First-Teamer Austin Montgomery is joined by Honorable Mentions Brian Bajer, Tyler Dray, Donny Duschinsky and Todd Eaton.
SIU held a 4-0 lead in the third inning and a 6-4 lead in the seventh.
SIU will face Creighton Saturday night at 7:37 p.m. with an NCAA Tournament bid on the line.
SIU will play either Bradley or Missouri State Thursday at 7:37 p.m.
Brian Bajer and Donny Duschinsky hit back-to-back home runs to lead off the ninth inning and put the game away.
Baseball at Missouri State - May 21, 2010
Last updated on June 7, 2012
2012 (Senior): Played in 47 games and made 40 starts, 39 of those starts as catcher...Voted to the MVC All-Tournament Team...Hit .471 with five doubles and a home run in four games in the MVC Tournament...Voted MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention...His ninth inning home run helped seal SIU's 6-3 victory over Wichita State in the opening round of the MVC Tournament...Hit .400 (14-for-35) in his final 10 games of the season...Recorded 13 multi-hit games on the year and had multiple hits in six of his last seven games...His 14 doubles and .432 slugging percentage were both fourth highest on the team...Tied a school record with three doubles in one game on 4/7 vs. Evansville...Threw out 16 potential base stealers, fourth most in the conference...Stole his first career base on 3/10 vs. Jacksonville State...Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on 5/2.
2011 (Junior):Played in 33 games and made 28 starts behind the plate...Batted .290 on the year with 27 hits and 12 runs scored...Drove in 15 runs on the year...Had six doubles...Hit .300 in eight conference games, but missed two weeks of the season (April 19-May 1) with an ankle injury...Had a team-high five hits in the three games at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament...Was one of two players on the team to have a hitting streak reach double-digits, as he hit safely in 10-straight games from April 17-May 25...Threw out eight runners attempting to steal a base, including two in the MVC Tournament opener against Missouri State, May 24... His four runs scored vs. Nicholls State on Feb. 20 were the most on the team in any game all season...Had five multi-hit games, including three hits against Missouri State on May 24 that tied his career-high... Drove in three runs two times - first against Le Moyne on March 9 and then again on May 20 with a two-out, three-run double at Indiana State, May 20.
2010 (Redshirt Sophomore): Named to the MVC Academic Honor Roll...Played in 36 games, making 20 starts behind the plate... Hit .344 on the year with four doubles, four home runs and 20 RBIs...Had a .516 slugging percentage and a .408 on-base percentage...Did not commit a single error and threw out six attempted stealers...Hit three home runs in two games against Northern Illinos, including a two-homer game on March 20 where he drove in a season-high four RBIs...Ended the year hitting .472 over the last seven games with two doubles, a homer and 10 runs driven in...Started 11 of the final 15 games of the season.
2009 (Sophomore): Sat out the 2009 season in accordance with NCAA transfer regulations.
Prior to SIU: Appeared in 22 games and started 12 as a freshman at Butler University in 2008...Registered four hits and one home run...Went 1-for-3 with a home run and one RBI against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3/29)...Had 77 putouts with only one error behind the plate...Earned three varsity letters as a catcher at Oak Forest High School...Garnered all-conference and all-area honors as a junior...Played in the SICA All-Star Game...Made the honor roll all four years.
Personal: Born Jan. 28, 1989...Graduated in May 2012 with a degree in special education...Son of Kathy and Robert Bajer.