The Spartans visit Illinois Field for Big Ten opener

  Jack Yalowitz leads all Illini with a .389 average I say this every year but it’s worth repeating… the non-conference season is just the beginning.  The Big Ten season is almost here and that brings a whole new aspect to college baseball.  The competition is more intense, the rivalries begin to heat up and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Orange Team takes OBWS on Hurwitz GS and Sefcik’s pitching performance

The Orange Team gets bragging rights for a year.  Hurwitz hit a 9th inning grand slam in Game 2 Congrats to the Orange team who battled back from an 0-1 deficit to win the last two games.  Last night with the help of a Michael Hurwitz grand slam, they defeated the Blue Team 8-7.  Sefcik […]

How have our Illini players done this summer? Part 3

Jason Goldstein hit .323 for the Madison Mallards in the Northwoods League So far we’ve gotten a look at the former Illini in the minors this summer.  That included a look at the very special draftee Class of 2015 in their first summer of pro ball. However, our current Illinois baseball squad have been busy […]

Photos of Game 2 of Orange and Blue Series

Got out to the ballpark and saw the last half of Game 2 of Illinois baseball’s Orange and Blue Series today.  Here are some photos. Catcher Grey Schultz glad hands pitcher Josh Ferry Our first look at freshman righthander Quinten Sefcik. Jason Goldstein shows he can play first base with this play. Will Krug is […]

Illini Baseball program signs three from Class of 2014

Wednesday, Coach Dan Hartleb announced that he has signed three high school players to a letter of intent to play at the University of Illinois.  Here’s a quick summary of the three recruits. Zach Barnhart, MIF 5-10 / 150 / R/R / Springfield, Ill. / Springfield HS One name should be familiar to Illini fans.  […]