Illinois baseball turning over a new leaf against Sycamores

What a weekend for Illini baseball!  A sweep of the Indiana State Sycamores is just what the team needed.  Not only did Illinois win all three games against the Sycamores (12-12) but they did it in style with a fantastic pitching performance from Ty Weber as well as some offensive heroics from Pat McInerney.  Sunday’s […]

Sweep! Illini take all three from the Billikens

Trent Hammond gets a high five as he scores on Sunday Wow!  What a beautiful sunny weekend!  It was perfect weather for baseball all three days and Illinois took advantage by sweeping the Saint Louis Billikens all three games.  With the sweep. Illinois now puts themselves above .500 with a 17-16 record.  Major highlights Trent […]

Illinois baseball still working out the kinks

CF Doran Turchin: 8 for 18 and two homers for the weekend Well, it looks like Illinois baseball (6-7)still has a few kinks to work out.  A week after they swept the Stetson Invitational, they were swept four games straight themselves at the Coastal Carolina Invitational in Conway, South Carolina.  Illinois dropped two to UNC […]

Hat Trick! Illinois win all three at Stetson Invitational

Anthony Drago was 3 for 4 with a HR vs. Villanova If every weekend could go like this past one for Illinois baseball, I’m sure Coach Hartleb wouldn’t mind.  Not only did the Illini sweep all three games at the Stetson Invitational in DeLand, Florida but everything seemed to click.  Starting pitching continued to be […]

Blackjack! Illinois at 21 straight wins after Ohio State sweep!

Remember when Illinois when lost games?  No, I can’t either.  It’s a faint memory.  Today in Columbus, #6 Illinois (40-6-1, 16-1 Big Ten) extended their winning streak to a lucky 21 by completing a sweep against the #23 Ohio State Buckeyes (31-13, 12-6 Big Ten).  Illinois came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 6-2.  […]

Relentless Illinois offense dominates Wildcats 17-2 for a sweep!

Celebrating a sweep! Illinois baseball completed their weekend sweep of Northwestern on Sunday in almost ruthless fashion.  They defeated the Wildcats by a football-like score of 17-2.  The game was really never in question with the Illini scoring three runs in the top of the first inning and by the end of third inning, the […]

Four and Ohhhh! Illini off to a spectacular start!

Johnson, McDonnell, Kravetz and Jay get the job done at the Cardinal Classic If there was any question as to Illinois baseball’s standing in the preseason polls, they have been put to rest.  The Illini baseball team shone in the Lamar University’s Cardinal Classic down in Beaumont, Texas winning all four games.  They team took […]

Comeback again? Fletcher walk off, again? Unbelievable! Illini deliver sweep against Michigan State 10-9

Sunday was just another day in paradise at Illinois Field. For third game in a row, Illinois came back from behind to defeat Michigan State and for the second game in a row, Casey Fletcher hit walk off hit to win the game for the Illini. Fletcher’s hit in the bottom of the ninth scores […]

Happy days in Happy Valley!

Will Krug now batting .329 with 15 stolen bases On Sunday, Illinois completed a sweep at Penn State (17-19, 5-6 Big Ten) behind the pitching of Ryan Castellanos.  Penn State had the lead in each of the three games this weekend and two of the games were truly comeback efforts with Nit leads in the […]

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 […]