Big Ten conference play almost upon us

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The University of Illinois baseball season is underway.  All right, the season is over a month old but the Illini just had their home opener last night so I’m very excited. 

Illinois crushed Chicago State 18-2 for their first game at Illinois Field.  I have a wrap-up and photos of game over at Illinois Baseball Report.  Matt Milroy, who was chosen by the Red Sox in the 2009 MLB draft, got his first win for the Illini.

Interesting note:  Chicago State came in with a 13.57 ERA.  Illinois still managed to increase it significantly.

The one thing more fun than a home opener is the first Big Ten series at home.  Penn State comes to visit this weekend.  At IBR, I did an interview with Larry Fall who blogs about Penn State baseball at Happy Valley Hardball in anticipation of the big series. 

Go Illini!

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