Four Illini called in 2013 MLB Draft

Four University of Illinois Baseball players have been chosen in the 2013 MLB Draft.  Joining Justin Parr who was picked in the 8th round are three more Illini players, Jordan Parr, Thomas Lindauer and Kevin Johnson.  Taking a look at each player: Justin Parr Outfielder Philadelphia Phillies Round 8, Pick 241   As mentioned yesterday, […]

Illini host Penn State for last homestand of the season

  Kevin Duchene and Ryan Castellanos both getting turns on the mound Penn State will be coming to Illinois Field this weekend for Illinois’ last home stand of the 2013 season.  The Illini (28-15, 9-9 Big Ten) hope to add a few wins against the last place Nittany Lions (12-31, 3-15) before traveling to Minnesota […]

Illini to play ‘crucial’ series in East Lansing

  Kevin Duchene gets the start on Saturday against the Spartans Illinois travels to East Lansing this weekend to take on the Michigan State Spartans.  The series takes on special meaning as the Spartans (24-13, 7-5 Big Ten) reside one spot above Illinois in the conference standings.  A series win would go a long way […]

Illini end up on wrong end of 13-inning affair, 4-3

Kevin Duchene hopes his rally cap with induce some Illini runs Friday night, Illinois and Northwestern were locked in an back-and forth extra-inning battle.  The Wildcats eventually won the game 4-3 in 13 innings.  For a few innings though, I saw some of the most exciting baseball at Illinois Field this year.  Justin Parr did […]

‘Cats are coming to town!

  Justin Parr:  On the verge of tying the record University of Illinois baseball welcomes the Northwestern Wildcats to Illinois Field this weekend.  In seventh place in the Big Ten, the Illini (24-15, 6-6) hope to capitalize big as they enter the second half of the Big Ten season.  The starting pitchers remain the same […]

Illinois looks to win rubber game against Buckeyes

Kevin Johnson: all time Illini leader with 333 innings Illinois and Ohio State split their first two games in Columbus this weekend.  Kevin Johnson won Friday’s game in a record breaking fashion 9-2.  On Saturday, it was a narrow defeat for the Illini (24-11, 6-5 Big Ten) as they lost in extras 7-6 Both teams […]

Illini look to improve on 5-4 record in Columbus

  Reid Roper has hit three HR in his last three games After their three-game sweep of Purdue last weekend, Illinois baseball hopes to continue their conference success this coming weekend against the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Ohio State (23-12, 7-5 Big Ten) is one spot above the Illini in the standings at fifth place so […]

Illini Baseball outslug Purdue Friday, 17-12

  Thomas Lindauer got Illinois off to a good start with his seventh homerun of 2013 Illinois and Purdue got off to a raucous start Friday night when both teams scored 12 runs in the 40-minute first inning alone.  It wasn’t over yet either.  Both teams combined for 29 runs and 34 hits in Illinois’ […]

Third time’s a charm: Illinois baseball takes down #16 Indiana 3-2 on Sunday

  Brandon Hohl:  2 rbis in big win over #16 Indiana Yes, Illinois Baseball was beat two games to one this weekend by Indiana.  However, when all is said and done, they will record that it was the Illini who stopped the Hoosiers’ eighteen-game winning streak.  Coming home off a win against the #16 team […]

Illini face tough battle in #16 Indiana this weekend

  Opposing pitchers must get unnerved by Jordan Parr’s menacing stare Illinois travels to Bloomington, Indiana to face the #16 Hoosiers who are one the toughest Big Ten Baseball teams I have seen since following the conference.  FightingIllini.com has the official preview notes up and probable starters are already named for Friday and Saturday.  Curiously […]