|Probable Starting Pitchers|
|Day||Illinois (23-24, 12-12)||UT Martin (21-31, 14-10)|
|Thurs. 6 p.m. CT||RHP Jack Wenninger (6-3, 4.69)||RHP Seth Petry (3-4, 6.72)|
|Fri. 6 p.m. CT||TBA||TBA|
|Sat. 1 p.m. CT||TBA||TBA|
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Fighting Illini baseball (23-24, 12-12) returns to Champaign for the final series of the season against UT Martin (21-31, 14-10) at Illinois Field, in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Thursday’s series opener is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. CT first pitch, as does Friday’s contest. Saturday’s game, the regular season finale, has a 1:00 p.m. CT first pitch. All games will be streamed on B1G+.
Illinois heads into the series coming off a series loss on the road to Rutgers. The Illini finish the Big Ten season with a 12-12 record, and have now finished at .500 or better in conference play for four-straight years.
The Orange and Blue are scheduled to send right-hander Jack Wenninger to the mound in Thursday’s series opener with Friday and Saturday’s starters to be announced.
Thursday’s featured promo is 9 Innings of Winning, where fans will have the chance to win a different prize that will be raffled off each inning.
ITEMS TO BE RAFFLED OFF
- Coach Shauna Green signed basketball
- Coach Bruce Weber signed basketball
- Coach Dan Hartleb signed baseball
- Frank Williams State Farm Center banner
- Signed 2001 men’s basketball Big Ten Tournament Champions photo
- Men’s basketball bobblehead set
- Flyin’ Illini replica jersey
- State Farm Center replica display
- Illinois baseball cap
Friday will be Senior Night at Illinois Field, where fans are invited to join us pregame as 11 student-athletes and two student-managers will be honored for their contributions to the Illini baseball program.
vs. UT Martin
• First-ever meeting between the two programs.
• Illinois returns to Champaign to face UT Martin for its final series of the 2023 season.
» First-ever meeting between the Illini and the Skyhawks.
• Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb earned win No. 519 on April 2 against Michigan, passing Lee Eilbracht for the most in program history…currently has 530 career wins.
» Hartleb reached 500 career wins on May 7, 2022, with a…