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Illinois hit the road for West Coast Classic

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Illinois looks to move on from mixed results at the Baylor Invitational, where the team finished 2-2, and turn its focus to the Judi Garman Classic, where the Illini will be taking on five different teams in three days. On the campus of Cal State Fullerton, located in the northern part of Orange Count...

$3 million donation kick-starts funding for new indoor softball facility

Senior outfielder Kiana Sherlund celebrates a double against Purdue on May 5. Illinois competes against Notre Dame and North Carolina next weekend in Raleigh, N.C.

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Illinois softball will enjoy new digs by December 2021, the Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday. Plans have moved forward for a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility for the program. Funding for the project — which will include a full infield and hitting and pitching...

Sickels shines as Illinois splits games at Baylor Invitational

Addy Jarvis winds up for a pitch during Illinois’ match against Texas State at Waco, Texas, on Friday. Pitching was at the forefront of the Illini’s 2-2 record at the Baylor Invitational.

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Runs win games, but for head softball coach Tyra Perry, you only need to earn one if sophomore Sydney Sickels is pitching. Behind phenomenal pitching — zero earned runs allowed — Illinois jumped out to a 2-2 record in the Baylor Invitational, despite a continued struggle from the batter’s box. In t...

Illinois looks to regain mojo in Baylor Invitational

Sophomore Danielle Davis swings during Illinois’ game against North Carolina State at Dail Softball Stadium in Clearwater, Florida. The team will travel to Waco, Texas, to compete at Baylor Invitational.

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

After a subpar week, Illinois will travel to Waco, Texas, for the Baylor Invitational, competing against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes, the Texas State Bobcats and the Baylor Bears, who the Illini plays twice. Illinois will be looking to regain some of the momenta it gained after a 4-0 start but lost aft...

Illinois handed first losses of season at Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Sophomore outfielder Zaria Dunlap speaks with a team member on April 3. The team will travel down to Waco, Texas, for the Baylor Invitational Friday.

February 17, 2020

After the remarkable play and a 4-0 start last weekend at the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Classic, the Illinois softball team traveled down to Raleigh, North Carolina, for the Big Ten-ACC Challenge riding the momentum from its flawless start. Illinois faced Notre Dame and North Carolina State...

Sickels named Big Ten Softball Pitcher of the Week

Sophomore pitcher Sydney Sickles pitches during Illinois' game against Illinois State at Eichelberger Field on April 3, 2019.

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2020

After a notable opening week back in the circle, Illinois softball sophomore pitcher Sydney Sickels picked up the season’s first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week title. The conference announced its recognition on Monday, February 10. Sickels led Illinois to its first victories at the NFCA Leadoff Classic Presen...

Illini look to stay hot in B10-ACC Challenge

Sophomore pitcher Sydney Sickels pitches at Eichelberger Field. The Illini pitching staff helped coin a 4-0 start to the season last weekend in Florida.

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The Illini are flying south to the Tobacco Road city of Raleigh, North Carolina to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish before facing host, the North Carolina State Wolfpack, in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Similar to the Big Ten-ACC Challenge in basketball, the teams look to show off their conference p...

Illini pick up early season wins

Senior outfielder Kiana Sherlund celebrates a double against Purdue on May 5. Illinois competes against Notre Dame and North Carolina next weekend in Raleigh, N.C.

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Illini defeated the Liberty Flames by a final score of 8-2 Friday afternoon to open their 2020 campaign.  Illinois took an early lead after junior catcher Shelby Stauffenberg notched an RBI single to left field, driving in sophomore infielder Kailee Powell, who reached on a fielding error to lead off the...

Illini softball starts season with NFCA Leadoff Classic

Taylor Edwards speaks to the UIUC baseball coach at the pitchers mound at Eichelberger Field on April 3.

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

The Illinois softball team will kick off its 58-game season on Friday as Illinois heads to Clearwater, Florida, for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Leadoff Classic. Over the weekend, the team will play games against four different schools, including Mississippi, South Alabama and Auburn....

Illini seek new contributors as spring season approaches

Freshman pitcher Sydney Sickels pitches during Illinois’ game against Purdue on May 5 at Eichelberger Field. Illinois is set to open their season early February with several new players.

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

The Illinois softball team is searching for success in several new additions joining the squad this spring. With head coach Tyra Perry heading into her fifth season at Illinois, she looks to bring the Illini back to the postseason for the first time since 2017. Offensively, several new freshman position p...

Eichelberger Field to host Big Ten Tournament for first time in program history

December 18, 2019

Illinois won't have to travel very far for the Big Ten Tournament in 2020. The Illini’s home diamond, Eichelberger Field, is set to host the Big Ten Tournament for the first time in program history this spring, Illinois' Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday. "We are excited...

Players come together for international exhibitions

Over the summer, the Illini tested their skills abroad, playing against teams in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. The Illini were able to learn about other cultures from players across the world.

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

Illinois softball was back in action at Eichelberger Field this weekend, but before the team could start fall ball — and the fall semester — they had to make it back across the Atlantic. This summer marked the program’s inaugural international tour, which took the Illini across the pond to the United ...

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