Baseball


Jimmy Conroy
Jimmy Conroy
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rock Island, Ill.

High School:
Alleman

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
11/04/1982

B/T:
R/R

AT ILLINOIS
2004 Junior:
Appeared in 12 games, making 10 starts • A member of the Big Ten starting rotation all season • Threw 57 innings, the fourth-most on the team • Posted a team-best six wins against four losses • Struck out a career-high 11 and allowed only one unearned run in a complete game start and win against Michigan State • Won first start of the season against Western Kentucky after throwing eight shutout innings in a 10-0 Illinois win • Picked up a win in relief at Indiana State after entering the game with the bases loaded and no one out in the seventh inning and getting out of the jam via a foul out, strikeout and ground out in a 6-5 game • Struck out seven in starts against both North Carolina A&T and Penn State • Missed starts against Michigan, Indiana and Iowa due to injury.

2003 Sophomore: Started a career-high six games, finishing with a record of 2-3 and a 5.70 ERA • Threw well against Eastern Kentucky, working six innings and allowing one run on five hits, without walking a batter and striking out six to pick up a 9-3 win • Threw 4 1/3 innings against Indiana University on the first weekend of conference play, allowing four hits and one run while striking out four in a no decision • Other win came against IPFW when he went four innings while allowing four hits, one run and one strikeout in a game Illinois won 9-1 • Pitched for Rochester, Minn., Honkers of the Northwoods League over the summer, earning a spot on the All-Star team and on the postseason All-Northwoods League team after posting a 7-1 record.

2002 Freshman: Threw a complete game seven inning shutout over Blackburn College for a 4-0 win in his first collegiate start • Made his first Big Ten appearance during the doubleheader against Michigan • Pitched five shutout innings in the Illini's 6-0 victory over Illinois College while striking out seven • Struck out one of his two batters in 2/3 of an inning of relief in game one against Northwestern • Picked up his first collegiate victory against Northeastern after throwing 2 1/3 innings • Pitched a shutout inning of relief against Western Michigan • Pitched three shutout innings against Western Illinois in relief while striking out four • Played for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League over the summer.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned six varsity letters at Alleman: three each in baseball and basketball • Posted a 5-2 record with a 2.42 ERA as a senior with 59 strikeouts • Named to the Illinois Baseball Coaches Association Class A All-State team • Hit .451 as a junior • Earned all-metro honors in baseball as a junior and senior and in basketball as a senior • Also named All-Conference as a senior in baseball and basketball • Baseball team captain his senior season • Threw three innings in 2001 East-West All-Star Game.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 4, 1982 • Parents are Greg and Sue Conroy • Enrolled in the College of Applied Life Sciences • Chose Illinois because "it is a Big Ten school and has a great academic reputation" • Knew he would sign at Illinois as soon as he visited the campus for the first time and met the coaching staff and team • One of two pitchers from his class at Alleman to sign with a Division I baseball program • Lists playing professional baseball as his plans after finishing school • Lists his father as the biggest influence on his athletic career • Drafted in the 25th round of the 2004 MLB draft by the Oakland A's.

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