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Illini Baseball Set for Regular Season Finale vs. UT Martin

Illini Baseball Set for Regular Season Finale vs. UT Martin

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.


  • 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…

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