Illinois Takes Two Out of Three in First Big Ten Series; Finishes Homestand 7-2
Kolakowski Executes Suicide Squeeze Bunt to Score Fletcher in Finale
Castellanos Wins Game One, 6-1; Kravetz Takes Game Two, 6-2
McDonnell Earns First Career Win with Five Shutout Innings
23 Illini Join Collegiate Summer Baseball Leagues
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos of the Illini playing Mizzou at Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Illinois at Tennessee Tech - 2/15-2/17
Photos from the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, North Carolina
2014 - Junior: Game-by-Game Stats
2013 - Redshirt-Sophomore: Pitched in six games and made one start, finishing 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA ... Wore No. 14 ... Made his first start since Feb. 25, 2012 (vs. Gonzaga) when he took the mound for an inning at Busch Stadium vs. Missouri (4/2) ... Turned in his longest outing of the season in game two of the doubleheader vs. Nebraska (3/23), tossing 4.2 scoreless innings ... Made first relief appearance at Tennessee Tech (2/17), marking first time he had taken the mound since 2/25/12 vs. Gonzaga after recovering from an arm injury ... Recorded an out at East Carolina (2/21) ... Was pinned with the loss at Texas-Arlington (3/3) after he was charged with the run that scored on the game-winning sac fly ... Played for the Lombard Orioles of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League along with Illini teammates Tyler Jay, Andrew Mamlic and Josh Ferry during the summer. | Game-by-Game Stats
2012 - Redshirt-Freshman: Made two appearances on the season, both as Illinois' No. 2 starter, before being shut down for the season with arm soreness ... Wore No. 14 ... Held No. 25 Louisville (2/18) to two runs while striking out four in 5 2/3 innings in his first career start ... Also pitched 5 2/3 innings against Gonzaga on 2/25 ... Played for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League with Illini teammates Chase Hainline, Michael Hurwitz and David Kerian.
2011 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Listed as the No. 32 overall prospect in the state by Prep Baseball Report ... One of the top left-handed prospects in the state ... Throws a top-level curveball to complement his mid-80s fastball ... Named an all-area selection by the Daily Herald in 2009 ... Was an All-Mid Suburban League selection in 2009 ... Went 9-3 with a 2.10 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 71 innings in 2009, helping Barrington advance to the IHSA Class 4A super-sectional game.
Born April 28, 1992 ... Parents are Daniel and Diane McDonnell ... Has three brothers: Dan, Scott and Thomas ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism with a concentration in sport management ... Favorite athlete is Roberto Clemente ... Honor roll student at Barrington H.S.
Updated December 2013