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 […]

Loss to Michigan drops Illinois from B1G Tourney

David Kerian homered and drove in two runs in Illinois’ loss The Illini gave a great effort at the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis but their chance for a tourney championship came to an end at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines.  After a lights out performance on Friday night by John Kravetz shutting out […]

#15 Illinois Baseball stave off MSU rally 13-9

John Kravetz improves to a career 21-7 record It was wild, wooly game up in East Lansing today.  After getting off to a 7-0 lead, Illinois sustained a Spartan rally and prevailed in the last game against Michigan State, 13-9.  John Kravetz came out the winner and is now 2-0 for 2015.  He now has […]

Illinois baseball falls to Michigan State 5-2 on Sunday

David Kerian is currently on a 12 game hit streak David Kerian extended his hit streak to 12 games and hit his sixth homer of the season but it just wasn’t enough for an Illini win.  The Michigan State Spartans outplayed Illinois on Sunday and won 5-2.  They handed Drasen Johnson his second loss of […]

Illinois baseball cools off Spartans in Big Ten opener 8-4

Kevin Duchene improves to 4-1 for 2015 In probably the coldest game the Illinois baseball team has played in long, long time, they won their Big Ten opener. They defeated the Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing today by the score of 8-4. It was a brisk 25 degrees in East Lansing at the start […]

Illinois Baseball begin conference season in East Lansing

Adam Walton leads the team in steals and is tied for the team lead in runs scored The Illinois baseball team have had great ride up until now.  They are 18-5-1 and are ranked as high as #17 in the polls.  Throw that all out the window now because the Big Ten season starts Saturday.  […]

Spartans end Illini’s tournament run 11-2

On Friday, Illinois gave it their best shot but eventually the Spartans’ offense caught up to them. The #3 seed Illinois (32-21) got an early lead against Michigan State (31-25) and had a 2-1 lead as late as top of the seventh inning.  But then things went sour and the Spartans tied in the seventh.  […]

Spartans find revenge against Illini at Tourney, 2-1

Like almost every other one of his starts this year, Drasen Johnson did his part. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough. In Game One of the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha, the Fighting Illini couldn’t get the offense going against Michigan State.  While Johnson struck out a career high ten batters and only allowed two runs […]

Comeback again? Fletcher walk off, again? Unbelievable! Illini deliver sweep against Michigan State 10-9

Sunday was just another day in paradise at Illinois Field. For third game in a row, Illinois came back from behind to defeat Michigan State and for the second game in a row, Casey Fletcher hit walk off hit to win the game for the Illini. Fletcher’s hit in the bottom of the ninth scores […]

Comeback AGAIN! Fletcher and Illinois puts on another great show versus MSU 5-4

Saturday’s hero Casey Fletcher gets a congratulatory hug from Adam Walton while other teammates get in line Once again, Illinois performed a spectacular comeback show, defeating the Michigan State Spartans 5-4 with a key base hit by Casey Fletcher in the the bottom of the 10th inning. Indeed, the alumni who have come back for […]