Photos from the Illinois baseball series at Baylor. 3/8/13 - 3/9/13
AT ILLINOIS 2013 - Junior: Selected by the Houston Astros in the 23rd round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... First-team All-Big Ten and All-Mideast Region at shortstop ... Hit a career-best .309 and tied for the team-lead with nine home runs to go along with 45 runs and 28 RBI ... Finished his final season at Illinois on a career-high 18-game hitting streak during which he hit .384 (28-for-73) with 20 runs scored ... Named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team at shortstop after hitting .364 (4-for-11) with two runs, an RBI & 10 assists ... Named to Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year watch list for second year in a row ... Finished tied for third in the Big Ten with nine home runs, seven of which have were solo shots, seventh in total bases (110), tied for seventh in runs (45) and 10th in slugging (.493) ... Recorded an Illini season-high 10 assists vs. Oakland (3/29) and ranked second in the Big Ten with 178 total assists and fifth in the conference with 45 double plays ... Took over team lead in home runs with a solo bomb at Indiana (4/6) and added to it with a three-run shot vs. Eastern Illinois (4/9) and a pair of solo home runs during the sweep of Purdue ... Hit a solo home run in both games of the doubleheader vs. Oakland (3/30) ... Matched career-highs of three hits six times and three RBI three times ... Notched second career home run in game one of the doubleheader at Baylor (3/9), which tied the game in the seventh inning and led to an extra-inning victory ... Belted his first career home run as part of a 3-for-3 day vs. Houston Baptist (3/2), where he also tied a career high with three RBI and scored two runs ... Led the Illini to a 3-1 record at the UTA/Hilton Invitational, hitting a team-high .467 (7-for-15) and totaling five runs and five RBI along with slugging .733. | Game-by-Game Stats
2012 - Sophomore: Named to the All-Big Ten third team and was on the watch list for the Brooks Wallace Award, given annually to the nation's top shortstop ... Played in 52 games and started 50, all at shortstop ... Started 48 games as Illinois' leadoff hitter and two in the No. 9 spot ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in fielding double plays (46), helping Illinois lead the nation in double plays per game (1.3) and rank second in total double plays turned (69) ... Ranked ninth in the Big Ten in assists (166) ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in steals in Big Ten games with eight ... Reached base at a .393 rate when leading off an inning ... Made only seven errors in 254 chances for a .972 fielding percentage ... Hit .333 against left-handed pitchers and .381 against lefties in Big Ten games ... Ranked fourth on the team with 17 multiple-hit games ... Had three consecutive multiple-hit games from 2/25-3/2, going 7-for-13 over that span ... Went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run against Connecticut (3/10) and 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs against West Virginia (3/11) ... Went 6-for-11 with four runs in the series at Nebraska ... Went 6-for-13 with two triples, a double, three RBIs and four runs in the Mississippi Valley State series ... Was 5-for-12 with two RBIs and five runs in the Indiana series ... Reached base five times in the middle game of the Ohio State series, going 3-for-3 with two walks, 3-of-3 stolen bases, two runs and an RBI ... Had a three-hit game at Penn State, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run on 5/12 ... Played for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League with Illini teammate Davis Hendrickson during the summer.
2011 - Freshman: Named to the All-Big Ten Freshman team at shortstop ... Played in 27 games, starting 19 ... Started nine games at second base, seven at shortstop and three at third base ... Hit .178, going 13-for-73 with three doubles, four RBIs and five runs ... Started the final two games of Spring Trip at second base, going 3-for-7 with two RBIs and three runs, and earning Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week honors on March 21 ... Started nine straight games at second base from March 19-April 6, then started seven straight games at shortstop from April 8-17 after Josh Parr was injured prior to the April 8 game ... Started the final two games of the Ohio State series at third base in place of an injured Brandon Hohl and went 2-for-8 with a double and an RBI ... Played for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammate Davis Hendrickson during the summer.
HIGH SCHOOL Ranked No. 15 in the state by Prep Baseball Report ... PBR lists him as the No. 4 defensive infielder in the state ... Named Quad City Times Athlete of the Year in 2010 ... Hit .405 with eight home runs, 41 RBIs, 47 runs and a .752 slugging percentage in 2009 ... Earned Metro Player of the Year honors from the Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus in 2009 ... Named to the All-Big 6 Conference first team 2008-2010 ... Led Moline to the IHSA Class 4A sectional final against eventual third-place finisher O'Fallon in 2009 ... Named an Associated Press honorable mention All-State selection for class 4A in basketball in 2010 ... Named a special mention All-State selection by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association in 2010 ... Earned nine varsity letters, three each for baseball, basketball and golf ... Two-time All-Big 6 Conference golfer (2008-09) and basketball player (2009-10 ... Qualified for the IHSA 3A golf state tournament as an individual despite limited previous golf experience ... Member of Team Illinois for the Illinois vs. Iowa all-star game.
Born Dec. 2, 1991 ... Parents are Derek Lindauer and Andria McDermott ... Has two brothers, Anthony Lindauer and Jacob McDermott, and a step-brother, Zamone Perez ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Father, Derek, played baseball and basketball at Murray State ... Mother, Andria, played softball at South Carolina ... Uncle, Dirk Lindauer, played at Missouri State and for the St. Louis Cardinals' rookie-league team in 1991 ... Biggest thrill in sports was winning the Pekin Holiday Tournament in basketball when he assisted on the game-winning 30-footer ... Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter ... Lists his father as most influential in his baseball career because he has coached him since he was young.