Baseball


Pat Sheehan
Pat Sheehan
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Ill.

High School:
Sacred Heart Griffin

Last College:
SIUE

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
10/10/1987

B/T:
R/R

AT ILLINOIS
2011 - Senior: Played in 16 games, starting two at designated hitter ... Hit .167 (3-for-18) on the season with two doubles, four RBIs and three runs ... Drove in the winning run by drawing a bases-loaded walk against Indiana State (March 25) ... Recorded his first hit of the season as a pinch-hitter at Penn State (April 3) ... Started and went 0-for-3 but stole a base and scored a run against Iowa (April 8) ... Was 1-for-1 with a double against Southern Illinois (May 3) ... Drove in a run with a sacrifice fly against Illinois College (May 4) ... Went 1-for-2 with a double, two RBIs and a run against Ohio State (May 7) ... Pinch-ran for Brandon Hohl in the Big Ten Tournament opener against Ohio State (May 26) and scored the tying run in a game that Illinois went on to win, 5-4 ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2010 - Junior: Played in four games, going 1-for-5 (.200) ... Recorded his first career hit, a triple, against Butler on May 5 ... Also drove in three runs and scored against Butler ... Drove in a run against Chicago State on March 31 ... Also saw action against Eastern Illinois on April 13 and at Indiana on May 22 ... Played for the Hannibal Cavemen of the Prospect League during the summer.

PRIOR TO ILLINOIS
Named NJCAA Distinguished All-American ... Awarded the Springfield College co-Scholar/Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... Earned Most Improved and Hustle awards on the 2008 SCI baseball team ... Earned Academic All-Mid-West Athletic Conference honors in 2008 ... Played for Sultans of Springfield in the summer of 2009, which became league champions of the Springfield Collegiate Baseball Summer League ... Played at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville before transferring to Illinois ... Earned a spot on the Illini as a walk-on following open tryouts held in September 2009.

HIGH SCHOOL
Helped Sacred-Heart Griffin to the Elite Eight of the 2005 IHSA state tournament ... Named Academic All-Central State 8 Conference in 2006.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 10, 1987 ... Parents are Patrick and Carla Sheehan ... Majoring in agricultural finance ... Has two older brothers, Peter and Willie; an older sister, Catie; and a younger sister, Mary ... Cousin, Billy Antonacci, played as an outfielder for the Illini in 1995 ... Member of Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society and National Honor Society ... NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American ... Biggest thrill in sports was playing in the IHSA State tournament.

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