Despite opportunities, Illinois drops doubleheader Sunday

Pat McInerney made things interesting with his 5th homer of the year Despite Sunday’s exciting game against Southern Illinois, the Illini couldn’t take advantage of opportunities and ended up losing both ends of a doubleheader.  Illinois lost the first game against Toledo 10-4.  SIU took the second game 3-1.  Illinois (5-11) won the first game […]

Despite Jack’s jack, Illinois falls to SIU 8-5

With a 3 for 3 game, Yalowitz’s average soars above .400 Up one win on the weekend, Illinois (5-10) couldn’t quite pull it off against Southern Illinois (10-9) Saturday afternoon despite another great game by Jack Yalowitz..  The Salukis took advantage of four unearned runs in the seventh inning to win 8-5.  The Illini did […]

Home Sweet Home; Illinois hosts SIU and Toledo in round robin

“It’s just good to be home.  You get to play on your own field, we have great fans here, and I think that’s a huge plus for us.” Dan Hartleb via Daily Illini For the first time this season, local fans will get to see the Illini baseball team at Illinois Field!  The Illini are […]

Illinois dogged by miscues and inexperience, drop last three in Carbondale

Tough Sunday loss for Andrew Mamlic I’m sure none of the Illini baseball players and certainly not Coach Hartleb could have seen a 1-3 weekend coming.  After a solid win behind starter Cody Sedlock and 3B Trent Hammond (3 for 3) on Friday, Illinois dropped the next game against the underdog Huskies on Saturday and […]

Illinois baseball faces intrastate battle this weekend in Carbondale

J.D. Nielsen effective out of the pen with a 1.74 ERA You could almost say that Illinois baseball (6-7) is going to the dogs.  This weekend the Illini will face the Huskies of Northern Illinois and the Salukis of Southern Illinois.  The good guys are traveling to Carbondale, Illinois for a four set.  They will […]

April and oh! 7-5 win over SIU gives Illini an undefeated month!

Nice going, @BigBob428. Go #Illini! pic.twitter.com/efurEyjnka — Illbaseballreport (@IllBaseballRpt) April 29, 2015 With a 7-5 victory against Southern Illinois on Tuesday night, #6 Illinois baseball team has done something pretty incredible.  They have gone undefeated for a whole month.  Eighteen whole games have come and gone and the Illini have won each one of them. […]

Illinois baseball evens series up with SIU 6-2

Third career complete game for Drasen Johnson It was a strange game at times with two ejections and an oh-so-close homerun that was ruled a foul ball but in the end, the Illini (13-4-1) came out the victor.  Starter Drasen Johnson pitched a complete against the Southern Illinois Salukis (3-14) and the Illini offense came […]

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 […]

Pitching rotations announced for Illinois series against SIU

Pat McInerney drives in a run on Tuesday against Chicago State Illinois Baseball’s preview is up now for this weekend’s series against Southern Illinois.  It can’t be emphasized enough.  Our pitching rotation is so strong that we can’t find room for a pitcher of Rob McDonnell’s caliber.  McDonnell did a fine job pitching six shutout […]

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.  […]