Engel’s patience pays off against the Wildcats with walk-off walk

The last two Illinois baseball games have gone into extra innings.  Not only did the Illini win both of those games, Tyler Engel was responsible for the game winning rbi in both of them.  Yes, Tyler’s stock is rising.  On Friday night against the Northwestern Wildcats, Engel drove home Bren Spillane on a walk-off bases […]

Illinois looking for three wins against the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend

Ty Weber takes on the Wildcats Friday night Illinois Baseball is on its best this roll season.  With its three-game sweep against Indiana State, two midweek wins, and a win versus Michigan, the Illini have won six of its last eight games!  The boys in Orange and Blue will look to extend their winning ways […]

Relentless Illinois offense dominates Wildcats 17-2 for a sweep!

Celebrating a sweep! Illinois baseball completed their weekend sweep of Northwestern on Sunday in almost ruthless fashion.  They defeated the Wildcats by a football-like score of 17-2.  The game was really never in question with the Illini scoring three runs in the top of the first inning and by the end of third inning, the […]

Illinois baseball wins comfortable game behind Johnson’s effort 11-4

Drasen Johnson wins #4 of the year There was no game winning homerun today. Nor was their any other late inning heroics.  There was no need for any. #15 Illinois (23-6-1) got off to a nice 6-1 lead by the third inning and never looked back against Northwestern on Saturday.  Behind the strong pitching of […]

McInerney’s 13th inning shot gives Illini a boost

Pat McInerney breaks the 1-1 tie with a solo shot in the 13th The new video scoreboard got a rude workout today as it took 13 innings for the #15 Illini to defeat the Northwestern Wildcats 3-1 at Illinois Field.  The cold Illinois fans have Pat McInerney to thank for breaking the offensive silence.  His […]

Illinois baseball ‘travels’ to Champaign for Northwestern series this weekend

Pat McInerney is tied for the Illini lead in rbis with 19 We are one day away from Illinois baseball’s Big Ten home opener… …sort of.  #15 Illinois (21-6-1) will be playing Northwestern (8-19) this weekend.  While this isn’t technically a home series for Illinois, this will be the first Big Ten series played here […]

Illini sweep the Wildcats behind Kravetz’ strong Sunday performance

Eight shutout innings for John Kravetz For the second time this weekend, the Illini shut out Northwestern.  On Sunday, John Kravetz pitched a career high scoreless eight innings for his third win of season.   The Illinois offense managed just one run today but that’s all they would need behind Kravetz’ pitching.  David Kerian singled in […]

Illini win it in extras at Evanston 6-2

Key hits by Will Krug and David Kerian today This time it was just a little bit closer.  After walloping Northwestern 13-0 in Evanston on Friday, it took 10 innings for the Illini to get the job done on Saturday.  They won it 6-2 on a four-run 10th inning rally keyed by big hits by […]

Illini Drasen Johnson gets some support against Wildcats… and then some

Drasen Johnson finally got the offensive support he deserved today not that he needed it all.   In Evanston, Johnson (3-4, 2.74) struck out ten batters in seven shutout innings against Northwestern while his Illini teammates exploded for 13 runs.  The Northwestern defense didn’t help their cause with five fielding miscues.   Illinois ended up winning 13-0, […]

I-57 series: Illini take on Wildcats in Evanston this weekend

John Kravetz is back in the rotation this week Illinois Baseball makes its first road trip to a Big Ten school this weekend as they head up I-57 to Evanston to play the Northwestern Wildcats.  The Illini hope to keep the momentum going.  They are coming off a 7-2 home stand including a 2-1 series […]