Illinois baseball reap one win against #21 Coastal Carolina

Second HR of the season for Bren Spillane on Friday If you had told me last week that Illinois was going to win one game against a ranked team that was the defending national champion, I would have pleasantly accepted that.  Thing is, with baseball, you get greedy and you want more.  Especially with one […]

Illinois manage one win against #19 Minnesota this weekend

Doug Hayes shuts down the #19 Gophers Friday night With a 14-6 drubbing by the Minnesota Golden Gophers (27-13, 11-3 Big Ten) on Sunday, Illinois (21-19, 7-8 Big Ten) lost the home series 1-2.  With the series over, Illinois slips to ninth place while Ohio State moves ahead of them again.  Here are the current […]

Illini salvage opening weekend with comeback win against Tulane on Sunday

No longer on the sidelines: four doubles for Anthony Drago this weekend After losing the first two games to #19 Tulane Green Wave in New Orleans, the Fighting Illini baseball team rallied on Sunday for their first victory of the season.  The opening series of the college season was anticipated by many but no more […]

Johnson’s shutout advances Illini to the Champaign Regional final!!

Will Krug rounds third to score the first run in today’s win In front of a rocking crowd of over 3000 at Illinois Field, top seed Illinois defeated #2 seed Notre Dame 3-0 behind a strong effort by starter Drasen Johnson who pitched a complete game shutout.  Illinois rallied for all three runs in the […]

Loss to Michigan drops Illinois from B1G Tourney

David Kerian homered and drove in two runs in Illinois’ loss The Illini gave a great effort at the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis but their chance for a tourney championship came to an end at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines.  After a lights out performance on Friday night by John Kravetz shutting out […]

Illinois Baseball shut down by SIU 2-0

The fog eventually lifted but the home fans’ spirits did not There was something about the late afternoon fog that added to atmosphere of Friday’s game against the Southern Illinois Salukis (3-13).  It certainly didn’t bode well for the Illini as they were handed their first home loss by the Salukis 2-0.  It was the […]

Illini split with Ball State in two pitching duels

Kevin Duchene is back with a vengeance It’s bad news, good news and bad news time.  The bad news is that Illinois scored just two runs in as many games against Ball State.  The good news is that they won one of those games.  The bad news is that yes, they lost the other, their […]

Matthew James dual role pays off in no-hitter for Lexington

It’s a new one on me.  Illini infielder Matthew James can pitch.  Apparently pretty well.  And James (right) pitched REALLY well on Saturday as he threw a complete  game no-hitter for the Lexington Snipes against the Joliet Admirals.  Behind James’ pitching, the Snipes defeated the Admirals 6-1.  The line on James:  7 IP, 0 H, […]

Drasen Johnson shuts down Michigan 1-0

Drasen Johnson makes do with one run For the first time since 1969, Illinois Baseball has won two consecutive 1-0 shutouts.  Last night’s win against Michigan was behind the performance of Drasen Johnson who has gotten used to little support from the Illini offense.  Fortunately, one run was all he needed to defeat the Wolverines.  […]

Illini sweep the Wildcats behind Kravetz’ strong Sunday performance

Eight shutout innings for John Kravetz For the second time this weekend, the Illini shut out Northwestern.  On Sunday, John Kravetz pitched a career high scoreless eight innings for his third win of season.   The Illinois offense managed just one run today but that’s all they would need behind Kravetz’ pitching.  David Kerian singled in […]