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Rob McDonnell
Rob McDonnell
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Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Barrington, Ill.

High School:
Barrington

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
04/28/1992

Bats/Throws:
L/L

05/28/2014

Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom

05/11/2014

Illinois Sweeps Iowa for Seventh Straight Win, 4-2

Illini Notch School-Record Fourth Big Ten Series Sweep, Improve to 9-0 in Conference Road Games

04/30/2014

Fletcher's 3 Homers Ignite UI Offense over SIU, 10-1

Junior Becomes Seventh Illini with Three-Homer Game, First Since Argo in 2009

04/22/2014

Illini Nab Fourth Straight with 3-2 Win over EIU

McDonnell, Mamlic, Jay Combine to Only Allow Five Hits

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

05/13/2013

2013 Illinois Baseball Cards

2013 Illinois Baseball Cards

04/02/2013

Illinois vs. Missouri at Busch Stadium (4/2/13)

Photos of the Illini playing Mizzou at Busch Stadium in St. Louis

03/27/2013

Illinois at Tennessee Tech

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

03/27/2013

Keith LeClair Classic

Photos from the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, North Carolina

AT ILLINOIS

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.

HIGH SCHOOL

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.

PERSONAL

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

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