Justin Parr Picked as Player of the Year; Duchene Tabbed Freshman of the Year
Roper Knocks in Game-Winning RBI Single in the Eighth after Failed Pick Off
Illinois Reaches 30 Wins for Fifth Time under Coach Hartleb
Illini to Play Doubleheader Saturday, Single Games Friday & Sunday
Orange and Blue Win 8-7 on Walk-Off Squeeze Bunt in Game One; Fall 6-4 in Game Two
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos from 2013 student-athlete graduates from various sports. (photos by Derek Neal, May 10, 2013).
Photos from Illinois vs. Oakland baseball doubleheader
2013 - Redshirt-Junior: Played in 13 games as a back-up catcher and finished the year 3-for-8 (.375) at the plate with two RBI and a run scored ... Executed a suicide squeeze bunt with the bases loaded to defeat Nebraska (3/23), 8-7, in the first game of the doubleheader for Illinois' first Big Ten win of the year ... Had an RBI and a run in game one of the doubleheader vs. Oakland (3/30) ... Notched his first hit of the year vs. Houston Baptist (3/1) ... Caught the ninth inning of the season-opening victory at Tennessee Tech (2/15) ... Walked as a pinch-hitter at East Carolina (2/21) ... Illinois' Big Ten sportsmanship honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 - Redshirt-Sophomore: Played in 29 games, starting seven at catcher ... Hit .286, going 10-for-35, with four RBIs and two runs ... Started three of four games on spring trip, when Kelly Norris-Jones suffered a concussion, and went 6-for-13 (.462) with two RBIs and a run in those three starts ... Started the series finale at Penn State and all three games of the Minnesota series ... Hit .391 in the seven games he started and was 1-of-12 (.083) off the bench ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played for the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League during the summer.
2011 - Redshirt-Freshman: Played in five games on the season and recorded six at bats, going 0-for-6 ... Saw action as a pinch hitter against Columbia (March 6), Illinois State (March 30), Eastern Illinois (April 20), Southern Illinois (May 3) and No. 20 Stanford (June 5).
2010 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2010 season.
Earned four varsity letters, two in baseball and two in football ... Threw out 77 percent of would-be base-stealers ... All-conference in baseball in 2009 ... Helped Neuqua Valley to a third-place finish at the IHSA baseball tournament in 2008 ... Holds school records for touchdowns, passing yards and completions ... Named to the Daily Herald honorable mention All-Area football team in 2008.
Born Nov. 20, 1990 ... Parents are John and Cindy Lincoln ... Has a younger sister, Rebecca, and a younger brother, Joey ... Majoring in electrical engineering ... Biggest thrill in sports was winning a football game against a rival school after four overtimes ... Favorite athlete is Joe Mauer because he plays with poise and confidence ... Member of the Neuqua High Honor Roll all four years of high school ... 2008 Indian Prairie Scholar ... National Merit Scholar ... Earned the National Achievement Award in 2008.