Veteran Illini to Patrol Outfield, Depth Provided by Sophomores
Illinois Tops White Sox DIL 4-1, Falls to Orioles DIL 4-1
UI Wins Game One 9-6, Takes Game Two 4-1 on Monday
2014 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2014 season ... Played for the Lake Erie Monarchs of the Great Lakes League along with Illini teammate Pat McInerney during the summer.
Was ranked as the No. 10 player and No. 2 outfielder in the state of Ohio in the Class of 2013 by Perfect Game USA ... Perfect Game USA ranked him among the top 500 players in the nation in the Class of 2013 ... Batted .369 with 28 RBI his senior year, earning Cleveland Sun MVP of the Year... Led St. Ignatius to state title game in 2013 ... Named a Perfect Game USA Preseason Underclass High Honorable Mention selection prior to his 2012 season ... Named to the top prospect list at Perfect Game's 2011 National Underclass Showcase Main Event ... Named to the Cleveland Sun News All-Area first team in 2012 ... Hit .313 with nine doubles, three triples and one home run in 2012 while using wood bats ... Was one of only three players at St. Ignatius to hit over .300 and was the only player on his team to hit a home run in 2012 ... Was a 13U and 14U USSSA All-American, and helped his Beaver Valley (Pa.) Red team to a USSSA Disney Elite 32 fifth-place finish at both the 13U and 14U levels ... Helped the Midwest Pelicans to a 2011 CABA World Series runner-up finish and was selected to the CABA All-Tournament team ... Earned three varsity letters in baseball.
Full name is Daniel Victor Rowbottom ... Born August 7, 1995 ... Parents are Jim and Rosetta Rowbottom ... Father, Jim, wrestled at Case Western Reserve ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies and plans to major in business ... Hobbies include fishing, golfing and playing video games with his brother ... Favorite athlete is Mike Trout ... Listed his parents as the people who most influenced his athletic career because they took him to endless amounts of tournaments ... Played in the Little League World Series.
Updated February 2014