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Seven Illini sign with MLB, tie second-largest draft year

Seven Illini sign with MLB, tie second-largest draft year

June 23, 2019


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

Following the MLB draft earlier in June, seven Illini have signed contracts with professional teams, including six drafted members of the Illinois baseball team and one free agent. The six draft picks tied the second-place record for most in a single draft for Illinois. Michael Massey was the first...

Colorado Rockies draft Yalowitz in 10th round

Colorado Rockies draft Yalowitz in 10th round

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Senior Illini outfielder Jack Yalowitz was selected in the 10th round by the Colorado Rockies. The 309th overall pick was the second Illini taken in the MLB draft after junior Michael Massey was taken in the fourth round by the Kansas City Royals. “Lets. Go!!! Been an honor to play with this guy. Incredible r...

Kansas City Royals draft Michael Massey

Kansas City Royals draft Michael Massey

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

With the 109th overall pick in the fourth round of the MLB draft, the Kansas City Royals selected Illinois’ junior second baseman Michael Massey. Massey is the highest-selected middle infielder in Illinois history and became yet another Illini drafted within the first four rounds of the draft i...

Baseball drops two at NCAA regional

Baseball drops two at NCAA regional

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

June 2, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

It wasn’t the ending Illinois baseball was looking for in the postseason. Illinois was eliminated from the Oxford, Mississippi, NCAA regional on Saturday after a 7-5 loss to Jacksonville State. The game was the Illini’s chance at redemption after losing in the opening round of regional play to the C...

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

May 30, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Golf, Golf, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Track & Field

On Wednesday, 1,824 students were named to the spring Big Ten Academic All-Conference team, eligibility determined by varsity-team status, full-time student status and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. From the University, a total of 73 spring student-athletes were selected. Baseball David Craan Casey D...

Illinois earns NCAA regional spot

Illinois earns NCAA regional spot

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

May 28, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois baseball earned a spot in the NCAA baseball tournament as a No. 2 seed Monday. The announcement, made on ESPNU, follows Illinois’ disappointing end to the Big Ten Tournament when a loss to Michigan knocked the team out of contention. For NCAA Regional play, Illinois will travel to Oxford, Mississi...

Illinois eliminated from Big Ten Tournament in loss to Michigan

Illinois eliminated from Big Ten Tournament in loss to Michigan

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

May 24, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

After a heartbreaking loss in the Big Ten tournament opener against Maryland, the Illinois baseball team was handed another bitter loss, this time at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines by a score of 5-4. It’s the second time in as many days the Illini have let a tight game get away from them in...

Illinois falls to Maryland despite top-notch defense

Illinois falls to Maryland despite top-notch defense

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

May 24, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The 20th-ranked Illinois baseball team suffered a 6-2 loss to the Maryland Terrapins in their Big Ten tournament opener on Wednesday. The Illini got the short end of the stick in a game that had a tight score all game long. In the top of the eighth inning, the Terrapins freshman infielder/outfiel...

Men’s baseball make a comeback

Men’s baseball make a comeback

By Miles Powers, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois baseball team collected its third straight conference series win as it took two of three games from Nebraska in Lincoln over the weekend. The Illini got things going early on Friday and led 6-0 by the end of the third inning. The run support was plenty for redshirt senior starting pitcher ...

Yalowitz enters the field despite losing equipment

Yalowitz enters the field despite losing equipment

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

There may not be a more critical factor to a baseball player’s success than his equipment. Having the optimal weight and length bat, a glove that breaks in perfectly to fit the hand and a comfortable uniform are paramount for feeling good and playing well. Unfortunately for Illini senior outfielder J...

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...

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