Junior Starter Equals Career High with Eight Scoreless Innings and Seven Strikeouts
Johnson Matches Career-High 10 Strikeouts as Illini Score Second-Most Runs This Season
Illinois Takes Two Out of Three in First Big Ten Series; Finishes Homestand 7-2
Goldstein Goes 4-for-4 with 3 RBI; Nielsen Earns First Career Victory
McDonnell Earns First Career Win with Five Shutout Innings
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
Illinois baseball at Houston Baptist and UT Arlington. 3/1/13 - 3/3/13
2014 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Stats
2013 - Freshman: All-Big Ten Freshman Team selection ... Hit .231 with 18 runs and 11 RBI in 43 games, including 42 starts behind the plate ... Led the Big Ten in caught stealing in conference games (11) and ranked third in the conference in all games with 18 caught stealing ... Turned in the fourth-longest hitting streak by an Illini this season with 12 straight from March 22-April 20 during which he hit .405 (17-for-42) ... Twice turned in a career-high three hits at Indiana (4/7) and vs. Purdue (4/12) ... Matched a career-high with two runs vs. Purdue (4/12) and had a career-high two RBI the next day vs. the Boilermakers (4/13) and vs. Penn State (5/11) ... Tallied first career triple at Indiana (4/5) ... Hit first career double vs. Missouri (4/2) at Busch Stadium ... Recorded first career multi-hit game vs. Oakland (3/31) with a pair of singles ... Scored first career run in the season opener at Tennessee Tech (2/15) and tallied first RBI in the third game at Tennessee Tech (2/17) ... Scored a career-high two runs vs. Houston Baptist (3/1) ... Registered a hit in the first four games of his collegiate career ... Became first Illini freshman to start the season opener at catcher since Brian Schullian in 1992 ... Helped the Madison Mallards win the Northwoods League World Series title during the summer. | Game-by-Game Stats
Ranked the No. 4 catcher in the country and the No. 71 prospect nationally in the class of 2012 by Perfect Game ... Ranked No. 8 overall and the No. 3 position player in the state of Illinois in the class of 2012 by Prep Baseball Report ... Participated in the 2011 Area Code Games and the 2011 Perfect Game All-American Classic ... Named to the 2011 Perfect Game All-American Classic team ... Named to the Area Code Games all-tournament second team after hitting .363 at the event ... Ranked the best catcher and a top-five hitter in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... 2011 Perfect Game preseason All-American ... Named a 2011 top prospect at the Super 60 Showcase ... Named an Under Armour preseason All-American in 2010 and 2011 ... Member of the 2010 Cincinnati Reds scout team ... Three-year varsity starter at Highland Park, where he hit .394 with 37 doubles, 11 home runs, 77 RBIs, a .650 slugging percentage and a .470 on-base percentage ... He holds the HPHS career doubles record, ranks third in career home runs and fourth in career hits (108) ... Two-time All-Area and All-Central Suburban League selection ... Captain of both the baseball and football teams at Highland Park ... Led Highland Park to two Central Suburban League championships.
Born March 9, 1994 ... Parents are Scott and Terri Goldstein ... Majoring in industrial engineering ... Has one brother, Tyler, who is a pitcher at Johns Hopkins University ... Father, Scott, played football at Grinnell College ... Favorite athlete is Sandy Koufax ... Earliest baseball memory is pitching to his dad and catching for his brother in their backyard at age seven ... His father most influenced his athletic career because he taught him everything he know in terms of work ethic, dedication and perseverance.
Updated December 2013