23 Illini Join Collegiate Summer Baseball Leagues
Yellow Jackets Score Four in the Ninth to Knock Illinois Out of Nashville Regional
Commodores' Five-Run Eighth Inning Proves Too Much
UI Knocked Out of Big Ten Tournament, Awaits NCAA Tournament Selection Show Monday
Illini Stay Alive in Big Ten Tournament Behind Sophomore's 7.1 Innings, 7 Strikeouts
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos of the Illini playing Mizzou at Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Photos from the Illinois baseball series at Baylor. 3/8/13 - 3/9/13
Photos from the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, North Carolina
Photos from Illinois' Honor and Serve Day and 8-6 win over Michigan State.
2012 - Redshirt-Freshman: Made 16 appearances on the season, including four starts ... Started the final four Big Ten series finales ... Went 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA in 39 innings, striking out 21 and walking 13 ... Allowed only 12 earned runs, striking out 16 while walking only four, in 27 2/3 innings (3.90 ERA) over his last seven appearances of the season ... Stranded 13 of the 20 runners he inherited ... Posted two scoreless outings at the Big Ten/Big East Challenge, including 2 2/3 scoreless innings against No. 25 Louisville ... Had three consecutive scoreless relief outings against Connecticut (3/10), Northern Illinois (3/17) and Nebraska (3/23), totaling 3 1/3 innings ... Earned his first career win with 5 1/3 scoreless innings of relief against Illinois State (4/17), striking out four while allowing only three hits and one walk ... Held Ohio State to one run in 3 2/3 innings of relief on 4/22, striking out three and not walking a single Buckeye ... His best start of the season came at Penn State (5/13), where he held the Nittany Lions to one run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings ... Played for the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League during the summer.
2011 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season ... Played for the Arvada Colts of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Baseball League during the summer.
Listed as the No. 25 prospect in the class of 2010 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Led IVC to a third-place finish at the IHSA Class 2A state tournament ... Went 8-2 with a 2.07 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 67 innings in 2010 ... Earned Chicago Tribune honorable mention All-State honors and was named a Player to Watch by the Tribune ... All-NCIC selection 2008-10 ... Finished 5-1 with a 1.91 ERA in 2008, helping IVC to a second-place finish at the IHSA Class 2A state tournament ... Was listed as one of the Midwest's fastest-rising prospects by Perfect Game Crosschecker in August 2009 ... Missed much of the 2009 season following an injury suffered during the 2008 football season and a bout with mononucleosis.
Born Dec. 23, 1991 ... Parents are Greg and Jessica Johnson ... Has a brother, Austin, and a sister, Madisyn ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Biggest thrills in sports were pitching in the IHSA Class 2A state championship game and pitching at Wrigley Field ... Plans to become a physical therapist following his baseball career ... Credits Cam Parr, father of Illini teammates Justin and Jordan Parr - and father of former Illini Josh Parr - as the biggest influence on his athletic career ... Was an honor roll student at Illinois Valley Central H.S. ... Lists Derek Jeter as his favorite athlete.