Illinois meets up with SIU Tuesday


Next Game:

Game #20

Tues 4/1 6pm

Record:  12-7

vs Southern Illinois University

at Rent One Park, Marion, IL


Tuesday, the Illini have a road game at Southern Illinois.  More precisely, the game will be at Rent One Park in Marion, IL.  Rent One is the home of minor league team, the Southern Illinois Miners

Coach Hartleb has some history with SIU.  He came from there before landing here.  A catcher there, he sported a .305 batting average.  He went on to coach at  SIU before finding greener grass at the UI. 

The Illini are 12-7 and 3-1 in the Big Ten.  That’s good for second place in the conference in the young Big Ten season. 

Don’t forget, Wednesday is the official home opener against St Louis at Illinois Field.  I’ll be there. 


Opponent: Southern Illinois University
Nickname: Salukis
Conference: Missouri Valley Conference 
Head Coach: Dan Callahan (14th year)
Hometown: Carbondale, IL
Current Record: 13-10
Baseball Program website: Link
Players to watch: OF Bret Maugeri is currently on a 10-game hit streak, hitting .346.  Tyler Lairson leads the team with a .362 average.
Team Fact: Illinois Head Coach Dan Hartleb is an alum of SIU and played catcher for their baseball team.
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