Illinois take on first place Minnesota Golden Gophers at home

Cody Sedlock lets one go during last Friday’s game Coming off a big 2-1 series win off Ohio State, Illinois (20-17, 6-6 Big Ten) hosts the Minnesota Golden Gophers (25-12, 9-2 Big Ten) for three games at Illinois Field.  Both teams have done well lately winning eight of their last ten games.  Minnesota is currently […]

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 […]

#2 Illinois enters Big Ten Tournament as top seed

Casey Fletcher rips a double before the rains came The weather prevented #2 Illinois from finishing their regular season on Saturday.  Down by a run In the fourth inning of their last match against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, there was a downpour and after a delay of over 2 1/2 hours, the game was cancelled and […]

Friday game postponed; Saturday doubleheader set vs Rutgers

It was a beautiful day here in Champaign-Urbana on Friday, really.  Then, an hour or two before game time the rain came and the inevitable announcement from @illinibaseball…   Tonight’s #Illini–@BaseballRU has been POSTPONED & rescheduled on Saturday as part of a DOUBLEHEADER beginning at 10 AM. — #ILLINI #XXI (@IlliniBaseball) May 8, 2015 So, […]

Rainout! Illinois-Indiana game called after 4-hour delay

Sunday’s game with the Indiana Hoosiers has been rained out. Here’s an inside look at the coaches’ decision making process inside the Illinois Field clubhouse courtesy of Senior Associate Director of Athletics Mike Waddell via Twitter: In other words, this @IlliniBaseball baseball series finale vs @HoosierBaseball is in jeopardy / Coaches discussing pic.twitter.com/irLU6PldMC — Mike […]

Illinois baseball cools off Spartans in Big Ten opener 8-4

Kevin Duchene improves to 4-1 for 2015 In probably the coldest game the Illinois baseball team has played in long, long time, they won their Big Ten opener. They defeated the Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing today by the score of 8-4. It was a brisk 25 degrees in East Lansing at the start […]

No Illinois baseball game Tuesday

Tuesday’s baseball game after initially being delayed a few hours has been cancelled due to impending weather.  I’m glad I decided to check this afternoon before coming in.  “Why would they cancel it?”.my wife asked me.  “It’s starting to look nice out.”  Indeed, there always reasons.  I don’t pretend to know why.   No makeup game […]

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 […]

The Fletcher Family connection

Bill Beherns did a nice feature news piece on the familial connection between former Illini legend Darrin Fletcher and his son, current right fielder Casey Fletcher. And a quick note: Tonight’s game against SIU has been postponed to Wednesday due to weather. Game time has moved up to 5pm. Tags: Casey Fletcher, darrin fletcher, weather […]

Baseball at the Beach game times re-scheduled

Wow, this is ironic.  While we’re having relatively balmy weather here in Illinois (sunny and in the 40s), the games down at the “Baseball at the Beach” Tournament are being rescheduled because of inclement weather.  All game times down in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina have been changed for the tournament.  Here is the new schedule […]