Another Fletcher on the horizon for the Illini?

There’s some exciting news on the recruiting front.  Casey Fletcher, son of former Illini Darrin Fletcher and grandson of another former Illini Tom Fletcher has accepted an offer to join the Illini baseball program as a preferred walk-on.  Darrin Fletcher (right) at 2010 Alumni Day with another Illini great, Donn Pall I don’t need to […]

Two walk-ons join the Illini baseball squad for 2013 season

There was a nice feature article in the Daily Herald about Illinois walk-on pitcher Andrew Mamlic last week.   Andrew is a right handed pitcher from Wheaton North high school.  Andrew “has been clocked throwing his fastball 90mph and (has) an almost unhittable slider”, according to Herald reporter Dan Mamlic (hmm, relation??). Mamlic is listed as […]

A quick look at the walk-ons

Jeff Huth of the News Gazette reported a couple days ago that four walk-ons have made the UI team after trying out for the team in the fall.  They include one pitcher, one outfielder, and two catchers.  Interestingly, three of them are downstaters.  There’s a nice write-up on Tanner Libby a Galesburg native, in his […]