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Busy summer concludes for Illini baseball

By Nicholas Fortin

August 17, 2015

The Illinois baseball team has been busy this summer.After being knocked out by Vanderbilt in Illinois’ first-ever NCAA Super Regional appearance, the Illini had nine players selected in the 2015 MLB draft. Illinois’ eventful summer didn’t stop there as 18 current Illini traded in their orange an...

Illinois athlete spotlight: David Kerian

Illini first baseman David Kerian at bat in Illinois' victory over Wright State at Illinois Field on June 1.

By Christina Lorey

June 24, 2015

Earlier this month, the Illinois baseball team packed its gear, walked off the field, and officially ended its record-breaking season. The Illini finished with an overall record of 50-10-1 and were 21-1 in Big Ten play. They earned the title of Big Ten Champion and, ...

UPDATE: Illini drafted into the MLB

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 9, 2015

Six more Illini players were selected on the final day of the MLB draft, bringing the total number of drafted players up to nine.The Illini tied for having the third most players drafted in the nation.Jason Goldstein was selected in the 17th round with the 522nd overall pick ...

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...

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...

Illinois baseball captures first regional championship in program history

Illini pitcher Tyler Jay during a shutout inning in Illinois' victory over Wright State at Illinois Field on June 1.

By Daniel Collins

June 2, 2015

Tyler Jay’s only appearance at the NCAA Championship Champaign Regional for the Illinois baseball team couldn’t have been a more vital one. The southpaw entered the championship game in the sixth inning and dominated in his four innings of work against Wright State. He allowed one hit, one walk and struck out...

Illinois baseball to host first regional in school history

Illinois’ Pat McInerney celebrates his home run hit during the baseball game vs. Purdue at Illinois Field on April 11. The Illini were assigned the No. 6 national seed and will host a regional in the NCAA tournament.

By Peter Bailey-Wells

May 25, 2015

The Illinois baseball team already won the Big Ten regular season title, ripped off a 27-game win streak and have the highest winning percentage in the country.Now the Illini shoot for Omaha.From May 29-June 1, Illinois will play host to the Champaign regional as the No. 6 national seed in the NCAA t...