23 Illini Join Collegiate Summer Baseball Leagues
UI Knocked Out of Big Ten Tournament, Awaits NCAA Tournament Selection Show Monday
Duchene Moves to 6-1 as Four Illini Combine for Season-High 14 Strikeouts
Illini Crush Grizzlies 21-8 in Game One; Hold On for 3-2 Win in Game Two
Orange and Blue Win 8-7 on Walk-Off Squeeze Bunt in Game One; Fall 6-4 in Game Two
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos from the Illinois baseball series at Baylor. 3/8/13 - 3/9/13
Photos from Illinois' Honor and Serve Day and 8-6 win over Michigan State.
Photos from the Illini game vs. Ohio State at Illinois Field on April 22, 2012. (Photos by Mark Jones)
2013 - Redshirt Sophomore: Started 13 games at catcher and appeared in 23 games ... Hit .167 with two doubles, three runs and four RBI ... Matched a season high by going 2-for-3 vs. Minnesota (5/24) in the Big Ten Tournament ... Tallied second RBI double of season at Illinois State (4/16) ... Notched first extra-base hit in game two of the doubleheader vs. Nebraska (3/23), tallying a two-out, two-run double ... Started at catcher in the second game of the doubleheader at Baylor (3/9), going 2-for-4 with a run scored ... Made first start of the season vs. New Mexico State (2/23) and also started vs. Houston Baptist (3/2) and at Southern Ilinois (3/16) ... Had a pinch-hit RBI in the season-opening victory at Tennessee Tech (2/15) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Played for the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League during the summer. | Game-by-Game Stats
2012 - Redshirt Freshman: Played in 46 games, starting 45 at catcher ... Hit .266 with five doubles and 14 RBIs on the season ... Hit .375 with runners on base and reached base at a .353 rate when leading off an inning ... Tied for sixth in the Big Ten in times hit by a pitch (11) ... Hit .310 in Big Ten play, third-best on the team ... Hit .500 with runners in scoring position in Big Ten play ... Had a team-best .442 average at home ... Recorded a career-best eight-game hitting streak from March 30-April 10 ... Had his first career multiple-hit game against No. 27 St. John's (2/19) ... Had his first career three-hit game against Ohio State (4/20), going 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs ... Went 5-for-11 in the OSU series ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played for the Derby Twins of the Jayhawk League during the summer.
2011 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season ... Played for the Kelowna Falcons of the West Coast League during the summer.
Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 50th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft ... Hit .241 for the Victoria Mariners of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League, the top U-18 baseball league in British Columbia, in 2010 ... Also compiled a .365 OBP with 12 runs and 13 RBIs in 79 at bats during the 2010 season ... Led Team British Columbia to the gold medal at the 2009 Canada Cup, earning recognition as the top catcher in the tournament ... Named the 2009 first-team All-Conference catcher for the Mariners ... Hit .272, which ranked third among regular players on the Mariners, and compiled a .392 on-base percentage in 2009 ... Played in the Canadian Junior National Team fall instructional league camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports facility in Orlando, Fla., in 2009 and 2010.
Born March 17, 1992 ... Parents are Brad and Lynette Norris-Jones ... Has one brother, Kaelin, and five sisters: Lanza, Lexus, Elyse, Brookelyn and Rachelle ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism with a concentration in sport management ... His earliest baseball memory is winning the Little League Provincials at age 10 ... Favorite athlete is Canadian and current Major League catcher Russell Martin because Martin's pro career makes Norris-Jones strive to get there.
Updated December 2013