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Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

By Cole Henke

April 11, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] freshman Cole Bellair is still adjusting to life as a starter. Last season, the prospect of the Illinois baseball team going up against Illinois State’s pitcher Jacob Hendren would have been concerning for the Illini.The lefty posted a 10-2 record with a 2.80 ERA in 2015, while l...

Illinois baseball will travel to the Stetson Invitational this weekend

By Cole Henke

March 3, 2016

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...

Small adjustments equal big results for a pair of Illini hurlers

Small adjustments equal big results for a pair of Illini hurlers

By Daniel Collins

February 26, 2016

Tweet: #Illini baseball begins its series against FGCU tonight. Find out how Illinois' Sedlock, Hayes earned their way to the top of the rotation. A minor adjustment has led to upward success for Illinois' ace.Pitching coach Drew Dickinson and Cody Sedlock worked on a way to make the hurler more dece...

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

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...