No. 5 Illinois Set to Play No. 4 Minnesota at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday at Target Field
Justin Parr Picked as Player of the Year; Duchene Tabbed Freshman of the Year
Illinois Wins Fifth Straight Following Two-Hour Rain Delay to Move into Fourth in the Big Ten
Illini Look to Qualify for Big Ten Tournament to Remain in Minneapolis
Roper Knocks in Game-Winning RBI Single in the Eighth after Failed Pick Off
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos of the Illini playing Mizzou at Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Photos from Illinois vs. Nebraska baseball
Photos from the Illinois baseball series at Baylor. 3/8/13 - 3/9/13
2012 - Freshman: Played in 22 games, starting four at designated hitter ... Hit .192, going 5-for-26 with two RBIs and four runs ... Drove in his first career run against Notre Dame on 2/17 ... Recorded his first hit in his first career start against St. John's on 2/19, going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run ... Notched a pinch-hit at Oregon State on 3/10 ... Went 1-for-1 as a late-game replacement at Nebraska on 3/24 ... Started at designated hitter against Mississippi Valley State on 3/31, going 2-for-3 with three runs ... Played for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League along with Illini teammates Chase Hainline, Michael Hurwitz and Rob McDonnell during the summer.
Selected in the 42nd round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals ... Hit .508 with 14 home runs, 44 RBIs, a 1.038 slugging percentage, a .601 on-base percentage and 19-of-19 steals during 2011 season ... Holds Bishop Heelan records for single-season home runs and career doubles ... Led Bishop Heelan to the Iowa State High School Athletic Association substate championship game in 2011 ... Earned seven letters in baseball, football and basketball ... Helped Crusaders to Iowa Class 3A state titles in basketball in 2009-10 and 2010-11 ... Led Crusaders' football team to Iowa Class 3A state runner-up finish in 2010, catching 19 passes for 386 yards, recording 88 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, five interceptions and three interceptions returned for touchdowns ... Also returned kickoffs and punts.
Born Feb. 9, 1993 ... Parents are Steve and Tina Kerian ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies ... Has two brothers, Jeff and Matthew ... Favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez ... Earliest baseball memory is watching his father play fastpitch softball ... Lists his father as the person who has most influenced his athletic career because he has kept pushing David to reach his goals.