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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 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


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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 ...

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


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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...

Illinois baseball will travel to the Stetson Invitational this weekend

By Cole Henke

March 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: @IlliniBaseball is not going to have much time to scout this weekend in Deland, Fla. #Illini Against Tulane two weeks ago, Illinois baseball pitching coach Drew Dickinson did not send reliever J.D. Nielsen to the mound in either of the first two games.Dickinson didn’t think Nielsen would pit...

Illini baseball's lineup fluid under Dan Hartleb

Illini baseball's lineup fluid under Dan Hartleb

By Daniel Collins

March 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

Adam Walton isn’t a prototypical leadoff hitter.He understands his role on the team as someone who should take four to five pitches during his at bat in order to give those behind him a good look at opposing pitchers’ arsenals. But when he feels the need to, he doesn’t hesitate to swing at the first pitch...

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...

Illinois baseball picks up win behind Turchin’s two RBIs

Illinois baseball picks up win behind Turchin’s two RBIs

By Cole Henke

February 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

The hits came early and often for both teams during the Illinois baseball team’s Friday matchup against Florida Gulf Coast University.The Illini (2-2) recorded six hits and two runs in the first five innings under the lights in Fort Meyers, Florida, on their way to a 4-2 win over the Eagles. The Eagles (1-4) kept pace kept pace through five, p...

Nielsen and Blackburn set in the back end of Illinois baseball’s bullpen

Nielsen and Blackburn set in the back end of Illinois baseball’s bullpen

By Cole Henke

February 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Illinois baseball team was down 1-0 against Tulane on Sunday when head coach Dan Hartleb CHpulled starting pitcher Andrew Mamlic with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning.Hartleb called on senior left-handed pitcher J.D. Nielsen chto work a lefty-lefty matchup. Nielsen continued to work hi...

Illinois baseball opens up the season against top-25 competition

Illinois baseball opens up the season against top-25 competition

By Cole Henke

February 17, 2016


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Season openers are typically a tune-up game for power five conference teams.Illinois football opened its season last Fall against Kent State and won 52-3. Illinois basketball squared up against University of Illinois-Springfield and won 104-69.chIllinois baseball is skipping its tune-up game this seas...

Illinois baseball still has a lot of question marks

Illinois baseball still has a lot of question marks

By Cole Henke

February 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] will use its games this weekend to round out the bottom of its lineupIllinois baseball head coach Dan Hartleb said there are a lot of question marks floating around in his head.But he clarified that they are not "the panic type of question marks."Illinois enters its first games of ...

Young Illinois baseball team still aiming high

Young Illinois baseball team still aiming high

By Cole Henke

February 2, 2016


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Tweet: "It is a goal of ours to win a national championship." - @IlliniBaseball coach Dan Hartleb.Within three days of Illinois baseball's season-ending super sectional loss to Vanderbilt last season, the team had lost 13 players — seven to the MLB draft.SOLosing those players was by no means a...

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