UI Baseball face Illinois State Tuesday

 

Next Game:

Game #36

Tues April 22 6:05pm

Record: 21-14

Big Ten 9-7

vs Illinois State

at Illinois Field, Champaign, IL

Illinois is coming off a much needed series win against Minnesota and will be facing the Cardinals of Illinois State.  The Cardinals whose home is “just down the road a bit” in Normal, are having a so-so season at 17-18 but last week’s experience with Eastern will bonadonnahopefully show that no team is to be taken lightly. 

Kyle Hudson will hopefully be ready to go after his twisting his ankle a bit in the first game of the doubleheader on Sunday. 

In other news, Joe Bonadonna was named Big Ten Co-Player of Week.  Bonadonna (right) hit .692 for the weekend against Minnesota including four runs and three stolen bases.

The dirt on ISU: 

Opponent: Illinois State University
Nickname: Cardinals
Conference: Missouri Valley Conference
Head Coach: Jim Brownlee (6th year)
Hometown: Normal, IL
Current Record: 17-18 (3-9 MVC)
Baseball Program website: Link
Players to watch: Kevin Dubler seems to be the complete player.  He leads the Cardinals in hitting (.357), HR (5), and rbis (38).  He also managed to swipe 11 bases so far this season.
Team Fact: Illinois State leads the MVC in steals (84) and steal attempts (110). 

 

By the way, it looks like a warm day for a ballgame at Illinois Field if a bit cloudy.  So come on out!  I’ll be there!

See you at the ballpark!

Go Illini!!

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