My top ten favorite Illinois Baseball photos of 2015

The Fighting Illini has done a couple “Year in Review” articles recently including a Top Ten @IlliniBaseball Tweets 2015 piece and a rather interesting The Year of Baseball in Illinois.  I’ll do my part. Here are ten of my favorite photos from 2015.  They may not be technically the best nor they may not even […]

Orange Team takes OBWS on Hurwitz GS and Sefcik’s pitching performance

The Orange Team gets bragging rights for a year.  Hurwitz hit a 9th inning grand slam in Game 2 Congrats to the Orange team who battled back from an 0-1 deficit to win the last two games.  Last night with the help of a Michael Hurwitz grand slam, they defeated the Blue Team 8-7.  Sefcik […]

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 […]

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 […]

Johnson’s shutout advances Illini to the Champaign Regional final!!

Will Krug rounds third to score the first run in today’s win In front of a rocking crowd of over 3000 at Illinois Field, top seed Illinois defeated #2 seed Notre Dame 3-0 behind a strong effort by starter Drasen Johnson who pitched a complete game shutout.  Illinois rallied for all three runs in the […]

Homers by Roper and Kerian bolster Duchene’s NCAA Champaign Regional win over Ohio, 10-3

Reid Roper gets congrats after his first inning homer Friday night, top seed Illinois baseball got off to a good start in the NCAA Champaign Regional.  Behind a solid start of Kevin Duchene (11-1) and homers by David Kerian and Reid Roper, they defeated fourth seed Ohio University 10-3.  With the win, Illinois will advance […]

Congrats to the Illini Senior Class of 2015!

This past weekend on campus has been crazy with graduation ceremonies happening.  Before Saturday’s game, eleven Illini senior baseball players were recognized for their time with the team.  They even took some time out from their busy schedule to reflect on the past few years.  I don’t have to tell Illinois fans that the amount […]

#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 […]

Big Ten champs!! Win vs. Huskers clinches conference championship for Illinois!

In a dismally rainy evening, #2 Illinois (44-6-1, 20-1 Big Ten) gave 1000+ Illini fans reason to stay at the ballpark.  With a 6-3 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers (34-20, 9-13 Big Ten), they clinched the Big Ten Championship for the first time since 2011 and extended their winning streak to 25 games.  Kevin Duchene […]