FROM CBB SOURCES
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Illinois coach Dan Hartleb announced the addition of four student-athletes to Illinois’ incoming class of 2008 Wednesday. Willie Argo, of Davenport, Iowa, Bill Charvat, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., Mike Santa Maria, of Des Plaines, Ill., and Will Strack, of Sycamore, Ill., will join the Illini in the fall of 2008. The Fighting Illini Class of 2008 now consists of four pitchers, two infielders, one catcher and one outfielder. Continue reading Illinois Baseball Adds Four to Class of 2008-2009
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Southern Illinois 17 Murray State 4
CARBONDALE, Ill. – Dean Cademartori narrowly missed hitting for the cycle when he went 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, home run, two runs scored and a career-high five RBI to lead Southern Illinois University (18-11) to a 17-4 win over Murray State (11-14) earlier today at Abe Martin Field.
SIU set new season-highs with 17 runs and 22 hits on the day. SIU last had 17 runs and 22 hits in a game at Florida Atlantic on Feb. 12, 2006. Continue reading Salukis and Illini pick up wins
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South Carolina 5 College of Charleston 3
Columbia, S.C. – Freshman right-handed pitcher Sam Dyson struck out eight batters in a career-high seven innings and Reese Havens hit his seventh home run of the year as South Carolina defeated College of Charleston 5-3 on Wednesday evening at Sarge Frye Field. The Gamecocks improve to 16-6 on the year while the loss drops College of Charleston to 16-8. Carolina returns to action at home this weekend with a three-game series at Sarge Frye Field vs. Kentucky. Continue reading South Carolina, Winthrop, Illinois, Bama, and Wilmington pick up wins
Tennessee 7 Louisville 6
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A rally by the University of Louisville baseball team fell short Wednesday, as the No. 30 Tennessee Volunteers edged the Cardinals 7-6 on a chilly evening at Jim Patterson Stadium.
For the first time this season, Louisville (9-6) has lost consecutive games.
A two-run home run by Vols (13-5) centerfielder Kentrail Davis hit a two-run home run in the top of the first to give UT a 2-0 lead. Continue reading Tennessee, UNC-Wilmington, Illinois, and OU pick up victories
Our good buddy Brian DeCaussin of Big Ten Hardball has started his previews for the 2008 season. His site is the ultimate in Big Ten Baseball coverage as he focuses only on the Big Ten. We have linked to each preview that is currently up below.
Here are some of the 2008 Season Previews that came out on Tuesday from the Media Relations department. We always are on the look out for season previews by SID’s and other information for our great readers. Continue reading Around the Nation (SID Edition)
According to an article from The Daily Illini and confirmed by Dan Hartleb, Tanner Roark has been left off the 2008 baseball squad do to academic issues. This is a huge loss for Illinois as he was expected to lead the rotation in 2008 after a respectable season which saw him tie for the conference lead in wins with six. The full article is available here.
November 14th was the first day that recruits for the 2008-2009 school year could sign their letter of intent. We have found many schools have put out a listing of the recruits who have signed already. A couple of highlights are that UCLA has signed three AFLAC All-Americans, Illinois picked up four in-state recruits, and finally Southern Miss picked up three players from Mississippi. The full list is below.
Southeast Missouri State
The Fighting Illini have announced their 2008 schedule which is highlighted by trips to Texas Tech, Baylor, and University of Texas-Pan American. The team will take part in tournaments at Baylor and UTPA while playing a three game set against the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. The team will make their annual spring break trip to Florida from March 14th-21st where they will play six games against Northern schools. The Illini will play conference home series against Michigan, Penn State, Northwestern, and Purdue. They will head on the road to play Michigan State, Indiana, Minnesota, and Ohio State for conference series. The conference tournament will take place from May 21st-24th at the regular season champs field. The full schedule is available here.