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Nagle’s strong batting pays for Illinois baseball, Big Ten leaderboards

Fighting Illini baseball player Ryan Nagle warms up on the tee during practice.

March 13, 2014

At the plate, sophomore Ryan Nagle is patient. His hands are loose and close to his chest, his swing is short and swift. When he hits the ball, the bat doesn’t clank like it does for other players in batting practice — it cracks and sends the ball on a line drive before taking a hop at the edge of the...