Illini Play for first win tonight

Tonight is the first game of Al Ogletree Classic for the Illini. They face Sam Houston (8-5). Game time is 6pm, Scott Shaw is the starter.

Five teams compete in the Al Ogletree Classic; Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, University of Texas San Antonio, the host team University of Texas Pan-American, and… Illinois.

One of teams is not like the other…

Saturday brings Pan-American and on Sunday’s game is against Stephen Austin.

By the way, fightingillini.com is using a new version of Gametracker. There’s a link from their baseball page.

Good luck Illini!

 

U of I alum makes appearance in Spring Training

One more Illini-related item. U of I alum Jason Anderson made an appearance yesterday in Chicago Cubs’ first Spring Training game. Unfortunately, he was lit up for 4 hits and 4 runs though all of them were unearned.

Update: Illinois Wins!!

The Illini came out victorious against Sam Houston! The first win is always the sweetest. The score as 14-5 and the big hero was Lars Davis who went 4 for 5 with 3 runs and 2 rbis. Scott Shaw got the win with 5 solid innings.

And before I forget, I want to let you know of new thing that Illini baseball has going on. They have a weekly podcast which will include many of coaches and players. Ben Taylor is the host. The first two episodes are out and Head Coach Dan Hartleb is guest on both of them. Illini diamond fans should definitely check it out.

Here is the entry point for the 2007 U of I Baseball Podcasts

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