Southern took two out of three games at Creighton in last year's regular season series.
The Salukis will play one game in Nashville before heading to DeLand, Fla. for the Brighthouse Invitational this weekend.
The Salukis will look to extend their winning streak to three games.
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Did not appear in any games.
Made two starts and three relief appearances...Made his last appearance of the season on March 16 against Illinois before missing the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury...Allowed one earned run and no walks in three relief apperances, each lasting 1.0 innings...Started SIU's first two midweek games and took the loss in both games before moving to the bullpen.
Appeared in 16 games and made two starts...Had a 0-1 record and 7.29 ERA... Had 10 strikeouts and 12 walks in 21.0 innings pitched on the year...Threw 4.0 innings, giving up three hits and just one run in his second and final start of the season at Saint Louis, May 17...Nine of his 16 appearances occurred in the first five weeks of the season...Did not surrender a run 11 of 14 relief appearances and had six hitless relief appearances.
Prior to SIU: Rated as the 21st-best overall prospect and the 10th-best right-handed pitcher in the state of Illinois by the Prep Baseball Report...Posted a 7-1 record and struck out 73 batters in 53 innings from 2008-09...Finished junior campaign with a 4-0 record and 1.48 ERA while receiving First Team All-Conference accolades...As a sophomore he posted a 3-1 record with a 2.72 ERA...Played varsity baseball and basketball all four years in high school.
Personal:Full name is Bryan Frederick Waldrop...Born on Aug. 8, 1991...Son of Debbie and Kevin Waldrop...His father was a pitcher for the Salukis and won games in both the NCAA Midwest Regional and College World Series in 1977...Father is a car salesman and mother works for the state government...Has two brothers, Justin and Trey...Majoring in art.