On March 8, the Illinois baseball team celebrated its biggest series win of the season after taking two of three games at then-No. 1 LSU.
On June 24, the LSU baseball team celebrated its biggest series win of the season after taking two of three games against No. 1-seed Texas.
There was a big difference in the series wins, though, as the Illini's came early in the regular season and the Tigers' came in Omaha, Neb., to secure the national title at the College World Series.
So where does the Illinois program stand after a season that saw the Illini win a series over the eventual national champions but finish 34-20 while just missing out on the NCAA Regionals?
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