Hayes’ one-hitter highlights Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State

Hayes improves to 3-2 with a one-hitter over Penn State Two fantastic starting performances by Illinois’ Doug Hayes and Cole Bellair resulted in just win in Saturday’s doubleheader with Penn State.  Hayes pitched the first complete game one-hitter by an Illini pitcher in nine years to win Game 1 by the score of 6-1.  Bellair […]

Illinois’ Sedlock wins conference opener vs. Penn State 5-0

Cody Sedlock improves to 4-1 for the season With a little help from his friends, Cody Sedlock got Illinois baseball’s conference season off to the right start.  Sedlock threw seven shutout innings to give Illinois a 5-0 win over Penn State on Friday at Illinois Field’s home opener.  Charlie Naso threw two scoreless innings in […]

Home Sweet Home! Illinois welcomes Penn State for Big Ten opener

Illinois sees the return of catcher Jason Goldstein this weekend “There’s no place like home”, said Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz but I think the Illinois baseball players are probably thinking the same thing.  Illinois (8-10) is looking to start off the Big Ten conference portion of the season in the right way while […]

17 straight! Illinois finishes off Penn State for fourth straight Big Ten sweep

Starter John Kravetz is now 4-0 for the Illini The Illinois baseball team can add one one more Big Ten sweep to their 2015 accomplishments.  On Sunday, they won 6-3 against the Penn State Nittany Lions (13-25, 2-12 Big Ten) giving them their fourth conference sweep of the season.  The win today puts #8 Illinois […]

#8 Illinois win first two against Nits at Happy Valley

Reid Roper has a team-leading 37 rbis With a 10-1 blowout victory on Friday and a record setting 15-inning win on Saturday, #8 Illinois (35-6-1) baseball took the first two games at Medlar Field against Penn State to extend their winning streak to 16 games.  With the win, Illinois keeps hold on first place in […]

#8 Illini take streak on the road to face Penn State

Drasen Johnson will take the hill on Saturday vs the Nits #8 ranked Illinois baseball takes their 14-game winning streak on the road.  For seven games, they will be on the road beginning with Penn State this Friday.  Read all about it in the Fighting Illini weekend preview.  The starting pitchers are the same with […]

Happy days in Happy Valley!

Will Krug now batting .329 with 15 stolen bases On Sunday, Illinois completed a sweep at Penn State (17-19, 5-6 Big Ten) behind the pitching of Ryan Castellanos.  Penn State had the lead in each of the three games this weekend and two of the games were truly comeback efforts with Nit leads in the […]

Illinois test their luck against Penn State this weekend

Catcher Jason Goldstein takes a team leading .377 batting average into this weekend This weekend, the Illini baseball team travel to State College to reverse their recent downward trend against Penn State (17-16, 5-3 Big Ten).  After winning ten of eleven games, Illinois (18-14, 6-3) has now lost three straight including a 6-2 loss on […]

Illini sweep Penn State!

Celebration after Saturday’s win!   Illinois got the job done this weekend!  A three-game sweep is what the team needed against the Penn State Nittany Lions and that’s what they got.  With an 8-6 win on Saturday and a comeback 5-4 victory on Sunday, the Illini improve their conference record to 12-9 and more importantly, […]

Kevin Duchene shuts down Nits, 9-0

Kevin Duchene mowed down the opposition in Friday’s contest Wow! We just need about five more games like these and we might be set.  Kevin Duchene pitched one of the best performances we’ve seen this season tonight against Penn State.  Throwing a complete game two-hit shutout, Duchene struck out 11 PSU batters and kept them […]