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Illinois baseball continues home woes against Bradley

Illinois baseball continues home woes against Bradley

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
March 28
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois third baseman Trent Hammond already had two hits Tuesday evening, and he had a chance to tie up the game with his third. Instead, the senior struck out swinging with runners on second and third base to end the game, a 2-0 loss to Bradley at home. The Illini's inability to break through with...

New location, same results for Illinois baseball over spring break

New location, same results for Illinois baseball over spring break

Thomas Polcyn, Staff writer
March 27
Filed under Baseball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports

Prior to spring break, Illinois baseball head coach Dan Hartleb said that he and his team were excited to play their first home games of the season. Hartleb went on to say that he thought the familiar surroundings and having the home fans behind them would provide the Illini with a boost. But,...

Hartleb, Illinois baseball happy to be home

Hartleb, Illinois baseball happy to be home

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
March 15
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

So far this season, Illinois baseball has not played a game closer than 800 miles from Champaign. Finally though, after one weekend in South Carolina, one in Florida and two in Texas, the Illini are set to begin their first homestand of the year. The snow kept the team from its first scheduled...

Illinois baseball hangs tight with defending national champs

Illinois baseball hangs tight with defending national champs

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
March 13
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois baseball team was three outs away from taking two games against defending College World Series champion Coastal Carolina. The Illini received one of their best pitching performances this season from Ty Weber on Saturday. The freshman threw 7 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, leaving it up to the bu...

Illinois baseball to face reigning national champions this weekend

Illinois baseball to face reigning national champions this weekend

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
March 9
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore gave senior pitcher Alex Cunningham the nod to enter the seventh inning of last year’s final College World Series game. The team was up against Arizona in game three. The Chanticleers had a 4-2 lead when Cunningham ran in from the bullpen to try to preserve ...

Illinois fails to make adjustments, goes 1-2 at FAU

Illinois fails to make adjustments, goes 1-2 at FAU

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
March 6
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Beaumont, Texas. Corpus Christi, Texas. Boca Raton, Florida. In its first three weekends of the season, the Illinois baseball team has traveled more than 3,100 miles to those three cities. Getting comfortable as a young team is difficult. However, adding in the fact that the Illini have traveled...

Illini baseball heads to Boca Raton for three-game series with FAU

Illini baseball heads to Boca Raton for three-game series with FAU

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
March 2
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

After two weekends of play, the Illinois baseball team is now 2-5. The Illini have traveled to Texas for two straight weekends and played seven games during that time, including one matchup with No. 25 Houston. This weekend, the traveling won’t stop and the competition won’t get much easier. Illinois will hea...

Youth of Illinois baseball team continues to shine

Youth of Illinois baseball team continues to shine

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
March 1
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Heading into the season, the Illinois baseball team knew that this would be a unique year. After last season's conclusion, the team lost upperclassmen such as Cody Sedlock, Jason Goldstein, Nick Blackburn and more. But so far this season, despite not posting its best record, the young Illini talent...

Skid continues for young Illini in Texas

Skid continues for young Illini in Texas

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
February 27
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Three hours and 45 minutes. Three hours and 18 minutes. Three hours and 15 minutes. The Illinois baseball team played in some long, drawn-out games this past weekend in the Kleberg Bank College Classic. Texas A&M Corpus Christi hosted the tournament, which consisted of three other teams: Illin...

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...

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