Series win over Buckeyes moves Illinois up in the conference standings

For the second weekend in a row, we had beautiful weather for baseball all three days.  After a marathon 15-inning 1-0 win by Illinois (20-17, 6-6 Big Ten) on Friday night featuring a historical performance by Cody Sedlock, Ohio State (25-14-1, 5-7 Big Ten) came back to win on Saturday.  However, Illinois won the rubber […]

Illinois invites Ohio State to town for BBQ and baseball

Cody Sedlock leads the B1G with 70 strikeouts After five straight non-conference wins, Illinois (18-16, 4-5 Big Ten) is ready to bring on the Big Ten conference again.  This weekend, they will host rival Ohio State Buckeyes (24-18-1, 4-5 Big Ten) at Illinois Field.  Both teams come into the weekend with a 4-5 conference record […]

Blackjack! Illinois at 21 straight wins after Ohio State sweep!

Remember when Illinois when lost games?  No, I can’t either.  It’s a faint memory.  Today in Columbus, #6 Illinois (40-6-1, 16-1 Big Ten) extended their winning streak to a lucky 21 by completing a sweep against the #23 Ohio State Buckeyes (31-13, 12-6 Big Ten).  Illinois came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 6-2.  […]

Illinois Baseball takes Buckeyes series with 6-5 comeback win… is a sweep in the making?

If you’re in a pinch, you can always call Tyler Jay In a roller coaster game that featured several lead changes, Illinois eked out a key win against Ohio State on Saturday 6-5.  The win is Illinois’ 20th in row and gives at least a series win going into Sunday’s game against the Buckeyes.  Starter […]

Illinois’ Duchene pitches a three-hit gem to defeat #23 Buckeyes

Illinois baseball is just not content for settling for an undefeated April.  Not stopping there, #6 Illinois baseball easily defeated the #23 Ohio State Buckeyes in the first of their three-game set.  Behind the formidable pitching of starter Kevin Duchene, Illinois won 8-1 for their 19th straight victory. The Illini came through with some clutch […]

#6 Illinois gears up for pivotal series versus #23 Ohio State

Reid Roper hopes to add to his team-leading 38 rbis this weekend This weekend, two ranked Big Ten baseball teams are facing off. It’s being billed as the Clash in Columbus.  #6 ranked Illinois (37-6-1, 13-1 Big Ten) and #23 Ohio State (31-10, 12-3 Big Ten) are taking on each other in what is probably […]

Illini Baseball at .500; Parr’s streak at 24 games and climbing

Justin Parr:  24 and counting… Illinois couldn’t pull out a victory against the Buckeyes in their rubber game on Sunday losing 7-3.  The loss gives the Illini a 6-6 conference record and puts them in seventh place in the Big Ten.    Game #36 / April 21, 2013     vs 7   3   […]

Illinois looks to win rubber game against Buckeyes

Kevin Johnson: all time Illini leader with 333 innings Illinois and Ohio State split their first two games in Columbus this weekend.  Kevin Johnson won Friday’s game in a record breaking fashion 9-2.  On Saturday, it was a narrow defeat for the Illini (24-11, 6-5 Big Ten) as they lost in extras 7-6 Both teams […]

Illini look to improve on 5-4 record in Columbus

  Reid Roper has hit three HR in his last three games After their three-game sweep of Purdue last weekend, Illinois baseball hopes to continue their conference success this coming weekend against the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Ohio State (23-12, 7-5 Big Ten) is one spot above the Illini in the standings at fifth place so […]

Week 2: Around the Big Ten

With Illinois’ good showing at the Keith LeClair Classic, I thought we might have seen a mention of one of our players in the Big Ten weekly awards (Nick Blackburn for Freshman of the Week, anyone?). Alas, Ohio State had three legit contenders and swept the awards: Player:           Aaron Gretz, So., OSU Pitcher:           Brad Goldberg, […]