with an inexperienced pitching staff, the good guys came away with just one Saturday win against the Florida Atlantic Owls.  Illinois hit a total of ten homeruns […]

Illini Baseball go a hunting for Owls in Boca Raton this weekend

Ryan Thompson gets a shot against the Owls on Sunday With their 2-5 record, Illinois is traveling south again. This weekend, they are heading to Florida visiting Boca Raton where the Florida Atlantic Owls (4-3-1) will play host for three games.  Illinois hopes to improve on their record.  Their starting lineup have been hitting well […]

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 […]

Illini Baseball manage one win on Opening weekend at Lamar Cardinal Classic

First career win for Shilling Battling the weather in Beaumont, Texas, the Illini came away with an opening day win at the Lamar Cardinal Classic this weekend.  After that, it was a matter of bad timing.  When they scored nine, their opponent scored 15.  When they held their opponent to just two two runs, offense […]

Summer league stats roundup for Illini

Summer fun for Jalin McMillan who hit .329 for the Southland Vikings The PR people at the the baseball program have come up with something new (and I love it!).  For the first time, they are posting end-of-season summer league stats for the Illini baseball players.  I have always been a big believer that summer […]