The Salukis fought off elimination with a five-run fifth inning
SIU looks to open the tournament with an upset win
The Salukis built a three run lead by could not hold on late
Southern allowed eight runs in the first two innings against the Red Storm
The Salukis and Red Storm will face each other for the first time ever
Photo Gallery vs. Missouri State May 8-10, 2015
Recovered from Tommy John surgery...Did not appear in any games.
Started SIU's first four midweek games before suffering a season-ending injury...Earned his first Division I win in his first start, allowing two runs in five innings against UT Martin...Struck out a season-high four batters in his final outing, a 4-2 loss to Middle Tennessee State.
Prior to SIU
Played two seasons at Lincoln Land Community College...Went 16-5 with a 4.13 in two seasons at Lincoln Land...Went 9-4 with a 4.01 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 83 innings as a sophomore in 2012...Twice named an honorable mention on the All-Mid-West Athletic Conference Team.
Led Glenwood to a 3A state championship as a senior in 2010 and was the winning pitcher in the semi-final game...Posted a 9-1 record and a 1.73 ERA with 83 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched in 2010...A Central State Eight first team all-conference selection...Selected as a member of the State Journal-Register All-Star Team...A 2010 Under Armour Preseason All-American...Went 4-0 with a 1.79 ERA in 43 innings of work as a junior in 2009...Helped the Titans to a state runner-up finish in 2009...An all-tournament selection in the 2010 CABA High School World Series...Played for the Springfield Sliders in the Prospect League in 2011.
Personal: Full name is Bryce Corbin Sablotny...Born May 3, 1992 in Springfield, Ill....Majoring in sport administration...Son of H.B. Sablotny and Kim Sablotny...Father owns his own business and mother is a school bus driver...Has one older sister, Tara....Attended the same high school as Major League All-Star Jayson Werth.