Illinois baseball Week 1: News bits and pieces

I’m sure we Illini baseball fans are not given in to schadenfreude.  If we were, however, we would pleased to know that because of Illinois’ 9-4 defeat of St John’s on Sunday, the Red Storm have been knocked out of the national rankings.  But I’m sure we don’t have that kind of nasty attitude. The […]

N-G runs list of 100 best Illini athletes

Justin Parr:  #1 in conference batting average for 2011 The local paper, the News-Gazette, just posted a list of the top 100 Illini athletes according to sportswriter Jeff Huth. Illini baseball got their due getting eight players mentioned on the list. #23  Justin Parr #38  Charlie Tilson #44  Brandon Hohl #52  Davis Hendrickson #67  Willie […]

Huth: Draftable Illini

Junior Brandon Wikoff is an obvious choice by teams next week when MLB has their First-Year Player Draft.  I think we all knew that.  But the News-Gazette’s Jeff Huth has a posting on on other Illini players and recruits (other than Brandon Wikoff) who also might get the call on MLB Draft Day.  Check […]

Illini score early but succumb to Bradley U.

I didn’t make it out to Illinois Field tonight but had to be content with listening to the game on the radio. I picked it up when Illinois was up 4-0. Unfortunately, that was all the scoring they would do. Brandon Wikoff’s 3 hits and a solid start from Billy Barrett (2 ER in 5 […]