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Yalowitz named Big Ten player of the week

Yalowitz named Big Ten player of the week

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant Sports Editor

March 14, 2019

Batting .354 with two home runs and 11 RBIs thus far, Illini senior outfielder Jack Yalowitz was named the Big Ten player of the week on Monday. https://twitter.com/IlliniBaseball/status/1105175140059541504 Illinois went 4-1 last week with a weekend sweep at Grand Canyon, rebounding from a loss to Nor...

Illinois sweeps series against Grand Canyon

Illinois sweeps series against Grand Canyon

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2019

Illinois swept its three-game series against Grand Canyon after back-to-back-to-back wins in Phoenix, Arizona. The Illini are off to their best start since 2015, when the team went 9-2-1 in their first 13 contests. As of Saturday, Illinois improved to 9-3 on the season and as of Sunday, the team move...

Illini break winning streak in game against Chanticleers

Illini break winning streak in game against Chanticleers

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

March 6, 2019

The Illinois baseball team not only suffered its first loss of the season but ended its third road series on a two-game losing streak. Going into the weekend Illinois was sitting at No. 25 among NCAA teams; on Friday, the Illini fell to the No. 20 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 11-3 in their first r...

Notes: Illinois back in win column with 81-76 victory over Northwestern

Notes: Illinois back in win column with 81-76 victory over Northwestern

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

Illinois guard Andres Feliz was nonchalant in the postgame press conference, attributing his career-high 26-point performance to his teammates and being aggressive. Make no mistake though: Feliz was instrumental in helping the Illini escape the State Farm Center with an 81-76 win over a wallowing...

Illini continue to climb in ranks

Illini continue to climb in ranks

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

March 4, 2019

The No. 25 Illini are wrapping up their third road series of the spring season on Monday in a quest to not only hang on to their top-25 standing but also improve upon their 7-1 start to the year. Illinois in the Big Ten As of Sunday, No. 17 Michigan was the only Big Ten team hanging onto a perfect record....

2018 MLB draft picks discuss choosing college

2018 MLB draft picks discuss choosing college

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

February 28, 2019

Not everyone who plays baseball at the Division I level gets a shot in the big leagues, and even fewer get the call to play pro ball fresh out of high school. But Illinois freshmen Aidan Maldonado and Jacob Campbell both had that chance during last year’s MLB Draft when the Milwaukee Brewers and Chi...

Team off to best start since 2015

Team off to best start since 2015

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

February 25, 2019

Senior catcher Jeff Korte kept the Illini’s undefeated start to the season alive this weekend. Illinois opened its second road series of the season with a 7-6 win over Florida Atlantic University thanks to Korte’s dominant performance at the plate. During Friday’s game in Boca Raton, Florid...

Illinois looks to stay undefeated in second series

Illinois looks to stay undefeated in second series

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

February 21, 2019

Illinois will continue its road swing in Boca Raton, Florida, for a three-game series against Florida Atlantic Friday through Sunday. The Illini are still riding the momentum from their 3-0 season start in North Carolina last weekend; however, the Owls are coming into the weekend with identical cred...

Baseball opening weekend notebook

Baseball opening weekend notebook

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sport Editor

February 21, 2019

The Illini swept their season-opening campaign in North Carolina, besting Georgetown, Wake Forest and Sacred Heart 11-3, 5-2 and 4-0, respectively. With the early season grind underway, which will see the Illini on the road for nearly the entire first month of the season, the team will have plenty o...

Illinois sweeps opening weekend in North Carolina

Illinois sweeps opening weekend in North Carolina

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

February 18, 2019

by Meghan Rest Assistant sports editor The Illinois baseball team opened its spring campaign with an 11-3 win over Georgetown Friday night. The Illini earned victories over the Hoyas, No. 20 Wake Forest  and Sacred Heart during the three-game series in Winston-Salem, N.C. “It’s everybody’s...

Baseball more than a game for Massey family

Baseball more than a game for Massey family

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2019

It’s well past normal practice hours on January 10, 2015, and the Bo Jackson Dome in Lockport, Illinois is almost empty. Almost. Within the empty belly of the dome, a lone 17-year-old kid sits propped up between a blue plastic curtain and a thin support beam. His Chicago Blackhawks ball cap is...

Illinois players make list of top MLB prospects

Illinois players make list of top MLB prospects

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

January 31, 2019

Big Ten predictions, off-season rankings Illinois is projected to finish fourth behind Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana respectively in the Big Ten according to D1Baseball.com’s preseason rankings. The site also projected junior second baseman Michael Massey and junior right-handed pitcher Cyrillo Watson in t...

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