Illinois baseball to play in Stetson Invitational this weekend

Freshman CF Doran Turchin raked last weekend at a .500 clip For the second straight weekend, Illinois baseball travels to Florida.  This time, they are taking part in the Stetson Invitational in DeLand, Florida.  They will take on three teams, Central Michigan, host Stetson and Villanova.  The starting pitching has been pretty solid so far […]

How have our Illini players done this summer? Part 2

A couple days we saw how a few of our former Illini are doing this summer in the minor leagues.  Today, it’s time to take a look at the Illinois Draftee Class of 2015 and see how they are faring in their first year in the pros.    Tyler Jay Drafted 2015 Current organization: Minnesota […]

Jay, Hartleb complement Illini Team of the Year award

It’s only appropriate that after a record breaking season that the Illinois baseball team end the season with another sweep.  This time though, they swept the end-of-year Illini athletic awards.  Dike Eddleman Athlete of the Year Along with track and field’s Stephanie Richartz who won top female Illini athlete, reliever Tyler Jay received the 2014-15 […]

Coach Spencer Allen hired away by Wildcats

Big news on the coaching front this week.  Coach Spencer Allen after one year as assistant coach with Illinois, has accepted a head coach position at Big Ten rival  Northwestern.  It’s a big move up for Coach Allen.  All Illini fans I’ve talked to say they will miss him but think it is fantastic opportunity […]

Tyler Jay leads the way as nine Illini chosen in MLB Draft

Even after the 2015 Illinois baseball season is over, the team is breaking records.  Now that the MLB Draft is over, a total of nine Illini players have been chosen.  This breaks the school’s record of six from 1985.  Not only that, Illinois is top drafted team in the Big Ten and has the third […]

Vanderbilt derails Illinois’ magical season in Super Regional

Kevin Duchene salutes the fans after today’s loss In today’s Super Regional elimination game against Vanderbilt at Illinois Field, Illinois (50-10-1) could not take advantage of scoring opportunities and lost a heartbreaker to the Commodores 4-2.  With the loss, Illinois’ magical record-breaking season is over.   On the same day that he was eventually drafted #6 […]

Game 2 of Super Regional postponed till Monday

Illini players play the waiting game in the bullpen area The fans showed up and the players warmed up for Sunday’s Super Regional game between Illinois and Vanderbilt.  As the 5:05pm starting time inched closer and the normal pre-game announcements and rituals we usually go through didn’t happen, I wondered if something was up.  Sure […]

Bring on the Commodores! Illinois hosts Vanderbilt in NCAA Super Regional

With a 3-0 Regional Championship win under their belt, the #6 national seed Fighting Illini (50-8-1) welcome the Vanderbilt Commodores (45-19) to Illinois Field for the NCAA Super Regional this weekend.  Beginning Saturday night at 7pm CT, the two will play a best of three series to determine who will go on to the College […]

Between Regionals, Illini baseball doesn’t get much better than this!

Success breeds success, they say.  On the heels of their 3-0 Champaign Regional Championship, Illinois baseball can claim three All-Tournament honorees.  ICYMI -> Congrats to #Illini Will Krug, @DrDra35 & @Dkerian12 (Most Outstanding Player) on #ChampaignRegional honors! pic.twitter.com/D55uaoRF9t — #ILLINI #RoadToOmaha (@IlliniBaseball) June 3, 2015 Drasen Johnson’s complete game shutout was a no-brainer.  I knew […]

Illinois advance to Super Regional with 8-4 win over Wright State

Will Krug hit an rbi double in the fifth inning In a wild comeback game with just a little bit of controversy, the Illini have advanced to their first Super Regional!  Behind the strong bats of Will Krug, David Kerian and Ryne Roper and lights-out pitching of Tyler Jay, Illinois defeated the Wright State Raiders […]