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Illinois baseball hopes to rebound from last weekend’s losses

Illinois baseball hopes to rebound from last weekend’s losses

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
February 24
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Senior Pat McInerney drilled a home run over the left center field fence to score the first run of the Illinois baseball team's second game of the season. McInerney was one of just two upperclassmen to start the game against Milwaukee last weekend in Beaumont, Texas. The senior went 2-for-4 in...

Illini of the Week Feb. 22: Jack Yalowitz

Illini of the Week Feb. 22: Jack Yalowitz

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
February 23
Filed under Baseball, Illini of the Week, Men's Sports, Sports

It's rare for a freshman to make a large contribution to a team. Though it is more common in baseball than many other collegiate sports, Illinois sophomore Jack Yalowitz was quick to make an impact, playing in 47 games for the Illini last year. He had over 30 hits while scoring 20 runs and posting...

Hartleb disappointed with baseball team’s 1-3 opening weekend

Hartleb disappointed with baseball team’s 1-3 opening weekend

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
February 20
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Four games into the Illinois baseball season, head coach Dan Hartleb knows his team can perform better than it did this past weekend. The Illini split a two-game series with Wisconsin-Milwaukee and then dropped both of their games against Lamar. Illinois got off to a good start  on Opening Day, putti...

Youth to lead Illinois baseball in opening weekend

Youth to lead Illinois baseball in opening weekend

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
February 16
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

In Jack Yalowitz’s first game batting leadoff last season, he began with a single. Then, senior Jason Goldstein followed two batters later with a double down the third-base line to score Yalowitz and put the Illinois baseball team ahead early against Illinois State. A pinch runner replaced Yalowi...

Age is just a number to Hartleb and the Illini baseball team

Age is just a number to Hartleb and the Illini baseball team

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
February 15
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The Illinois baseball team is made up of 34 players, varying in age. This is normal for any college baseball team, but what is unusual is that only six of them are seniors and only 13 are upperclassmen. However, despite the number of young team members, head coach Dan Hartleb is confident in his...

Illinois baseball’s Hartleb confident in his young guys heading into opening weekend

Illinois baseball’s Hartleb confident in his young guys heading into opening weekend

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
February 10
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The Illinois baseball team will open up its season this weekend as it travels to Beaumont, Texas, to play in four games against University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Lamar University — two against each. After losing players such as Cody Sedlock, the Illini will be looking to rely on their younger...

Illinois baseball coach accepts position with Cleveland Indians

Illinois baseball coach accepts position with Cleveland Indians

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
February 7
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois baseball volunteer coach Kyle Hudson has accepted a position to become the Lynchburg Hillcats bench coach. The Hillcats are a single A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, an organization coming off a World Series appearance last season. The Illini compiled 78 wins during Hudson's two...

Rapid Recap: Illini fall to Gophers, drop third straight

Rapid Recap: Illini fall to Gophers, drop third straight

Lucas Wright, Staff Writer
February 4
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Even with a packed house and the Chicago Cubs World Series trophy in the building, the Illinois basketball team couldn’t grind out a win over the Minnesota Gophers, falling 68-59. While the Illinois defense put up a decent showing against the Gophers, holding them to 37.5 percent, ultimately it...

World Series teams featured former Illini in each of their last championships

World Series teams featured former Illini in each of their last championships

The Daily Illini sports staff
October 25
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

It has been a long time since the Cleveland Indians have won the World Series and even longer for the Chicago Cubs. Besides the championship droughts each team has endured, they also share another pretty big similarity. In their last championships — 1948 for the Indians and 1908 for the Cubs...

Daily Illini Sports Update: June 14

Daily Illini Sports Update: June 14

Ryan Wilson, Staff writer
June 15
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Hello, I’m Ryan Wilson, and this is your Daily Illini Sports Update. Major league baseball scouts are taking notice of Illinois baseball. The Illini had four players selected in this year’s MLB draft. Two of those picks came in the first 10 rounds, including pitcher Cody Sedlock and catch...

J.D. Nielsen taken by the Angels

J.D. Nielsen taken by the Angels

Will Gerard, Staff Writer
June 11
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Another member of the Illinois battery was selected as left-handed pitcher J.D. Nielsen was selected by the Los Angeles Angels. Nielsen pitched out of the bullpen, utilizing his unorthodox submarine release from the left side. He finished the season 5-1 with 30 strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA in 30.0 innings...

Nick Blackburn taken by Diamondbacks

Nick Blackburn taken by Diamondbacks

Will Gerard, Staff Writer
June 11
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Blackburn was picked in the 16th round and is the third Illini to have his name called in the 2016 MLB Draft. The 479th overall selection was drafted last year in the 22nd round by the New York Yankees. Blackburn this year filled the void left by last year’s first round selection, Tyler Jay, in th...

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