UI Wins Game One 9-6, Takes Game Two 4-1 on Monday
Junior Drills Second Consecutive Game-Winning Hit to Complete Comeback Victory
Junior Starter Shuts Down IU Offense with One Run over 7.1 Innings, Improves to 5-1
Every Illini Contributes on Offense; Castellanos Earns Win with Six Solid Innings
Top of the Order Tallies Three Two-Out, Two-Run Singles
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos of the Illini playing Mizzou at Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Illinois baseball at Houston Baptist and UT Arlington. 3/1/13 - 3/3/13
2014 - Sophomore: Boasted a 4-3 record with a 5.59 ERA in eight starts and one relief appearance ... Only allowed six walks in 46.2 innings for 1.16 walks allowed per nine innings ... Picked up fourth win at Penn State (4/20), capping off the road sweep in Happy Valley ... Equaled a career-high five strikeouts at Northwestern (4/5) and received a no decision after allowing two runs over seven innings ... Threw first career complete game at any level vs. Purdue (3/29), scattering nine hits and allowing two runs for his third win ... Notched second win after allowing one run in 7.1 innings vs. Xavier (3/22) ... Earned first win in first start vs. FGCU (2/28), tossing seven innings and equaling a career-high five strikeouts while allowing two runs ... Suffered losses at Southern Illinois (3/15), vs. Michigan (4/12) and vs. Indiana (4/27). | Game-by-Game Stats
2013 - Freshman: Finished 3-2 with a 5.04 ERA in 55.1 innings pitched ... Notched 32 strikeouts and 10 walks in 15 total appearances, including eight starts ... Won first two collegiate starts, defeating No. 16 Indiana (4/7) and Purdue (4/14) ... Won first career start at No. 16 Indiana (4/7), snapping IU's NCAA-best 18-game winning streak at the time and handing the CWS-bound Hoosiers their first Big Ten loss of the season ... Pitched six innings at Indiana (4/7) while scattering five hits, allowing zero walks and two earned runs and having 43 of his 55 pitches going for strikes ... Struck out a career-high five vs. Minnesota (5/17), receiving a no decision after allowing two earned runs in 4.2 IP ... Earned victory in second career start after throwing six innings and allowing four earned runs vs. Purdue (4/14) ... Picked up third win vs. Penn State (5/11) with four earned runs over 6.1 IP ... Made first NCAA Regional start in Illinois' final game vs. Georgia Tech (6/2), receiving a no decision following 5.1 IP and two earned runs ... Pitched three innings out of the bullpen in back-to-back games vs. Oakland (3/31) and Missouri (4/2), allowing one run in each contest ... Made Illini debut in the season opener at Tennessee Tech (2/15), coming on in relief and striking out three along with walking three in the seventh inning. | Game-by-Game Stats
Selected in the 34th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Chicago White Sox ... Helped Archbishop McCarthy to an unprecedented third-straight Florida state title when it won the 2012 Class 6A championship, the first time in state history a team had ever won three straight state titles when moving up in size ... Went 5-1 with a 1.66 ERA in 2012, allowing only nine earned runs in 38 innings ... Helped Archbishop McCarthy to a 29-3 finish in 2011 and a Florida Class 4A state championship, their second-straight title ... Archbishop McCarthy was recognized as the 2011 high school national champions by Baseball America, Perfect Game, USA Today and the National High School Coaches Association ... Named honorable mention All-Broward County by the South Florida Sun Sentinel in 2011 ... Won the CY pitching award.
Born April 15, 1994 ... Parents are Jorge and Michelle Castellanos ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies and plans to major in communication ... Has two siblings, Nick and Jacqueline ... Brother, Nick, was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the supplemental first round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft and is the No. 1 prospect in the Tigers' organization according to Baseball America ... Favorite athlete is Josh Johnson ... His brother, Nick, most influenced his athletic career.
Updated September 2014