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Illini baseball celebrates record-breaking MLB draft

Illini baseball celebrates record-breaking MLB draft

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 14, 2015

The Illini baseball team's season ended on a bitter note after losing to Vanderbilt in the Champaign Super Regional on May 8.Despite the season ending, the Illini still made history. Nine Illinois players were drafted in the 2015 MLB draft, which broke the 1985 record of when six Il...

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 ...

Johnson's complete game leads Illini past Notre Dame

Illini pitcher Drasen Johnson winding up during his 9-inning shutout against Notre Dame at Illini Field on May 31.

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 1, 2015

The Illinois baseball team shutout Notre Dame by a score of 3-0 in the second game of the NCAA Champaign Regional. The team is now one win away from reaching its first super regional.The first four innings were quiet for both squads – no runs were put on the board. Notre Dame loaded the bases in the...