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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...

Tyler Jay drafted by Minnesota Twins

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 8, 2015

Illinois lefty pitcher Tyler Jay was selected by The Minnesota Twins at the number six overall spot.Jay has shown himself to be one of the best closers in college baseball. He has gone 5-1 this season with a .60 ERA and 14 saves on the year. He also had 70 strikeouts to 10 walks g...

Illinois baseball to host first regional in school history

Illinois baseball to host first regional in school history

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...