McInerney Joins Class of 2013 Enrollees
March 5, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb announced the addition of Pat McInerney to the class of 2013 on Tuesday. McInerney, who will join the Illini for the 2013-14 academic year, is from Glen Ellyn, Ill., and attends Benet Academy High School. He can play multiple positions as a first baseman and outfielder.
He will join OF/1B Anthony Drago (Lake Zurich, Ill./Lake Zurich HS), OF Alex Greer (Liberty, Mo./Fort Osage HS/Iowa Western CC), RHP/SS Matthew James (Normal, Ill./Normal West HS), RHP/SS Ryne Roper (Harrisburg, Ill./Harrisburg HS), OF Dan Rowbottom (Broadview Heights, Ohio/St. Ignatius HS), and RHP/OF Cody Sedlock (Sherrard, Ill/Alleman HS) as the seventh member of the class of 2013 set to become an Illini.
Pat McInerney, OF/1B
Associate head coach Eric Snider on McInerney: "Pat is a physical two-sport athlete with a solid right-handed hitting approach and power to all fields. He has good plate awareness and presence along with above average base running skills and instincts for his size. He has a good feel defensively and is a competitive, hard-working player with tremendous upside and the ability to play multiple positions. He comes from an athletic family and will be a great fit academically as a student in the College of Business."