Illinois Never Trailed While Scoring 19 Runs and Collecting 25 Hits on Saturday
Sophomore's 4-for-4 Day Highlights 16-Hit Performance
Illinois Scores Most Runs in a Season Opener Since 2000
Preseason Notes on the Illini under Eighth-Year Head Coach Dan Hartleb
Illini Duo Named to League's All-College Team
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos from the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, North Carolina
Photos from the Illini game vs. Ohio State at Illinois Field on April 22, 2012. (Photos by Mark Jones)
2012 - Freshman: Made 11 appearances on the season, including six starts, which was tied for third-most on the team ... Went 3-1 with a 7.09 ERA, 40 hits, 20 walks and 22 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings pitched ... Held opponents to a .265 batting average ... Limited opponents to a .122 average with two outs ... Induced six ground ball double plays, third-most on the team ... Was 3-0 with a 3.16 ERA in 31 1/3 innings over seven non-conference appearances ... Struck out a career-high six in a career-best seven-inning start at Eastern Illinois on April 18 ... Started and struck out five in five innings, earning the win, against Mississippi Valley State on March 31 ... Earned his first career win with 6 1/3 solid innings in his first career start against Southern Illinois on March 18 ... Held No. 22 Oregon State to one earned run in 5 1/3 innings of relief on March 10 ... Played for the Lombard Orioles of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League over the summer and was named to the CSBL All-College team as one of the top college players in the league.
Threw a perfect game against Minooka on April 1, 2011 ... Listed as the No. 19 prospect in the class of 2011 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Listed as the No. 10 pitcher in the state in the class of 2011 by PBR ... Named a Class 3A All-State pitcher by the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association in 2010 and 2011 ... Went 8-1 with a 0.88 ERA with 86 strikeouts in 65 innings in 2010 ... Posted eight shutouts in 2010, five in South Suburban Conference play ... Broke the Lemont record with 20 steals and also had 31 RBIs in 2010 ... Earned All-Conference honors in baseball all four years of high school and in football in 2010 and 2011 ... Played in the 2006 Little League World Series ... Selected to the USSSA All-American team in 2009-10 ... Selected to the USA Midwest Great Lakes team in 2009.
Born June 20, 1993 ... Son of Chris and Jill Ferry and Frank and Lauri Weilnhammer ... Has three siblings, brothers Ryan and Jacob, and sister Megan ... Majoring in sport management ... Uncle, Mark, played football at Indiana ... Grandfather, John Papierski, played in the White Sox organization ... Biggest thrill in sports was going to the Little League World Series ... Favorite athlete is Josh Hamilton ... Lists his grandfather and uncle as the most influential people in his athletic career because they have always had trust in him.