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Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

By Cole Henke

April 11, 2016


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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


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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...

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


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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 ...

McMillan goes yard, Bellair gets first start

McMillan goes yard, Bellair gets first start

By Daniel Collins

March 15, 2016


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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 ...

Bellair has breakout weekend for Illinois baseball

By Cole Henke

February 29, 2016


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Tweet: [email protected] RHP Cole Bellair looked like a veteran on the mound against Florida gulf Coast.There is one pitcher on the Illinois baseball staff who hasn't given up a run in more than one inning of work.It isn’t lefty submarine hurler J.D. Nielsen. It isn’t senior closer Nick Blackburn....

Strong pitching performance gives Illinois third straight win

Strong pitching performance gives Illinois third straight win

By Cole Henke

February 28, 2016


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Tweet: [email protected] ‘s LHP Doug Hayes hazed the FGCU Eagles for six innings, Illini win 4-2The Illinois baseball team went through a bit of déjà vu when it picked up its third straight victory on Saturdy against Florida Gulf Coast.The Illini’s (3-2) second game of a three-game series against the...