Illini Mount Late Comeback But Game Ends in Tie after Nine Innings
UI Wins Game One 9-6, Takes Game Two 4-1 on Monday
McInerney Belts 3-Run Homer as Part of 6-Run Fourth Inning
Illinois Moves Back into Tie for Second in Big Ten at 17-5 Behind Duchene, Walton
Kravetz, Muck Keep Illini in Second Place in Big Ten with Second Quality Pitching Performance
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 the Illinois baseball series at Baylor. 3/8/13 - 3/9/13
2014 - Sophomore: Hit .295 with 23 RBI and 16 multi-hit games while playing 47 games (46 starts) ... Scored 26 runs, tallied nine doubles and had eight stolen bases ... Opening Day starter in right field, making first career start at the position, but switched to the primary left fielder, making 41 starts ... Posted a career-best day at Georgia State (2/15), going 4-for-5 with two doubles, three runs and four RBI ... Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on March 3 after hitting .625 (10-for-16) with four runs and three RBI vs. FGCU and Florida in Gainesville, sharing his first-ever honor with Indiana's Kyle Schwarber ... Turned in a season-long seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 22 to March 8 in which he hit .536 (15-for-28), including a pair of three-hit performances ... Missed time at the start of Big Ten play due to an illness but finished with a .270 average in conference games ... Went 2-for-2 and scored twice against Michigan State (5/2) ... Notched a three-run double in the 5-4 win at Coastal Carolina (2/22) ... Had a career-high two stolen bases vs. Xavier (3/22) ... Played for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammates Drasen Johnson, David Kerian and Cody Sedlock during the summer. | Game-by-Game Stats
2013 - Freshman: Played in 23 games and made six starts at first base, compiling six hits, three runs, five RBI and eight walks ... Had five RBI in 16 pinch-hit opportunities ... Brought home the winning run as a pinch hitter in Illinois' first two extra-inning games against Baylor (3/9) and SIU (3/16) before knocking in the tying run in the last extra-inning win vs. Southern Illinois (3/18) ... Tied game in the eighth inning with a pinch-hit RBI single vs. Southern Illinois (3/18), which the Illini went on to win 2-1 in 10 innings ... Plated the winning run in the top of the 10th in Illinois' 7-5 win at Southern Illinois (3/16) on an error by the SIU second baseman ... Recorded a pinch-hit RBI single in the top of the 11th in game one of the doubleheader at Baylor (3/9), knocking in the winning run in a 5-4 victory ... Scored first career run at Tennessee Tech (2/15) and crossed the plate at East Carolina (2/21) after a pinch-hit walk ... Had a pinch-hit RBI single in Illinois' five-run seventh inning at Texas-Arlington (3/3) ... Played for the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League along with Illini teammates Nick Blackburn and Adam Walton during the summer. | Game-by-Game Stats
Ranked the No. 27 overall prospect in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... PBR lists him as one of the top two left-handed hitters and a top-5 overall hitter in the class of 2012 in Illinois ... Hit .459 with 20 doubles, eight home runs and 41 RBIs in 2011 ... Named the 2011 Co-MVP of the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference and first-team All-Conference.
Born August 7, 1994 ... Parents are Mike Nagle and Lynn Halgren ... Has a brother, Tyler, and a sister, Brittnay ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies ... Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter ... Earliest baseball memory is winning the state championship in eighth grade ... His father most influenced his athletic career because he taught him almost everything he knows.
Updated September 2014