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Calling the shots: Goldstein acts as Illinois’ on-the-field coach

By Cole Henke, Staff reporter

May 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

On May 3 of last season, the Illinois baseball team held a four-run lead over Ohio State. When the bottom of the ninth came around, Illini catcher Jason Goldstein took his spot behind the plate. He looked up to see the Illini’s best pitcher – and soon-to-be sixth overall pick in the 2015 ...

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

By Cole Henke

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] freshman Cole Bellair is still adjusting to life as a starter. Last season, the prospect of the Illinois baseball team going up against Illinois State’s pitcher Jacob Hendren would have been concerning for the Illini.The lefty posted a 10-2 record with a 2.80 ERA in 2015, while l...

Illinois baseball unable to capitalize on key opportunities in rubber match

Illinois baseball unable to capitalize on key opportunities in rubber match

By Cole Henke

April 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: Despite the opportunity, @Illinibaseball could not capitalize when they needed to and lost in its matchup with Iowa.The Illinois baseball team had a chance to take back the lead against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the top of the ninth Sunday, but was unable to capitalize. Illinois finished its...

Illinois baseball takes on Eastern Illinois at Illinois Field

Illinois baseball takes on Eastern Illinois at Illinois Field

By Cole Henke

April 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

Quinten Sefcik will make his first career start for @IlliniBaseball against Eastern Illinois Tuesday #IlliniThe Eastern Illinois baseball team will make the trip up I-57 to take on Illinois' baseball team at Illinois Field on Tuesday.The Panthers (5-22, 1-8 Ohio Valley) RBwill be the Illini’s (11-14...

Illinois baseball travels to Indiana State for mid-week matchup

Illinois baseball travels to Indiana State for mid-week matchup

By Cole Henke

March 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

[email protected] plays a mid-week game against the Indiana State Sycamores on TuesdayThe Illinois baseball team will travel one state over to play the Indiana State Sycamores on Tuesday.Coming off of their first Big Ten series of the year in which Illinois won two out of three games against Penn ...

Baseball wins weekend series, takes on Indiana State in mid-week game

Baseball wins weekend series, takes on Indiana State in mid-week game

By Daniel Collins

March 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

Catcher Jason GoldsteinAg knows the Illini can’t let conference games slip away late if they want to win a second-consecutive Big Ten regular season title.After taking the first two games in its weekend series against Penn State, Illinois (10-11, 2-1 Big Ten) AGdropped the third after surrendering four runs in ...

Baseball wins weekend series, takes on Indiana State in mid-week game

By Daniel Collins

March 26, 2016


Filed under Sports

Catcher Jason Goldstein knows the Illini can't let conference games slip away late if they want to win a second-consecutive Big Ten regular season title.After taking the first two games in its weekend series against Penn State, Illinois (10-11, 2-1 Big Ten) dropped the third by after surrendering fou...

Doug Hayes tosses one-hitter, Illinois baseball takes game one of doubleheader

Doug Hayes tosses one-hitter, Illinois baseball takes game one of doubleheader

By Daniel Collins

March 26, 2016


Filed under Sports

Illinois baseball (10-10, 2-0 Big Ten) took advantage of multiple Penn State (9-12, 0-2) miscues Saturday behind a dominating pitching performance by Doug Hayes in game one of a doubleheader that took just under two hours to complete. Hayes earned the win in the 6-1 victory at Illinois Field. The sou...

Illini baseball tops Penn State, wins first conference game

Illini baseball tops Penn State, wins first conference game

By Daniel Collins

March 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

Illini baseball (9-10, 1-0 Big Ten) supplied right-hander Cody Sedlock with an early lead in its home opener at Illinois Field, and it was all the dealing ace needed to shut down the Nittany Lions (9-11, 0-1) in Friday's 5-0 win. How it happened: Illinois took advantage of Taylor Lehman's shaky control earlier on – the southpaw hit t...

Illinois baseball plays in-state for the first time this season

By Cole Henke

March 17, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] does not have its leader, Jason Goldstein, for its series in Carbondale this weekend. #Illini The Illinois baseball team will play in-state for the first time this season, traveling to Carbondale, Illinois for matchups against Southern Illinois and Northern Illinois. The sched...

McMillan goes yard, Bellair gets first start

McMillan goes yard, Bellair gets first start

By Daniel Collins

March 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

Teeing up a fastball or occasional curveball came easy to Jalin McMillan during his high school days.chThings are a little different for him now, though, as he transitions into collegiate baseball with the Illini.“You get yourself out in high school,” said McMillan, who split his high school days at De ...

Former Illini centerfielder serves as bridge between players and coaches

Former Illini centerfielder serves as bridge between players and coaches

By Cole Henke

March 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: Former outfielder Will Krug had a hard time staying away from @IlliniBaseball. He is back as an #Illini assistant coachIllinois baseball’s Will Krug sees pitcher Andrew Mamlic and infielder Michael Hurwitz every daymp.Off the diamond, he is Will, their best friend, who they share an apar...

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