The Daily Illini

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...

Captain on and off the diamond

February 11, 2015

Junior outfielder Kylie Johnson does a lot for the Illinois softball team in terms of offensive production. She was named one of the team’s three captains and earned preseason All-Big Ten honors. Coming off a season that landed her a spot on the All-Big Ten second team, Johnson and head coach Terr...