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    Nick Blackburn
    22 Nick Blackburn
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Neuqua Valley

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 205

    Position:
    RHP

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    04/05/2014

    4-Run 10th Pushes Illini Past Northwestern, 6-2

    Krug, Kerian Deliver Clutch Base Hits; Jay Earns Win in Relief

    03/30/2014

    Early Scoring Propels Illini Past Purdue, 8-3

    Illinois Takes Two Out of Three in First Big Ten Series; Finishes Homestand 7-2

    03/26/2014

    Illini Down ISU 6-1 for Fourth Straight Win

    Goldstein Goes 4-for-4 with 3 RBI; Nielsen Earns First Career Victory

    03/23/2014

    Walk-Off Squeeze Bunt Tops Xavier in 13th, 3-2

    Kolakowski Executes Suicide Squeeze Bunt to Score Fletcher in Finale

    03/22/2014

    Illinois Sweeps Saturday Doubleheader with Xavier

    Castellanos Wins Game One, 6-1; Kravetz Takes Game Two, 6-2

    05/13/2013

    2013 Illinois Baseball Cards

    2013 Illinois Baseball Cards

    03/27/2013

    Illinois at Baylor

    Photos from the Illinois baseball series at Baylor. 3/8/13 - 3/9/13

    03/27/2013

    Illinois at Houston Baptist, UT Arlington

    Illinois baseball at Houston Baptist and UT Arlington. 3/1/13 - 3/3/13

    03/27/2013

    Illinois at Tennessee Tech

    Illinois at Tennessee Tech - 2/15-2/17

    AT ILLINOIS
    2014 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Stats

    2013 - Freshman: Started six games and finished 2-1 with three no decisions along with making four appearances out of the bullpen ... Compiled a 5.17 ERA in 38.1 innings pitched with 18 strikeouts and 11 walks ... Turned in a quality start in his first career win over Boston College (2/24), striking out five over 6.2 innings with no earned runs ... Won his second-straight game by allowing two earned runs over 6.2 innings vs. Houston Baptist (3/2) ... Retired all 11 batters he faced in a perfect 3.2 innings of relief at Ohio State (4/21) ... Received a no decision after pitching five innings and allowing three runs at Baylor (3/9) in game one of the doubleheader ... Made Illini debut at Tennessee Tech (2/17), allowing three earned runs over 4.1 innings while receiving a no decision ... Played for the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League along with Illini teammates Ryan Nagle and Adam Walton during the summer. | Game-by-Game Stats

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Listed as the No. 21 prospect in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Led Neuqua Valley to an IHSA Class 4A regional title in 2011, earning the victory in the regional championship game ... Went 4-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings in 2011 ... Went 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 15 innings during the 2011 summer state tournament ... Named to the 2011 Phil Lawler Summer Classic All-Tournament team ... Named Academic All-Upstate Eight Conference in 2011.

    PERSONAL
    Born July 10, 1994 ... Parents are Tim and Nancy Blackburn ... Majoring in business ... Has one sister, Lauren, who also attends Illinois ... Favorite athlete is Mariano Rivera ... Earliest baseball memory is going to a White Sox game with his dad (but he is a Cubs fan) ... Lists his father as the most influential person in his athletic career because he taught him the game and coached his youth travel team ... Plans after school include either playing professionally or finding a secure job in the business field.

    Updated December 2013

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