Illini Stay Alive in Big Ten Tournament Behind Sophomore's 7.1 Innings, 7 Strikeouts
No. 5 Illinois Set to Play No. 4 Minnesota at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday at Target Field
Justin Parr Picked as Player of the Year; Duchene Tabbed Freshman of the Year
Illinois Wins Fifth Straight Following Two-Hour Rain Delay to Move into Fourth in the Big Ten
Duchene Improves to 8-1, Equals Most Wins Ever by an Illini Freshman
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
Illinois at Tennessee Tech - 2/15-2/17
2012 - Redshirt Sophomore: Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft but did not sign a contract, opting to return for his redshirt-junior season ... Started all 53 games at first base ... Led the Illini with a .348 average, 45 RBIs, 13 doubles and shared the home run lead with Brandon Hohl (five) ... Also led the team in hitting with runners in scoring position (.397) and with two outs (.424), and had a team-best 22 two-out RBIs ... His 70 hits and 45 RBIs were the most by an Illini since 2009 ... Had at least one hit in 46 of 53 games ... Led the Big Ten in fielding double plays (62), chances (503) and putout (470) ... Ranked seventh in the Big Ten in RBIs (45) and eighth in slugging percentage (.517) ... Shared the team lead with 20 multiple-hit games and led the team with 12 multiple-RBI games ... Reached base in 23 of 24 Big Ten games ... Had at least one hit in his first 13 collegiate games ... Hit his first collegiate home run against No. 27 St. John's (2/19) ... Went 7-for-15 at the Nike College Showcase, including a 2-for-4 game against No. 18 Oregon and a 3-for-4 game against Connecticut ... Went 4-for-10 in the Nebraska series ... Was 5-for-10 with four RBIs and four runs in the Mississippi Valley State series ... Went 3-for-3 with two walks against Eastern Illinois (4/10), falling a home run short of hitting for the cycle ... Went 5-for-13 with two RBIs and two runs in the Northwestern series ... Went 5-for-14 with four RBIs and four runs in the Michigan State series ... Played for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammates Kevin Johnson, Justin Parr and Reid Roper during the summer.
PRIOR TO ILLINOIS
Hit .355 with 50 runs scored and 32 RBI, while making just one error in 85 chances for Parkland College in 2011 ... Redshirted the 2010 season.
Ranked 63rd in the class of 2009 and was the No. 13 infielder in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Named an All-North Central Illinois Conference selection in baseball and basketball in 2009 ... Helped IVC to a second-place finish at the 2008 IHSA Class 2A state tournament ... Earned MVP honors at the Great Western Basketball Shootout in 2009 ... Named to the Bloomington Holiday Classic all-tournament team in 2009.
Born November 29, 1990 ... Parents are Cameron and Sue Parr ... Has an older brother, Josh; a twin brother, Justin; and a sister, Jessica ... Majoring in communication ... Brother, Josh, was a three-year starter for the Illini before being drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011 ... Twin brother, Justin, also plays for the Illini ... Favorite athlete is Mark DeRosa because he always plays hard and will play anywhere to help the team ... Lists his father as the person who most influenced his athletic career because he always supported Jordan's dreams and did everything to help him achieve his goals.