Yellow Jackets Score Four in the Ninth to Knock Illinois Out of Nashville Regional
Commodores' Five-Run Eighth Inning Proves Too Much
Links & Live Blog for Nashville Regional Opening Game Between the Illini and Yellow Jackets
Game Slated for 1:05 p.m. Start Friday on ESPN3
Illini Equal Season High with 13 Left on Base in Big Ten Tournament Opener
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos from Illinois vs. Oakland baseball doubleheader
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 - Junior: Started all 53 games at third base ... Hit .267 with five home runs and 38 RBIs ... His five home runs were tied for the team lead and his 38 RBIs were tied for second-most on the team ... Ranked third on the team with nine multiple-RBI games and fifth with 16 multiple-hit games ... Hit .321 against left-handed pitchers ... Hit .346 in wins compared to .167 in losses ... Hit .329 at home and .229 away from home ... Scored a career-high four runs in the season-opener against Notre Dame (2/17) ... Was 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs against No. 27 St. John's on Feb. 19 ... Went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs at Lamar on Feb. 25 ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs against West Virginia on March 11 ... Was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and his first career stolen base at Southern Illinois on March 16 ... Hit two home runs as part of a 3-for-5 effort with a career-high six RBIs against Southern Illinois on March 18, his third career two-homer game ... Went 6-for-13 with a homer, three RBIs and four runs in the Mississippi Valley State series ... Went 3-for-8 with seven walks, a double, an RBI and a run in the Ohio State series ... Was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run to help clinch the series sweep at Northwestern on April 29 ... Played for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammate Ronnie Muck during the summer ... Earned the Rawlings Finest in the Field award as the NWL's top defensive third baseman after committing only 15 errors in 70 games and posting a .930 fielding percentage that led all third basemen.
2011 - Sophomore: Played in 55 of 57 games, starting 54 at third base ... Posted a .311 average on the season, third-best on the team ... Recorded 18 multiple-hit games, third-most on the team ... Posted a 10-game hitting streak from March 18 through April 6 ... Hit five home runs, tied for second-most on the team ... Posted a team-best .415 on-base percentage ... Hit .365 with runners in scoring position, fourth-best among regulars ... Had a team-high 24 two-out RBIs & hit .382 with two outs, second among regular players ... Went 3-for-3 with a homer and a career-high four RBIs against Iowa on April 9, part of a series in which he went 5-for-9 (.556) with two homers and five RBIs ... Homered in three straight games from April 9-12 ... Hit .400 (4-for-10) with two RBIs and two runs in the Big Ten Tournament ... Played for the Wisconsin Rapids River Rafters of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammate Bill Charvat during the summer.
2010 - Freshman: Started 50 games, all at third base ... Hit .278 and tied for second on the team with four home runs ... Made only six errors in 143 chances for a .958 fielding percentage, after Illinois' third baseman in the previous three seasons had averaged 21.3 errors per year ... Led Illinois with 11 multiple-RBI games ... Hit .450 (9-for-20) in the last six games of the year with two home runs, two doubles, four RBIs and five runs ... Had a pair of two-homer games, at Bradley on April 6 and at Indiana on May 21 ... Had a team-high 19 RBIs with two outs ... Started his Illini career strong, hitting .419 (13-for-31) in Illinois' first eight games ... Went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in Illinois' 11-10 win at No. 12 Coastal Carolina on March 12 ... Went 10-for-23 (.435) with eight RBIs and four runs over Spring Trip ... Hit 7-for-12 in the Penn State series ... Went 2-for-5 with two homers and three RBIs at Bradley before slipping into a 7-for-72 (.097) slump from April 7-May 14 ... Broke out of that slump by going 2-for-4 with a run against Purdue on May 15 ... Went 3-for-4 with a double, two homers, three RBIs and three runs at Indiana on May 21.
Updated July 2013