Illini Look to Qualify for Big Ten Tournament to Remain in Minneapolis
Illinois Reaches 30 Wins for Fifth Time under Coach Hartleb
Justin Parr Gets Within One Game of School Record with 24-Game Hitting Streak
Sunday's Illini-Buckeyes Game to Be Aired Live on Big Ten Network
Illini and Redbirds to Meet at Duffy Bass Field at 6 p.m.
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos from the Illinois baseball series at Baylor. 3/8/13 - 3/9/13
Illinois baseball at Houston Baptist and UT Arlington. 3/1/13 - 3/3/13
Illinois at Tennessee Tech - 2/15-2/17
Listed as the No. 21 prospect in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Led Neuqua Valley to an IHSA Class 4A regional title in 2011, earning the victory in the regional championship game ... Went 4-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings in 2011 ... Went 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 15 innings during the 2011 summer state tournament ... Named to the 2011 Phil Lawler Summer Classic All-Tournament team ... Named Academic All-Upstate Eight Conference in 2011.
Born July 10, 1994 ... Parents are Tim and Nancy Blackburn ... Majoring in business ... Has one sister, Lauren, who also attends Illinois ... Favorite athlete is Mariano Rivera ... Earliest baseball memory is going to a White Sox game with his dad (but he is a Cubs fan) ... Lists his father as the most influential person in his athletic career because he taught him the game and coached his youth travel team ... Plans after school include either playing professionally or finding a secure job in the business field.