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    Rob McDonnell
    16 Rob McDonnell
    Class:
    RS Junior

    Hometown:
    Barrington, Ill.

    High School:
    Barrington

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 205

    Position:
    LHP

    Birthdate:
    04/28/1992

    Bats/Throws:
    L/L

    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

    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

    03/18/2014

    Illini Blank Sycamores in Home Opener, 8-0

    McDonnell Earns First Career Win with Five Shutout Innings

    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 - Junior: 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 December 2013

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