The Daily Illini

Illinois gets crushed by Vanderbilt

Illinois' starting pitcher Kevin Duchene shows his frustration during Vanderbilt's convincing 13-0 victory over the Fighting Illini during their first game of the NCAA Super Regionals at Illinois Field on June 6.

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 7, 2015

The Illini baseball team had a rough outing against the defending College World Series champions, losing 13-0 to Vanderbilt Saturday.“We made nine major mistakes,” head coach Dan Hartleb said. “We walked guys, hit guys, made errors.”There was a lot of hype heading into the Champaign Super Regional...

Illinois baseball to face Vanderbilt at NCAA Champaign Super Regional

Illini first baseman David Kerian and third baseman Ryne Roper celebrate Illinois' victory over Wright State at Illinois Field on June 1.

By Daniel Collins

June 3, 2015

The Illinois baseball team is two wins away from reaching the College World Series for the first time in program history. Only one more opponent stands in the way: Vanderbilt, the defending CWS champions.“I'm excited, very excited,” closer Tyler Jay said of facing the defending champs. “I played...