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Illini sweep Nittany Lions in weekend series

Illini sweep Nittany Lions in weekend series

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

This weekend, the Illini started to get back in the win column. In the series against Penn State Friday through Sunday, Illinois started to put the pieces together and look like the tournament-threat it could be by the end of the spring campaign. It was an extra-inning effort, but thanks to some...

Illinois Field adds beer to concession menu

Illinois Field adds beer to concession menu

April 21, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

The University of Illinois Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) began selling beer at Illinois Field, the home stadium of Illinois' baseball team, Friday, April 19 during the Illini's weekend series against the Penn State Nittany Lions. Beer will be sold at $5 and $6, according to the DIA's...

Home of the Braves: Illinois falls to Bradley, 8-12

Home of the Braves: Illinois falls to Bradley, 8-12

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports Top Stories

After taking the weekend series against Minnesota, the same problems that have plagued Illinois all season surfaced once again against Bradley on Tuesday. The Illini started the game with the lead, going into the top of the third inning 4-1, then swapped leads through the next frames and jumped out in...

Illinois set tone for road series win over Minnesota

Illinois set tone for road series win over Minnesota

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

After taking a loss at the hands of Illinois State last Tuesday, the Illinois baseball team got back in the win column against Minnesota over the weekend. During the three-game series, their third in the conference, the Illini looked strong once again against the Golden Gophers. The Illini came ou...

Yalowitz makes a comeback

Yalowitz makes a comeback

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

After breaking out in 2017 and batting .335 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI’s on his way to earning All-Big Ten first-team honors, hopes were high for Illinois outfielder Jack Yalowitz heading into his junior season. However, 2018 proved to be a trying time for the Chicago native. Yalowitz batted just ...

Redbirds triumph over Illini

Redbirds triumph over Illini

By Miles Powers-Huang

April 10, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

In the midst of conference play, Illinois baseball took a quick pit stop out of the conference for a single game at Illinois State on Tuesday. Fans at the Redbirds’ Duffy Bass Field were treated to free baseball as the home team prevailed in 13 innings. Illinois opened the scoring in the second in...

Illinois loses series against Maryland

Illinois loses series against Maryland

By Jake Hasan, Staff writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Puppies and moms were bountiful under the shining sun at Illinois Field this weekend, but the Illini baseball team couldn’t keep the good mood going as they lost 2 of 3 to the Terrapins. It was a continuation of the recent Illini struggles, and the team has now lost six of their last nine games. The...

Illinois sweeps No. 19 Coastal Carolina in two-game midweek series

Illinois sweeps No. 19 Coastal Carolina in two-game midweek series

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

After snapping its four-game losing streak on Tuesday, Illinois kept up the pace with another close victory at home, defeating nationally ranked No. 19 Coastal Carolina 4-1. The script to Wednesday’s game followed Tuesday’s very closely: The Illini trotted out a freshman to start, then completely...

Illinois breaks losing streak against Coastal Carolina

Illinois breaks losing streak against Coastal Carolina

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

In a game Tuesday evening, Illinois hosted No. 19 Coastal Carolina in the first of a two-game series. Earlier this year, the Illini lost to the Chanticleers in an 11-3 drubbing. Coming into the matchup, the Illini were on a four-game losing streak, which included a three-game losing streak suffered at the...

Hawkeyes sweep Illini in tough defeat

Hawkeyes sweep Illini in tough defeat

By Jake Hasan, Staff writer

April 1, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

After facing the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday afternoon in Iowa City, the Illini suffered their second loss of the weekend, making it their third straight loss. Coming off a loss earlier in the week to Indiana State, Illinois looked to bounce back and start Big Ten conference play strong against Iowa. ...

Illinois strikes out against Indiana State

Illinois strikes out against Indiana State

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illini were on a three-game win streak and had won four out of their last five going into Tuesday’s contest against the Indiana State Sycamores. With freshman Aidan Maldonado taking the ball to start the game, Illinois looked to make it four in a row and continue building momentum ahead of their f...

Illini returns with determination to reduce walks after loss against Billikens

Illini returns with determination to reduce walks after loss against Billikens

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

After an 8-3 loss to wrap up a short two-game road trip to St. Louis, Illinois head baseball coach Dan Hartleb had a clear message for his pitching staff. “We need to eliminate the free passes,” Hartleb said. “We just gotta learn from it, brush it aside (and) come out and be a better team Friday...

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