Xavier visits Illinois for a four-game series

Rob McDonnell earns a spot in the weekend rotation After a quite successful home opener on Tuesday, the Illini are ready for their first home weekend of the year.  They will be hosting the Xavier Musketeers.  The Cincinnati-based team will be coming tomorrow for a four-game series.  There will be double the pleasure on Saturday […]

2013 Illini Baseball Record Book now available

The 2013 Illini Baseball Record Book is now online! I know that new assistant sports information director Matt Wille has been hard at work putting this together.  From what I can tell so far, it looks great.  There is a LOT to devour and I just started to delve into it. As in past years, […]

Official 2013 Illini Baseball poster released

This Friday, it will be three weeks left until Illini Baseball begins their season.  That’s when they start off with a three-game weekend against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. The Illini Baseball program is kicking the season off by releasing their official poster for the 2013 season.  Perhaps underscoring the youth on this team, this […]

I am interviewed by B1G Baseball’s Chris Webb

In his effort to cover the Big Ten Baseball scene, Chris Webb asked me if I could answer some questions for his blog, B1G Baseball.  No one needs to ask me twice to talk about Illini Baseball so I told him I was happy to do so. You can check out the interview here. For […]

Argo gets the good press

Former Illini outfielder draftee Willie Argo was touted in a Tampa Bay Rays prospect wrap-up on milb.com: Willie Argo, Princeton (64 games), Bowling Green (five games): A largely unheralded 22nd-round pick out of Illinois in June, Argo debuted at Rookie-level Princeton and became a star in the middle of the Rays order. The 23-year-old — […]

Hohl, Parr honored by Northwoods League

Brandon Hohl Justin Parr A few congrats are in order.  The Northwoods League just issued a few post-season awards and a few Illini were mentioned. First, among their 2012 ‘Finest in the Field’ honorees was thirdbaseman Brandon Hohl who played for Wisconsin Rapids this summer.  His .973 fielding percentage was tops in the NWL.  Also, […]

Smile Politely helps spread the word

For those interested, local online magazine Smile Politely just published an article I wrote.  It’s a summer wrap-up of Illinois baseball including highlights from summer leagues and minor league action of former Illini.  Once again, I’d like to express thanks to Smile Politely’s interest in covering college baseball throughout the year.   ***   Also […]

Catching up with Argo and Milroy in the minors

The Chicago Tribune has a feature article on recent draftee Matt Milroy.  He’s now playing for the Jamestown (NY) Jammers, a Class A Miami Marlins affiliate. “I’m staying busy working out, practicing every day, doing what I love to do,” Milroy said of his new routine. “It hasn’t been difficult at all for me to […]

3/20 Illini Baseball Video Roundup

A couple of videos to link to this week.  The first two come to us from Illini Productions’ YouTube Channel.  Here’s Brandon Hohl’s postgame interview after Sunday’s game when he hit two homeruns and drove in six runs against SIU.    That same day, Josh Ferry won his first college game.  Here he is giving […]

Hudson making the rounds with the media

Kyle Hudson was spotted chatting with News-Gazette reporter Jeff Huth so expect to see something in the local news soon about the former Illini outfielder. No doubt, Hudson has been busy talking to the media since he got picked up by the Rangers organization in late January.  Not only that, he will join another former […]