Veteran Illini to Patrol Outfield, Depth Provided by Sophomores
Same Lineup Around the Horn as Last Season
UI Wins Game One 9-6, Takes Game Two 4-1 on Monday
Illinois Racks Up 11 Hits; Kravetz Gets First Win with Seven Solid Innings
2015 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Stats
2014 - Freshman: Appeared in seven games as a pinch-hitter ... Walked twice and scored first career run after pinch-hitting vs. FGCU (3/1) ... Made Illini debut when he pinch-hit vs. George Mason (2/21) ... Played for the Lombard Orioles of the Wisconsin State League/Chicago Suburban Baseball League along with Illini teammates Ike Greenspon, Andrew Mamlic and Anthony Milazzo during the summer. | Game-by-Game Stats
Ranked the No. 16 player in the Class of 2013 in the state of Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... PBR called him one of the top left-handed power bat in the state ... Earned Lake Zurich MVP award in his senior season, batting .432 in 2013 ... Collected all-area honorable mention, all-lake shore honorable mention and all-conference honorable mention honors in 2012-13 ... Participated in Midwest Futures games, Stevenson Showcase and NTIS Team Great LakesHelped Top Tier Americans travel team to 2012 NABF 17U High School World Series championship, earning tournament MVP honors ... Hit .421 with eight home runs for Top Tier in the summer of 2012 ... Hit .461 as a sophomore on the Lake Zurich varsity team in 2011 ... Named to 2012 Pioneer Press All-Lake Shore special mention and 2012 All-North Suburban Conference honorable mention ... Participated in PBR Midwest Futures Game ... Earned three varsity letters in baseball ... Was named to honor roll for six semesters.
Full name is Anthony Joseph Drago III ... Born March 15, 1995 ... Parents are Tony and Kristen Drago ... Hobbies include golfing, cooking, fishing and playing hockey ... Favorite athlete is Josh Hamilton ... Wants to own a restaurant after finishing school ... Lists his father as the person who most influenced his athletic career because he always pushed him to the limits and always was there to throw batting practice and taught him everything he know in terms of work ethic, dedication and perseverance.
Updated February 2015