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 […]

Changes in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament format

It was announced over the past weekend that for the first time in conference history, the 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will feature eight teams expanding from its previous format of six entries.  The tournament which will be held this year on May 21-25, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, will remain a double […]

Illinois Baseball announces challenging schedule for 2014

Yesterday, the Fighting Illini Baseball team has formally announced their official 2014 schedule.  Touted as “challenging”, this one actually fits the bill.  This spring, the Illini will play four teams who reached last year’s NCAA Tournament.  Those teams are Coastal Carolina, Florida (twice), Wichita State and Indiana (three times).  2014 Illini Baseball schedule link 2014 […]

BTN Baseball schedule announced

Opening week is so much fun, don’t you think? As the boys are on their way to Cookeville, Tennessee for their first meeting with the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech, the official weekend preview has been posted.  As noted in my weekend preview, the pitching rotation will include two freshman.  With senior Kevin Johnson going […]