Illinois Will Be No. 5 Seed in Big Ten Tournament; Set to Play No. 4 Seed Minnesota Wednesday
Illinois Wins Fifth Straight Following Two-Hour Rain Delay to Move into Fourth in the Big Ten
Duchene Improves to 8-1, Equals Most Wins Ever by an Illini Freshman
Roper Knocks in Game-Winning RBI Single in the Eighth after Failed Pick Off
Illinois Reaches 30 Wins for Fifth Time under Coach Hartleb
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos from Illinois vs. Oakland baseball doubleheader
Photos of the Illini playing Mizzou at Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Illinois at Tennessee Tech - 2/15-2/17
Photos from the Illini game vs. Ohio State at Illinois Field on April 22, 2012. (Photos by Mark Jones)
2012 - Junior: Started 49 and played in 51 of 53 games, with all 49 starts coming in right field ... Had a career-high 32 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and nine doubles ... His 32 RBIs ranked fourth on the team and his 11 steals were third-best ... Hit .343 with runners in scoring position and .315 with runners on base ... Thirteen of his 32 RBIs came on Sundays ... Posted a .980 fielding percentage, third-best on the team, with only two errors and a career-high five outfield assists ... Went 4-for-11 with three RBIs and two runs - including a 3-for-5 game against No. 27 St. John's - at the Big East/Big Ten Challenge ... Posted a season-best eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 18-March 4 ... Had four RBIs against West Virginia on March 11 ... Went 7-for-14 with two doubles, a triple, three RBIs and five runs on Spring Trip ... Went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs at Illinois State on March 27 ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Played for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammate Thomas Lindauer during the summer.
2011 - Sophomore: Started 55 of 57 games, 52 in right field and three in left field ... Finished third on the team with a .311 batting average ... Notched 27 RBIs, 27 runs scored, five doubles, three triples, two home runs and nine stolen bases ... Had a team-best .392 average with runners on base ... Also hit .361 with runners in scoring position and .343 with two outs ... Posted a .982 fielding percentage, making only two errors on the season ... Hit a team-high .417 (5-for-12) with two doubles, a triple and three RBIs at the NCAA Fullerton Regional, earning a spot on the All-Regional Team ... Had three game-winning hits late in games, driving in the winning run in Illinois' Big Ten Tournament opener against Ohio State in the bottom of the ninth (5/26), knocking a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth against Indiana (5/20) and recording an eighth-inning RBI single against Iowa (4/8) ... Went 4-for-8 in two games at the Big Ten/Big East Challenge to start the season ... Hit 5-for-10 during the Western Kentucky series ... Hit his first collegiate home run against Northern Illinois (3/18) ... Had a career-best 10-game hitting streak from April 12-26 ... Went 4-for-10 with two RBIs and two runs in the Michigan State series ... Went 4-for-7 with two doubles ... Hit 4-for-12 with two RBIs and two runs in the Ohio State series ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Played for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League with Illini teammate Thomas Lindauer during the summer ... Earned NWL Midseason All-Star honors.
2010 - Freshman: Played in 29 games, starting five ... Hit .258, seeing most of his action as a late-game defensive replacement in left field and center field ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a double in a start in right field against North Dakota State on Spring Trip ... Started five straight games from March 20-30, going 5-for-17 in that span ... Replaced an injured Willie Argo at Bradley on April 6, going 1-for-4 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base ... Went 2-for-2 with an RBI against Butler on May 5 after entering in left field in the sixth inning ... Played for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League along with Illini teammate Corey Kimes during the summer.
Ranked No. 26 in the state by Prep Baseball Report ... PBR lists him as the third-best defensive outfielder in the state in the Class of 2009 ... Named to the 2009 Class 1A/2A All-State team by the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches' Association ... Named a first-team All-Area outfielder by the Peoria Journal Star in 2008 and 2009, and by the Macomb Journal in 2006-09 ... A first-team All-Olympic Conference selection in 2007-09 ... Hit .432 with 32 runs, 22 RBIs, seven doubles, five triples, two home runs and 35 stolen bases in 2009 ... Also was 3-0 with a 1.40 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched in 2009 ... Hit .468 with five home runs, 12 doubles, 39 RBIs and 19 steals with a .571 on-base percentage in 2008 ... Earned 10 varsity letters - four in baseball and three in both football and basketball.
Born Aug. 19, 1990 ... Parents are Mark and Ericka Hendrickson ... Has a brother, Myers, and a sister, Georgie ... Majoring in finance ... Father, Mark, is the head football coach at Western Illinois ... Brother, Myers, is a senior on the Leatherneck football team ... Favorite athlete is Kerry Wood ... Member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Olympic Conference All-Academic Team.