Streaking Massey giving Illini an edge, series win over Gophers

To think at the beginning of the season, I was unsure of Illinois’ situation at second base.  With the departure of Michael Hurwitz last year and no heir apparent, it seemed like a hole that needed filling.  Well, Michael Massey has filled that hole admirably.  With six hits during Illinois’ double header against Minnesota, Massey […]

Illini continue road trip against Minnesota this weekend

  Freshman Michael Massey is on a hitting tear The Illinois baseball team continues its lengthy road trip by traveling to the University of Minnesota.  The Golden Gophers (24-12, 8-4 Big Ten) are hosting the Illini who were swept by the Purdue Boilermakers last weekend in a conference series.  Illinois (16-22, 3-9 Big Ten) will […]

Illinois manage one win against #19 Minnesota this weekend

Doug Hayes shuts down the #19 Gophers Friday night With a 14-6 drubbing by the Minnesota Golden Gophers (27-13, 11-3 Big Ten) on Sunday, Illinois (21-19, 7-8 Big Ten) lost the home series 1-2.  With the series over, Illinois slips to ninth place while Ohio State moves ahead of them again.  Here are the current […]

Illinois take on first place Minnesota Golden Gophers at home

Cody Sedlock lets one go during last Friday’s game Coming off a big 2-1 series win off Ohio State, Illinois (20-17, 6-6 Big Ten) hosts the Minnesota Golden Gophers (25-12, 9-2 Big Ten) for three games at Illinois Field.  Both teams have done well lately winning eight of their last ten games.  Minnesota is currently […]

Big Ten recap: Minnesota jumps ahead

After just weekend, here are the baseball standings in the Big Ten:   Team Big Ten Record Pct. Overall Record Pct. Minnesota 0-0 .000 3-0 1.000 Iowa 0-0 .000 2-1 .667 Michigan State 0-0 .000 2-1 .667 Nebraska 0-0 .000 2-2 .500 Ohio State 0-0 .000 2-2 .500 Penn State 0-0 .000 1-1 .500 Michigan […]

Game over: Illini bats dwindle against Gopher pitching, 3-1

Davis Hendrickson drove home the sole run in today’s loss In an elimination game against Minnesota at the Big Ten Tournament, Illinois (34-18) couldn’t hold on to a slim lead and lost 3-1 and will have to say goodbye to Minneapolis.  Ryan Castellanos was a hard luck loser as he allowed only eight baserunners in […]

Illinois lose heartbreaker to Minnesota in Game 1 of Big Ten Tournament, 3-2

Three hits for Illinois’ David Kerian in Game 1 loss In a heartbreaking Game One of the Big Ten Tournament, Illinois (33-17) lost to Minnesota (31-20) on walk-off hit by the score of 3-2.  Illinois had the lead till the Gophers tied it 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning.  Andy Henkemeyer drove home […]

Illinois Baseball plans for extended stay in Minneapolis

Drasen Johnson gets the ‘W’ in Illinois’ clinching victory Illinois Baseball dropped their last game of the regular season to Minnesota but they still had plenty to be happy about.  With Friday’s 4-3 win over the Golden Gophers, the Orange and Blue will be advancing to the Big Ten Tournament next week.  After all was […]

Getting closer: Illini take game 1 against Minnesota on Thursday

Kevin Duchene comes through again versus Minnesota Kevin Duchene continues to pitch well as he won his eighth game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.  It was a key win as the Illini (32-15, 13-9 Big Ten) were facing a formidable pitcher in Tom Windle.  The Illinois offense managed to score four runs off Windle raising […]

Illini head north in hopes to clinch a postseason berth

Kevin Duchene will take the mound vs Minnesota on Thursday This weekend, Illinois heads north to Minneapolis to finish out the regular season against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. While both teams both have 12 conference wins, the Gophers (12-6, 29-18 overall) have three less losses than Illinois (12-9, 31-15 overall) and are in a three-way […]