Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom
Illini Notch School-Record Fourth Big Ten Series Sweep, Improve to 9-0 in Conference Road Games
Junior Becomes Seventh Illini with Three-Homer Game, First Since Argo in 2009
McDonnell, Mamlic, Jay Combine to Only Allow Five Hits
Illinois Takes Two Out of Three in First Big Ten Series; Finishes Homestand 7-2
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 - Redshirt-Junior: Went 4-0 with a 3.67 ERA in nine appearances, including five starts ... Totaled 30 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched ... Turned in two scoreless innings at Iowa (5/11) ... Notched fourth win with three scoreless innings as part of a staff day against Southern Illinois (4/30) ... Nabbed third win with two runs in five innings against Eastern Illinois (4/22) ... Picked up second win and first career Big Ten win against Purdue (3/30), throwing five innings and allowing two runs ... Earned first career victory with five shutout innings and a career-high six strikeouts vs. Indiana State (3/18) ... Made second start vs. Xavier (3/23) and struck out six in 3.1 innings ... Threw a scoreless inning with his first strikeout vs. Connecticut (2/23) ... Made first appearance at Georgia State (2/15) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Played for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammates Will Krug, Charlie Naso and Adam Walton during the summer. | 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 September 2014