If they got two force outs then the run shouldn't have counted. Regardless, team had multiple opportunities to win and the pitching staff let them downLost 14-13 in 11 innings. We used 10 pitchers who collectively hit 5 batters, threw 5 wild pitches and walked 13. The game took 5 hours and 17 minutes and was marred by multiple play reviews. At the end of the game Southern Miss. had bases loaded, one out and sent a line drive over the outfielders head which brought in the winning run. However, neither the runner on first or second base advanced to the next station. Illinois threw the ball to third and second base respectively and argued that constituted a double play thus negating the run that came in. He lost his appeal and we lost the game. Frankly, I don't know the rule there but Hartlieb argued that all runners are required to advance once the batter made it to first base.
for those in the know, anything to report regarding the baseball team?
I see they were 6-5 going in to today, and playing in Coastal Car in SC this weekend, and opening day in CU is this Tuesday.
where are we expected to be, in the B1G this year ? top 5 ?
Yeah the weather made me look dumb lol
Rubber game tomorrow 11:30 CST on ESPN+
Dan broke another record this weekend when he became the 'losingest' coach in Illini history with the team's 4-6 loss to U.T. Martin. Loss number 396 surpassing Lee Eilbracht's 395.
Thank you for the update! Baseball was easily "my sport" growing up, and I am able to watch/enjoy it with a much better understanding for the game itself than I ever am while watching football or basketball. I have longed for the day where Illinois Baseball is good enough to be playing in big-time games in May and June again, as I would get to combine two of my greatest sports loves in this world! 2015 was an absolute blast, and it sucked to go out early at home, even if it was to the most worthy of opponents.Lost to #2 Indiana 4-3.
Play Michigan tonight at 7 on BTN.