No Illinois baseball game Tuesday

Tuesday’s baseball game after initially being delayed a few hours has been cancelled due to impending weather.  I’m glad I decided to check this afternoon before coming in.  “Why would they cancel it?”.my wife asked me.  “It’s starting to look nice out.”  Indeed, there always reasons.  I don’t pretend to know why.   No makeup game […]

Midweek game scheduled against Lindenwood-Belleville on Wednesday

“Did you hear?  There’s a game on Wednesday!” The Illinois baseball team just can’t wait till the weekend so they’ve scheduled a midweek game this week.  On Wednesday, March 18, they will host Lindenwood-Belleville at Illinois Field. The game will start at 4pm.  The Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx of the Midwest conference are based out of Belleville, […]

Illini baseball host SIU Salukis this weekend

Kevin Duchene goes for his third consecutive win this weekend Illinois baseball (12-3-1) will treat the home fans to a three-game series against the Southern Illinois Salukis (2-13) this weekend.  Despite the near mirror won-loss record of each team, this is a rivalry matchup that usually ranks as one of the best series of year.  […]

Warm Illini baseball thoughts on a cold day

As the University of Illinois campus is suffering its coldest day of the year, I can only look forward to the Illinois baseball season in (hopefully) warmer weather.  It won’t be long though.  In a little more than five weeks, the Illini will start their season in Beaumont, Texas at the Lamar University Cardinal Classic.  […]

Mark your calendar: Illinois Baseball announces 2015 schedule

Coach Dan Hartleb and the Illini Baseball program announced the 2015 Illinois Baseball schedule on Wednesday.  With the new, expanded Big Ten conference we have a very interesting lineup of games for the upcoming year. Here’s a link to the 2015 schedule on FightingIllini.com The season starts on February 15th at the Lamar University’s Cardinal […]

Kravetz takes Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors

With the three game sweep of the Wildcats this weekend, I had a feeling the Big Ten was going to throw an award the Illini’s way this week.  Sure enough, John Kravetz was named Pitcher of the Week.  He becomes the second Illini to receive the award.  Kevin Duchene was dubbed Pitcher of the Week […]

Battle at Busch game postponed till April 23rd

A quick announcement… Due to the weather in St Louis, the game that was scheduled for tonight will be postponed and played in two weeks, on April 23.  The time of the game will be 6:30pm.  If you bought a ticket for the Missouri-Illinois, don’t worry.  The ticket will be honored for that game.  One […]

Week 2 Big Ten Baseball recap

  First of all, don’t forget to browse through Dewi Krug’s photos from last weekend’s Baseball at the Beach Tournament in Myrtle Beach.  Great shots!  Friday’s game vs George Mason Saturday’s game vs Coastal Carolina Sunday’s game vs Connecticut Up top, that’s Dewi’s photo of Saturday’s winner, Drasen Johnson getting congrats from fellow pitcher Rob […]

The Battle (at Busch) is back on!

Earlier this year when the schedule was released, I noticed that the Illinois-Missouri game was scheduled to be held in Sauget, Illinois.  I did a little double take when I saw that and it just didn’t register with me.  Now, it all makes sense.  Coach Hartleb pulled a rabbit out of cap or pulled some […]

Baseball at the Beach game times re-scheduled

Wow, this is ironic.  While we’re having relatively balmy weather here in Illinois (sunny and in the 40s), the games down at the “Baseball at the Beach” Tournament are being rescheduled because of inclement weather.  All game times down in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina have been changed for the tournament.  Here is the new schedule […]