My top ten favorite Illinois Baseball photos of 2015

The Fighting Illini has done a couple “Year in Review” articles recently including a Top Ten @IlliniBaseball Tweets 2015 piece and a rather interesting The Year of Baseball in Illinois.  I’ll do my part. Here are ten of my favorite photos from 2015.  They may not be technically the best nor they may not even […]

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 […]

Backs against the wall, Hartleb pulls out his ace for Super Regional

Tyler Jay gets his chance at a start vs. Vandy With their backs against the wall, Illinois baseball will attempt to to tie their series with Vanderbilt in the NCAA Super Regional.  They were stunned in Saturday night’s opener getting walloped 13-0 by the Commodores.  But Coach Hartleb has an aces up his sleeve.  Tonight’s […]

Bring on the Commodores! Illinois hosts Vanderbilt in NCAA Super Regional

With a 3-0 Regional Championship win under their belt, the #6 national seed Fighting Illini (50-8-1) welcome the Vanderbilt Commodores (45-19) to Illinois Field for the NCAA Super Regional this weekend.  Beginning Saturday night at 7pm CT, the two will play a best of three series to determine who will go on to the College […]

Homers by Roper and Kerian bolster Duchene’s NCAA Champaign Regional win over Ohio, 10-3

Reid Roper gets congrats after his first inning homer Friday night, top seed Illinois baseball got off to a good start in the NCAA Champaign Regional.  Behind a solid start of Kevin Duchene (11-1) and homers by David Kerian and Reid Roper, they defeated fourth seed Ohio University 10-3.  With the win, Illinois will advance […]

Illinois take comeback game to B1G Tournament, notch 3-2 win versus Cornhuskers

Pat McInerney drove in the winning run in Illinois’ first game of the Big Ten Tournament Top seed Illinois hit the Big Ten Tournament and won like they’ve won all year.  Pitching well and never giving up.  In the feature game in the opening day of the tournament, Illinois came back from two runs down […]

Big Ten champs!! Win vs. Huskers clinches conference championship for Illinois!

In a dismally rainy evening, #2 Illinois (44-6-1, 20-1 Big Ten) gave 1000+ Illini fans reason to stay at the ballpark.  With a 6-3 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers (34-20, 9-13 Big Ten), they clinched the Big Ten Championship for the first time since 2011 and extended their winning streak to 25 games.  Kevin Duchene […]

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’ Duchene pitches a three-hit gem to defeat #23 Buckeyes

Illinois baseball is just not content for settling for an undefeated April.  Not stopping there, #6 Illinois baseball easily defeated the #23 Ohio State Buckeyes in the first of their three-game set.  Behind the formidable pitching of starter Kevin Duchene, Illinois won 8-1 for their 19th straight victory. The Illini came through with some clutch […]