Summer league stats roundup for Illini

Summer fun for Jalin McMillan who hit .329 for the Southland Vikings The PR people at the the baseball program have come up with something new (and I love it!).  For the first time, they are posting end-of-season summer league stats for the Illini baseball players.  I have always been a big believer that summer […]

Summertime fun for current and recent Illini

So Cody Sedlock is making his way into the Oriole minor league system now.  As their first round pick, he’s getting the royal treatment.  By now though. he is settling in as one of the guys at the Orioles’ Class A Short season Affiliate in Aberdeen.  Cody is now officially an Ironbird (the Ironbirds are […]

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 […]

Summer leagues are in full swing! Which teams are the Illini playing?

Mark Skonieczny is batting .341 for the Lake Erie Monarchs this summer Now that the Illinois baseball season is over, the baseball players get to go home and have fun all summer, right?  Not necessarily.  They’re probably having fun but they are all honing their skills at collegiate baseball leagues around the country.  Where are […]

Mamlic honored for incredible season with Lombard

The 2014 Wisconsin State League awards are out and behold, an Illini pitcher is among the honorees!  Andrew Mamlic who played for the Lombard Orioles in the summer, was named yesterday as a recipient of the WSL award.  Mamlic had a fantastic year for the Orioles, leading the Lombard Orioles in pretty much every meaningful […]

Reid Roper awarded Honker of the Year

This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone following Reid Roper’s summer up in Rochester but it has recently been announced that he has been named “Honker of the Year” by his summer league team the Rochester Honkers. Not only did Roper become the Honkers’ all-time leader in hits, walks, rbis and games, he […]

Reid Roper breaking summer league records up in Rochester

It seems Illini infielder infielder/pitcher Reid Roper has been making headlines all season helping his summer league team Rochester Honkers win ballgames (here are just a couple from the Northwoods League website and the Post-Bulletin).  Now, Roper is in the news because he is breaking another record.  According to the Post-Bulletin, Roper holds the all-time […]

Tyler Jay making his mark in no-no for Team USA

2014 seems to be the summer of the no-hitter for Illini pitchers.  First it was Andrew Mamlic then Matthew James.  Now you can put Illini reliever Tyler Jay on that list.  Via Illinois Baseball Twitter, news comes that on Saturday, Jay contributed to a no-hitter for Team USA in the Pan American Championships.  USA defeated […]

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, […]

Summer league action in full force

This summer, the boys are out to play.  Twenty-eight Illini baseball players are playing summer ball around the country for twelve teams in seven leagues.  As usual, team Sports Information Director Matt Wille has the Summer Ball Central web page up so we know what they’re up to.  Each team and league on Summer Ball […]