Frisco Notebook: Illini Win Thriller; Bruins Keep DominatingAt The Ballpark
FRISCO, Texas — You might say Illinois drew the short straw at the Frisco Classic, having to open the tournament against Texas A&M lethander Asa Lacy — one of the most talented and dominant pitchers in college baseball, a first-team preseason All-American and likely top-10 overall pick. It was an unenviable assignment for the young Illini, and Lacy was as good as advertised, racking up 11 strikeouts over six innings of two-hit, shutout ball.
But Illinois had exactly the guy it wanted matching up with Lacy. Illini senior righthander Ty Weber wasn’t going to match Lacy’s premium stuff,[…]