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Young Illinois baseball team still aiming high

Young Illinois baseball team still aiming high

By Cole Henke

February 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: "It is a goal of ours to win a national championship." - @IlliniBaseball coach Dan Hartleb.Within three days of Illinois baseball's season-ending super sectional loss to Vanderbilt last season, the team had lost 13 players — seven to the MLB draft.SOLosing those players was by no means a...

Illini baseball celebrates record-breaking MLB draft

Illini baseball celebrates record-breaking MLB draft

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 14, 2015


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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 gets crushed by Vanderbilt

Illinois gets crushed by Vanderbilt

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illini baseball team had a rough outing against the defending College World Series champions, losing 13-0 to Vanderbilt Saturday.“We made nine major mistakes,” head coach Dan Hartleb said. “We walked guys, hit guys, made errors.”There was a lot of hype heading into the Champaign Super Regional...

Relish this rare opportunity for Illini baseball

By Alex Roux

May 31, 2015


Filed under Sports

Illinois baseball kind of sneaks up on you every year.Not the team; the season itself. It will begin in some warm-weather state, like Texas, Florida, or Georgia, where the weather is suitable for baseball while Midwesterners are still in the middle of a February freeze.By the time the Illini even ge...

Work left for Illinois baseball in historic season

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

May 10, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The players of the Illinois baseball team answered reporters’ questions inside the Irwin Indoor Practice Facility on a cold January day. Each player faced the same question: How good can this team be this year? With the experience from the Illini that were returning, expectations were set high f...