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2011 Big East/Big Ten Baseball Challenge Schedule Announced

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

BigEastLogoPROVIDENCE, R.I. – The schedule has been finalized for the 2011 BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, as announced by the BIG EAST and Big Ten conference offices Tuesday. Triple-headers on Friday and Saturday highlight a slate that features 24 games over three days, Feb. 18-20, 2011, at current and former major league facilities in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Fla., area.

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World University Baseball in Japan July 30-August 7; Canada announces roster

Click to go to WUBC siteThe 5th FISU World University Baseball Championship will take place in Japan July 30-August 7, 2010. The competing teams are USA, Cuba, Canada, China, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, and Japan.

 

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Big Ten Recap for May 15th

FROM BIG TEN CONFERENCE RELEASE

ILLINOIS def. PURDUE, 7-0
Recap and Box Score
Freshman Kevin Johnson tossed a complete-game shutout to lead Illinois to a 7-0 victory over Purdue on Saturday to even the series at 1-1. Johnson allowed six hits and two walks with four strikeouts en route to his fifth win of the season. Calvin Gunter took the loss for the Boilermakers. Casey McMurray led the Illini offense, going 2-for-2 with a double, two runs, two RBI and a pair of walks. Willie Argo went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and a stolen base. Tyler Spillner paced Purdue at the plate with a 3-for-5 performance.

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Big Ten Conference Recap for May 14th

FROM BIG TEN CONFERENCE

BischoffPurdue PURDUE def. ILLINOIS, 8-2
Recap and Box Score
Purdue maintained a share of the Big Ten lead with an 8-2 win at Illinois on Friday evening. The Boilermakers got big innings late in the game with a four-run sixth and a three-run eighth, led by Eric Charles and Kevin Plawecki, who both had a pair of RBI. Charles went 1-for-4 with a double, while Plawecki was 2-for-4 with his eighth home run. Matt Bischoff picked up his ninth win of the year in a complete-game effort, allowing two runs on six hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Lee Zerrusen was tagged with the loss. Josh Parr led the Illini at the plate, going 1-for-3 with an RBI triple.

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Big Ten Recap for April 23rd

Here is your Big Ten Recap for April 23rd.

From Big Ten Conference Release

ILLINOIS def. MICHIGAN STATE, 4-3 (10)
Recap and Box Score
Illinois took Game 1 of its doubleheader with Michigan State on Friday, edging the Spartans, 4-3, in 10 innings. Casey McMurray led Illinois with two hits and three RBI, including a home run, also driving in what proved to be the game-winner in the top of the 10th. Wes Braun picked up the win in relief, throwing three scoreless innings. Bryan Roberts earned his sixth save with a clean 10th frame. Illinois starter Lee Zerrusen allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings. Torsten Boss, Chris Roberts and Andy Johnson had two hits each to lead the Spartans. Tim Simpson took the loss in relief, while starter A.J. Achter threw nine innings, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks with seven strikeouts.

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Big Ten Recap for April 11th

FROM BIG TEN CONFERENCE

BrianDeLuciaOhioState IOWA def. ILLINOIS, 4-2
Recap and Box Score
Iowa won its Big Ten-opening series with a 4-2 victory in the rubber match on Sunday. Hawkeyes sophomore Phil Schreiber pitched a career-high eight innings, giving up one earned run on five hits with three strikeouts. Kevin Lee picked up his sixth save, retiring the side in order in the ninth. Zach McCool and Phil Keppler led the Iowa offense, each with two hits, one run and an RBI. Craig Lutes and Thomas Shelton had two hits each for the Illini, while Lutes scored a run and Shelton drove one in. Lee Zerrusen was tagged with the loss.

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Big Ten Recap for April 10th

FROM BIG TEN CONFERENCE

IowaPhoto IOWA def. ILLINOIS, 6-4
Recap and Box Score
Hawkeye right-hander Nick Brown pitched a season-high eight innings to lead Iowa to a 6-4 win over Illinois on Saturday. Brown scattered six hits for three runs with two strikeouts to pick up his second win of the year. Kevin Lee picked up his fifth save of the season. Mike McQuillan led the Hawkeye offense with two hits, including a double, and a pair of RBI. Willie Argo hit his second homer of the year for the Illini, a three-run shot in the third. Kevin Johnson was tagged with the loss.

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Big Ten Recap for April 9th

Courtesy of the Big Ten Conference

ILLINOIS def. IOWA, 9-8
Recap and Box Score
A three-run eighth capped an Illinois comeback on Friday night as the Fighting Illini took Game 1 of the series, 9-8, retaining a share of first place in the Big Ten. Casey McMurray led the Illinois offense, going 4-for-6 with three RBI and a run scored. Brian de la Torriente picked up the win in relief, while Bryan Roberts converted on his fourth consecutive save opportunity with two shutout innings. Michael Jacobs was tagged with the loss in relief, coming on for Jarred Hippen, who scattered five earned runs on 10 hits in six innings with seven strikeouts. Ryan Durant led the Hawkeyes at the plate, going 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run.

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Big Ten Players of the Week (March 29th)

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

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Willie Argo, Illinois

So., CF, Davenport, Iowa/Assumption

Argo collects his second career weekly honor after leading Illinois to a 3-0 record last week with wins over Southeastern and Dartmouth. The sophomore went 4-for-4 against Southeastern on Tuesday, recording a double and a home run. The center fielder also scored two runs and drove in four while going 2-for-2 on the base paths. The following day in a doubleheader vs. Dartmouth, Argo went 1-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base in Game 1 before going 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI in the nightcap. For the week, Argo batted .636, while slugging 1.182 and reaching base at a .667 clip to combine for an OPS of 1.849. The weekly honor is the second for an Illini hitter this season.

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Big Ten Players of the Week

CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Matt Dittman, Illinois

Jr., 1B, Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville

Dittman picks up his second career Player of the Week honor after batting .615 as the Illini went 2-2 at the Caravelle Resort Classic last week. The first-baseman slugged 1.000 and reached base at a .722 clip, combining for an OPS of 1.722. Dittman also scored seven runs and drove in five over the weekend, recording two multi-hit games to raise his batting average to a conference-leading .563. The junior’s best game came on Friday in Illinois’ 11-10 win over No. 10 Coastal Carolina. He went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, scoring three runs and driving in two, also picking up a stolen base. In the Illini’s win over Ball State on Sunday, Dittman went 2-for-2 with two runs, three RBI, a home run and a stolen base, reaching base in all four of his plate appearances.

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