Senior Among 46 Listed for Inaugural Breakout Player of the Year Award
Illini Equal Season High with 13 Left on Base in Big Ten Tournament Opener
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 Will Be No. 5 Seed in Big Ten Tournament; Set to Play No. 4 Seed Minnesota Wednesday
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
Photos from the Illinois baseball series at Baylor. 3/8/13 - 3/9/13
2012 - Junior: Started all 53 games in left field ... Named to the All-Big Ten third team ... Hit .290 with three home runs and 38 RBIs on the season ... Tied for third in the Big Ten in triples with four ... Hit .343 (12-for-35) in May ... Started the season with a 4-for-6 effort, falling just a triple short of the cycle, with three RBIs and three runs against Notre Dame (2/17) ... Went 4-for-5 with three runs at Lamar (2/26) ... Went 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and a run against Connecticut (3/10) ... Drove in four runs in the Big Ten-opener at Nebraska (3/23) ... Went 5-for-13 with five RBIs and four runs in the Mississippi Valley State series ... Went 7-for-13 with seven RBIs - including a five-RBI game - three runs and a homer in the Indiana series ... Was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Missouri (4/11) at Busch Stadium ... Homered against Purdue (4/15, game two) ... Broke a slump with a 3-for-4 game in the series finale at Northwestern (4/29) ... Went 4-for-11 with two RBIs and a run in the Penn State series ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammates Kevin Johnson, Jordan Parr and Reid Roper during the summer ... Hit .370, second-best in the NWL, with 90 hits, 18 doubles, eight home runs and 48 runs ... Earned the Rawlings Big Stick honor as one of the top hitters in the league.
2011 - Sophomore: Played in and started 54 of 57 games ... Started 35 games at designated hitter, 18 at second base and one at first base ... Won the Big Ten batting title with a .411 average in Big Ten play, Illinois' first batting champion since Luke Simmons in 2001 ... Named to the All-Big Ten Tournament team ... Hit in the No. 2 spot in the batting order in 35 games, in the No. 6 spot in 11 games, in the No. 7 spot in four games and in the No. 9 spot in four games ... Hit .338 in the No. 2 spot and .272 when hitting in the Nos. 6, 7 and 9 spots ... Hit .357 as Illinois' DH and .235 when playing in the field ... Tied brother, Josh, for team lead in multiple-hit games (20) ... Hit a team-best .406 with two outs and had 13 two-out RBIs ... Hit .341 in day games and .278 in night games ... Started the season 7-for-49 (.143) before moving from second base to designated hitter against Illinois State on March 30 and going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run ... Hit .545 (18-for-33) over nine games from March 30-April 10, raising his average 162 points ... Went 4-for-9 in the Penn State series (April 1-3) ... Went 6-for-11 with a triple, an RBI and four runs in the Iowa series (April 8-10) ... Went 7-for-14 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs in the Michigan State series (April 23-24) ... Had a hit in 18 consecutive Big Ten games from April 1-May 8 ... Went 9-for-15 with a double, six RBIs and two runs in the Ohio State series (May 6-8) ... Went 3-for-6 with a double and a career-high five RBIs against Indiana on May 20 ... Hit .429 (6-for-14) with a double, two RBIs and three runs in the Big Ten Tournament ... Played for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammates Willie Argo and Matt Milroy during the summer.
PRIOR TO ILLINOIS
Played one season at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill., before transferring to Illinois for the 2010-11 academic year ... Ranked third among regulars in the Parkland lineup with a .378 average ... Notched 39 RBIs, two home runs, 11 doubles, six triples and 43 runs in 52 games started ... Had a .439 OBP and a .535 slugging percentage with 11-of-16 stolen bases.
Hit .506 in 2009 on his way to being named to the Peoria Journal Star All-Area team and the All-NCIC Conference team ... Helped IVC to a second-place finish at the IHSA Class 2A state tournament in 2008.
Born Nov. 29, 1990 ... Parents are Cameron and Sue Parr ... Has an older brother, Josh; a twin brother, Jordan; and a sister, Jessica ... Majoring in agri-finance ... Brother, Josh, was a three-year starter for the Illini from 2009-11 before being drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011 ... Twin brother, Jordan, joined the Illini in Fall 2011 after playing one season at Parkland College ... Favorite athlete is Craig Biggio.