Despite opportunities, Illinois drops doubleheader Sunday

Pat McInerney made things interesting with his 5th homer of the year Despite Sunday’s exciting game against Southern Illinois, the Illini couldn’t take advantage of opportunities and ended up losing both ends of a doubleheader.  Illinois lost the first game against Toledo 10-4.  SIU took the second game 3-1.  Illinois (5-11) won the first game […]

Illinois baseball treats fans to win at home opener 11-5

Yalowitz says goodbye to this baseball On Friday, Illinois baseball returned to the friendly confines of Illinois Field and all was good again.  Taking on the University of Toledo Rockets who were coming off a win against SIU, the Illini won 11-5 thanks to five rbis by Jack Yalowitz and an effective performance by the […]

Home Sweet Home; Illinois hosts SIU and Toledo in round robin

“It’s just good to be home.  You get to play on your own field, we have great fans here, and I think that’s a huge plus for us.” Dan Hartleb via Daily Illini For the first time this season, local fans will get to see the Illini baseball team at Illinois Field!  The Illini are […]

Illinois baseball sees lots of offense against FAU, Weber gets first career win

Doran Turchin: two dingers on Friday night Last weekend in Boca Raton, Illinois baseball really showed what its offense could do but with the wind blowing out combined with an inexperienced pitching staff, the good guys came away with just one Saturday win against the Florida Atlantic Owls.  Illinois hit a total of ten homeruns […]

Illinois Baseball win one at Kleberg Bank College Classic

Craan makes the All-Tournament team Last weekend, Illinois Baseball participated in the Kleberg Bank College Classic hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.  The Illini (2-5) came away with just one Friday win but with a couple more runs and maybe some momentum in the right time, it could have easily been 3-0 Illinois.  Pat McInerney had […]

Illini baseball returns to Texas to gain some ground

Pat McInerney wants to add another homer or two After a 1-3 opening weekend at the Lamar Cardinal Classic, Illinois baseball will travel back to Texas this weekend.  This time they are visiting Corpus Christi and will hosted by the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi islanders.  The islanders are hosting a tournament at Whataburger Field involving Missouri […]

Illini Baseball manage one win on Opening weekend at Lamar Cardinal Classic

First career win for Shilling Battling the weather in Beaumont, Texas, the Illini came away with an opening day win at the Lamar Cardinal Classic this weekend.  After that, it was a matter of bad timing.  When they scored nine, their opponent scored 15.  When they held their opponent to just two two runs, offense […]

Young Illini arms to be tested on opening weekend at Lamar Cardinal Classic

It’s a few days past Valentine’s Day and now we’re talking Opening Day?  It’s hard to believe.  It really snuck up on me.  But boy, I am so glad that baseball season is finally here!  The Illinois baseball team are on their way to Beaumont, Texas to take part in the Lamar Cardinal Classic this […]

Illini baseball roster updated for the 2017 season

The Illinois baseball roster has now been updated for the 2017 season!  Some quick numbers  33 total players 21 returning from the 2016 season 12 new players 11 out-of-state players 6 left-handed pitchers 10 right-handed pitchers 6 players who can pitch and play another position   Illinois will be losing three key position players from […]

Summer league stats roundup for Illini

Summer fun for Jalin McMillan who hit .329 for the Southland Vikings The PR people at the the baseball program have come up with something new (and I love it!).  For the first time, they are posting end-of-season summer league stats for the Illini baseball players.  I have always been a big believer that summer […]