The Daily Illini

Illinois baseball falls short of College World Series

By Daniel Collins

June 9, 2015

Tyler Jay did what was asked of him Sunday at Illinois Field in game two of the NCAA Champaign Super Regional.Jay, who spent his career at Illinois coming out of the bullpen, received the nod because the Illini’s season was on the line. And all things considered, he had a strong outing and gave his team...

Relish this rare opportunity for Illini baseball

By Alex Roux

May 31, 2015

Illinois baseball kind of sneaks up on you every year.Not the team; the season itself. It will begin in some warm-weather state, like Texas, Florida, or Georgia, where the weather is suitable for baseball while Midwesterners are still in the middle of a February freeze.By the time the Illini even ge...

Work left for Illinois baseball in historic season

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

May 10, 2015

The players of the Illinois baseball team answered reporters’ questions inside the Irwin Indoor Practice Facility on a cold January day. Each player faced the same question: How good can this team be this year? With the experience from the Illini that were returning, expectations were set high f...