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Illinois righty Jack Wenninger (Photo by Andy Wenstrand / Illinois Athletics)


Granger’s Midwest Notebook: Early Impressions Of Illinois, Youngstown State


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Fighting Illini split on opening weekend, beating Youngstown State twice and dropping a pair to #6 Wake Forest. The Penguins went winless on the weekend but had a few standout performances and showed flashes of being a team that could compete in the Horizon League this year. Here are notes on a few players from each program that stood out:


Riley Gowens | RHP – Gowens’ season got off to an inauspicious start on Friday, as he walked the first two hitters he faced and then allowed an infield single to load the bases[…]


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