Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
SIU was swept for the second time in 2013.
The Salukis overcame a 4-0 first inning hole to avoid a sweep against the first place Bears.
The Salukis allowed six runs in the final three innings to drop the series opener to the Bears.
SIU recorded a season-best 20 hits to avoid being swept on the road.
Appeared in four games, all in relief...Earned a win with 1.2 scoreless innings against UT Martin on 4/15...Pitched a season-high 2.0 innings and struck out a season-high three on Senior Day, 5/11, against Mississippi Valley State...Finished the season ranked seventh in school history with 79 career appearances.
Made 22 relief appearances and three starts...Pitched four hitless innings against Belmont on 5/1 before hitting his pitch limit in his first start of the year...Recorded a 3-4 record and a 2.93 ERA as a reliever...Posted a 2.00 ERA in his first 13 appearances, spanning 18.0 innings...Made his first career weekend start on 5/12 at Bradley...Did not allow an earned run in 14 of his 25 appearances...His 41.0 innings were the fifth highest total on the team...2-0 with a 2.51 ERA in 11 appearances and 14.1 innings pitched at home...Finished the year with 75 career appearances, sixth most in school history...Did not pitch in the MVC Tournament...Received the league's Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the previous two semesters and a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average.
Appeared in 26 games and made one start...Struck out 29 batters and walked 13 batters...His 42.0 innings were the second highest total among relievers on the team...Earned a win with 2.0 scoreless innings against Northern Illinois on 3/16...Put together a streak of 12.0 innings without an earned run from 2/29 through 3/28...Did not allow any runs in 14 of his 26 appearances...Struck out a season high three batters in four different games...Allowed three runs, two of them earned, in 3.0 innings and took the loss in a spot start against Saint Louis...Went a season-high 3.0 innings in two of his last three regular season appearances...Threw two innings of relief in the championship game of the MVC Tournament.
Made seven relief appearances before having season-ending elbow surgery towards the end of March...Recorded three saves on the year and had a 3.12 ERA...Had eight strikeouts against three walks and allowed four runs (three earned) in 8.2 innings...Threw one scoreless inning on March 6 at Memphis to preserve the shutout in SIU's 2-0 victory and record his third and final save of the season...Recorded saves in back-to-back games against Grambling State and Nicholls State over the first weekend of the season.
Named to the MVC Academic Honor Roll...Made 17 appearances and started one game...Had a 1-1 record and a 9.00 ERA...Had eight strikeouts and seven walks in 24 innings of work...Earned his first career victory at Jacksonville State, Feb. 28, doing so in relief...His one start came at San Jose State, March 10...Threw 3.1 innings vs. Indiana State, April 23, for what was his longest appearance of the season...Lasted two or more innings in five appearances.
Prior to SIU
Named to the all-state team as a pitcher following senior season...Received all-conference and all-area accolades as a junior and a senior...Recorded a 10-3 record in 2009 with 90 strikeouts...Selected to pitch in the Stevenson Showcase and played for Team Illinois...Voted as the most valuable player on 2009 team that went to state...Played four years of basketball and led his team to the regional championship as a junior and senior...Was one of two students selected from high school to receive the Principles Award and he was a representative at the Fox Valley Leadership Conference...Won the 2009 Male Sportsmanship Award....Honor roll student.
Full name is Aaron Michael Snyder...Born July 12, 1991...Graduated from SIU in December 2013 with a bachelor's degree in special education...Son of Beth and Michael Snyder...Has one older sister, Anna.