Illinois Ties It with Two RBI Triples in Eighth; Kerian Scores Winning Run on Wild Pitch
Junior Becomes Seventh Illini with Three-Homer Game, First Since Argo in 2009
Every Illini Contributes on Offense; Castellanos Earns Win with Six Solid Innings
Illinois Pitches Back-to-Back 1-0 Shutouts for Second Time in School History
Krug, Kerian Deliver Clutch Base Hits; Jay Earns Win in Relief
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 - Junior: Drew a team-high 36 walks, which ranked third in the Big Ten ... Led the Illini in on-base percentage at .399, which ranked 11th in the Big Ten ... Opening Day starter at second base and made five starts at the position along with 34 starts at designated hitter and one at third base ... Hit .198 with 21 runs and 13 RBI for the season ... Went 3-for-8 (.375) in the Penn State series sweep ... Walked six times and scored five runs in the Northwestern series ... Walked five times and had three runs and three RBI in the Purdue series ... Equaled a season-high three hits against Xavier (3/22) and went 3-for-4 with an RBI at Western Kentucky (3/8) ... Had an RBI in each of the first three games at Georgia State ... Recorded a season-high three hits and two runs at Georgia State (2/15) ... Played for the Wisconsin Rapids River Rafters of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammates Nick Blackburn and John Kravetz during the summer. | Game-by-Game Stats
2013 - Sophomore: Served as the designated hitter, posting a .296 average with 38 runs, 33 RBI and 12 doubles in 55 games ... Tied for second in the Big Ten in walks (39) and ranked eighth in OBP (.415) ... Posted a career day vs. Purdue (4/12), finishing a career-best 4-for-5 with four RBI, two runs and two doubles ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI vs. Penn State (5/10) ... Turned in a career-high nine-game hitting streak from March 18-April 2 during which he hit .394 (13-for-33) ... Scored a career-high four runs in game one of the doubleheader vs. Oakland (3/30) after going 2-for-2 with two walks ... Had the game-winning pinch hit RBI vs. Southern Illinois (3/18) in the top of the 10th ... Hit his first career home run at Baylor (3/8) and scored the game-winning run during a ninth-inning comeback in the series opener in Waco ... Stole first two bases of his career at Tennessee Tech (2/16) and notched seven on the year. | Game-by-Game Stats
2012 - Freshman: Played in 28 games on the season, starting eight ... Started five games at second base and three at designated hitter ... Hit .075, going 3-for-40 with a double, a triple and four runs scored ... Started the first five games of his collegiate career, - the first two at DH, then three at second base - but hit only 3-for-21 ... Served as Illinois' leadoff hitter in his first five collegiate games ... Reached base at a .357 clip when leading off an inning ... Played for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League along with Illini teammates Chase Hainline, David Kerian and Rob McDonnell during the summer.
Ranked the No. 58 prospect in the state by Prep Baseball Report ... Hit .355 during 2011 with a .512 on-base percentage, 24 runs scored and 17 runs batted in ... Hit .438 in 2010 with 27 stolen bases and 45 runs scored ... Earned IHSBCA Class 3A All-State honors in 2010 and 2011 ... Named an All-Central State 8 selection in 2010 ... Named to the CABA World Series All-Tournament team in 2010 after leading his team to a second-place finish ... Played in the 2010 Springfield State Journal-Register All-Star game.
Born June 3, 1993 ... Parents are Joe and Anna Hurwitz ... Majoring in community health with a concentration in health planning and administration ... Has two brothers, Jake and Henry, and one sister, Mimi ... Hobbies include hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends ... Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter because of how he handles himself on and off the field.
Updated September 2014